Help Slum Children Attend School W/ Dignity, Buy Them A Pair Of Shoes

The summer holidays are coming to an end this month and back to school shopping fever is catching up with parents and children across regions of India.
While many are buying new uniforms, backpacks, shoes and school supplies, school children from many underprivileged families may forego these basic necessities due to affordability reasons.
Through this campaign I wish to raise funds to purchase and distribute school shoes and socks to these mostly slum children studying in four government schools (listed below) near HAL in Bangalore.
     (1) Government Kannada Medium Higher Primary School, Vimanapura.
     (2) Government Kannada Medium Lower Primary School, Nellorepura.
     (3) Government Telugu Medium Higher Primary School, Nellorepura.
     (4) Government Kannada Medium Lower Primary School, Vibhutipura. 

I have chosen these schools for a few reasons:
  1. I have been a donor & have visited these schools as part of CSR activities.
  2. These schools are equipped with basic infrastructure such as fans, safe drinking water, lights, benches, computers, etc. (thanks to the support from CSR activities).
  3. For many years now I have seen children come to these schools in bare feet simply because their parents are unable to/don’t buy shoes for them and no shoe donation happens in their schools. 
I believe that the path to a bright academic year should start off in dignity; If you share this belief, please join hands with me in this campaign. All funds raised from this campaign will be utilized solely for the purchase and distribution of school shoes & socks for these students.
Thanks a lot for your support!

About Me:
   I am an engineer by profession, sociotechnology entrepreneur interested in volunteering for social causes in education and community development. I have been a donor & volunteer for these schools through CSR programs. During my visits, I have seen many students come to school in bare feet. This idea to raise funds for these students came to me when I was buying shoes for the academic year and thought if I could do something for these 350-400 students so they can wear shoes to school in June.

Please look forward to updates and progress on this website.
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Notice by the Government of Karnataka for providing free shoes & socks
Notice by the Government of Karnataka for providing free shoes & socks
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24th June 2017
A big thank you to all the donors, teachers, the BATA shoe vendor Mr. Madhu from Kundalahalli store and everyone who supported in their best possible ways. Here is the last & final update for this campaign. About 51 children of Brindavan Tent School studying in classes 1 to 4 were given a pair of black shoes & 2 pairs of socks today, 24th June 2017. 
Thank you !
21st June 2017
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for all the support. Here is the quotation received from BATA vendor for the students in the tent school (class 1 - 4) which is not covered by the Govt. program. The distribution is planned for Saturday 24th June.
10th June 2017
Dear donors,
    Thank you very much for your contribution and support for this cause. Here is an update about this campaign.
    Two days ago, the principal of one of the above govt. schools informed me that they received a notification from the Government that children from Class I to Class X studying in Govt. Schools would be provided with shoes and socks during this academic year (Kindly refer to the attachments & the text in Kannada - highlighted in the box in yellow color below).

So, I have decided not to raise funds for this campaign anymore. For the donors who have already contributed, I would like to assure that all of the amount will be put to use for fulfilling the other necessary needs of these students.

Thank you all again !
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raised of Rs.200,000 goal

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Supporters (12)

Vijayendra donated Rs.1,000
about 1 year ago
Tarun donated Rs.2,000
about 1 year ago

Education with dignity ! Great Initiative.

Amruthavalli donated Rs.5,000
about 1 year ago
Anonymous donated Rs.2,500
about 1 year ago
Anonymous donated Rs.15
about 1 year ago
Varun donated US $100
about 1 year ago