A School Bus for the Intellectually Challenged Kids at Nireekshana

Nireekshana means "Hope." True to its name, this non-profit, day school is a beacon of hope to 35 intellectually challenged kids coming from economically low income groups in Bangalore, India.

Every morning, a school bus picks up these children from four slums and transports them to school.  While at school, these kids receive a basic education, self help skills and nutritious food.  Unfortunately, the bus that has transported the children for the past 13 years has broken down and needs to be replaced.

There are very few resources for intellectually challenged children like these in India, especially when their parents have low incomes.  Without the bus to transport them, these children have no other way to get to school.  Therefore, we are asking everyone to please consider making a donation, however small, to this very worthy cause.

Nireekshana was founded by a dear friend of my mother, Mrs. Daya Martin, who worked there until her dying day.  I was fortunate enough to visit Nireekshana during the Holidays, and their nativity scene was the most heartwarming one that I've ever seen.  I have attached some images to give you a better idea of who the children are who you have an opportunity to help.  

Personally, I cannot think of a better way to honor my mother than to help the school her friend founded at their time of need. Thank you for reading this story and for your contribution.

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6th June 2018
Dear Supporters.
Thank you all for your support.

After just over 30 days, we have met our fundraiser goal of $5000.00.  This money will be donated to Nireekshana, a special children's school in Bangalore to help them buy a school bus.

Thank you so much for your contributions and love,
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Gigi donated Rs.5,000
about 2 months ago
Gigi donated Rs.5,000
about 2 months ago
The Johnson donated US $2,000
about 2 months ago
Rihaan donated US $842
about 2 months ago

Great initiative

Sid donated Rs.10,000
about 2 months ago
Bhavana donated US $238.09
about 2 months ago