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Cuddalore Covid-19 Fund

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The need for campaign:

Rural communities in poverty are faced with reverse migration and loss of livelihood. The Covid-19 situation compounds existing inequalities such as poor access to transportation, essential goods, credit and also irregular income. Hence, they need greater support to tide over the current Covid-19 crisis.
For the 100 families associated with ASSEFA and for the 1200+ children our schools serve, we propose a 2-phased solution, to support families and children to tide over the Covid-19 crisis.

Problem and proposed solution:

Phase 1: Support essentials for families

Normally, a typical family
  • runs on credit
  • has to travel at least 15 Km to get essentials (groceries, vegetables, sanitary products
  • struggles to earn a steady monthly income
During Covid-19 times,
  • They do not have enough cash to buy essentials in a go
  • They’re having to travel to town as and when they get credit thereby having to travel multiple times
  • Government schemes are taking time to reach them
  • Livelihood opportunities are scarce and uncertain on when they’d be called back by their previous employer
The emergency fund will complement Government-led support schemes, which take time to trickle down and reach all families.

                                                           Phase 1
For a Rural family
 Per month (in INR)
 For 3 months (in INR)
Groceries (Oil, Chillies, Grains, Dals)
2000
6000
Vegetables
1500
4500
Amenities (EB, sanitary products)
200
600
Transportation
300
900
Total average cost for family of 5
12000

How can you support families?

At INR 500 you can sponsor amenities and transportation for 1 family
At INR 1500 you can sponsor amenities and transportation for three months for a rural family of 5
At INR 2000 you can sponsor groceries for a month for a rural family of 5
At INR 3000 you can sponsor vegetables for 2 families for a month for rural family of 5
At INR 4000 you can sponsor domestic expenses for a family of 5 for a month

Your contribution will help the family:
  • have the access to over 2000 rupees cash to stock up for 10-15 days
  • reduce their travel expense four fold
  • reduce exposure to Covid-19 by reducing number of times they travel outside

Phase 2:  Support essentials for children

Once basic needs are met, children need support to come back to school. ASSEFA foundation serves 1251 students across 5 schools from 102 remotest villages – by supporting students with transport and learning materials, we ensure families send students back to school, once it is safe for them to be in schools.

   Phase 2: ‘Back to school’ kit
ItemAmount (in INR)
Note books150
Text books200
Transportation100
Stationary50
Total 500

How can you support children?

At INR 500, you can support a child to get back to school.
At INR 15,000, you can support a classroom to be up and running.
At INR 1,00,000, you can support a school to be up and running.

Impact of ‘Back to School’ Kit:
A family recovering from months of no income in poorly connected villages, will struggle to afford a fee to send children back to school, once it is safe for children to come back to school. Supporting a child with a ‘Back to School’ kit (Sponsoring transport and learning materials for a term) helps them start school right away. This gives families the time to figure out livelihood and invest in the education of their children for the rest of the school year.

Who are we?


ASSEFA (Association of Sarva Seva Farms) was set up in 1980 to put to good use the lands collected during the Bhoodan movement led by Acharya Vinobha Bhave. ASSEFA started more than 100 schools in rural Tamil Nadu. In 2005, 5 schools were started in the tsunami - affected rural and coastal Cuddalore. These schools were set up to create a supportive environment to nurture children, disadvantaged by systemic, man-made and natural oppression.
Kanavu was started in 2017, with an aim to nurture these ASSEFA  schools and communities as spaces that support families and children to realize their dreams, irrespective of circumstance.

Know more about our work

Follow us on:
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/cometokannarpet/
Twitter - @cometokannarpet
Gamil - cadp.assefa@gmail.com

*during neft fund transfer, account type: CURRENT


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11th January 2021
Dear supporter,

We've been able to successfully fund 18 children in the funds collected since October 2020. Very grateful for your support.

With an aim to support all the 100 identified children, who are currently accessing 'Kathir' program's remote learning - we're extending the deadline of the campaign to the end of academic year - April 30th.

Campaign link to contribute:
https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-families-and-children-of-cuddalore-1

Keep Supporting
Dear supporter,

We've been able to successfully fund 18 children in the funds collected since October 2020. Very grateful for your support.

With an aim to support all the 100 identified children, who are currently accessing 'Kathir' program's remote learning - we're extending the deadline of the campaign to the end of academic year - April 30th.

Campaign link to contribute:
https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-families-and-children-of-cuddalore-1

Keep Supporting
25th October 2020
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your support


The reopening dates of schools have not been announced as yet. As we don't want this situation to stop children from learning, we have rolled out the 'Kathir' program.
As of this phase of the year, we have planned for the whole of second term (September - December) to be through Kathir, we have extended the deadline of the fundraiser.
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your support


The reopening dates of schools have not been announced as yet. As we don't want this situation to stop children from learning, we have rolled out the 'Kathir' program.
As of this phase of the year, we have planned for the whole of second term (September - December) to be through Kathir, we have extended the deadline of the fundraiser.
25th October 2020

We thank you for supporting us immensely with donations- we have collectively supported 100 families in rural Cuddalore with emergency funds. These funds have supported families to tide over the initial few months of the pandemic. It helped us to imagine what education can look like, for all the students we serve.

In June 2020, we started our program RAY (Rural Action and You), more fondly knows to our stakeholders as 'Kathir' - meaning ray, which for us signifies unending learning.

In phase 1, we secured over 60 phones , recharge funds and ensured all teachers accessed learning & facilitated learning for students over whatsapp.
https://spark.adobe.com/page/QtKj6DleRX7BL/

In phase 2, since October 2020, focus has shifted to reaching more students. As a first step, secured donation of 100 tabs and have begun distribution to students with highest needs. As we roll out this program, we need you to support students with,

- learning materials (@ INR 500 per child)
- funding their academic year at school (@INR 10,000 per child)

We thank you for supporting us immensely with donations- we have collectively supported 100 families in rural Cuddalore with emergency funds. These funds have supported families to tide over the initial few months of the pandemic. It helped us to imagine what education can look like, for all the students we serve.

In June 2020, we started our program RAY (Rural Action and You), more fondly knows to our stakeholders as 'Kathir' - meaning ray, which for us signifies unending learning.

In phase 1, we secured over 60 phones , recharge funds and ensured all teachers accessed learning & facilitated learning for students over whatsapp.
https://spark.adobe.com/page/QtKj6DleRX7BL/

In phase 2, since October 2020, focus has shifted to reaching more students. As a first step, secured donation of 100 tabs and have begun distribution to students with highest needs. As we roll out this program, we need you to support students with,

- learning materials (@ INR 500 per child)
- funding their academic year at school (@INR 10,000 per child)
Rs.1,688,077 raised

Goal: Rs.2,300,000

58 Days to go

1.1x IMPACT 10% of your contribution will be matched to raise necessary funds for your campaign

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Supporters (578)

MI
Milaap Impact Partner donated Rs.250

Matching payment towards BA’s contribution

B
BA donated Rs.2,500
MI
Milaap Impact Partner donated Rs.100

Matching payment towards Anonymous’ contribution

A
Anonymous donated Rs.1,000
MI
Milaap Impact Partner donated Rs.1,000

Matching payment towards Vijaykumar’s contribution

VR
Vijaykumar donated Rs.10,000

I am lucky to have such a blissful opportunity ! Many thanks and ALL THE BEST to Nisha, GOWTHAM and Team. May the best be showered