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Pledging Lisa‘s 6th B'day To Help Students With Their Career Choices

When Lisa was born six years ago, my wife, Priya and me were overjoyed with the blessing we received. She brought so much joy into our lives that we decided to celebrate her birthday every year by sharing this joy with the communities around us.

Lisa's first birthday was celebrated to bring solar lighting to families in the north eastern state of Manipur, India. 

On her 2nd birthday, we decided to contribute on her behalf for a remarkable initiative called “Dazin” which aims to tackle the global problem of deadly smoke from open cooking fires killing 491 people every hour.With that, our daughter also became the youngest supporter and contributor to Dazin’s campaign. 

On her third birthday,we raised funds to support 8 girl students of a non profit called Kritagyata Trust ensuring that they can be educated on larger scales,improving their health, income level and overall livelihood, to bring about social transformation.

 On her fourth birthday, 14 girls received STEAM(Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts & Maths) education in Bangalore, India with the Lisa Singhi Scholarship Fund. 

On her fifth birthday,we raised funds to build a toilets in a rural school on the outskirts of the Bengaluru city  which provided better sanitation facilities to the students in the school.

We are so humbled with the support and compassion we receive every year from our friends/family that we continue this tradition.

This year, we would like YOU to join us in this celebration on Lisa's 6th birthday.  We invite you to help us support 15 students from Parikarma Humanity Foundation, a low income school in Bangalore and give them an opportunity to receive mentorship in diverse careers from industry professionals.

We notice, so many students are confused about their career decision in this day and age. With students from low income communities - they make their career choices based on influence from friends, parents and members in the neighborhood.

We believe, choosing a career is one of the hardest decisions a  teenager has to make - especially for those who don't have the resources and mentors to learn about career opportunities.
Lisa herself has already started showing inclination to so many interests that we think, it's going to be hard for her as well when she needs to make a career decision. We think opportunities like having a mentor and receiving an industry exposure in high school itself would help in solving the problem.

Unherd, a Bangalore based organisation is working on this exact concept to provide mentorship programs and career experiential learning to high school and junior college students(13-18 years). From mentorship in tech, medicine, law to offbeat careers like film-making, photography, textiles, interior design - students get an early exposure about different careers, helping them make informed decisions.

Above pics are from Unherd's  AKAMAI Technologies #GirlsinCode Mentor Program

We have shortlisted 15 students(14-18 years) from 11th/12th grade from Parikrma Junior College in Bangalore and will be offering the students Unherd's mentorship programs. These students come from vulnerable backgrounds and would be getting an opportunity to explore a career of their choice. You can read about each student below to learn about their background and diverse interest.
Serial No.Name of the studentClassWishful Career
1Kavana.KI ScTaekwondo
Ethical Hacker
2TarunI ComFoot Ball like
Christiano Ronaldo
3RanjiniI ArtsFine art-sketching,
Painting, design
4LavanyaI ArtsBharatanatyam dancer
5OmkarI ComFashion Model
6ShankarI ComTheater Person
7HemaI ComActress
8MuskaanII ScStory teller
9UmamaheshwariII ArtsSports Psychologist
10Satish. GII ArtsArt and Technology
Painting with Computers
11TasmiyaII ScPilot
12ShakthiII ComYou tube movies
13Kavya.SII ComFashion Designing
14Aishwarya MII ArtsFootball & Athletics
15Vijay. RII ScAgricultural Science
16SridharII ComFoot ball
17Gayathri.CII ComDance
18Divya. MII ArtsJournalism, Mass com
19Aishwarya. CII ComComputer and Art
20GowthamchariII ArtsFilm making

Our goal is to raise Rs. 30000/- that will go into the Lisa Singhi scholarship fund and give the 15 young students an opportunity to experience their career first-hand.

Every contribution - big or small will go towards helping a student from Parikrma school learn about their interests, skills and follow their passion -  thereby, achieving their full potential when they join the workforce.

Lisa doesn't need any more toys or gifts, and she will be delighted to learn that students made informed career choices through her 6th birthday!  So, come join us in this celebration and let's create more joyful communities around us, where every individual is happy with their jobs/careers - because of the mentorship they received in high school. Thanks to your support.

