4- Quality Education

Cause: Dream Camps for children in Shelter homes/orphanages Raising: Rs. 168,65,813 /- Expected no of Beneficiaries: 3399 Underprivileged Students Raising Funds for: Institutionalization typically results in children growing up in insular environments where they rarely get to experience the unfamiliar. When they leave the shelter, they struggle to cope with the range of new challenges and experiences that inevitably come their way, and for many this can cripple their self-belief and thus longer term outcomes. Dreaming about the future is also often missing from children who live with emotional traumas, and without markers for the future, there is little motivation to invest in activities like schooling that have longer term returns. Dream Camps aim to address that sense of hopelessness and lack of self-belief by helping children build and connect with their dreams, gain confidence through action and exposure to new experiences in a supportive and safe environment, and for a few days, to be free from the confines of the shelters they grow up in. Dream Camps are a 2-3 day experiential camp that primarily focuses on helping children build and connect with their dreams through a process of self growth and transformation via a tried and tested methodology called the arc of transformation?which involves four group plenaries. Around these sessions, children also build self-confidence through exposure to new people, ideas and experiences that are deliberately designed to expand their horizons within a safe space. Finally we ensure that Dream camps also act as a recreational space for the child, providing an essential break from the stresses of institutionalization. This year, the big focus areas for the Camps were Impact assessment, Quality Assurance and Financial Efficiency and we were able to make significant leaps in all of them. Various cities attempted to facilitate a zero cost camp and succeeded. About the Organization: Make A Difference (MAD) is a youth driven, non-profit organisation working to ensure equitable outcomes for children in orphanages and street shelters. Registered as a non-profit in 2006, Make A Difference reaches out to over 3,460 children in 67 shelters across 23 cities in India, through a highly efficient 3,822 strong volunteer network. Volunteers commit a year and spend between 2 and 10 hours every week mentoring, teaching and interacting with children in order to ensure that they get the support and care they need during childhood. Vision & Mission: Our vision is that even the most vulnerable children in shelters are able to realize equitable outcomes. We understand the most vulnerable as children who either do not have a family to support them, or children whose families are unable to provide a safe space for them to grow up in. Many of these children end up in shelters,which struggle to address more than infrastructure and basic needs, so Make A Difference focuses on providing them with additional care and support systems to ensure that they flourish. Make A Difference mobilizes young leaders towards ensuring equitable outcomes for children in shelters through empowering the child, improving the ecosystem and enabling the sector. Volunteering Opportunities: We have currently collaborated with 69 shelters across 23 cities in India, through a highly efficient 4,250 strong volunteer network. Volunteers commit a year and spend between 2 and 10 hours every week mentoring, teaching and interacting with children in order to ensure that they get the development, support and care they need during childhood. Make a Difference (Not For Profit) #16 C, 1st B Main, 14th C Cross, Sector 6, HSR Layout, Bangalore Contact: 8056181436 Email: fundraising2.hyderabad@makeadiff.in Website: http://makeadiff.in/ https://www.facebook.com/makeadiff/
Cause: Help children from under resourced backgrounds develop essential life skills Raising - Rs. 1,50,000 /- Expected No.of Beneficiaries -1000 Children Raising Funds for: Millions of children from vulnerable backgrounds, all across India are at risk of not achieving equitable adulthood and life outcomes—what is generally understood as well-being—because of a lack of optimal social and emotional skills. While the link between social-emotional development and academic achievement and workforce readiness is clearly established, the education system in India has no structured program on improving these skills in children.It is a critical need for children from vulnerable backgrounds, who are likely to fall into risky or harmful behaviour if they not access the skills at the right age.Compounding this is the state of teachers, who struggle with being able to engage with children and deal with issues such as aggression, stress and other high-risk behaviours. We build life skills for 8-14-year old children in under-resourced schools by employing the approach of teacher development, providing detailed life-skills curriculum, toolkits, and scripted lesson plans for use in classrooms by the teachers. We do this by developing teacher capability through regular workshops and teacher mentorship throughout the academic year, so that teachers become change agents in the classroom. We also ensure that we document and evaluate the progress of teachers, children, and classrooms using established tools and frameworks. In AY 2017-18, Learning Curve’s program reached schools directly and in partnership with Bhumi, for a total of 4747 children and 171 teachers. A dramatic increase in social-emotional skills was observed. Summary:- 88% of all children enrolled showed improvements in social and emotional skills scores.- An improvement of 34% in social-emotional profile scores was seen across all the grades.- A pilot study showed a correlation between social-emotional skills in the classroom and academic outcomes, with 17% and 19% improvements in English and Maths scores respectively (compared to 10% and 13% improvements in English and Maths scores in the control group). In the current year, we are working with close to 40 schools (low-income plus Government) in Hyderabad, and close to 20 schools in Chennai through our partner Bhumi. This year, we are directly impacting over 12,000 children and close to 400 teachers through our program. About the Organization: Learning Curve Life Skills Foundation focuses on social and emotional skills development for children from vulnerable backgrounds. Based in Hyderabad, the NGO focuses on the child’s social and emotional health by empowering teachers to provide a safe and positive environment for growth. Vision: Our vision is that all children are equipped with essential life skills to be emotionally balanced, socially responsible and make informed choices. Volunteering Opportunities:   We require 5 to 10 volunteers required to mentor teachers over a 1 year period. Learning Curve Foundation (Not For Profit) c/o PVP Ventures, 2nd Floor, Punnaiah Plaza, Road #2, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad Contact: 9177771681 Email: subbu@learning-curve.co.in http://learning-curve-foundation.org/ https://www.facebook.com/skills.learningcurve/
