Lisa's first birthday was celebrated to bring solar lighting to families in the north eastern state of Manipur, India.
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.
|Serial No.||Name of the student||Class||Wishful Career|
|2||Tarun||I Com||Foot Ball like|
|3||Ranjini||I Arts||Fine art-sketching,|
|4||Lavanya||I Arts||Bharatanatyam dancer|
|5||Omkar||I Com||Fashion Model|
|6||Shankar||I Com||Theater Person|
|8||Muskaan||II Sc||Story teller|
|9||Umamaheshwari||II Arts||Sports Psychologist|
|10||Satish. G||II Arts||Art and Technology|
Painting with Computers
|12||Shakthi||II Com||You tube movies|
|13||Kavya.S||II Com||Fashion Designing|
|14||Aishwarya M||II Arts||Football & Athletics|
|15||Vijay. R||II Sc||Agricultural Science|
|16||Sridhar||II Com||Foot ball|
|18||Divya. M||II Arts||Journalism, Mass com|
|19||Aishwarya. C||II Com||Computer and Art|
|20||Gowthamchari||II Arts||Film 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:
- 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.
- How will I know which student has received the scholarship?
- 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!
- I cannot contribute, how can I still help?
- I have more questions, who should I contact?