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Help Underprivileged Kids Fulfill A Chance Of A Lifetime.

Meet Pallavi, diminutive yet determined girl who has secured top rank in the KAT exam leaving behind some 8800+ kids of budget private schools in Hyderabad. Her father works outside a govt office. He earns paltry ₹150 a day filling up application for others but now he is proudly filling up application for Pallavi's visa & passport as she is flying to Hong Kong on a trip of a lifetime.

Rahmatullah's father is a priest in a local mosque. He never imagined that his son would get a chance to go out of old city let alone Hyderabad. Yet defying all odds, Rahmatullah with his hard work secured 7th rank in the KAT exam and is all set to fly to Hong Kong !

Pallavi & Rahmatullah are being joined by 9 other brilliant students who will be going on a trip of a lifetime to Hong Kong. They have been selected by KAT Academy after topping the aptitude test conducted for students of budget schools in Hyderabad.

About KAT Academy
KAT Academy is a registered non-profit based out of Hyderabad. It is brainchild of Dr. Mohd Anwar, Chairman of MA Ideal Schools. I have known him personally as I taught in his school as a Teach For India fellow from 2013-15. 
He is someone from the community. For more than 30 years he has been championing the cause of providing quality education to children from under privileged communities. He strongly believes that by providing opportunities and creating powerful experiences like this will motivate the children to dream bigger and improve their confidence. With this belief he started the KAT Academy along with his fellow school leaders from the community in year 2017.

About KAT Exam
KAT (Knowledge Aptitude Test) is an in-house designed standardized aptitude test for students of Budget Private Schools of Hyderabad.

In 1st year, through KAT Academy, 11 students from under-privileged communities got a chance to go on a trip of a lifetime to Hong Kong and 100+ students went to ISRO & VIT Museum in Bengaluru.
In its 2nd year, more than 8800 students (from Grades 3 to 10th) across 140+ Low Cost Private Schools in Hyderabad took part in the exam. This year, top 11 students would get a chance to go to Hong Kong on a fully paid trip where they would visit Hong Kong Space Center, Disney Land etc
Next 150 students would get a chance to visit VIT Science Museum & ISRO Center in Bengaluru. Next 120 students would be taken to Birla Science Museum in Hyderabad.

You can read more about the organization here : http://www.katacademy.in

Cost Breakup
  • Hong Kong trip (11 students & 2 supervisor) : ₹7,22,000
  • VIT & ISRO Bengaluru (150 students) : ₹4,50,000
  • Birla Science Museum (120 students) : ₹60,000
(You can find the cost breakup here)
Total amount for the exposure trips is ~₹12,32,000

From the community and schools we have been able to raise ~₹7,35,000 .
We need another ₹5,00,000 to make the dreams a reality for the students.

How Can You Help
You can give wings to the dream of Pallavi, Rahmatullah and other students selected for the trip by contributing to the campaign.

As little as your one day's salary can be a big contribution for the campaign.
You can also help us connect with corporate and organizations who can support the trip logistically.
You can spread the word in your circle, among your friends, family and colleagues.
Ask for an update
14th June 2019
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for all the support and wishes.

Extremely glad to share that the selected kids had a successful trip to Hong Kong. Not only was this a first international trip but for many it was a first exposure trip outside Hyderabad. They visited Hong Kong Space Musuem, Science Museum and Disney Land. They got a chance to see real time simulation of rocket launches to experiencing what gravity on moon feels like. Every day was followed by reflections where students would think back on the day, reflect what they learned and what can they do about it.

Thank you all

Here are some glimpses from the trip

Dear Supporters,

Thank you for all the support and wishes.

Extremely glad to share that the selected kids had a successful trip to Hong Kong. Not only was this a first international trip but for many it was a first exposure trip outside Hyderabad. They visited Hong Kong Space Musuem, Science Museum and Disney Land. They got a chance to see real time simulation of rocket launches to experiencing what gravity on moon feels like. Every day was followed by reflections where students would think back on the day, reflect what they learned and what can they do about it.

Thank you all

Here are some glimpses from the trip

8th April 2019
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for the generous support from your side. Happy to share that the tickets for the students have been booked and we are all excited for upcoming trip!
The journey & impact of KAT Academy has also been covered in TOI Student edition. Do have a read!  

 

Once again thanks for all the support. Request you to share and spread the word in your network.

With Gratitude
Team KAT Academy
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for the generous support from your side. Happy to share that the tickets for the students have been booked and we are all excited for upcoming trip!
The journey & impact of KAT Academy has also been covered in TOI Student edition. Do have a read!  

 

Once again thanks for all the support. Request you to share and spread the word in your network.

With Gratitude
Team KAT Academy
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Rs.87,600 raised

Goal: Rs.500,000

Beneficiary: KAT Academy info_outline

Fundraising campaigns (1)

Supporters (33)

ST
Saurav donated $100
A
Anonymous donated Rs.2,500
MN
Mridula donated Rs.2,000

To infinity and beyond :)

MA
Mahboob donated Rs.1,500

Wish u dream big and try to achieve it.

GK
GOVIND K GANGADHAR donated Rs.4,000
A
Aish donated Rs.300