Summer fix-it time | Milaap
Summer fix-it time
45%
Raised
Rs.44,663
of Rs.1,00,000
11 supporters
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    Created by

    Jaya Dayini Das
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    Krsna Balarama Community Day School

    from Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh

Story

Please help us - we only have a few weeks left before the children return to school, and these projects take time! 
When we moved into our current, countryside location, there were many construction projects to complete, and we were only able to do the minimum before beginning classes last year. We would like to use this summer holiday time to finish things up so that when classes resume in July, our children will find a more comfortable study space.
With the first 25,000 rupees (about 350 USD): The first thing we need to do before the rainy season begins is to paint the classroom doors, as they are just rough wood, and will start to rot if they have to endure more damp days. The paint and polyurethane finish will protect them from the elements for many months to come.
The second improvement that needs your help is the finishing work on desks that were sponsored last summer. We never had the wherewithal to have them painted and sealed properly, so they have given countless splinters to our children over the year in their rough state. The carpentry work that needs to be done is the laminate overlay on top and wood stain/ paint on the legs and benches to make everything durable and safe. This project will most likely cost about 30 to 35,000 rupees (about 550 to 600 USD)
There are two more projects that your kind donations will go towards: first, two generous parents gifted us AC units some time ago, but as we have no glass windows, we haven't been able to install them as yet. Now that temperatures are soaring (it's about 45+ degrees most days), we really need to make two cool rooms. This idea means getting glass put into two of the classrooms (two windows in one, and four in the other), and having the units serviced and installed. The total cost of this project will most likely be about 30,000 rupees (about 550 USD)
The last project on our list is to improve our school library. We have a collection of books that we share out among the classrooms, as there is no seperate room available to make a proper library. We would like to cut a space out of the back of one of the longer classrooms with a partition, and create a real library where the children can sit and read peacefully, out of their usual classroom spaces, and with an organised system of maintaining these valuable books, as in the classrooms, they often get damaged or lost. This project will probably cost around 35,000 rupees (about 600 USD)
Your selfless donations will help us in these ways, and encourage us to take better care of these very special dhamavasi children. Radhe Shyam! 💐🙏🏿

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