“Project Aashayein – A Ray of Hope “is dedicated to reaching out to underprivileged kids who will be given a kit which contains a school bag, notebooks, Pencils, Pens, Drawing Book, Colour box, Geometry box, Eraser, Sharpener and Ruler at the beginning of their school term. Each kit costs just INR 500.
This crowdfunding initiative of mine is a campaign that is being done by me and my fellow students at the Billabong High International School in Mumbai to raise funds to give each kid a kit. This will give them confidence, spark renewed interest in their studies. EDUCATE A CHILD, ENRICH A LIFE.
We do remember our childhood days when at the start of each academic year, we would run to the nearby shop with parents to buy new books, textbooks, stationary. But there are countless kids who are deprived of this basic need for their education. Can something be done for them? Project Aashayein is the answer. Project Aashayein is an initiative of the NGO called IDF and was kick-started in 2014-15 and supported 77 kids. Since then it has impacted over 15000 students. The beneficiaries are school kids studying in govt schools in Maharashtra. Targeted number of students for 2019 is 30,000 number.
My aim is to raise 20000 INR to impact 40 students at a govt school in Maharashtra. This is being done in partnership with IDF a registered NGO that is Mumbai based. Funding has 80 G tax benefits.
These funds will be used to impact 40 kids. If I raise 40000 INR I can fund 80 kids. Pl do fund my campaign even after I get past my goal.
PICS ABOVE: THE EDUCATIONAL KITS GIVE STUDENTS IMMENSE CONFIDENCE AND GENERATE INTEREST IN GOING TO SCHOOL AND IN THEIR STUDIES. IT IMPACTS ATTENDANCE, MARKS AND THEIR FUTURE.
PICTURE OF THE KIT THAT IS BEING SUPPLIED
ABOUT ME & THIS CAMPAIGN:
My name is Prathamesh Parkar and I am in Grade 12 at the Billabong High International school in Thane.
I have undertaken this campaign to help the less fortunate people in our society by providing them with an educational kit because I believe that an educational kit is a very basic requirement for a good education.
Good schooling and education is a strong weapon to fight poverty and claim victory over it. A good education will help them to be successful in their life and will give them the strength to help their family
Just 500 INR to provide all these elements in the kit is not a big amount to impact a child. We usually spend a lot of money on materialistic goods but sparing just 500 INR on this project will enable you to help bring a smile on the faces of those children from Maharashtra. And believe me when I say that their smile would make your day. Helping others find happiness gives you the best feeling in the world.
As we know there is a lot of talent in India but many children can never express themselves because they are not provided with proper schooling and also are not given proper opportunities. This project is aiming to motivate them to go to school, learn and then properly express themselves in this huge evergrowing world. We as a team could help our society improve in every aspect and make it a better place for everyone.
Do get involved in this noble cause. Once you fund I would be immensely grateful if you can also share my campaign on FB and with some of your friends on your WhatsApp groups. Please tell them that you have funded this campaign and that they can too. Your share will make a big difference to the number of students that we can impact.
Lets come together and bring rich smiles on the faces of the children in Maharashtra.
HOW WILL THE MONEY BE USED?
For this campaign, we have partnered with an NGO who will execute this project. It’s called Indian Development Foundation (IDF) and is headquartered at Goregaon(W) Mumbai. The monies collected will be given to them once the campaign ends. Since they are an NGO, any donation will be eligible for an 80G tax receipt. The money would be utilized to give educational kits to students in rural schools from poor homes at the beginning of their school term.
All funding for this campaign has tax benefits. Receipts will be issued by IDF which is a registered NGO. Indian citizens can avail of 80G tax benefits. Foreign funding is accepted too.
MAP SHOWING LOCATION WHERE WILL THE FUNDS BE USED & PARTNER LOCATION.
IDF focusses on a wide variety of initiatives as an NGO. From hygiene to health to education we have an overreaching goal to make a social impact with a focus on both urban and rural poor.IDF is headquartered in MUMBAI at L 10 / 3&4 Jal Ratan Deep, Bangur Nagar, Goregaon (West), Mumbai 400 104.
Education is a key focus area for us with different programs that impact the basic education of underprivileged children in both urban and rural areas.
PROJECT AASHAYEIN IMPACT IN 2018:
FEEDBACK THAT YOU GET
To ensure that there is complete transparency I shall get a report from NGO (this takes between 2 to 4 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. As soon as I post an update, the platform will send an SMS and EMAIL alert to all the funders - i.e. to you. Click on the link on the email and you can read about who benefitted. That's transparent right.
The below image is an example of the FEEDBACK FORMAT that we will be shared with all my funders.
SCHOOLS WHERE IDF PLANS TO DISTRIBUTE KITS
Will we get to know the details on how the money was spent?
Yes. After the money has been collected it will be transferred by Fueladream to IDF. It will take from 30 to 90 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 a group picture of the students who were provided with the kit on the UPDATES section of this campaign. You will then get an alert & can read details about the beneficiaries.
When do I get the receipts?
It takes up to 2-3 weeks after the campaign is closed for the monies to be transferred to NGO. The receipts will start getting processed about 6 weeks AFTER the campaign is closed and will be sent to you directly.
How does crowdfunding work?
Crowdfunding in India is a relatively new concept & is growing very quickly.
It’s a concept that allows a large number of funders (like you) to fund an Idea or a cause or event by giving small amounts of money online. Fueladream.com is a crowdfunding platform in India that allows for such a pooling of funds. You can fund innovations & ideas on FuelADream and be the first to get these products or make them come true. You can also do a good turn by funding charities and causes through crowdfunding. When you fund a charity it’s more like a donation & you get small innovative rewards like a shout-out on an FB page or a thank you email from the beneficiaries