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Zia's birthday Fundraiser
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Rs.41,525
of Rs.50,000
22 supporters
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    Created by

    Akkriti
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    Children in low income communities

    from New Delhi, Delhi

80G tax benefits for INR donations

Story

Fundraiser Summary:

~60% of Indian children entered preschools in 2018. 1 of 2 students out of those, weren't school ready. This means they didn't have the required cognitive, language, social-emotional skills to succeed in school. We believe a child's caregivers - parents and preschool teachers - are the key to solving this challenge.

Therefore, Meraki has been working with 4% (47000+) of total preschools, preschool teachers in India as well as parents to improve the preschool education provided to these children. This fundraiser aims to raise resources to continue that support to 1 lakh families that have been benefiting from the program for the past 18 months. (More details in the note below)

There are two ways in which you can contribute:
1. Financial Support: We're currently looking to raise 40 lakh Rupees to support around 1 lakh children with quality pre-schooling for the next 12 months. Therefore, we would appreciate as much support as you can provide. But here's where you could get started:
- 100000 Rs. will help us support 100 villages (approx. 2500 children)
- 25000 Rs will help us support 25 villages (approx. 625 children)
- 10000 Rs. will help support 10 villages (approx. 250 children)
- 5000 Rs will help support 5 villages (approx.125 children)
- 1000 Rs will help support 1 village (approx. 25 children)

2. Time:  It'd be great if you can support us with your time. This would entail spreading the campaign in your network, encouraging them to donate.

Thank you, for your support and do reach out to us in case you have any questions.

----------Here is a more detailed overview of the fundraiser-------

THE PROBLEM
If we ask you: have you, your children or your nieces/nephews ever gone to a preschool? The majority response (~100%) would be yes, obviously. Yet India, home to 116 million children under age 6, had only 60% of children attend preschools in 2019-20 (World Bank, 2018). This number hits close to 0% in a covid-hit country that has had preschool lockdowns for the past 20 odd months.

But even in normal circumstances, the graver reality is that by the time children hit age 5, they are at a severe disadvantage. How?
International research demonstrates, decisively, that 90% of our brain growth happens by age 5. We believe the crux of the matter is that caregivers (parents) who are primarily responsible for child's development are unable to build a suitable environment of learning for their children to succeed; especially when they come from low-income households. Low-income households need our support, during and post COVID-19.

Meraki is working to fix that.

OUR SOLUTION

Meraki is a nonprofit started by IIM-Harvard alumni with the goal of making India of school-ready children a reality. We believe educating children starts with their parents; with whom the child spends almost 18+ hours daily. Meraki enables low-income, primarily rural caregivers to act early and unleash their child’s innate developmental potential. We do this by partnering with state governments to build a system of learning that ‘leaves no parent or child behind’.

How do we do this?

Supported by excellent officials and Anganwadi workers on-ground, Meraki has been running one of the largest preschool operations in India (even during COVID-19). Our approach can be summarised as below:


Here's how the parents benefit:


THE IMPACT

 Each month, Meraki's program reaches out to 47000+ preschools (4% of total Indian preschools) and over 1.28 lakh families.  Our engagement numbers have breached 100000+ hours with over 10 million views of the content shared across these families. Outside of reach, Meraki's program has had a profound impact on its families. Here's how:


Why Fundraise now?

Meraki has been single-handedly supporting these families for the past 20+ months. We want to continue supporting these families over the next 12 months, and possibly, extend the benefits of the program to more low-income families. That is where we need your support.

How can you support me? You can support us in two ways:

1. Financial Support: We're currently looking to raise 40 lakh Rupees to support around 1 lakh children with quality pre-schooling for the next 12 months. Therefore, we would appreciate as much support as you can provide. But here's where you could get started:-

  • 100000 Rs. will help us support 100 villages (approx. 2500 children)
  • 25000 Rs will help us support 25 villages (approx. 625 children)
  • 10000 Rs. will help support 10 villages (approx. 250 children)
  • 5000 Rs will help support 5 villages (approx.125 children)
  • 1000 Rs will help support 1 village (approx. 25 children)
2. Time:  It'd be great if you can support us with your time. This would entail spreading the campaign in your network and encouraging them to donate.

Thank you for reading this far, and consider supporting us. All of us at Meraki and thousands of families benefiting from the program appreciate it, really.







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