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Support Us In Shaping The Career Of 70+ Students Who Are Change Agents

Aakanksha VFABS is an NGO which is providing sponsorship for 70 students across Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and jharkhand. We provide these students with the fees, books, uniform and food. For all these expenses we raise funds from the public. We are a registered society and we provide 80G benefit for our donors. All the students we sponsor are from the poor background ranging from kids who don't have both parents to families where kid's education has been neglected for years.
Aakanksha VFABS registration document
Aakanksha VFABS registration document
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80G permission to grant tax exemption for our donors
Aakanksha VFABS has 12A permission where donations are tax exempted
Aakanksha VFABS has 12A permission where donations are tax exempted
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9th July 2018
Dear Supporter and Wellwisher,

Here I would like to update you on the progress of this cause.

It is already 3 weeks past the reopening of schools across India after the summer vacation. All our students are back to school with new books and uniform as well as new excitement. Meanwhile, we have involved them in other extra curricular activities as well.

1. Summer Recreational Tour

As a part of education, we take our students on a recreational tour every summer. This is a process to make students, from across the nation, meet and share their experiences with others.

We have taken our students on a tour to OOTY and nearby places. They had a glimpse of coffee plantation, visited the highest peak in peninsula - Dodabetta peak.
They had all the fun in water games as well.

2. Swachh Bharat

When the spirit of swachatha is indoctrinated in to the minds of young kids, they don't differentiate the place as ours' or others'.

They simply see the filth as filth and just want to get rid of that. They take active steps, bend down plucking off the weeds, cleaning the surroundings, getting themselves dirty so that the place gets clean.

Here, our Aakanksha students were returning back from Ooty as a part of their annual recreational tour in their summer vacation. They stopped at a government primary school in a village in chittor district of Andhra pradesh to have their morning breakfast. They couldn't tolerate the filth and the weeds growing in the school surroundings.

They decided - "Clean it first. Then breakfast."

Result is sound and clear. A clean school surrounding and the teachers of that school feed these youngsters with eggs in their breakfast.
Tomorrow's citizens are responsible today itself. Are we responsible?


3. New Students

As a part of our expansion plans, we have taken up the responsibility of 6 new children from this academic year. They are -

Galam Anitha from Proddutur
Naga Yakshasree from Koilakuntla
M Tharun from Kurnool
Pavan Theja from Nandyal
Karthikeya from Nandyal
Suri from Kolimigundla

They are in grades from 1st to 7th and are joined in various schools in Kurnool District of Andhra Pradesh.

4. Two students have completed their 10th grade and are joined in their 11th class along with NEET coaching in Sri Chaitanya College in Hyderabad and Vijayawada respectively.

5. School Admission
All the students are taken admissions into their new class and are provided with books and other stationery needed for them.
We have paid their first term fee (11 students), commuting charges (all students) etc for their new grades.

Various Expenses in the last two months:

1. Tour Expenses - Rs.119000/-
2. Books fee - Rs.74620/-
3. Tuition fee - Rs.143500/- (Only 11 students' fee)
4. Digital Lab Repairs - Rs.5000/-
5. Salary of tutors - Rs. 6120/- (One tutor is at V25 Learning Center, another at Digital Aasha)
6. Administrative Expenses - Rs.15000/- (Volunteer visiting different schools and colleges for admissions)

Total expenditure from 1st May 2018 until 9th July 2018 is Rs. 363240/-

The USD funds in this campaign are being withdrawn to Madhuri Gaddam's account. She is our volunteer (and a donor towards this campaign), and she will transfer the funds to our Aakanksha account once she it is credited in her account.

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Activities Pending still -

1. We have to pay the first term fee of 30+ students yet. We have only provided books for them so far.
2. We have to pay the salaries of our tutors for the month of June 2018.

Note - With 55+ students being provided sponsorship and another 25+ students being mentored through our V25 learning center we are in effective closely monitoring the progress of 80+ students. This is apart from 300+ students being provided with digital education through our computer labs in three government schools of Kurnool district.

We thank you all for the support. We hope to see the same kind of support from you in our upcoming activities. We would like to request you to please share this among your friends and colleagues and help us reach the goal of Rs.10,00,000/-

We are expecting an expenditure of around Rs.20,00,000/- this financial year.

Thank You,
V Sai Vamsi Vardhan,
Founder and First Volunteer,
AaKanKsha VFABS.

24th May 2018
Dear Supporters,

Here is an update for you all.

