This is a campaign for the children of the poorest of the poor? South of the posh Vasant Vihar area of New Delhi lies the massive Kishangarh urban slum. The kids here go to a school run by an NGO called Samarpan. Their education, their breakfast/lunch, their uniforms, woollens, books etc are all taken care of.
The school takes care of their children's mental and physical well being while also educating them so that they have a future to look forward to. The pandemic has hampered funding for the school and this initiative is to raise funds for the continued education of these children.
The Kishangarh village in Delhi is an urban slum, inhabited by migrant workers: rag pickers, sweepers, construction workers, etc. who never got the opportunity to go to school. These people live in poverty and find it difficult to provide their families with 3 meals a day, education is a luxury for them. A majority of these children will be first-generation learners who will be the ones to break their families out of the vicious cycle of poverty.
The Samarpan Foundation runs a primary school in Kishangarh village, Delhi. The students at the school are not only given an education they are also provided with healthy meals, uniforms books stationery and a lot more. The Primary School also serves as a Bridge School for late starters covering nursery to kindergarten classes (children aged 3 to 5 years) and Primary Education: Class 1 to 5 (children aged 6 to 10 years). The meals are a balanced diet that consists of pulses, cereals, vegetables. Fruits are provided. There are 240 children in this program. School timings are from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm approx. Both breakfast and lunch are given from Monday to Saturday.
Samarpan School was started in 2007 as a Primary School up to Class 5. It prepares children for govt schools and uses a syllabus that is in line with the CBSE syllabus. It is NOT affiliated with any exam board (like CBSE/CSE etc). It is located in Kishangarh Village, a rag pickers colony in Vasant Kunj, the aim was to bring children off the streets and into the classroom Some parents did not see the point of sending their children to school when they could be earning instead the meals provided at school served as an incentive for them as it was two meals less to worry about. Some children had been pushed out of mainstream schools owing to Ill-Treatment meted out to them by teachers and peers. In 2011 they rented 2 rooms to start crocheting. This helped In bringing children to school who used to stay home to care for their siblings
A situation is deliberately created to redirect the child's energy away from roaming the streets to a system of coming together, through counselling, fun pastimes, and awareness programs Late starters are given personalized attention to catch up to their age-appropriate classes before joining the mainstream. Other vocational classes, sports training and value education programs are conducted to ensure well-rounded growth for the child.
All it takes is INR 2500 to impact a child for a month this includes 2 meals a day, education, uniforms, stationery, woollens etc.
The children that will benefit from this campaign are between the ages of 3 and 10.
INR 10000, will help 1 child for 4 months.
INR 20000, will help 1 child for 8 months.
INR 30000, will help 1 child for 12 months.
All funding has 80G tax benefits.
This is being done in partnership with the NGO, Samarpan Foundation.
THE IMPACT :
ABOUT ME :
My name is VEDIKA SHARMA. I am 15 years old and in Grade 11th at DPS Greater Noida.
I have undertaken this campaign because I think it is important to impact the life of a child who is not as fortunate as I am. Many of the parents are unable to pay to educate their children and would rather have them earn money. The fact that the school provides two meals with a creche, education uniforms, etc for free makes it impossible for parents NOT to send their children here. This allows these not-so-fortunate kids to experience school life. They are often the first ones to be educated in their entire family.
The cost of educating them is just INR 2500 per month and includes food, uniform education books/stationery, etc. Educating a child here holds the promise of them getting a job once they grow up. This will help them get their family out of the vicious cycle of poverty.
Please fund my campaign as a simple act of kindness on your part can have a profound impact on a child's life.
ABOUT THE NGO
Samarpan Foundation is a charitable not-for-profit entity, established in September 2006 in New Delhi. They work to provide global support and assistance of any kind where there is humanitarian, ecological environmental and animal welfare need. They are a community of outward-focused volunteers, guided by the principle of doing what needs to be done to achieve the greatest good for the greatest number.
Funding for this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as SAMARPAN FOUNDATION is a registered NGO you can avail of benefits under section 80G of IT act.
FEEDBACK THAT YOU GET
To ensure that there is complete transparency I shall get a report from SAMARPAN FOUNDATION This takes between 1 to 3 months usually after the funds are raised & transferred to them) telling me who benefitted from the funding. The details will then be posted on the UPDATES section of my campaign and will be in a format like the one below. As soon as I post an update the platform will send an EMAIL alert to all the funders. i.e. to you. Click on the link on the email and you can read about which child benefitted. That's transparent right.
Will we get to know the details of who benefitted?
Yes. After the money has been collected it will be transferred by Fueladream to SAMARPAN FOUNDATION. We will update you on the details of the distribution as soon as possible. We shall upload a report on the UPDATES section of this campaign. You will then get an alert and can read details.
When do we 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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