Cause: Educating Girl Child Raising: Rs. 3,95,840 /- Expected no of Beneficiaries: 140 Underprivileged Girl Students Raising Funds for: Problem Statement: Educating Girl Children Rescue, Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Migrated Urban Girl Child laborers (Including Orphans) CHORD strives to rescue, rehabilitate and mainstream 140 working Girl children (Migrated Urban Child Laborers) during the academic year 2017-18 through their school project in Ranga Reddy District, Telangana, India. The challenge is to break the cyclic life pattern of working children through rehabilitation programs developed by the organization that take the child to its logical end through formal and vocational education. The program also lays emphasis on supporting children in their early adulthood stage after mainstreaming them into formal education system. Besides targeting the vulnerable group of children, CHORD endeavors’ to address communities and the various stakeholders through participation and ownership of their actions. Project Description: Aashirwad a school for girl children is a flagship program of Qualcomm that aims to educate, empower, enrich, and enliven the lives of rescued Girl Child labourers. The journey once embarked will help them acquire primary, secondary and higher education, provide a vocational training and prepare them for a bright successful future. The program provides a holistic and flexible learning opportunity to children and also lays emphasis on supporting children in their early adulthood stage and strives to empower the students by making up for lost education and rebuilding a learning foundation, integrating the child into main stream education and enabling the child toward a sturdy development plan through guidance and care. In its fifth year of operation this Unique Initiative has so far educated and mainstreamed 1400 Girl children besides promoting multi-stakeholder participation and establishing a replicable development model Request Summary: Education (teaching staff salaries) : Rs.167000/- Food& Nutrition : Rs.115640/- Upkeep and Maintenance : Rs. 57200/- Clothing : Rs. 56000/- Utilization of CHILD CARE funds at CHORD CHORD as an organization firmly believes in Honoring CHILD RIGHTS in letter and in spirit. Fulfilling the principle child rights is central to Chord’s Mission. Therefore every small step and every minute action carried out by Chord Makes sure that the childhood of every child -foundation of life- is restored and the child’s dignity is protected. Therefore the money you have graciously donated goes into meeting some of the existential and fundamental needs of desperately poor children as detailed below. Also we at Chord will make sure there is financial accountability at every stage and processes are transparent and correct bringing satisfaction both to the Donor and the Beneficiary. Education: Honoring RIGHT TO EDUCATION (Teaching staff salaries)  Food Nutrition: Honoring RIGHT TO HEALTH (Nutritious and healthy meal for children)  Clothing: RIGHT TO DEVELOPMENT (Uniform and Civil dress for Children to dignify their lives)  Upkeep and Maintenance: RIGHT TO DEVELOPMENT (School Building rent and establishment costs like water, electricity and upkeep)  To this end at CHORD we provide a safe shelter, dignified attire and environment in our schools for the emotional and social development of the child Success Factors: To employ 'Education' as a preventive pedagogy to curb ‘Girl Children’ being exploited To empower ‘Girl Children’ to have their own identity and lead a dignified life To provide opportunities to girl children to acquire bridge school, formal school education and Vocational Training To assist girl children in their holistic psychosocial development To assist girl children to settle down independently in society To sensitize the community and empower ultra poor families  Measuring parameters: Survey and Mobilization  Door to door campaign Enrolment of Children to Bridge School Classification of Children on the basis of their learning ability Vetting: Evaluating and establishing identity of children through Aadhar card Mainstreaming About the Organization: CHORD, a Non-Profit Organization based in Hyderabad, has been serving humanitarian causes for the past twenty years focusing mainly on Child rights, Education, women empowerment and Skill Development benefiting thousands of women, youth and children. Currently operating in three southern states CHORD’s Mission at the grassroots is carried out in collaboration with a slew of Corporate giants like Microsoft, Accenture, Qualcomm, AMD, Supergas, UHG,TFL,CAF India, Berkadia and the like. Vision: To ensure that educational and skill training opportunities reach the less fortunate so that every child is in school and is learning with dignity and every young man and woman trained in skills. Mission: To provide wholesome education to the underprivileged, to extend skill based training to unemployed, vulnerable youth and creating a strong platform for sustained community development.19 CHORD (Not For Profit) Plot.No: 496, Flat.No: 106, Nagasuri Enclave, Gokul Plots, Opp. Blooming Dales School, Near KPHB 9th phase, Kukatpally, Hyderabad Contact: 9100122828/9989057676 Email: sumanmalladi@yahoo.com/chordindia1@gmail.com Website: www.chordindia.org www.facebook.com/chordindia https://twitter.com/chord_india
Cause: Midday Meal Project Raising: Rs. 5,00,000 /- Expected no of Beneficiaries: 600 Underprivileged Students Raising Funds for: The school meal programme addresses the two major challenges of hunger and education. Extreme poverty leads to hunger and in grave need to earn at least one meal a day, children often go to work. By doing so they miss out opportunities for education and generations are trapped in the vicious cycle of poverty, hunger and illiteracy. A hungry child cannot concentrate on education, and hence millions of rupees spent on interventions promoting education of underprivileged children fails to produce expected results. The ultimate goal of the programme is to promote basic education of underprivileged children by addressing the root cause of illiteracy-poverty and hunger. Mid day meal programmes (MDM) aimed at improving the nutritional status of poor children and at ensuring better school enrollment have been functioning in various states of the country for over five decades. As per published fact sheets of United Nations Millennium Development Goals school feeding programmes needs to be promoted to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger ( Goal-1) and achieve universal primary education (Goal-2). About the Organization: The Akshaya Patra Foundation (AkshayaPatra) is a Non-profit organization that implements the World’s largest NGO-led wholesome, cooked food, school feeding program which serves 1.6 million children daily. Confronting hunger and illiteracy has been the greatest challenge before us and Akshayapatra is spearheading the fight to mitigate it. We strive to promote universalization of primary education by providing unlimited, nutritious, hygienically cooked hot noon meals in 10,850+ government schools and government run day-care centers (Anganwadi), in partnership with the Central and State Governments. This endeavor requires umpteen additional inputs, both monetary and of kind, to be run successfully and continuously. Your support and participation will make a major difference towards the success of this noble cause.  Vision: "No child in India shall be deprived of education because of Hunger”. Provision of hygienically cooked, Nutritional mid-day meal to government school going children has been a critical catalyst in increasing enrollment, attendance and classroom participation. A single meal plays a major role in the holistic development of the child. Mission: To Serve 5 million children every day by the year 2020 Volunteering Opportunities: Counselling classes Spoken classes for the government school children Computer education counselling on hygiene & health, basic etiquettes, etc.   The Akshaya Patra Foundation (Not For Profit) Hyderabad Regional Office The Akshaya Patra Foundation Plot # 2 , Kesari Nilayam Krishna Nagar Colony Picket, Secunderabad, Hyderabad Website: https://www.akshayapatra.org/ Contact: 7702320004 Email: rajini.sinha@akshayapatra.org www.facebook.com/TheAkshayaPatraFoundation https://twitter.com/AkshayaPatra