Summer Camp

The concept of summer camp has been urban centric for a very long period. Lack of public spaces and busy dual working families led to mushrooming of organizations running summer camps based on certain amount of fee per student.

Off late, some charity organizations started running free summer camps with the support of some media houses.

Whatever be the way, they have been helpful for students to involve in extra academic activities in the summer. They are helping students come together and bring our their extra hidden talents.

Trained teachers in art, calligraphy, crafts, music, dance etc are helping urban kids hone their talents and keeping these urban based students a step ahead.

This has been a privilege that many rural students could not afford. They have been spending their summer vacation in their own ways like swimming in ponds, Wells, visiting relatives etc in olden days. But now a days it's the mobile gadgets and TV that has occupied the time of the rural  students in their summer holidays. Extreme summers, dried up wells and distress migration of rural communities are making the students loose an opportunity to effectively use their summer vacation.

So, for the second time in a row, AaKanKsha is conducting a summer camp in our project village THIMMANAYUNIPETA, KOLIMIGUNDLA MANDAL, KURNOOL DISTRICT.

Last year, we have experimented with a computer course for around twenty students.

This year, along with our V25 Learning center students, we have been running a summer camp where students are being shown or being encouraged to try their hands on science experiments that their academic courses entails. Schools are lacking labs and so experiments are least encouraged. So, we thought of trying them at our learning center.

Apart from science experiments, we are teaching them art and crafts based on YouTube videos.

I think, this is the first time that students here are doing experiments and making some crafts.

They are not afraid of failure in the experiment, but curious to learn by experimentation.

Pic -  fun games in the evening.

Pic - different age groups of students involved in different activities.

Pic -  create making and some fun in between.

Pic - we work in teams.

They are curious to learn new things from YouTube and make the crafts on their own hands.

Thanks to our Project Digital AaSha, which helped us deploy some digital tools in our rural school to learn new things.
Thanks to our Project V25, which brought some young inquisitive minds to a place and build a community of change makers.

Thanks to all our donors and supporters with out whose support this may not be possible.

Their schools reopen in second week of June and our summer camp my end by the end of this month.
We plan to take our students on an entertainment trip in the first week of June if everything goes fine.

Team - Aakanksha Vfabs.

13th May 2018
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your tremendous support. Here's an update:

A girl child fortune enough to avoid her marriage and stay in school.
It's a story, though not uncommon in Rural India, that brought forward to us the set of challenges we have to face when dealing with the girl students of the uneducated parents.

Kumari (Original name is not being revealed since she is a minor and the law doesn't allow us to reveal the identity of the child publicly) is a fifteen year old girl pursuing her 11th class in a boarding school when she had to face this issue.

Aakanksha has been sponsoring her education since her 9th class.

She visited her home in her Pongal holidays and to her surprise, her mother and close relatives brought forward a marriage proposal to get her married off in the next coming summer. Kumari stays with her mother and elder brother. The proposal was not to the liking of either Kumari or her elder brother. But it was the force of her mother and the relatives who thought they were doing a great service to this fatherless girl.

They got her engaged with a boy 10 -  12 years older guy to her who is also a relative. They couldn't understand the legal and health repercussions of such child marriages.

To our dismay, we got to know about her engagement only after her holidays when she returned to the college. We cursed ourselves for not able to get to know about it before hand.

Kumari couldn't inform us as she was not in a position to. She informed one of our volunteers who visited her college to pay the fees and asked us to do something.

How can we not do anything when such an act is being done to our little girl?

We immediately reached out to her mother, her relatives through our friends and other common relatives. We put peer pressure on them to stay away from going ahead with marriage that was planned for the coming summer.
We reached the local police as well to let the law work in spirit.

They didn't go ahead with the marriage during that summer. We assured her all the support she needs to settle in her career.

This was in 2017.

Recently both the families agreed to cancel their engagement and let the girl chase her dreams.

This couldn't have been done and Kumari could have been the victim of child marriage had she not have the support of an organization like Aakanksha.
And aakanksha couldn't have done this had we not have support from people like you.

So, it's you and your support that helped a girl like Kumari stay in school but not in kitchen facing the abuse that a child should have been due to such wedlocks.

Come. Let us stand by many such girls. Let us give wings to their dreams and make them chase their dreams. Contribute to our cause and spread the word. We assure you 100% transparency in dealing with your funds.

Empowered girls make empowered societies.

We support the girl power. In fact majority members of our team are women.

Jai Hind.
V Sai Vamsi Vardhan
Founder Cum First Volunteer,
AaKanKsha VFABS. 
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