Help Me Transform My 7th Grade Class Room

Hi, I am a retired Army officer with 35 years of experience in the Indian Army and the corporate sector. Last year I decided to give back to the society in some way and thought if I can provide an excellent education to young kids from the under privileged sections of society, I would be able to contribute in a small way. After trying to do a few things on my own and not being able to make much difference, I signed up with Teach For India, an organization that gives opportunity to people to teach in under privileged schools while providing support and guidance on how to do it.
I am teaching science to 7th & 8th grade students in a Government Senior Secondary School at Saket, New Delhi since 01 Jul 2017. I have over 50 boys in each class, eager to learn new things every day in a safe environment. What I find different in my school compared to some of the high income schools, is the class room environment, the training aids available, lack of proper stationery, colors and paints. I feel pained to see that some of the kids don't even have proper tiffins and water bottles to eat their meals and drink water with dignity. The kids do not have access to a well stocked library with story books that they can read and ignite their curiosity.
Through this medium, I am reaching out to my friends and well wishers and other people who may wish to contribute in uplifting the life of my kids. If feasible, I would like to make my class room as good as any Public School class room with better seating, smart boards, a laptop with projector so I can share the wonders of science and other subjects with my kids. I would love for them to have required stationery, their own lockers where they can keep their stuff, proper tiffins, water bottles and school bags. We would also love to create our library filled with story books of their choice and educational books and encyclopedias that ignite their minds.
Summary of planned fund utilization is as under:-
1. Smart boards with laptop and projector in 2 classrooms - Rs. 2,10,000
2. Student lockers for kids -  Rs. 60,000    
3. School bags  - Rs. 1,00,000
4. Tiffins, water bottles and Geometry box - Rs. 1,00,000
5. Class library with story books and encyclopedias - Rs. 30,000



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27th October 2017
Dear friends and donors,

The kids had a great time at Kidzania, NOIDA on their day-long visit. The day was filled with lots of educational and fun activities. We would like to take them out for some more trips for education and fun activities.

The partners of Milaap have offered to contribute 25% of all donations received till 31 Oct for our kids. Please support me to raise more funds for helping provide an excellent all-round education to our kids.

Gratitude!

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good job

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Girish donated Rs.500

All the best and keep it going Ravinder sir.

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Dhwani donated Rs.2,500

In awe of your energy, optimism and a truly purposeful life. I'm a fan!

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