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She crossed geographical barriers, now help her cross financial ones!

Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world” – Nelson Mandela

Meet Dikhita Borah, our brilliant young IDIA scholar who has secured admission at a leading law school, National Law University, Assam. 
Dikhita hails from a small village called Hathi Gaon in North Guwahati, Assam. She has seen some strife in the family: her parents separated when Dikhita was a child, and her father has not been heard from since 2009. Dikhita's mother and two sisters struggle to make ends meets, managing to put together a monthly sum of INR 8,000 for the four of them.

Her past, and difficult financial situation have not deterred Dikhita’s focus and motivation in the least. She is dedicated to her goal of becoming an environmental lawyer, and to be a voice of her community. So committed is she to this vision that she would sail across the Brahmaputra river everyday (even on rainy days!) to attend her law exam tutorial sessions on the opposite bank.

Currently, IDIA is struggling to cover Dikhita's educational expenses. The cost of completing a legal education at National Law University, Assam, inclusive of fees, related costs and nominal living expenses, is around INR 3.5 lakhs per annum.

With your help, we can help Dikhita secure a good quality legal education and make a life for herself and the community she represents! Students from north-eastern region of India are barely represented in national law schools today. Graduates of national law schools have access to strong legal and power corridors and they ultimately go on to shape the legal framework of the country. By helping Dikhita, you are not only educating her but also helping her empower her community, which is often isolated and discriminated against and which is also plagued with turmoil and unrest. 

Any contribution no matter how small or large, will go a long way towards helping Dikhita fulfill her dream of becoming a lawyer!
For proof of admission, income statements, or any other queries, please write to swaraj@idialaw.com or anusha@idialaw.com

Note: Dikhita received free training for law entrance exams by volunteers from Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access to legal education (IDIA), a non-profit that focuses on bringing more students from underprivileged backgrounds into the premier legal educational institutions of the country, which are frequently home to elite student bodies.



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19th August 2016
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for contributing towards Dikhita’s education! Together, with your efforts, we have managed to raise INR 142,930 on Milaap. Two donors have also reached out to us separately for Dikhita’s education. With their contribution, Dikhita’s education fund currently stands at INR 242,930.
We have been fortunate enough to receive support from MP Mr. Gaurav Gogoi as well! Mr. Gogoi took time out of his busy schedule to meet Dikhita in Assam.
In picture: Dikhita (left) with the IDIA Assam Team and MP Mr. Gaurav Gogoi (right)

Thank you once again for your contribution! Regarding the deficit in Dikhita’s education fund, we will be forced to cover the balance amount from our fast depleting corpus fund, lest Dikhita loses out on an excellent opportunity to study at a premier law school. However, our search for a corporate/individual donor, who can provide Dikhita the much deserved sponsorship for a five-year education in law school, continues. We would be very grateful if you could spread this message among your friends and families.

Please feel free to drop in an email to Swaraj (swaraj@idialaw.com) or Anusha (anusha@idialaw.com) if you have any queries.

Thank you,
Warm regards,
The IDIA Team

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Rs.155,930
raised of Rs.344,500 goal

28 Supporters

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Payment options: Online, cheque pickups

Beneficiary: IDIA Charitable... info_outline
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Supporters (28)

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Anonymous donated $100
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suresh donated $100
summit
summit donated Rs.2,500

All the best to Dikhita and IDIA. Please keep up the great work. Thank you for giving wings to dreams of individuals like Dikhita.

NH
Nistula donated Rs.2,500
PK
Pavni donated Rs.5,000
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Anne donated $37.87