Education has been hit particularly hard due to COVID-19. The pandemic has severely impacted education at Heal School (a special school for underprivileged and disadvantaged children). These students are unable to attend classes as they do not have the resources to access online learning. This is a threat to their education. The Hyderabad based NGO Balamitra Foundation wants to fix this problem.
Balamitra Foundation has decided to empower these students by giving them Lenovo M8 (2nd Gen) tablets. The tablets will have educational apps such as Diksha installed so that children can continue to study while staying at home. This will be a comprehensive solution to their learning woes.
There are a total of 662 children from classes 1 to 12 studying at the Heal School who require these devices. In addition, Heal School will also place these tablets in their digital library so children can use the devices to clear doubts, carry out research and browse topics for their projects under the guidance of their teachers. This will ensure that the tablets are in use even after the school reopens.
IT COSTS JUST INR 11000 TO IMPACT ONE STUDENT.
ALL FUNDING HAS 80G BENEFITS.
THE DEVICE THAT WOULD BE GIVEN
The tablets will be distributed to students at Heal School which is located in the Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh.
THE KIND OF STUDENTS YOU CAN IMPACT
My name is Shreya Shanmugam. I am 16 yrs old and in Grade 11 at Chirec International School.
During this pandemic, we have realized how flawed our education system is, just because people don't have enough money doesn't mean that their kids shouldn't get a good education. Most of the children who study at heal school are underprivileged and come from very poor homes. We take most things for granted whereas these children don't have anything. Just because a pandemic occurred and it isn't safe to be in classrooms doesn't mean that their education gets put on pause.
So while we are sitting in our safe homes and living a life full of luxuries, we need to help them. These students don't have access to a smartphone, laptop, or internet. Which means that they cant attend any of the online classes. There is a dire need for these devices. It's astonishing how much INR 11000 can affect an underprivileged student. Help me bridge this digital divide and ensure that no one is left behind as everything shifts online.
Please support my campaign and together let's transform their lives.
A GLIMPSE OF THE HEAL SCHOOL
ABOUT THE NGO
Balamitra Foundation is an effort to bring about empathy and empowerment in the young generations of India living contrasting lives. The attempt is to inculcate empathy in the children that are blessed with resources and lead them on a path that empowers the ones who are not. Our mission is to empower underprivileged sections of the society, with children leading the way through fundraising and volunteering activities. We also seek the support of individual and institutional donors who would like to help our young volunteers in their effort to help their peers in village schools.
Our beneficiaries include more than 700 children studying in 10 government schools in the villages of Billalavalasa, Ippalavalasa, Bhagiradhipuram, Kondalaveru, Korlam, Badam, Kunchigumadam and Siriyalapeta. We support these schools by providing devices, sports equipment, reading and art material, scholarships and menstrual hygiene kits for high school girls.
ABOUT HEAL SCHOOL
HEAL School (EM) is a unique school supported entirely by philanthropic well-wishers and provides absolutely free education to all the children under its care. The School is meant for orphaned, underprivileged and disadvantaged children, providing free food, free accommodation with free English medium education. There are presently 662 children from Class I to Class Xll. The school is located in a remote rural area and took all possible measures to have an eco-friendly campus such as solar power, solar street lights, organic farming, and tree plantation in and around the campus.
Funding for this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as Balamitra Foundation is a registered NGO and you can avail of benefits under section 80G of IT act. Foreign funding is NOT accepted.
Will we get to know the details of who benefitted?
Yes. After the money has been collected it will be transferred by Fueladream to Balamitra Foundation. We will update you on the details of the beneficiaries as soon as possible. Once we get this information we shall upload a report on the UPDATES section of this campaign. You will then get an alert and can read details about the beneficiaries.
When do I get the receipts?
The receipts will start getting processed about 4 to 6 weeks AFTER the campaign is closed and will be sent to you directly.
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