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Did you know even after 70 years of independence, there are villages in Haryana where not even a single child has been to college?


There is a pressing need to create a momentum for education in our villages to tackle the existing social issues like poverty, crime and unemployment. Through Varitra Foundation, we are empowering local rural youth into becoming change-makers and help to transform education in their villages. These villages are located on the Yamuna Belt of Karnal district and continue to face extreme economic and social backwardness. Majority of the children in these villages are first-generation school-goers and struggle with weak learning outcomes and no parental support. 

Currently, Varitra is empowering 24+ youth change makers, 20 of whom are women. These change-makers are running Varitra's post-school Learning Enhancement Centre (LEC) to provide remedial support to govt. school children in their respective villages. 


Here is a case study of Sapna, our 19-year old change-maker who is also the first individual from her village to undertake higher studies. Sapna had topped class 12th but had to struggle a lot for admission into college despite her passion to study more. Her parents were reluctant to send her outside the village. Varitra team met her family multiple times and their interaction led to her parents eventually agreeing to Sapna attending a nearby local college. Sapna however was determined to go to a better college in Karnal city and pushed her parents into supporting her for the same. Seeing her passion for education, Varitra team again went to her house and persuaded her parents. Her father finally agreed and said, “Ab Sapna ka admission aap hi karaoge" (Varitra will get her admitted into a college). And thus began Sapna’s higher education journey. 


Sapna graduating SMILE fellowship at Pravah Delhi

Today, Sapna is a dedicated second year B.A. student and travels to the city everyday while she also continues to volunteer in our LEC in the evenings to help improve learning outcomes of underprivileged children in her community. She recently completed a fellowship with Pravah (Delhi) on youth leadership. Where we work, mobility is a matter of both taboo and control assertion for/over our girls. Sapna who until last year did not see much of the neighbouring city today travels solo to attend workshops, events. In her words, she is trying to break this 'chakravyuh' - one step at a time. She wishes to become Police Officers someday and fight domestic violence, alcoholism and girlchild injustice - all of which is prevalent in her community.

You can support young rural change-makers like Sapna by donating just Rs 3000 (monthly fees for LEC). In a small donation of Rs 3000, you will be transforming lives of 30+ children who are benefitted by these remedial classes. Through its Learning Enhancement Centres in more than 10 villages, Varitra is reaching out to more than 500 children's access to quality education. Our goal is to raise Rs. 5,00,000/- to keep our initiative going.  Support Varitra in its journey of empowering rural lives. 



About Varitra Foundation
Varitra Foundation is a youth-led organisation setup with a vision to "Transform Rural Education System by Creating local change-makers”. It was founded by Baljeet Yadav (TISS Mumbai & DU alum) and Ayeshna Kalyan (Xaviers & XIC Mumbai alum) in Jan 2018. Both Baljeet and Ayeshna who have their roots in rural Haryana have always been enthusiasts in the fields of Education and Youth leadership. Their passion to ensure quality education for every rural child and curb this cycle of deprivation drove them to quit their jobs in Mumbai relocate to Haryana. Today, their team is actively working towards reviving government schools in backward and remote villages of Karnal district.


Varitra Co-Founders Baljeet & Ayeshna in village Gudha (Haryana)
(Founders Baljeet & Ayeshna at village Gudha, Haryana)


(Varitra Core Team)

For any enquiry, please reach us:
Email: varitrafoundation@gmail.com
Web: http://varitra.com/
Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/varitrafoundation/, https://www.facebook.com/varitrafoundation/


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Rs.31,673 raised

Goal: Rs.500,000

6 Days to go

Beneficiary: Varitra Foundation info_outline
Only INR donations accepted

Supporters (14)

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Anonymous donated Rs.500

Go girl! Empower more and more of women. We need them!

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MAYURBORADE donated Rs.172.02
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Surender donated Rs.1,000

Baljeet bhai and Team you are doing wonderful work . More power to you guys

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ULHASSHARADCHANDRA donated Rs.10,000
Sameer
Sameer donated Rs.3,000

Dear Ayeshna, may you continue to do good. Always. The world needs so many more like you.

Anup
Anup donated Rs.2,000

Keep up the great work team Varitra