Education has been hit hard by the pandemic. Children from economically underserved backgrounds have not been able to attend classes as most of them do not have the resources to access online learning. This has forced them to put their education on hold. Many children have also been forced into child labour, early marriage and domestic violence.
When Project Why reopened its doors in July 2021, only 800 children joined classes. Many of them had forgotten most of what they once knew! They are at a risk of dropping out.
Project WHY 2.0, an initiative by the NGO Sri Ram Goburdhun Charitable Trust provides after-school remedial programs to help children cope with their studies which they missed in the past year. These are underprivileged children who are enrolled in government schools (Grades 1-12). Project WHY 2.0 aims to surround these children with love and support till they are back on track. This is being done by calling them to centres in small groups adhering to all Covid-19 protocols.
The Project WHY team comes from within these communities and hence they are able to understand and help the children better. Co-curricular activities are also conducted.
ALL FUNDING HAS 80G TAX BENEFITS.
THE KIND OF STUDENTS YOU CAN IMPACT
My name is Chitranjan Bakshi. I am a concerned citizen.
I have undertaken this campaign because I think it is incredible to impact the life of a child. Many families have lost their source of income during the pandemic and are unable to send their children to school. These children have not been attending classes for the last year. Many of them have forgotten the basics and are unable to cope with studies since schools have reopened now.
Project WHY provides after-school remedial programs to make up for the education these students have missed in the past year. This will help bring them back to school and get them back on track. This will also help bring their families out of the vicious circle of poverty that plagued them for generations. The cost of providing after-school programs to a child for a year is just INR 15600 and will completely transform their lives.
Please support my campaign as a simple act of kindness can have a profound impact on a student's life. Let us together lend a helping hand and support these children.
A SUCCESS STORY
WHERE ARE THE CENTRES LOCATED?
GLIMPSES FROM THE EDUCATION CENTRES
ABOUT PROJECT WHY
Project WHY (https://projectwhy.org) is an initiative by Sri Ram Goburdhun Charitable Trust. Project WHY’s vision of a desirable world is where all children have quality education and are able to complete their schooling years. Where all the children have the support to build their skills and have a voice. We also believe in gender justice and self-reliance in improving socio-economic status through skill enhancement.
Project WHY’s journey began in 2000 with 40 children who wanted to learn spoken English and a handful of volunteers. As time went by every challenge was addressed by a new activity. The number of children increased, their demands multiplied, new teachers were discovered within tiny jhuggis and lanes, and ad-hoc classrooms found. Parks were cleaned, tents put up, unused pavements cleared, any place would do, but no child was ever sent away as we knew that poor children often have illiterate parents who cannot provide any support in their studies and were at the risk of dropping out. We thus began our first after school support programme at Giri Nagar.
Funding for this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as Sri Ram Goburdhun Charitable Trust is a registered and you can avail of benefits under section 80G of IT act.
Will we get to know the details of how the money was spent?
Yes. After the money has been collected it will be transferred by Fueladream to Sri Ram Goburdhun Charitable Trust. It will take from 60 to 120 days after that to get details of who the beneficiary was with details of them. Once I get this information from them I shall upload details of the beneficiaries 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.
How can we fund this campaign with a Cheque?
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