About the Organization: We are a social enterprise offering responsible volunteer opportunities for individuals who want to share their skills, immerse themselves in a new culture and make a difference. Vision: A world where everyone applies their skills to make positive change Mission: To support sustainable development and cross cultural learning through responsible volunteer placements Volunteering Opportunities: 1 Intern, graduate position, expenses covered, would gain experience in marketing, partnerships, volunteer management. Excellent communication and English skills required. Skilled Impact (Social Enterprise) B404 Niharika Signature, Gachibowli, Hyderabad Contact: 9550167519 Email: anna@skilledimpact.com Website: www.skilledimpact.com https://www.facebook.com/SkilledImpact/ https://twitter.com/SkilledImpact
Cause: Gift Education by building School Raising: Rs. 5,00,000 /- Expected no of Beneficiaries: 500 Underprivileged Students Raising Funds for: Building ZPHS School We identify needy schools for underprivileged that are operating from dilapidated or open structures; schools that have land available but little resources to take up big ticket expenditures like construction. It is here that RTI steps in and builds School Blocks with Amenities across India to help such efforts and hands over newly constructed quality school Blocks to the school bodies. Round Table India Aims and objects: To develop the fellowship of young men through the medium of their business and professional occupations and community service activities. To encourage active and responsible citizenship by cultivating the highest ideals in business, professional and civic traditions. To promote and further international understanding friendship and co-operation. To promote the extension of the association. RTI in a Nutshell Young Men’s Club consisting of Successful Businessmen and Professionals Key Objective of Community Service focusing on Building Infrastructure for Education of Underprivileged Children Key Opportunities for Members of RTI for Personal and Professional Growth and Networking Welcome to the wonderful world of Tabling! The Round Table is internationally a friendship organisation, founded in Norwich, England by Louis Marchesi, then a Rotarian in 1927. From a small group of 8 members, today it has grown with over 40,000 members in 2700 clubs across 65 countries. Round Table India is a member of Round Table International. From the day of its inception, Round Table has been a non-religious, non-political and non-sectarian organisation offering its members the best opportunity to connect with each other, have fun whilst giving something back to their community. Round Table India has around 200 Tables located in 76 cities and towns, comprising of businessmen, entrepreneurs, technocrats and professionals, men who can rise above personal concerns to seek and serve the larger needs of the community. Ladies Circle India Ladies Circle India known as LC India, is a non-political and non-sectarian organization. Our membership is open to only the wives of members of Round Table. It offers opportunities for serving the community, for fostering and strengthening friendships between like-minded young women and helps create a better understanding of the obligations one owes to the society. The Ladies Circle movement first came to India in October 1968. The wives of members of Round Table No. 9 formed the first Circle in Coimbatore. The first circle- Coimbatore Ladies Circle 1 was chartered in August 1969. In January of 1970, 2 other Circles were Chartered- Madras LC 2, Calcutta LC 3, and Madras Mylapore LC 4 was chartered in February 1970. In January 1970, the then Round Table India President Tr. Krish Chitale and the Circles made LC 1 Chairperson-Shashi Ghulati, the Interim President. On March 16th, 1970 at the 1st National AGM, the first National Board was elected with Cr. Shashi Ghulati (LC 1) as President, Cr. Prasanna Madhvan - Vice President (LC 2), Cr. Indira Chandhok -Treasurer(LC4). President Shashi Gulati Nominated Cr. Suguna Devraj- Secretary (LC These were the charter board of Ladies Circle India. Ladies Circle India is over 1600 member strong with 114 active Circles spread across India. We are present in 19 states and 57 cities. Round Table India and Ladies Circle India (Not For Profit) Tr. Raj Janagam (START 148) Contact: 99493 69093 Email: raj.janagam@gmail.com
Cause: Nai Roshni Raising: Rs. 3,00,000 /- Expected no of Beneficiaries: 500 Underprivileged Women Raising Funds for: Problem Statement: Need for women empowerment through skill training and employment. Targeting 500 women across the slum in Rasoolpura. Project description: Providing skill training to women on tailoring, handicraft making, medical assistance, salon course and computer training and providing employment after training. Summary: Funding will be used to set up infrastructure such as computers, sewing machine, beauty products for training and salary for trainers. Success factors: Employability and pay package after course and success rate measured through passing out tests. About the Organization: Kriya sangh society is an NPO in Rasoolpura, which is one of the largest slums in Hyderabad. It provides innovative solutions to problems faced by lower income society with specific reference to health, hygiene, skills and livelihood. Vision & Mission: Kriya sangh society envisions a society in which marginalized and deprived and deprived sections of society have equal opportunities of development on par with the mainstream and are fully empowered in terms of access to entitlements in areas of health, education and livelihoods. Volunteering Opportunities: 10 skilled volunteers needed to train the women on various activities. Skill required in tailoring, handicraft, salon activities and medical assistance. Good communication skills are an add on. Kriya Sangh Society (Not For Profit) 1-35-306/307 Beside e UPHC near Govt High School Gunbazaar, Rasoolpura, Secunderbad Contact: 9347010276 Email: nayeem4all@gmail.com Website: www.kriyasangh.ngo https://www.facebook.com/kriyasangh/
Cause: PHIN Deaf School Raising: Rs. 3,00,000 /- Expected no of Beneficiaries: 300 Hearing Impaired Students Raising Funds for: Access to special education & Rehabilitation of speech, Hearing Impaired which will be implemented in Hyderabad About the Organization: PHIN is a registered non-profit voluntary organization working on the education, health, employment, rights and entitlements of the hearing impaired (Deaf). we started a Residential school (with qualified and eminent teaching professionals) for hearing impaired children as part of our main activities. Originally conceived with only seven children, the school now provides for the free residential educational needs of around 92 (including orphan and single-parent children). Therefore we request you to please come forward and donate on humanitarian grounds, enabling us to run our school and the PHIN organization without hindrances. Vision & Mission: To Impart the Quality Education to the most marginalized and deprived children with Hearing impaired in a Child Friendly environment by Establishing a Model school which ensures full participation and Equal opportunities. People with Hearing Impaired Network (PHIN) (Not For Profit) PHIN Deaf School , MS 71, Govt. Quarters,, Opp. Malakpet Post office,Malakpet - 500036., Hyderabad Contact: 9440943677 Email: pbkreddynpdo@gmail.com Website: http://phindeaf.org/ https://www.facebook.com/www.phindeaf.org/
