Help our little leaders to learn and grow during this Pandemic | Milaap
Help our little leaders to learn and grow during this Pandemic
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  • PV

    Created by

    Priyanka Venkat
  • G5

    This fundraiser will benefit

    Grade 5 students

    from Mumbai, Maharashtra

We are two teachers- Payal Sormare and Priyanka Venkat, working to ensure that our kids continue to receive an excellent education during this challenging time. We are Teach For India fellows, and teach 30 beautiful 5th graders, in a low income school in Malvani, Mumbai.

With the current COVID environment of chaos and paranoia, educating our students is proving to be more difficult than anticipated. Due to social distancing norms and indefinite closure of schools, virtual learning is the need of the hour. We therefore need to expose them to various types of online books, softwares and other means needed for everyday virtual classroom lessons.

These kids also belong to households where the only earning member of the family is a daily wage worker. The lockdown has caused difficulty in even managing basic ration for the majority of these families. They are also struggling with paying school fees and are contemplating pulling their kids out of school.

We do not want our students to compromise on their education.

We need your help to raise the funds required to ensure that every student in our classroom stays in school, and has access to a quality education, even under these circumstances.

How will the funds be used?
  • Covid Relief Ration Packets and Medical emergencies: Mumbai is the worst hit by the virus. And in these difficult times, a lot of the families are struggling to access basic ration. The situation is even more severe when they face medical emergencies with absolutely zero income. We want to be able to help them on these fronts with the amount we manage to raise.
  • Online learning resources- We would like to give our kids access to online books and platforms that would help accelerate their learning. 
  • School fees- The money we raise will also go towards helping families who cannot afford the school fees for the next six months and/or have backlog in fees from the previous year
  • Smartphones- Some of our students do not have access to smartphones, leaving them far behind their peers. We would also like to purchase smartphones so that they can attend zoom classes and use WhatsApp. 
How can you help?
  • Donate money on the link provided. No amount is less.
  • Share this post with others and spread the word. 
We also feel that sometimes lack of clarity on money utilization makes one skeptical about such donations. What we promise to you on that regard is to ensure clarity in communication. In case you wish, we would love to give you a glimpse of our classroom periodically over video call.

Your contribution will go a long way in helping our kids explore the world around them and achieve our goals for the year.

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