With the build up of network the team grouped themselves to be named as “SnehaHastha” which translates to ‘helping hand’. With the plan to have better access to education for all the kids of Karnataka, these techies started with the mission to revive the old Government schools of Karnataka. The reviving of the Government schools are very much necessary since they are the ones who provide free education for the needy and help in eradicating under nourishment and many others. It is the responsibility of every individual as much as the government to contribute in ways possible.
“The group members contribute a part of their salary every month for this purpose. With the collected amount we purchase the necessary items required for reviving the school like books, desks, sports items, computers, boards etc”
Since the start of this initiative, there have been various programs taken up in various schools across Karnataka. There have been multiple events conducted in Government schools of Sringeri, Udupi, Mandya, Hassan, Tumakuru, Shivamogga, Ballari, Chamarajanagara. In each school Snehahastha has taken up activities to help revive culture, sports etc. Conduct programs like medical camps and tech events. Further distribute the required materials worth Rs. 80,000 around in each school. All these using the regular salary income of the members of the group.
Sringeri Vaikuntapura school
“The school is 150 years old. The students were diminishing and one time it was just 15. The state government asked to close the village but I was determined to increase the strength. With the help of SnehaHastha the school was able to revive and modernize the school. This attracted more students and now the strength has increased to 45”
Kucchalu Government higher primary school Shivamogga
"This school had no proper connectivity being in one of the interior villages of Shivamogga. The school being very old did not have a proper building and the student strengths had diminished. SnehaHastha team involved in beautification of school and distributing the necessary items which the school needed"
Few other paper clippings, videos
Books packed and ready to be distributed - Udupi event
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Need for more funds
These days the works done by SnehaHastha has been getting recognition. The justification for this would be the number of calls the team gets from schools asking for support. There are more than ten schools who have called for and are in need of support and our hands are tied up with the limited financial source that we have. This motivated us to turn to the crowd and ask for more funds.
With this campaign we request the individuals to contribute funds for this initiative. We request you to come and join us in further events conducted by Team SnehaHastha helping us reach create a better tomorrow.
(The event related details and bills of purchase will be shared as an update with all the funders)