Cause: Support for the rescue of Street Children, Orphans and Children in need   Raising: Rs. 8,00,000 /- Expected no of Beneficiaries: 80 Under privileged Children per month Raising Funds for: Kishore is a soft spoken young man who ran away from home in 1999 when he was 9 years old and stayed in streets, hostels and at last reached Don Bosco Navajeevan in 2003 a centre for Children from the Street at Hyderabad. He started as a printer cum binder; later he worked in the kitchen and the bakery. After he was confident in his work, decided to seek a job outside to eke out his livelihood and settle down in life. It was then that Fr. P.G. Francis, the Principal of the Technical School invited him to run the bakery. Kishore had worked earlier under a master baker and knew how to bake bread, biscuits and cakes, even try his hand at making puffs and samosas. But now he was being asked to be in- charge. He was just eighteen and to his own surprise he agreed to give try. From then on turning back in his career as a baker. For over a period of 18 months, Kishore managed the bakery efficiently. He was conscientious and reliable. He became very confident as a baker. He even decided to get a passport so that later on he could try his fortunes abroad. As he started making preparations to apply for the passport, the reality dawned on him with a bang. He had no proper certificates. He did not know the names of his father or mother. He had no surname. He ran from pillar to post to find a solution. It was around this time, on 7th February that he saw the movie, “Antwone Fisher”, the story of a young orphan boy in constant conflict, who decided to find his roots and succeeded. And his life was changed. Kishore was moved by the story. He too wanted to trace his roots. It was at this time that he met Mr. Paladugu Srinivas of the Dalit Bahujan Shramik Union who promised to accompany him to find his people. Unfortunately Srinivas was caught up with other works and had decided to join politics and seek his future to help him to find his people. This conversation affected Srinivas. He decided to join in the work for the social rehabilitation the children from the streets. He decided to start with Kishore. On the night of 23rd February Kishore left for his native village with Mr. Srinivas accompanying him.   They took a bus to Giddalur, a little town ensconced in the Nallamala forests of Andhra Pradesh. They were in the town early in the morning. Seeking guidance from the local people they went Paluguntapalli. No sooner than they started asking questions, the people recognized Kishore. Their joy knew no bounds. They had declared him dead and now he had come back to them alive. He was lost and he had returned as a hero. Word spread very fast. The entire village gathered to meet Kishore. People thronged round Kishore’s house. Soon people started coming from the villages around. Kishore too could not contain his joy. He had thought he had no body, or that he would not be able to find any of them. He had been getting desperate. Now suddenly he found that he had a very large family that cared for him. By evening the press had turn up and later on the following day reports appeared in as many as five local news papers. Mr. Kishore, presently working in a Restaurant in Ecuador (South America). He is in plan to setup his own Restaurant and help children in need in India. He is regularly in contact with Don Bosco Navajeevan and updates his whereabouts. About the Organisation: Street Presence is to rescue different types of children i.e. run away, begging, drug addicted, child labour, rag pickers, school drop outs etc in and around Secunderabad, Hyderabad and Kachiguda Railway Stations that have got the highest level of concentration of street children. The team is so enthusiastic about its work that it could place back home more than 8500 children after due counseling. Also, the team could arrange better job placements for more than 240 boys. They are being closely followed up and counseled. These boys are also encouraged to start savings. During the last three years, apart from developmental measures, Navajeevan moved more effectively in the area of Advocacy. Counselors help the child to understand his own life, help him gradually to overcome his fears and to take the decision to turn away from street addiction or the freedom of the street to the path of self discipline: either by preparing him to go back “home” if there is a home for him to go to or by helping him to take a decision to join formal education (schooling) or non-formal vocational training to acquire any of the skills to enable him to stand on his own feet. At present there are more than 280 boys and girls resinding in our four centres located in Secunderabad, Nampally, Ramanthapur and Hayath Nagar. Vision To reach out to the young at Risk, Especially the children from the street with care and concern and to accompany them in their search for meaning and dignity in the life as SEEKERS Mission Don Bosco Navajeevan (DBNJ) seeks to empower children from the street/marginalized youth to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life enabling them to STAND UP FOR THEIR RIGHTS. The DBNJ seeks to give them the necessary skills to carve out a dignified future for themselves Volunteering Opportunities: Volunteers for evening tuitions, Dance, Music etc Don Bosco Navajeevan (Not For Profit) Don Bosco Navajeevan, H. No: 6-2-323, New Bhoiguda, Secunerabad Contact: 9440042295 / 9985727032 Email: dbnjsecunderabad@rediffmail.com Website: www.dbnjhyd.org https://www.facebook.com/don.navajeevan
Cause: Support Orphanage Raising: Rs. 3,00,000 /- Expected no of Beneficiaries: 48 Students Raising Funds for: To support the daily needs and academic expenses of Cherish Foundation Orphanage children About the Organization: Cherish Foundation is a registered charitable trust working among Orphan children and running an Orphanage which is dedicated to provide a Stable and loving Family Atmosphere to the children who lost their parents. At present 48 children (24 Boys and 24 Girls) aged between 7–19 yrs are at Cherish Home. Most of them had lost their both parents in accidents, suicides, various diseases, HIV positive etc., At Cherish home each and every child is looked as an individual and will find learning opportunities through different paths in Physical, Relational, Emotional, Intellectual, Creative and Spiritual areas. Based on the areas of their interest we want to make them professionals like Civil Servants, Doctors, Engineers, Lawyers, Charted Accountants, Musicians, Social Workers, Politicians etc. Vision: To integrate an orphan child into mainstream society through the holistic development. Mission: To reach orphan & other vulnerable children and create access with Holistic Development Volunteering Opportunities: Tutors & Counselors required Cherish Foundation (Not For Profit) 7-27, Opposite VS Reddy Gardens, Chengicherla Road, Medipally, Hyderabad Contact: 9849770988 Email: david@cherish-foundation.org www.orphanage.ngo https://www.facebook.com/orphanage.ngo https://twitter.com/cherishkids
