An extremely large percentage of India's population is uneducated. Marginalized communities, underprivileged sections of the society and millions reeling under poverty cannot afford basic education for their children. Even if they can, it is simply not a priority when families are grappling with even basic worries such as two square meals a day and a roof under which to sleep. Education, in that case, becomes a luxury, not a necessity.
There is an urgent need to provide scholarships to help students pursue their higher studies after Grade 10/ 12 in and around Maharashtra. Their continuation of education through college is very critical for them to be able to break the cycle of poverty and make career choices for themselves.
The Rotary Club of Mulund offers scholarships to students from underprivileged backgrounds to bridge this gap once students complete Grade 10/ 12. This will help these students in leading empowered lives by providing them with scholarships, guidance and motivational support.
Students will find jobs and help bring their families out of poverty. Rotary Club of Mulund scrutinises all the applications received to ensure that the right students receive scholarships. Electricity bills are used to check their financial status.
Scholarships are provided to the deserving students, who have secured admission/ studying any Vocational Course. These include Engineering, Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Hotel Management, Animation and many more. Scholarships for diploma courses after Grade 10 are also provided.
Students sign an undertaking stating that they will repay the scholarship amount once they secure jobs. This will help more students benefit in the future.
For example, if you fund:
INR 12500, you impact a student for 3 months.
INR 25000, you impact a student for 6 months.
INR 50000, you impact a student for a year.
INR 100000, you impact a student for 2 years.
All funding has 80G benefits.
Being a Rotary Club Project, all the administrative costs are borne by the Club and the Members. Therefore except Bank Charges, there is no other overhead on the Project Funds. Your donation is fully utilized for helping the selected students.
Annual Report of the project is published every year and shared with all the donors. All annual reports till date, available on our website.
GLIMPSES FROM THE YEARLY GET TOGETHER
Every year the Rotary Club of Mulund conducts a get-together for scholarship students. This provides networking opportunities and helps students learn from each other's experiences.
THE IMPACT YOU CAN MAKE
My name is Rtn. HITESH GANATRA.
In our country, not everyone is privileged to get a decent education. For marginalized communities providing 3 square meals a day is difficult. Education and attending college are hence considered a luxury. Most of their parents are daily wage earners, meaning they live by the day. We take most things for granted whereas these children don't have access to basic amenities.
It is very important that we lend a helping hand to these students as it will help them study, secure jobs and bring their families out of poverty. Some of them also need career guidance and motivation. It's astonishing how much INR 50000 can impact an underprivileged student for a year.
Please do support my campaign and let us together help build a secure tomorrow through education by assisting this scholarship program.
ABOUT THE NGO
Rotary Club of Mulund was chartered on 10th June 1964. We have completed 58 years recently. Our Club started Rotary School for Deaf in Mulund in 1976. Our Club members continue to manage and run this school till date. Our Club has given 3 Governors to our Rotary District 3141. One of our members Shri. Ashok Mahajan was a Director of Rotary International and Trustee of The Rotary Foundation (Trust of Rotary International).
Rotary Charity Trust Mulund was registered as a Public Charitable Trust in 1997, to channelize Community Service activities of our Club.
The Proposed Project of Vocational Learning Scholarships (VLS), was started by our Club in 2011. We provide Scholarships to the deserving needy students, who are studying any Vocational Course. These include Engineering, Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Hotel Management, Animation and many more. In short any job oriented course.
Funding for this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as the NGO is a registered trust and you can avail of benefits under section 80G of the IT Act. Foreign funding is NOT accepted.
To ensure that there is complete transparency I shall get a report from the NGO telling me who benefitted from the funding. The details will then be posted on the UPDATES section of my campaign. As soon as I post an update, the platform will send an SMS and EMAIL alert to all the funders - i.e. to you. That and transparent right.
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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