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!
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.
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.