Cause: Mission B - The Objective of Mission B is to collect and recycle 35000 kg wastepaper to 1 lakh note books and distribute them to kids in government school across Hyderabad. Raising: Rs. 3,50,000 /- Expected no of Beneficiaries: 17,000 Destitute Children Raising Funds for: The goal of this project is to aid the destitute kids to get quality education by providing notebooks, free of cost. Mission - B is designed to address the problems in education and environment and help in solving them together. This will be achieved by collecting 35 tonnes of waste paper and recycle it to make 100,000 new notebooks. These notebooks will be distributed to the kids studying in government schools for free of cost. We had a huge success from this project last year and we have improved our processes with the required corrections to ensure that the help is reached to the needy. It costs around 3 rupees to make a new notebook and 50,000 for the transportation and logistics of the 100,000 notebooks that we will be distributing. Considering the very high success rate, we are planning to make this initiative a continuous activity in the future to make more and more kids see their dreams happening. We request you to donate as much as you can and help us as well the kids in achieving an intellectual and a sustainable future. About the Organization: Yuvatha is a change, a motto, a contribution an impact in building the society that inspires better living. From being a group of individuals to a non-profit organisation registered under civil societies act under 339/11. We have grown multiple folds since its inception. As are four chapters to every beautiful story, there are three to the organisation: Eco Hub, Helping Hands, Gifting Future and Blood Brigade. Though operating at two locales — Hyderabad and Guntur, the foundation pillars of Yuvatha have been laid by students at Hyderabad, and to this day it remains an NGO directed and administered by students. Vision & Mission: Yuvatha is born and bred for the sole purpose of giving back to the community.With hundreds of events and campaigns, we have been successful in attending the needs of almost 10000 people so far.Adopting shelter homes, oldagehomes, reforming public properties, investing in eco friendly purposes, improving the education standards in various homes. Our aim is to reform the society and put in function through 4 chapters which have define set of goals and work restlessly towards achieving them. Volunteering Opportunities: Our organisation is always keen on building young leaders who always keen in working for the betterment of the community and thus create a space where they can learn and improve the skills in various projects. As a volunteer in the organisation he can choose any of the vertical 1.Eco Hub - Environmental Issues, 2.Helping Hands - Social & Family support to 1400 kids, Gifting Future - Ensuring quality education and an inspiring future, Blood Brigade - Fulfilling the blood requirements. Yuvatha Society (Not For Profit) 2nd Floor, 1-7-139/72/A/1, Srk Nagar Golconda X Roads, Musheerabad. Hyderabad Contact: 7702029393 Email: yuvathango@gmail.com www.yuvathango.org https://www.facebook.com/Yuvatha/
Cause: Vidya HelpLine - Career Counselling to Students & Youth Raising: Rs. 2,00,000 /- Expected no of Beneficiaries: 1,200 Underprivileged Students Raising Funds for: Problem: Lack of information and guidance to the students, primarily from rural and uneducated families Most of us (About 81%) are pursuing careers which we are not passionate about resulting to lesser efficiency and stress full life  Project Description:Vidya Helpline is one of the flagship projects of Nirmaan started in 2010 with a focus on career guidance to economically backward students and dropouts, especially from rural areas, enabling them to make effective educational and career choices thereby helping them achieve eventual economic empowerment. As on 30th June 2017 Vidya HelpLine has benefitted 2,91,009+ students /dropouts through various interventions such as Tele Counseling (4,79,610+ calls), Career Workshops (2,053+Sessions, reaching out to 1,31,139+ students.), Train the trainers etc., and has been operational in the states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Assam. The project has received various awards from organizations such as Vodafone, NASSCOM Foundation, US Consulate etc., with a theme of solving social problems innovatively through mobiles and technology. Objectives of VHL: To guide students to take up right choice of career To provide information about various aids like scholarships, training institutes, loans etc., to continue their education Access to free, direct and authentic information and guidance on demand To show opportunities to students to grow to their full potential. Our Services: Toll free Tele Counselling helpline for Career related queries Goal setting and career counselling workshops for 10th grade students Request summary: To organize career counselling sessions in 20 Government schools. To fund the research and training departments to make the Career Counselling models stronger About the Organization: Nirmaan Organization is a registered NGO started by the students of BITS Pilani in 2005 working in the areas of Education, Livelihoods and Social Leadership. From the past 12 years Nirmaan than 2,08,000+ direct beneficiaries, 5,00,000+ Indirect Beneficiaries, with 100+ passionate full time employees and 700+ strong volunteer network, with 250+ Lakhs, annually, worth of Social Impact through 5 Flagship Programs & Social innovations and 30+ projects targeting Children, Women, Youth and Farmers from diverse social backgrounds across 8 States of India supported by CSRs of several companies such as IBM, Google, Microsoft, Wells Fargo, OCL India Ltd etc., and Governments of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Assam. Vision: To build a Knowledge driven economically empowered Society. Mission: To promote grassroots social innovations, volunteerism, active citizenship and social leadership among the youth of the Nation. Volunteering Opportunities: Government School Adoption Program, Youth Employment Program. No.of Volunteers: 100 per month. Nature: Teaching, Motivational Speeches, Guest Lectures to the children, Work readiness Training(Mock Interviews). No special skills are required. Willingness to Volunteer Nirmaan Organization (Not For Profit) 12/A, P.S Nagar, Masab Tank, Hyderabad Contact: 9052858856 Email: chandrasekhar.puch@nirmaan.org http://www.vidyahelpline.org/ https://www.facebook.com/vidyahelpline https://twitter.com/nirmaanorg
Cause: School Adoption Program & Youth Employment program Raising: Rs. 6,00,000 /- Expected no of Beneficiaries: 3,000 Underprivileged Students and 1,500 Youth Raising Funds for: Problem Statement: (School Adoption Program) Underprivileged students go to government schools, but, the infrastructure is pathetic and academic standards are very low. (Youth Employment Program) Many youth, especially, girls from economically poor families, even though, complete education in difficult circumstances, are not able to get employed due to lack of basic fundamentals in computers, english and domain skills.  Project Description: (School Adoption Program) Nirmaan adopts government schools for 3-5 years of time and develops into model school in infrastructure and academic standards. Nirmaan is currently working with 50+ government schools. (Youth Employment Program) Nirmaan runs Skill Development Centers for economically poor youth, especially girls, in the age group of 18-27 years. Here, training is imparted to the youth and placement opportunities are provided. Nirmaan currently runs around 10 skill centers.  