Help Save Our Second Home | Milaap
Help Save Our Second Home
of Rs.600,000
70 supporters
  • Riddhi

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    Riddhi Society
  • Sa

    This fundraiser will benefit

    Students and teachers

    from Kolkata, West Bengal

80G tax benefits for INR donations

For twenty-two years, Riddhi has been the premier provider of educational training for children with special needs in Kolkata, India. Our primary objective has always remained to give each student personal care (5:1, student to teacher ratio) and make them self-reliant so that they are equipped to face any challenges in the world outside. With time, our students have found a family, a sense of community among the peers, the staff, and the teachers in the school. Together, they have picked up other skills such as singing, dancing, stitching, painting, baking, cooking, weaving that can be of help in skilled career development also.

The school was previously funded by Hans Foundation, Delhi up until the year 2019. Then onwards, the school had made arrangements for further funding, all of which fell through as the pandemic came upon and jolted our day-to-day lives. We had enough resources to continue for a few months - for the first three months, we were able to pay the teachers and staff full salaries to continue with their job. After that, however, we had to cut down on the salaries to be able to afford to carry forward. Despite this, our teachers and staff stayed back in the school because they believed in the cause - to give a self-reliant life to the children who're otherwise neglected or invisible in the eyes of society.  

 The donation we are hoping to raise through Milaap will cover the salaries of the thirty-seven total staff and teachers of the school in the coming months, the rent of the school building so that the students who have grown to associate the building as their second home won't have to lose it, and hopefully, cover the cost of online studies for twenty students whose family are undergoing financial constraints due to the pandemic. The donation will also provide us the time needed to make a more permanent arrangement of funding for the school, which we otherwise would have to shut down.

Riddhi has stayed true to its mission for twenty-two years by giving the students a voice with personal care and assistance. It is a small, yet extremely supportive community of its own. Our priority now is that, just like our students, we must become self-reliant too, so that we can create an environment where our students and teachers don't have to worry about the school staying afloat while furthering their education. With your help, we can achieve this goal and make sure that these children have a bright future just like everybody else.

Please visit our website for more information about our society.

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