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I am fundraising to seeking Rs 500x120 for University of Life

Why am I fundraising?

In the year 2007 we started "University of Life" formerly known as  ‘School without Walls’, a real-life experiential education program. We have been running this program for several resident interns at our ancestral home for several years now. We continue work with students despite various hindrances and hurdles in the last two years. We have used these very challenges and difficulties and made them the core of our curriculum for learning. So whether it is the recent issue of land grabbing, or of children in care and protection, we have made it a point to transform these obstacles into knowledge-based learning for the masses.

During the last two years, we have also had three students with dyslexia and minor mental illness. Hence, unlike previous years we couldn't meet expected self-generated funds through community services this year. Besides, there were also the above-mentioned issues which caused an extra financial burden. Syamantak University of Life appeals to all our friends to stand by us at this time for our cause and to contribute Rs. 500 (or more) for the cause. We need 100 friends who will support our cause by contributing Rs.500 or more to Syamantak “University of Life”. So please spread the message among your like- minded friends so that we achieve the target. 

Innovating education - Euronews "Learning world" in association with WISE (World innovation summit for education) an initiative of Qatar Foundation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQJ35kpdRUQ

Documentary made by BBC production on "University of Life" aired on Star plus, 13th December,2015 on Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi hosted Mr. Amitabh Bachchan  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFucWC5oxl8

What do I plan to do with the funds?

Utilize the funds to overcome the fiscal deficit and create resource to make project sustainaible

FAQs

University of life formerly known as School Without Walls, education may appear to others as vocational education, but is not. What we are aiming at is not vocational education, but education using real life activities as a medium. Students at  benefits from the way they learn things - by actually doing them.This is not something they learned in their school or college. Our emphasis is on learning while doing in real life. We believe that working with your hands is what teaches you best.  


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15th August 2016
“Every dream will be challenged!”

We have overcome many obstacles and suffered pain while achieving any meaningful target at Syamantak  “University of Life”. Well, rarely, a dream or goal comes true easily and effortlessly, without delays, problems or hurdles. And the bigger your dreams, the tougher your challenges, the more ambitious your goals, the more likely it is that you will face difficulties on your way towards it.

This summer Syamantak launched its Joint Liability Group “Swayam”, India’s 1st J.L.G of young students.

Wednesday  17th August, 2016 on the auspicious day of Pateti, a Parsi New Year & full moon day of Shravan, Narli Poornima, Syamantak is adding another feather in its cap by Launching ONLINE STORE of “SWAYAM”.
 
Our online store is efforts of all the dedicated Syamantak interns who have worked passionately to accomplish this dream. It’s an in-house developed on-line store at Dhamapur village.

We greatly appreciate and look forward to your continued support.
31st May 2016
engineering-eye@ Syamantak Dhamapur University of Life...We are getting ready for the monsoonThanks to all the Donors and Milaap who facilitated us in fund raising campaign. With funds raised we are able to manage with the expenses for monsoon maintenance in our 80 years old structure. We also managed to initiate India's first Join-Liability-Group (JLG) of Syamantak intern Students - "SWAYAM". This year start-up of University of Life - "Swayam" made sales of Rs. 40,000 within 3 days at the Kokan Fruit Festival@Goa from bi-products of neglected fruits and flowers developed at University of Life. We also won prize for our Red Hibiscus Syrup and pickles for the third consecutive year. The resident interns not just made sales but also provided training to the marginal farmers and women group. Three J.L.G groups were formed and were given training on product development, packaging, marketing and licensing support. Fruit & Flower Festival of Moti Talav - 2016 was organised by University of Life in collaboration with Sawantwadi Municipal corporation. Each J.L.G group made sales of 40-60 thousand in the fest. Fungus technology training was organised with Organic Farmers group. This year we are also focused to start "Soap Kitchen" at "Swayam" to make exclusive hand-craft soaps from various butters and oils in Konkan. Thanks you Milaap 
24th March 2016
Dear Friends,
Greetings from "University of Life" (Formerly known as "School Without Walls")

We would like to Thank all our well-wishers who have overwhelmingly contributed to our fundraising campaign. Thanks to Milap and their impact partner who have offered us to match all donations made on our campaign page. This means for every rupee you contributed Milaap's impact partner will contribute another rupee- thereby giving us 2X amount. This will help us boost our sustainable development and open learning projects at University of Life,a real life education center of Syamantak.

Monsoon are near and it rains like cats and dogs in Konkan region. We would like to raise some more funds for repairing of our traditional roof through this campaign. We are expecting to raise Rs. 60,000 and same amount will be contributed by Milap's impact partner making the total contribution to Rs. 1,20,000. This shall facilitate us to initiate a joint liability group (JLG) of Syamantak interns this year. The amount raised will be used for community work and research in Bio-culture compress block project, Solar dehydrator & Natural food techniques project benefiting Syamantak organisation,marginal farmers and village women's group in the nearby villages.

All the visual documentation of the success stories from this contribution will be updated on our Facebook https://www.facebook.com/schoolwithoutwalls and Milap's portal.  

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Rs.126,436
raised of Rs.120,000 goal

38 Supporters

Beneficiary: Syamantak info_outline

Supporters (38)

Milaap Impact Partner
Milaap Impact Partner donated Rs.500
over 2 years ago

Matching payment towards Manjula’s contribution

Milaap Impact Partner
Milaap Impact Partner donated US $15.15
over 2 years ago

Matching payment towards Manmohan’s contribution

Milaap Impact Partner
Milaap Impact Partner donated US $7.57
over 2 years ago

Matching payment towards Anonymous’ contribution

Milaap Impact Partner
Milaap Impact Partner donated US $100
over 2 years ago

Matching payment towards Sagar’s contribution

Milaap Impact Partner
Milaap Impact Partner donated US $25
over 2 years ago

Matching payment towards Ravi’s contribution

Milaap Impact Partner
Milaap Impact Partner donated US $100
over 2 years ago

Matching payment towards Divya’s contribution