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Making Career Dreams Real in Difficult Places #SupportASapnewaali

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A Possible News Headline :
Santoli, a young woman from Jehanabad, launched her social enterprise to address malnutrition in Bihar.

A Sad Reality: 
Santoli, a 12th class topper, first person in her village to study beyond school, struggles to continue education because of lack of affordable quality options.


Sajhe Sapne works to upskill and guarantee jobs to young women in villages.

We are an all-women nonprofit on an audacious mission to make world-class professional courses and modern careers available to 200+ million young women in rural India.

In this campaign, we seek your support for management training and employment of Musahar women, a mahadalit community in villages of Bihar. Let’s make their career dreams come true.

Through our network of skilling centers called Sapna Centers in villages, we want to offer professional courses in everyday spoken languages with employment guarantee that firmly puts these women on a career track.

Sapna Center = Skilling +  Guaranteed Placements  + On-Job Mentoring

This no-fee year long professional course in management aims to skill women in career intelligence such as networking, negotiation, personal finance, English, digital literacy, critical thinking, project planning and management tools, and stakeholder management.

By the end of this course, the participants will be placed in companies, startups, nonprofits and social enterprises as project associates, coordinators, facilitators etc.

We have a ‘job first, donate later’ growth plan. A participant pays no fee for the program but pays forward for someone else’s education within 2-3 yrs of getting a job.

Just in four months since our inception, we have been able to deliver: 
 1) Program: designed our first professional training program in management
 2) Pilot: launched a pilot with small group of women in villages in Bihar
 3) Podcast: launched a podcast Sapnewaali to amplify life and leadership lessons from women achievers in villages 
 4) People: put together a dedicated team of core members and volunteers
 5) Partnership: partnered with Aavishkaar Yaatraa for incubation and growth

If we could achieve this in just 4 months, imagine how much more we could do with your support.

We are an all-women enterprise with collective work experience in gender rights advocacy, public policy research, learning design, rural development and management consultancy. Three of our core team are IIT Delhi alumnae and everyone together brings education experiences from University of California Berkeley, Ambedkar University and Delhi University as well.

Donate and support a Sapnewaali today.

Any amount will be a big boost to our campaign and confidence.

Your donations would be used as follows: 
1. Skilling and Employment Cost: 1 Lac/person (15 women)
2. Setting up a Sapna Center: 1.5 Lac for remodelling a hundred yr old mud house in a village to run a year long residential program for 15 women
3. Research and Development: 8 Lac for hiring of the best talent to keep refining our management curriculum and development of other forward-looking professional courses in agribusiness, education and community journalism for women in villages.

Your donations will be received by Aavishkaar Yaatraa as they are our key community and growth partner for first Sapna Center. 
 
We will send updates of the growth of the organisation and the Sapna Center participants every month. 

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21st November 2020
Dear Donor,

Sharing two updates from our end:

1)  Every month, we do a public sharing session discussing our work with our supporters. This month, we will be doing it on Monday (23rd Nov) at 5 PM. It would be a knowledge sharing session with the broader non-profit world to discuss insights on what helped us design and make our crowdfunding campaign a success. If you are interested in learning from/ about our fundraising experience, please join us by signing up through this form.

2) We are still getting requests from donors who want to donate to our campaign. It definitely is a very heartwarming and nice feeling to continue to get your support. But we think, since our goal is achieved here for this campaign, there are other people who are doing fantastic work that could use your support.  Here are two such campaigns that we  recommend:
     a. Sangama's work on education to children of sex workers.  
     b. Nitisha's campaign on supporting women in North East with eco-friendly period products

Both the campaigns just need some nudging to get close to their final goal. They are led by very dedicated individuals who are driven for the causes they are engaged in. Your support would be helpful.

-Sajhe Sapnewaaliyan
Dear Donor,

Sharing two updates from our end:

1)  Every month, we do a public sharing session discussing our work with our supporters. This month, we will be doing it on Monday (23rd Nov) at 5 PM. It would be a knowledge sharing session with the broader non-profit world to discuss insights on what helped us design and make our crowdfunding campaign a success. If you are interested in learning from/ about our fundraising experience, please join us by signing up through this form.

