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Help Kowsar Ma’am Continue To Give Quality Education To Slum Children

Deep in a Bengaluru slum, a brave school principal has pawned every piece of jewelry she owns to keep her dream alive. The dream of bringing quality education to slum children.

At the Rajendra Nagara slums in Bengaluru, the average household income is just a few thousand rupees. Children are ignored, malnourished, and frequently abused at home.


But Kowsar ma'am did not give up on these children. Driven by her deep passion as a teacher, since 2013, Kowsar ma’am along with Swabhimaan trust has mobilized an army of NGO’s to help the children get a quality education.

Teach for India (four class teachers), Kids-who-kode (teaching coding in python), JustForkicks (leadership through sport), Key Education Foundation (early childhood education) are all active in Greenland. Swabhimaan trust has given free access to its computer center, library, and reading room.


For the 220 children at Greenland, Kowsar ma’am has brought about a noticeable difference in the children’s learning and overall health and well-being.
But this has come at a steep personal cost. Average monthly expenses at the schools is still around Rs. One lac (or about 500 rupees per student). An amount that the children’s parents are just not able to afford.
Kowsar ma’am has also spent on uniforms, bags, and shoes for the children. She has also added classrooms, gotten accreditation from the government, and a cleaning lady to her staff.

Kowsar ma’am has sunk deeply in debt by spending on Greenland. Almost every piece of jewelry she and her husband owns has been pawned to help her meet ends with little hope of ever getting it back. She is just not able to go on financially.


You can help Kowsar ma’am keep her dream alive and continue to build on the hard work of so many people by contributing to this campaign.

Any amount is helpful. 100% of the money raised through this campaign by Swabhimaan trust goes to Kowsar ma’am and teacher salaries.

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12th May 2020
Dear supporters -

In these tough times, both our teachers and parents of our students are having trouble meeting their expenses. We are trying to support the school by funding the students so they can pay the fee, and also the teachers, so they can run their households. It is critical that you keep supporting us, so we can ensure that we ride through these strange, never heard off times safely.

Thanks for your continuous support,

Sincerely,
Venkatraman Iyer.
Dear supporters -

In these tough times, both our teachers and parents of our students are having trouble meeting their expenses. We are trying to support the school by funding the students so they can pay the fee, and also the teachers, so they can run their households. It is critical that you keep supporting us, so we can ensure that we ride through these strange, never heard off times safely.

Thanks for your continuous support,

Sincerely,
Venkatraman Iyer.
26th March 2020
Dear Donors,

Thank you for your continuous support of our education campaign.

The school is shut for now because of the coronavirus situation. 15th march was the last working day. Till the 15th of march, we were providing both breakfast and lunch for the children. We paid salaries to the teachers. Even though the school is not functioning now we have to pay salaries to the teachers.

We look forward to your continuous support.

Regards,
Venkat
Team Swabhimaan
Dear Donors,

Thank you for your continuous support of our education campaign.

The school is shut for now because of the coronavirus situation. 15th march was the last working day. Till the 15th of march, we were providing both breakfast and lunch for the children. We paid salaries to the teachers. Even though the school is not functioning now we have to pay salaries to the teachers.

We look forward to your continuous support.

Regards,
Venkat
Team Swabhimaan
27th February 2020
Dear Donors,

Thank you for your continuous support of our education campaign. Because of the funds raised last time, we were able to successfully pay salaries to our hardworking teachers, and subsidize the fee of a lot of students (who were unable to pay the complete amount) at the beginning of the month itself.

We still have over a 1L month in rents, salaries, materials, etc. as monthly expenditures to run the school. We look forward to your continuous support.

Regards,
Venkat
Team Swabhimaan
Dear Donors,

Thank you for your continuous support of our education campaign. Because of the funds raised last time, we were able to successfully pay salaries to our hardworking teachers, and subsidize the fee of a lot of students (who were unable to pay the complete amount) at the beginning of the month itself.

We still have over a 1L month in rents, salaries, materials, etc. as monthly expenditures to run the school. We look forward to your continuous support.

Regards,
Venkat
Team Swabhimaan
Rs.299,930 raised

Goal: Rs.2,000,000

Beneficiary: Venkataraman Iyer info_outline

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