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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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24th January 2020
Dear Donors -

Thank you very much for your continuous support. Our school our teachers, and our students are very grateful for your contribution. Though the teachers are paid minimal salaries, they are a very committed lot and are passionate, to ensure better quality of education.

We had been struggling to pay the salaries and manage other expenses of school. The first thing we needed to ensure was to provide salaries in time, so that their households can run. But this was not happening at all in all these years.

Starting Jan, we had agreed to pay all teachers their full salaries on the first of each month. And now thanks to the funds that we have raised and we shall raise, we are hoping to keep our promise.

Once we achieve this goal consistently, our next plan of action is to up skill these teachers on a continuous basis to help them teach and engage kids in a better way.

Many thanks again from the students also, for you are providing them with a brighter and a more promising future.

Sincerely,
Venkatraman Iyer
Dear Donors -

Thank you very much for your continuous support. Our school our teachers, and our students are very grateful for your contribution. Though the teachers are paid minimal salaries, they are a very committed lot and are passionate, to ensure better quality of education.

We had been struggling to pay the salaries and manage other expenses of school. The first thing we needed to ensure was to provide salaries in time, so that their households can run. But this was not happening at all in all these years.

Starting Jan, we had agreed to pay all teachers their full salaries on the first of each month. And now thanks to the funds that we have raised and we shall raise, we are hoping to keep our promise.

Once we achieve this goal consistently, our next plan of action is to up skill these teachers on a continuous basis to help them teach and engage kids in a better way.

Many thanks again from the students also, for you are providing them with a brighter and a more promising future.

Sincerely,
Venkatraman Iyer
23rd December 2019
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for the wonderful support so far. To help raise the rest of the amount Milaap is offering a 15% matching on all the payments (till the funds last).

This means for every 1000 INR, Milaap will contribute an additional 150 INR to the campaign thereby creating 1.15X the impact.

Please come forward to help and support Venkataraman Iyer's cause

You can help via the following methods:
1. Clicking on the donate now button: https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-venkataraman-iyer

2. Donating via UPI (Tez/Bhim/PhonePe etc):
givetovenkataramaniyer@yesbankltd

Regards,
Team Milaap.
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for the wonderful support so far. To help raise the rest of the amount Milaap is offering a 15% matching on all the payments (till the funds last).

This means for every 1000 INR, Milaap will contribute an additional 150 INR to the campaign thereby creating 1.15X the impact.

Please come forward to help and support Venkataraman Iyer's cause

You can help via the following methods:
1. Clicking on the donate now button: https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-venkataraman-iyer

2. Donating via UPI (Tez/Bhim/PhonePe etc):
givetovenkataramaniyer@yesbankltd

Regards,
Team Milaap.
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Rs.157,292 raised

Goal: Rs.2,000,000

129 Days to go

Beneficiary: Venkataraman Iyer info_outline

Supporters (45)

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Arul donated Rs.5,000
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Ashwath donated Rs.1,000

The country is with you. Keep up the good work

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Simanta donated Rs.15,000
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Anonymous donated Rs.100
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Anonymous donated Rs.2,500
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Khalaichelvan donated Rs.5,000

All the best for the children