I’m Anusha Swamy, I founded the Make A Change Trust in 2015 with the aim of helping as many children as possible to go pursue education for that’s where their life can take shape and they would belong in a social circle and learn more. It has been a wonderful journey of meeting parents, bright young minds and kids with hearts full of enthusiasm to learn and be better. We have so far helped around 120 kids to go to school and are expanding this year to Kovalam, a fishing village in Tamilnadu where kids surf, skate and have big dreams. We need your help to make their dreams come true.
We have always believed in helping the people in need through various means and also been very careful how we raise money.
Make a Change is a community that raises a community, for this we created a welfare project under Make A Change called Aplusmax/Aplus that encourages entrepreneurs with different abilities. We train the people with Down syndrome at the Down syndrome Federation Of India to create various eco friendly products such as cloth tote bags , paper straws, paper bags, etc and the profits of the sales go towards the welfare of the children. We did couple of events so far and have been paying the kids a stipend every month and also donated a huge sum to the DSFI.
We have been a part of various exhibitions to create awareness about Down syndrome and showing people what a huge difference their time and energy makes in the lives of all these kids and adults while also using these platforms to raise money.
Apart from this we have also been supporting the girls from Lady Sivaswami Higher Secondary School by sponsoring the girls’ education from 2015 until now. The school also reported 100% pass percentage in the year of 2018. Apart from education we also sponsor lunches and breakfast for the kids at the school itself.
Make A Change has also helped and cared for the welfare of Animals, we have sponsored surgeries for a few stray cats and dogs. Every life matters and we truly believe in that.
Some of the Events we’ve been a part of :
Make A Change Dress Sale 2015 to raise funds in collaboration with Sameena’s Stores. May 2015
Make A Change Collaborated with dancers across the city to conduct Dancer's Laboratory - a dance workshop to raise funds for helping the kids at Make a Wish Foundation, Chennai. April 2015
Make A Change organised a makeup Workshop to raise funds for educating girls in Salem. June 2016
Make A Change organised an exhibition of hand Made Candles to raise funds for stray Animals. Oct 2016
Make A Change collaborated with Rush ( a spots arena ) to raise funds for supporting girls’ education. April 2017
Make A Change started Aplus in October 2017 and participated in the Exhibition at Humming Room and raised funds for people with Down syndrome. Oct 2017
Make A Change participated in an exhibition for Aplus to raise funds for people with Down Syndrome in Nungambakkam. December 2017
Make A Change participated in an exhibition for Aplus to raise funds and create awareness about people with Down syndrome at the Lime Soda Pop Up at Buva House. Jan 2018
Make A Change participated in an exhibition for Aplus to raise funds and create awareness about people with Down syndrome at the Wild Warrior Race on Kovalam Beach. March 2018
Make A Change participated in an exhibition for Aplus to raise funds and bring awareness about people with Down syndrome at another Lime Soda Summer Pop up ay Buva House. April 2018
Make A Change participated in an exhibition for Aplus to raise funds and bring awareness about people with Down syndrome at Kovalam Surfing Festival. August 2018
Make A Change participated in an exhibition for Aplus to raise funds and create awareness about people with Down syndrome at the Down syndrome Federation of India for Children’s Day. November 2018.
Make A Change also raised Rs.125,000 in 2019 to support the education of 25 children from Lady Siva Swami Higher Secondary School and The Kids of Kovalam