2) We are still getting requests from donors who want to donate to our campaign. It definitely is a very heartwarming and nice feeling to continue to get your support. But we think, since our goal is achieved here for this campaign, there are other people who are doing fantastic work that could use your support.  Here are two such campaigns that we  recommend:
     a. Sangama's work on education to children of sex workers.  
     b. Nitisha's campaign on supporting women in North East with eco-friendly period products

Both the campaigns just need some nudging to get close to their final goal. They are led by very dedicated individuals who are driven for the causes they are engaged in. Your support would be helpful.

-Sajhe Sapnewaaliyan
17th November 2020
Dear Donor,

A day before the launch of this fundraiser campaign, Sajhe Sapne's team gathered to discuss all the ways each one of us will have to push through to make it a success. Some of us expressed doubts on whether they would be able to ask for money from family and friends, some wondered if the fundraiser amount was too ambitious for crowdfunding.

And within four days from then, you replaced our questions with confident clear answers, our doubts with your trust and a glorious reality. You turned us into a 'one-of-its-kind' campaign to have raised INR 25 lac in record breaking 3.5 days. Thank you for making that happen.

To young budding nonprofits like Sajhe, donations offer more than just support - for us your money is our seed money and thus, our launchpad. It helps us cross over our first year (the 'death valley' where most startups usually falter) and give us a fair chance to create  evidence for newer initiative in the sector.

The whole Sajhe Sapne team is pumped to give it all to the program and deliver on our promise of making career dreams real in most difficult places. And, we are excited to have you on board with us as we do that. We will share regular updates on the progress of the program and associated Sapnewaalis. More details to follow on how and where we will deliver these updates.

We are immensely grateful not just for your money but your attention to stop by, to take a moment to think about our work and to act on your belief. There are many ways to thank you but the best one would be to make you proud by our work.

- Sajhe Sapnewaaliya 
Dear Donor,

A day before the launch of this fundraiser campaign, Sajhe Sapne's team gathered to discuss all the ways each one of us will have to push through to make it a success. Some of us expressed doubts on whether they would be able to ask for money from family and friends, some wondered if the fundraiser amount was too ambitious for crowdfunding.

And within four days from then, you replaced our questions with confident clear answers, our doubts with your trust and a glorious reality. You turned us into a 'one-of-its-kind' campaign to have raised INR 25 lac in record breaking 3.5 days. Thank you for making that happen.

To young budding nonprofits like Sajhe, donations offer more than just support - for us your money is our seed money and thus, our launchpad. It helps us cross over our first year (the 'death valley' where most startups usually falter) and give us a fair chance to create  evidence for newer initiative in the sector.

The whole Sajhe Sapne team is pumped to give it all to the program and deliver on our promise of making career dreams real in most difficult places. And, we are excited to have you on board with us as we do that. We will share regular updates on the progress of the program and associated Sapnewaalis. More details to follow on how and where we will deliver these updates.

We are immensely grateful not just for your money but your attention to stop by, to take a moment to think about our work and to act on your belief. There are many ways to thank you but the best one would be to make you proud by our work.

- Sajhe Sapnewaaliya 
Rs.2,600,184 raised

Goal: Rs.2,500,000

45 Days to go

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Supporters (1575)

Bo
Believers of Sajhe Sapne donated Rs.1,200

Matching payment towards Nikita’s contribution

Nikita
Nikita donated Rs.8,000
Bo
Believers of Sajhe Sapne donated Rs.750

Matching payment towards Siddhant’s contribution

SI
Siddhant donated Rs.5,000

Thank you Surabhi

Bo
Believers of Sajhe Sapne donated Rs.150

Matching payment towards Shubhrima’s contribution

SG
Shubhrima donated Rs.1,000

Surabhi you have been an inspiration since the time I know you. Your passion, grit and determination is astounding! The future of these talented girls is in good hands. Stay blessed dear!