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Empower children in Bhubaneswar slums to continue education
  • Shweta

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    Shweta Agarwal
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    from Puri, Odisha

Tax benefits for INR donations will be issued by Social Organisation On Various Aspects

Picture this: Your school is closed, your parents have lost their jobs, there is zero learning accessibility, no one to guide you, and you are exposed to domestic violence and substance abuse. Do you have a high chance of pursuing your studies or would you be more likely to drop out?

Unfortunately, this is not a thought experiment; it is a reality for children in the Saradhapali and Munda Sahi slums of Khandagiri and Baramunda, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, where the crisis is exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

A real-life story: Ravi

During a crucial moment of their formative years, thousands of impoverished children in Bhubaneswar—like Ravi — have lost their means of education as well as their essential social connections. Despite the glaring challenge faced by these children, there were minimal to no interventions in place addressing their needs.

SOOVA and Unmukt have been actively working in urban and tribal parts of Odisha to make quality education accessible and fun to underprivileged children. 

Starting in 2017 as a Creativity Centre with weekend classes, we transformed into Unmukt Learning Centre (ULC) with daily classes.
ULC is the soul of Unmukt, it is a safe, and joyful learning space for children, intricately designed to cater to their need for quality education and overall development. Through this, we also help parents to become a positive support for the growth of their children. Know more!

Our Impact:
Speaking Hindi: Hindi is the second language in Odisha
Expressing themselves: children able to express fearlessly, creatively, and empathetically

COVID-19 response: 
Since April 2020, we are continually working to impart education by engaging children from urban slums and an orphanage in Khorda district, Odisha. Along with the learning centre, we have started two other programs, Project Jedi and Aama Kritishaalaa (Our Creative Library) during COVID-19 and has a plan to continue after the pandemic too. 

One of our success stories: Ankita!

Here’s what we can do with your support:

So far, we have reached more than 250 children regularly through these programs, who engage regularly with us and are creating wonders each and every day - we hope to bring at least 500 children under this umbrella and continue to:
  1. Develop comprehensive, sustainable, and long-term projects that ensure under-served children do not miss out on quality education and cognitive development due to the current crisis.
  2. Promote emotional stability among children by creating a network of friends/guides to foster sharing and belongingness and reduce neglect.

    How can you contribute? 
    We need to raise INR 21 lakhs in order to sustain these crucial projects aimed at ensuring that the children have access to quality education.
    Your minimum contribution of INR 350 / 5 USD will give a child access to quality books and learning for a month. 
This fundraising campaign is done by both Unmukt & SOOVA. For queries, please write to us at info@unmuktfoundation.org.

We believe these times require an extraordinary effort from a multitude of people and organizations to ensure underprivileged children have access to education. Join us to make this world a little better than today.

Please mail your shipping address and phone number to sourabh@unmuktfoundation.org along with the screenshot of your receipt. We will ship our love and gratitude to you :). All orders will be dispatched once the campaign is over. 

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