Fund utilization summary: (School Adoption Program) We are targeting to raise 3 lakh rupees towards School Adoption Program targeting 3000 children. This contribution goes towards funding deficit to implement the program successfully. (Youth Employment Program): We are targeting to raise another 3 lakh rupees towards Youth Employment Program targeting around 1500 youth and women. This contribution also goes towards funding deficit for program execution. Project finances include infrastructure, part salaries of the teachers to take up special programs like art based learning program for kids, towards part salaries of trainers for placement linked programs for youth, also towards part salaries of program monitoring staff, accountant staff, external audit to ensure transparency etc.,  Summarize the metrics: (School Adoption Program) we measure by increase in the no of kids get enrolled in the school, decrease in the no of kids who dropout from the school, increase in the academic levels of every child (Youth Employment Program): we measure by no of unemployed economically poor youth who get trained, no of youth who get jobs after successful training completion About the Organization: Nirmaan organization is a registered NGO started by the students of BITS pilani in 2005 working in the areas of Education, Livelihoods and Social Leadership. From the past 11 years Nirmaan could touch the lives of more than Two lakh plus direct beneficiaries, Five lakh Plus Indirect beneficiaries, with 100+ full time employees with 250+ lakh worth of Social impact projects executed through 5 Flagship programs& social innovations and 30+ projects targeting Children, Women, Youth and Farmers from diverse social backgrounds across 8 states of India. Vision: To build a Knowledge driven economically empowered Society. Mission: To promote grassroots social innovations, volunteerism, active citizenship and social leadership among the youth of the Nation. Volunteering Opportunities: Government School Adoption Program, Youth Employment Program. No.of Volunteers: 100 per month. Nature: Teaching, Motivational Speeches, Guest Lectures to the children, Work readiness Training(Mock Interviews). No special skills are required. Willingness to Volunteer. Nirmaan Organization (Not For Profit) Flat no 202, Plot #916, Preethi enclave, Ayyappa Socoety, Madhapur, Hyderabad Contact: 9961871112 Email: swativ.nirmaan@gmail.com www.nirmaan.org https://www.facebook.com/nirmaanorg/ https://twitter.com/nirmaanorg
Cause: Sensory Room for Special Children Raising: Rs. 5,00,000 /- Expected no of Beneficiaries: 100 Special Children Raising Funds for: A sensory room is a special room designed to develop a person's sense, usually through special lighting, music, and objects. It can be used as a therapy for children with limited communication skills. A Multi-Sensory Environment is designed to block out noise, control space, temperature and lighting. It is an artificially created venue that utilises multi-sensory equipment to stimulate the senses and promote or feeling of well-being. To setup a good sensory room we need Rs 5 lakhs. Sensory Equipment is usually expensive some equipments have to be imported from the US/UK. Sensory integration is an evidence based method used in special needs centres and early intervention programs. About the Organization: Early Intervention for children with special needs Ananya Learning Centre 55/A, Jubilee Enclave, Madhapur, Hyderabad - 500084 Contact: 7995465796 Email: anjali@asap.org.in www.asap.org.in https://www.facebook.com/AnanyaCentre/
Cause: RDF schools strive to create India’s future leaders, people who not only respect their rich, cultural heritage but are also ready to lead their country into the future. Our constant endeavor includes our sincere attempt to inculcate into young minds a civic sense and social responsibility. As an educational organization, RDF encourages students to think beyond textbooks. Teachers promote social awareness by providing a forum for open discussion and debate on current issues like dowry, pollution, gender discrimination and other social issues. RDF alumni frequent their alma mater and teach the present generation of students, a way of giving back to their schools. Additionally, teachers emphasize the importance of preserving and respecting one’s roots and environment through activities like traditional dance, folklore, handicrafts, organic gardening and cleaning. This has encouraged students to be proud of what they are. They believe in the dignity of labour and are happy with their identity. Raising: Rs. 2,40,00,000 /- Expected no of Beneficiaries: 2160 Underprivileged Students Raising Funds for: Affordable Quality Education As a rural development foundation focusing on education as a means of bringing in a change for better, RDF’s emphasis is naturally on quality education, more precisely on Girl education, without which it is almost impossible to reach the goal. We believe that it should be our constant effort to be abreast of latest developments in the field of education, adopting technology in a big way for teacher orientation as well as students’ academic excellence. We, there, organize teacher orientation programmes and in-service programmes by expert resource persons in the field. Classes by subject experts to the higher class students is another attemptof our organization for academic excellence of the students.As an educational organisation, we would like to do our best with regard girl education. -- to admit as many girl students as possible and offer financial support to the needy. One would come across unhappy situations prevailing in and around these villages as a result of lack of support to girl education. We would like to our best in the regard.Each year we need about Rs.10, 00,000/- towards the purchase of notebooks / textbooks to be given to all our students in four schools, free of cost. If this financial commitment is taken care of by a well-wisher like you, we will spend that amount on some other area of students’ welfare. We have another commitment to honour by giving all the students in all our schools, nutritious meal every day and special food for the upcoming sports persons to be able to withstand the strain of regular practice. We are happy to see our students playing various sports / games at the National level. However, we love to see more and more sports persons playing at the international level with the help of special coaching / training and vitamin rich food arranged by the schools. We look forward to receiving financial help in all these areas so that we will be in a position to take good care of all other requirement of these students in all walks of their school life.We, therefore approach you with a request for support for a period of two years, which will go a long way in helping the organization in caring for these less fortunate children in a better way.Every child is entitled to an education in India, but unfortunately, not every child is getting a good education. What Indians want for their children today is quality education that can take them into the next century. One solution is quality private schools at a price that all families can afford. RDF schools offer rich and affordable education with a low student to teacher ratio, so students get more focused instruction. The teaching-learning process encourages children to think creatively and problem-solve, not just memorize. And each day’s routine in all our schools includes extra-curricular activities like sports and cultural programs as well as a nourishing meal.Parents pay fees according to their affordability, starting at 3000 rupees ($50 USD) a year for one child, rising to 9,000 rupees ($150 USD) a