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Education and Healthcare support for children on the streets

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PAY ATTENTION, THEY'RE SCREAMING
 
Parent-"We have 12 children, let's send the boys to beg and sell off the girls"

Yes, every word of the statement is a grave reality of our country and if this doesn’t make an impact on you, nothing else will!

What happens when a country of the size of India that has over 3 million children living on the streets?
 
Or has over 150 million children working as bonded laborers?
 
Or one out of every six girl children do not live to see their 15th birthday?
 

How would you feel knowing that you have allowed children to collectively recognize that education is the wings to tomorrow that our children need, and for our nation to fly?

Vidyaranya” is a non-profit making and secular development organization. It was started in the year 1991 by like-minded people. It is registered under Karnataka Societies Registration Act 1960 and with Ministry of Home Affairs to receive foreign grants and also with Department of Income Tax and having 12A & 80G under Income Tax Act 1961.

The team found that the children with special needs such as Mentally Challenged (MR), Visually Impaired (VI), Hearing Impaired (HI) and Orthopedically Handicapped (OPH).
 
The current scenario in India is devastating as the number of children without access to basic education and health care facilities is daunting. Just to put things into perspective, India tops the world hunger chart with around 20 crore Indians sleeping hungry each night. Nearly 2 million children who are born each year do not live beyond the age of five. Less than half of India's children between the age 6 and 14 go to school. At least 35 million children aged 6 - 14 years do not attend school.

And a whopping 53% of girls in the age group of 5 to 9 years are illiterate.

To begin with, there are 14 boys and 34 girls in a shelter home who were hawkers, rag pickers, orphans and run-away kids. It would really make a difference to their lives if we can contribute in our own way to make their respective places literally a 'home' for them.
 
Well, if education meant enlightenment then why have we become so oblivious to everything?


Chandan (7 years) hails from Tamil Nadu whose mother abandoned him. The only family member he has is his elder sister who is also a beneficiary at our NGO. Being a part of Vidyaranya has helped him start school and help him live a normal life which is something every child should be entitled to.
Chandans best friend, Subramani, is 8 years old. His parents have 12 children. They are unable to provide for 9 of them. He was abandoned by them and is now a happy child at the shelter. Vidyaranya has helped provide him education and also given him a chance to cherish his love for dancing.
Shruti-"I was abandoned by my parents but now I want to write my destiny on my own" She was rescued in Bangalore by Vidyaranya and now is pursuing her graduation from JAIN college. And like her, many children need the basic necessities and means for education.

Today, we don't feel the need to request or persuade, all we want to do is, instigate a long lost fire inside your hearts, because nowadays, involuntary self-realization and that instinctive emotion of empathy seem to have taken a back seat. Our generation has just become too comfortable with witnessing a child begging at every signal we stop our SUV's on. Post that we either, very conveniently roll our glasses up or look for a coin or two in our dashboards and get on our ways as though this whole scenario is natural to our country.

These children, each day are crying out loud for help and trying to reach out their hand to hold on to yours. AND, we are working day and night on the mission of bringing a sigh of relief on their faces and a sense of security in their hearts.

A contribution of a meagre amount of INR 500 would go a long way in helping these children gain access to basic opportunities to improve their livelihood. It amounts to 6000 per child per annum. This implies that around INR 70 thousand is needed for the shelter home to sustain 140 children for the entire year. (Refer to the donation allocation at the end)
Almost little or no expenditure is made on their clothing, toiletries and sports equipment.

The money you donate goes to developmental programs to children who dream to hold a pen and pencil just like we do they will also be utilized for food, winter clothing, sanitation purposes that can be used across shelter home to inculcate other values and a certain lifestyle in them.
We do believe that just like strong roots to a tree, India has educational policies that can, if implemented, nurture and empower its children, her future. What might be the cost of one Restaurant meal for you, can help a child to endeavor his/her dreams. We need you beside us in this fight.

We at Vidyaranya aim to develop the bridge between marginalization and the Right to education. To make this revolutionary theory converted into a pragmatic view, we need your help and you to be a part of this change. We appeal to you, the people of India to contribute generously to this cause.
You can also do a bank transfer/Paytm/Tez to the below mentioned account setup for this fundraising campaign

So, let’s not just feel the josh for a few days after watching movies like URI and end up saying,
IS DESH KA KUCH NAHI HO SAKTA!
KYUNKI, HO SAKTA HAI!
And together, we will make it happen, JAI HIND!
 
P.s. please feel free to personally meet the beneficiaries and volunteer for working with us as well.

Items DetailsAmount
FoodBreakfast - Rs 15 per day450
Lunch - Rs 30 per day900
Dinner- - Rs 30 per day900
EducationSchool Fees
Uniform
Remedial Coaching (Tution fees)
Books & Stationery
Art & Craft
Life skills and Value education
Talent mantaining
1000
Health and personal HygieneMedicines
First Aid
Soaps& Sanitation
Clothes
600
HonorariumHouse Mother- Rs 15000
Assistant House Mother- Rs 13000
House keeper- Rs 10500
Cook- Rs 7400
1350
ContingencyWater
Electricity
Office expenses
Travel
Postage
Internet
500
RecreationalOutings (Recreational education)
Cultural Activities
Indoor games
Skills (extra curricular activities)
300
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Rs.1,051 raised

Goal: Rs.420,000

Beneficiary: Vidyaranya info_outline
80G tax benefits for INR donations

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