We are fundraising to educate and bring about a change for 200 kids

As Raghav and I (Janani) step into this journey of our matrimony next March, we wanted to kickstart the celebrations by doing something that we both care about - bringing about a change in the thought process of  society in any way we can. We believe quality education to be one of the major sources to bring about this change .

As part of the wedding , we are fundraising 1,25,000 INR or $2000 to help 200 children get quality supplementary education . The beneficiaries of this fundraiser would be children from three homes in Chennai, India who will receive English, Math, Science and Computer Science supplementary programme through Bhumi. 

I was a volunteer with Bhumi's Kanini program, which teaches under-privileged children basics of computers from 2008 - 2012. Though I'm based in the US now, I have always kept in touch and followed their initiatives. They are one of the fastest growing volunteer-based organization in India and  working with their founders is an absolute delight.

Every contribution worth 500 INR or ~$10 will help one child get this opportunity for one whole year. We hope you could contribute as much as you can and make this fundraiser a success.

Milaap have cheque pick up facility in major cities. Please take alook at this link if you would like to contribute using a cheque https://milaap.formstack.com/forms/cheque_collection. Thank you!

About Bhumi

Bhumi is one of India’s largest independent youth volunteer non-profit organisations. Bhumi as a platform will enable over 12,000 volunteers in more than 12 cities across India for causes like education, environment, animals and community welfare.

Bhumi is the recipient of the ‘Leader in Volunteer Engagement Award’ conferred by iVolunteer

Geographical Presence: Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Telengana, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Chandigarh and Delhi NCR.

Bhumi has two core areas of work - Education and Civic Projects

 Ignite: Transformational Education

Ignite is Bhumi's supplementary education programme for under-privileged children. The programme is delivered during the weekends by over 2,000 trained volunteers of Bhumi. Over 10,000 children are benefiting from the programme in 2015 across 12 Indian cities. The programme consists of English, Mathematics, Science, computers, mentoring, arts, sports and life skills support. 

How you can contribute (volunteer): Education Projects ask for a 1-year commitment, and come with rigorous training in curriculum and pedagogy. Our education volunteers play a role in not only educating children, but also managing relationship with shelter homes, designing content and curriculum, and training new batches of volunteers.

How you can contribute (financially): Your monetary support would part sponsor the supplementary education cost of 200 children in Chennai, India.


 Catalyse: Transforming Citizenry

Catalyse consists of Bhumi’s civic initiatives that engage volunteers in causes like animal welfare, community welfare, disability, environment, health etc. The programmes consisting of one-off and regular volunteering activities engage over 10,000 volunteers each year in over 15 cities across India.

How you can contribute (volunteer): Civic activities can range from short term to long projects - and you could sign up to volunteer for various causes like coastal cleanups, tree planting, leading RTE campaigns, reading to visually challenged.

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4th April 2016
Nandri! Dhanyavaadalu! Danke! Gracias! Merci! Shukriya! Grazie! Kiitos!

With extreme happiness, Raghav and I want to let everyone know that we hit our target (actually higher than planned including the donations we received on our wedding day!!) on our wedding fundraiser. This means that we will be helping 200+ children in Chennai, India get quality supplementary education through Bhumi. 
It wouldn't have been possible without YOUR support. Thanks to each and everyone who donated to our campaign.  It means a lot to us and it is a great start to our married life!
With loads of love and gratitude,
Raghav and Janani

17th November 2015
Milaap has now cheque pickup facility  for donors in the following cities in India: Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune and Surat. Please refer to this link for cheque pickup -: http://m-lp.co/cheque-pickup Thanks!

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raised of Rs.125,000 goal

41 Supporters

Beneficiary: Bhumi info_outline
80G tax benefits for INR donations

Supporters (41)

Anonymous donated Rs.1,000
over 2 years ago
Anubama donated US $175
over 2 years ago

I am very proud of you Janani! I see you are almost there to accomplish your goal. Just wanted to help you do it! Wish you a happy married life-Anu and Naveen

Muthukhumar donated US $100
over 2 years ago
Milaap Impact Partner
Milaap Impact Partner donated US $100
over 2 years ago

Matching payment towards Tarun’s contribution

Tarun donated US $100
over 2 years ago

Congrats Raghav and Janani on the wedding.

Milaap Impact Partner
Milaap Impact Partner donated US $75.75
over 2 years ago

Matching payment towards Susmitha’s contribution