DID YOU KNOW?
Palghar District has 1007 villages and 467 gram panchayats with an extremely high female illiteracy rate of 41%. It is an accepted fact worldwide that the physical and cognitive development of the child and the general wellbeing of the entire family is a direct derivative of the literacy of its mother.
The Rotary district 3141 aims to transform these women's lives by organising Adult Literacy Programs that focus on imparting literacy (in Marathi) to women who cannot read and write in Palghar, Maharashtra. They will acquire a vocabulary of 700 words which is enough for day-to-day needs such as reading destination signs on buses, newspapers and bank documents.
Rotary District 3141 proposes to implement Computer Based Functional Literacy, developed by TCS and used to impart basic literacy to over 250,000 people across rural and tribal areas, urban slums and prisons. CBFL uses animated graphic patterns for easy visual and auditory learning and enables functional literacy in approximately 50 learning hours. Combining visual graphics and repetition of sound patterns results in improved recognition, retention and recall of words.
Palghar District has been chosen for this project as it has a very high women's illiteracy rate and hence our project will have maximum impact.
The cost to impact 1 woman is only INR 850.
If you fund:
INR 4250, you help 5 women.
INR 8500, you help 10 women.
INR 17000, you help 20 women.
All funding has 80G tax benefits.
Rotary will partner with local governments and NGOs to implement this solution. TCS will train the teachers and provide the necessary software and hardware as well as technical support.
My name is NISHIT SHAH. I work at Phillip Capital and am a concerned citizen.
This campaign of mine aims to transform the lives of illiterate women in the rural areas of Palghar (near Mumbai) through a unique low-cost and high-impact program that will help them learn 700 words in Marathi. These words are enough for their day-to-day needs and will dramatically transform their lives.
While all of us complain about how things around us need to improve, very few of us get to do something about it. It’s all talk and no action. I shudder when I think about how I would live a day in my life if I could not read or write and understand my first/primary language.
I have undertaken this campaign because I think empowering women, especially those from economically backward families has a massive impact on their entire family dynamics. It will transform their lives at a personal level and also impact the lives of future generations. These women will now be able to be more confident and will be able to take on more responsibilities than they would normally do. It allows them to read better, work better, travel better, and dramatically changes their confidence. It opens up new opportunities for them.
The fact that it takes just INR 850 to transform the life of one woman was a pleasant surprise. So for example, if you fund INR 4250 it will help transform the lives of FIVE such women.
Please support my campaign by funding it and let us together transform the lives of as many women as possible and bring cheer into their lives. All funding has 80G tax benefits in addition.
MORE PICTURES OF THE PROGRAM
Pictures show the previous Adult literacy program in the Palghar district.
ROTARY CLUB OF BOMBAY
The Rotary Club of Bombay is one of the pioneers in India of the Rotary movement, devoted to the ideal of Fellowship through service. It was founded on March 19, 1929. The membership of the Club has grown from 38 in 1929 to around 350 today. The unique single classification concept of Rotary allows the Rotary Club of Bombay a membership compromising a high-performance cross-section of Bombay’s successful business and professional men and women, all accomplishers in their field ranging from doctors to architects, legal luminaries to bankers, entrepreneurs to educationalists and merchandisers to communicators.
From the very beginning, the pulse of Rotary has been and always will be Community Service. Today the Rotary Club of Bombay has diversified its activities through the work of over fifty committees constituted to look after the various avenues of service.
ABOUT ROTARY DISTRICT 3141
District 3141 is based out of Mumbai and has clubs from the city of Mumbai. There are 111 clubs currently with 5700 members who form part of this district. This is one of the TOP 3 Rotary districts in the world in terms of the number of members. It is also in the top 3 districts globally for the value of donations made to the ROTARY foundation and is the largest executor of projects globally in sheer number. Between club projects and Global grant projects, the district would be doing between 200 to 300 Crores of projects every year.
Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbours, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad. Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. For more than 110 years, Rotary members have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, we are always working to better our world, and we stay committed to the end.
Funding for this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as the Rotary Club of Bombay is a registered NGO and you can avail of benefits under section 80G of the IT act. Foreign funding is not accepted.
FEEDBACK THAT YOU GET:
To ensure that there is complete transparency I shall get a report from NGO (this takes between 1 to 3 months usually after the funds are raised and 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 woman 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 the Rotary Club of Bombay. 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 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.
How can we fund this campaign with a Cheque?
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After the funds are received and the above details are verified, the fund amount will be transferred to the respective campaign. This can take from 1-3 working days.
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