year. On an average, ten per cent of students, across all schools, are completely exempted from fee-paying, because of their dire economic circumstances. RDF ensures that no family is paying beyond their means. The number of children attending RDF schools has increased as more villagers enroll their sons and daughters. Today, however, we do hope to serve more and more people who are in need of support. RDF educates over 1700 children in the Indian state of Telangana and many more students will get the benefit of good education from RDF.We also provide career guidance and counseling for the students with the help of experts from other organizations. Grown up girls are regularly given inputs so that they will be fully aware of the issues related to health and hygiene. Vision: To promote education as a vehicle for rural development Mission: To make a lifelong difference to the lives of rural underprivileged girls and boys through holistic education Goal: To Educate, Engage and Empower rural girls and boys     Volunteering Opportunities: English Experts:- To teach spoken English, communication skills Computer Experts: Need computer experts to teach computer skills like photoshopy, video making, graphic designs and related to computers. Rural Development Foundation (Not-For-Profit)H.No. 6-2-962/1, Lane Opp KGN Xerox Centre, Near & Opp to Nirmala School, Khairatabad, Hyderabad – 500004 Contact: 9490162640 Email: development@rdfindia.org www.rdfindia.org https://www.facebook.com/RuralDevelopmentFoundation https://twitter.com/RDFIndia
Cause: Imparting English and Life Skills for 2000 children and 100 teachers Ignis works with children and teachers in socially disadvantaged communities to develop communicative English and essential Life skills. Raising: Rs. 5,00,000 /- Expected no of Beneficiaries: 2000 children and 100 teachers in 5 Low Income Schools Raising Funds for:   The fund will be utilized for yearlong learning support for 2000 children and 100 teachers in low income schools in Hyderabad region. The English and Life Skills Lab (ELSL) is designed as a whole school capacity building programme. The students and teachers will learn for 120 hours in an interactive and joyful manner where language acquisition becomes a part of the lived experience rather than the theoretical structure (grammar) based approach. Team games, Theatre, Music, Stories, and Art are applied to learn creatively and critical social consciousness is built among teachers to transform traditional rote learning to purposeful learning. The donors will be invited to be part of English and Life Skills fair to celebrate the joy of learning with children to culminate the programme at the end of the year. About the Organization: Ignis Careers is a social enterprise based in Hyderabad started by passionate educators to bridge social inequities through quality education. Ignis strives to impart purposeful education for the under-served by transforming teaching and inspiring learning experiences. Ignis develops innovative, affordable and sustainable solutions to address the educational challenges faced by the poor.   Since 2009, Ignis has partnered with more than 600 schools to enhance functional English and Life skills through experiential and participatory learning pedagogies. Over 200,000 children and 10,000 teachers across Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Mumbai, Tamil Nadu, Orissa, and Delhi have been part of this joyful learning journey. Vision: To improve the quality of education for the poor by enhancing their opportunities to joyfully learn English and Life skills with purpose, to tackle adversities and become self-reliant. Mission: To reach and collaborate to empower educators and children in socially vulnerable communities, to understand their need and design customized English and Life Skills Lab for their development.     Volunteering Opportunities: We invite energetic and passionate volunteers who love to work for/with children in socially disadvantaged communities, who can creatively research, and teach to bring joy in learning are welcome to be part of Ignis any time.   Location: Hyderabad, Telangana (villages), Andhra Pradesh (urban and rural), Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Orissa.   Ignis Careers (Social Enterprise) Flat 101, Skill Avenue, Hill-Fort Road, Near HACA Bhavan, Hyderabad. 500004 Contact: +91 8297560652 Email: imma@igniscareers.com http://www.igniscareers.com http://www.twitter.com/careersignis https://www.facebook.com/pg/IgnisCareers https://www.instagram.com/igniscareershyderabad
Cause: Bright Spark Education Program Raising: Rs. 3,00,000 /- Expected no of Beneficiaries: 300 Underprivileged Students Raising Funds for:   The Bright Spark Education Program is a holistic mentoring initiative that creates mindful and ‘caring’ learning spaces for underserved learners (6 to 15 year-olds) by integrating fundamental academic knowledge with higher-order thinking skills and vital life skills so that they can become active, responsible, and compassionate participants in their communities and in the world at large. We work with children from slums, orphanages and government schools. About the Organization: Youngistaan Foundation, registered as a NGO in January 2014, is a award winning Hyderabad-based voluntary outfit that organizes and engages socially aware individuals and spearheads multiple social programs to make meaningful and empathetic interventions in the targeted areas of homelessness & poverty, education, and gender awareness.  Mission: To build an army of young people to serve the community and needy people. Volunteering Opportunities: Bright Spark Education Program, 50, Mentor children at govt schools, orphanages and slums, 3 hours weekends, need commitment for minimum one year. Youngistaan Foundation (Not For Profit) Flat 1, block 2, Venkateshwara residency, Gudimalkapur, Hyderabad Contact: 9885342224 Email: arun@youngistaanfoundation.org www.youngistaanfoundation.org https://www.facebook.com/younghyd Twitter: @youngistaanfdn
Cause: Mobile library project - Serlingampally mandal Raising: Rs. 3,50,000 /- Expected no of Beneficiaries: 1000+ Raising Funds for: “The Mobile Library” is ILP Hyderabad's dream project. It is based out of Serlingampally mandal . About 20,000 books donated by various good samaritans, and categorized as per Hippocampus Reading Foundation classification are being used by the students. Currently, six schools are being covered twice a week catering to 1100+ children by a fully equipped van with a librarian and an assistant librarian.The preliminary data of the mobile library shows an impressive outcome. Each student belonging to the six schools reads atleast 25 books per year. This project has no donors is currently running short of funds and hence requires support to sustain itself for the next one year. About the Organization: India Literacy Project (ILP) is a developmental support organization that works in partnership with local Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and networks in India to play the role of a catalyst for literacy. We work on: Enrolling “out of school” children Retaining children in school Improving quality of learning Life coping skills and livelihood training for young adults Functional literacy for adults Vision & Mision: To be a catalyst for 100% literacy in India. To empower every individual we serve with functional literacy and an understanding of their basic rights and responsibilities. Volunteering Opportunities: You can volunteer to be a part of any project or event based on your interest and feasibility. We always welcome new ideas and suggestions. Given below are few projects where we require the support of volunteers. 1)Name of project :- Mobile Library Location :- Govt.schools across Nampally and Khairatabad. No. of volunteers required :- 20 Nature of work :- Assist our librarians in the designated project locations with creative activties , role play and class management. Duration :- 2-4 hours every week 2)Name of project :- Career counseling Location :- Govt.schools across Nampally and Khairatabad. No. of volunteers required :- 40 Nature of work :- Mentor and guide students in our project locations with deciding their career choices , help the ilp team during one on one counselling sessions and assesment of holland code test. Duration :- 2-3 hours every week during the counselling phase from Sept-March India Literacy Project (ILP) (Not For Profit) Flat No 302, Sai Ram Residency, 500084 Raghavendra Colony, Kothaguda Contact: 9248772599 Email: aishwarya.ilp18@gmail.com Website: http://www.ilpnet.org/ https://www.facebook.com/ilphyd https://twitter.com/indialiteracypr  