Frequently Asked Questions:
 
  1. How much does it cost to fund one student?

    For Unherd to cover the cost of their operations, the organization charges a fee in range of Rs. 3000-4000 for the entire mentorship program. In case the student comes from low income school/family, Unherd waives the fee and gives them a 100% scholarship. This is where your contribution will be used towards giving students from Parikrma school access to Unherd's programs.
 
  1. How will I know which student has received the scholarship?
You can read about the students on this fundraiser page. You will receive an email and be updated about the students who have benefited from your contribution. We also plan to personally meet these students and keep you informed about the student's pr`ogress.

  1. What has Unherd done so far?

    Unherd is an organisation based in Bangalore, founded by Alister D'Monte. It got registered on 21st April, 2017 and since its launch, has impacted over 200+ students giving high school students access to mentorship opportunities. They work with tech corporates like Salesforce, Akamai and even individuals like illustrator, Alicia Souza to provide mentoring opportunities. You can read more about the organization and their work in detail on YourStory here. You will surely be inspired!

  2. I cannot contribute, how can I still help?
We completely understand if you cannot contribute. You can still join this initiative by becoming a mentor and sharing your career experience with high school students.  You can reach out to Alister on alister@unherd.in for more details. Also, you can share this campaign on Facebook, Twitter or any social media you use and be a part of this by spreading the word!

  1. I have more questions, who should I contact?
For queries on this birthday fundraiser, you can reach out to me: singhi.varun@gmail.com. If you have questions on Unherd and how they work, you can directly get in touch with the founder, Alister:  alister@unherd.in.

Ask for an update
15th August 2019
Hi,

We are transferring the first installment  of the generated funds in INR to the UNHERD Trust Account in order to be compliant with the Indian Income Tax Laws.

Best,
Varun
Hi,

We are transferring the first installment  of the generated funds in INR to the UNHERD Trust Account in order to be compliant with the Indian Income Tax Laws.

Best,
Varun
30th July 2019
Thanks a zillion to all the generous donors. We have successfully reached our goal of Rs. 30000 in less than a month. With that we will stop the campaign now and keep you posted on the next steps.

-Varun&Priya
Thanks a zillion to all the generous donors. We have successfully reached our goal of Rs. 30000 in less than a month. With that we will stop the campaign now and keep you posted on the next steps.

-Varun&Priya
30th July 2019
Two reasons to be overjoyed – it’s our daughter’s 6th Birthday today and we overachieved our fundraiser goal! We raised over Rs. 32,000/- and thanks to you, students from Parikrma school in Bengaluru will be receiving an opportunity to explore their career choices. From 12th grade student, Gowthamchari being mentored in film-making to 16 year old, Ranjini exploring fine arts as a career ---- your contribution is going to make a child more confident about their decisions. We will keep you informed about the students when they start attending Unherd’s mentorship programs and all the updates from the other side to share the impact you’ve made. Thank you so much once again for your kind support and please do keep our daughter, Lisa Singhi in your prayers today by sending her some good wishes on her birthday!

Two reasons to be overjoyed – it’s our daughter’s 6th Birthday today and we overachieved our fundraiser goal! We raised over Rs. 32,000/- and thanks to you, students from Parikrma school in Bengaluru will be receiving an opportunity to explore their career choices. From 12th grade student, Gowthamchari being mentored in film-making to 16 year old, Ranjini exploring fine arts as a career ---- your contribution is going to make a child more confident about their decisions. We will keep you informed about the students when they start attending Unherd’s mentorship programs and all the updates from the other side to share the impact you’ve made. Thank you so much once again for your kind support and please do keep our daughter, Lisa Singhi in your prayers today by sending her some good wishes on her birthday!

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Rs.32,165 raised

Goal: Rs.30,000

Beneficiary: UnHerd info_outline

Supporters (14)

Vishnukanth
Vishnukanth donated Rs.2,500

Happy Birthday Lisa! Have a blessed year!

FF
Falisha donated $100

Dear Lisa, my small support for your great initiative

RA
Raja donated $10

Happy Birthday Lisa Singhi

A
Anonymous donated $5
MC
Michael donated Rs.1,665

Wishing you a very happy birthday Lisa. and such a great initiative.

V
Ved donated $14.81