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Donate a Phone Save a Child

You can donate a smart phone and save a child.

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It has been nine months since the spread of Coronavirus resulting in most schools in India being shut down.

Schools are making a valiant effort to continue education of children through online classes. Unfortunately, online attendance of children is extremely poor as most children from underprivileged background do not have access to a smart phone, tablets or computer at home. This has resulted in the following:
  • The education gap between well to do children and those who do not have access to online education has widened even further.
  • Due to the isolation imposed by forced lockdown children who are unable to communicate with their peers and teachers are suffering with mental health issues. Access to mobile phones will help them communicate and feel less burdened.
  • We are nearing seven months into lockdown and there is no end in sight. One-year loss in a child’s education is huge. The child may get demotivated and drop out of school all together.
  • Technology is a force multiplier. It is a leverage that multiplies human effort by 10 to 100 times depending on how technology is used. A child who does not have access to technology will be at a grave disadvantage for rest of their lives.
In over 95% of cases online classes are being conducted through mobile phones in India. It is important for children to have a dedicated mobile to continue not only their education online but also learn use technology that will be an important skill if they are to succeed in life.

Sharing phones with family members is not an answer because parents go to work and take their phones away when online classes are being conducted.

There are many ways in which we can help our children:

I and my wife work closely with an underfunded school in a village in Goa where majority of the parents can not afford a mobile phone for their child.

We are trying to raise Rs 5,50,000 to buy 110 smart mobile phones @ Rs 5000 each for children of classes 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th.

The money you donate will go directly to the school for which a separate account is being maintained. We understand that these are difficult times. If you are unable to donate cost of a basic smartphone which is Rs 5000 then you can help us by making whatever contribution is within your budget. Every little contribution will go a long way in helping our children .

You can also donate an old smartphone phone that you have upgraded. Please send the phone to the Principal of the school on the following address:

Linda Parrikar
Principal
Sacred Heart High School, Verla, Canca, Bardez, Goa – 403510, India
Telephone: 0832 2472336
Mobile: 0721 8018565

There are other ways you can help a child near you:
  • Buy a phone and donate it to a needy child. A basic phone these days costs around Rs 5000.
  • Educate parents of under privileged to buy a phone for their child. Some of the parents can afford a phone but do not understand the importance. They think it is luxury and not a necessity.
  •  Share your Wi-Fi data with a needy child.
  • Start a social movement of awareness that will force the governments to donate phones to under-privileged children. For national development this is a better investment than any infrastructure spends.  
  • MPs & MLAs have adequate funds at their disposal help our children. Vote for them only if the donate a phone to needy children.
Your help and timely support will have a long-lasting impact on the lives of poor children.

It is possible that during these troubled times you may not have funds to support the initiative. You can help by sharing the donation link and share our effort with as many of your friends and relatives.

We thank you in advance for your help and generosity.

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25th November 2020
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your love and wonderful support so far.

To help raise the amount faster for the treatment, Milaap is offering a 10% matching on all the payments (till the funds last). This means ongoing forward, for every 1000 INR, Milaap will contribute an additional 100 INR to the campaign thereby creating 1.1X the impact. 

Please come forward to support my cause. You can help via the following methods:

1. Clicking on the donate now button:
https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-children-of-the-school

Please support and share the campaign with your contacts and networks.

Regards,
Praveen Kumar
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your love and wonderful support so far.

To help raise the amount faster for the treatment, Milaap is offering a 10% matching on all the payments (till the funds last). This means ongoing forward, for every 1000 INR, Milaap will contribute an additional 100 INR to the campaign thereby creating 1.1X the impact. 

Please come forward to support my cause. You can help via the following methods:

1. Clicking on the donate now button:
https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-children-of-the-school

Please support and share the campaign with your contacts and networks.

Regards,
Praveen Kumar
9th November 2020
Dear Supporters,

We would like to thank numerous unanimous donors who have come forward to support our mission to provide phones to underprivileged children so that they can continue with their studies.

We would also like to thank so many selfless individuals including the principal & teachers of the Sacred Heart High School, Goa   who have not only contributed generously but also helped to spread the word in order to help our campaign. We distributed the first lot of mobile phones to the underprivileged children who can now continue with their online studies.
The sheer joy on faces of the children when they received the phones is a reward for our shared efforts.

We have so far collected Rs 3,20,000 which is roughly 60% of our requirement and will need one last push to share this message of hope with everyone in your sphere of influence.

Thanks once again for your helping hand. May God bless you and the children whom you have helped.  Please see pictures below.



Thank you
Dear Supporters,

We would like to thank numerous unanimous donors who have come forward to support our mission to provide phones to underprivileged children so that they can continue with their studies.

We would also like to thank so many selfless individuals including the principal & teachers of the Sacred Heart High School, Goa   who have not only contributed generously but also helped to spread the word in order to help our campaign. We distributed the first lot of mobile phones to the underprivileged children who can now continue with their online studies.
The sheer joy on faces of the children when they received the phones is a reward for our shared efforts.

We have so far collected Rs 3,20,000 which is roughly 60% of our requirement and will need one last push to share this message of hope with everyone in your sphere of influence.

Thanks once again for your helping hand. May God bless you and the children whom you have helped.  Please see pictures below.



Thank you
23rd October 2020
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your love and wonderful support so far.

To help raise the amount faster, Milaap is offering a 10% matching on all the payments till Monday (26 October), 11:59 PM.  This means ongoing forward, for every 1000 INR, Milaap will contribute an additional 100 INR to the campaign thereby creating 1.1X the impact.

Please come forward to support our cause. You can help via the following methods:

1. Clicking on the donate now button:
https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-children-of-the-school

Please support and share the campaign with your contacts and networks.

Regards,
Team Milaap
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your love and wonderful support so far.

To help raise the amount faster, Milaap is offering a 10% matching on all the payments till Monday (26 October), 11:59 PM.  This means ongoing forward, for every 1000 INR, Milaap will contribute an additional 100 INR to the campaign thereby creating 1.1X the impact.

Please come forward to support our cause. You can help via the following methods:

1. Clicking on the donate now button:
https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-children-of-the-school

Please support and share the campaign with your contacts and networks.

Regards,
Team Milaap
Rs.368,424 raised

Goal: Rs.550,000

29 Days to go

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