Cause:  Compukids (To provide basic & advanced computer skills to the under privileged children & youth of the community to enable them to become employable) Raising: Rs. 10,00,000 /- Expected no of Beneficiaries: 800 Underprivileged Students Raising Funds for: 70 million more people are expected to enter the Indian workforce in the next five years. The biggest challenge will be to impart skills to this huge chunk of young Indians. Lack of jobs will lead to unemployment and enhanced social inequality. Half of the Indian population is under 25. 40% of Indians above 15 are illiterate. Only 10% of those between 18 to 25 years enroll in college. The average household income of parents in urban slums is about Rs. 8000/- ($120) per month. Each family on an average has about six members in the family. Families with three kids are common.  Higher education is a farfetched dream for many children. Few lucky children might earn means-cum-merit scholarships offered by philanthropic associations. But, a vast majority of them have no marketable skills to eke out a decent living. Most children go back to working in a menial & unorganized sector jobs for daily wages following in their parent’s footsteps. And for vulnerable groups –young women, disabled youth, street kids – this problem is life killing. To teach Basic Computer Science to students in Five Ekalavya Schools (4 in Hyderabad & 1 in Bangalore), following are the main resources needed: Hardware Resources Software Resources Trainers & Technicians Objectives of the courses are as follows Familiarize lower primary students with basic computer usage and expose them to visual learning tools (like GCompris, MS Paint too) Familiarize middle school students with basic computer usage, introduce them to DTP and expose them to visual learning tools, internet & various educational resources available in Internet Familiarize high school students with computer usage (MS-Word, Excel), structure, internet, DTP, various knowledge sources in internet, social networking, website building and programming fundamentals. There will be around 800 children in five Ekalavya Schools (from Class III to Class IX) who will participate in Basic Computer Science courses.  As criteria for measuring the success of the program: Each student will be tested rigorously at the end of each year for their knowledge and skill in using computers.  A score of 70 or more on a maximum of 100 will be considered a high quality program. Increasing usage of internet for researching academic projects as measured by time on computer and the nature of issues researched. Number of our High School students getting summer apprenticeship in local industries to learn hands-on computer skills About the Organization: Kasturi Trust was founded by Dr. G.K. Jayaram, Ex-Chairman of Infosys and Transys, and a leadership development consultant with overseas experience of more than four decades. We run Five schools (called 'Ekalavya Schools') for underprivileged children in urban slums of Hyderabad and Bangalore.All the schools are located in urban slums and provide education to underprivileged children coming from families having an average household income of Rs. 8000/- per month. Our vision is to “Create and nurture perpetual institutions delivering educational excellence and employability to the largest number of the poorest children at the lowest affordable cost".This vital ‘intervention’ is marked by the following features: Low fee - We charge only one-third of the actual cost per child and raise rest of the funds with our own efforts.  English medium education with an emphasis on academic excellence.  Mid-day meals in association with Akshaya Patra Foundation in all our 5 schools. The average pass percentage of X grade students in the last five academic years is 87%. In 2017, our Hyderabad school students scored 96% average pass percentage in X grade examinations.  Regular health camps are organized in the schools.  Kasturi Trust (Not For Profit) No.599, 2nd floor, 11th Cross Rd, 7th Main, 3rd Phase, J P Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560078 Contact: 7038029874 Email: ravikanth.ganti@ilid.org www.ilid.in
Cause: Mobile library project - Serlingampally mandal Raising: Rs. 3,50,000 /- Expected no of Beneficiaries: More than 1000 students Raising Funds for: http://hyd.ilpnet.org/project/mobile-library/ “The Mobile Library” is ILP Hyderabad's dream project. It is based out of Serlingampally mandal . About 20,000 books donated by various good samaritans, and categorized as per Hippocampus Reading Foundation classification are being used by the students. Currently, six schools are being covered twice a week catering to 1100+ children by a fully equipped van with a librarian and an assistant librarian.The preliminary data of the mobile library shows an impressive outcome. Each student belonging to the six schools reads atleast 25 books per year. This project has no donors is currently running short of funds and hence requires support to sustain itself for the next one year. About the Organization: India Literacy Project (ILP) is a developmental support organization that works in partnership with local Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and networks in India to play the role of a catalyst for literacy. We work on:- 1)Enrolling “out of school” children 2)Retaining children in school 3)Improving quality of learning 4)Life coping skills and livelihood training for young adults 5)Functional literacy for adults Vision  To be a catalyst for 100% literacy in India Mission  To empower every individual we serve with functional literacy and an understanding of their basic rights and responsibilities.   Volunteering Opportunities: You can volunteer to be a part of any project or event based on your interest and feasibility. We always welcome new ideas and suggestions. Given below are few projects where we require the support of volunteers. 1)Name of project :- Mobile Library Location :- Govt.schools across Nampally and Khairatabad. No. of volunteers required :- 20 Nature of work :- Assist our librarians in the designated project locations with creative activties , role play and class management. Duration :- 2-4 hours every week 2)Name of project :- Career counseling Location :- Govt.schools across Nampally and Khairatabad. No. of volunteers required :- 40 Nature of work :- Mentor and guide students in our project locations with deciding their career choices , help the ilp team during one on one counselling sessions and assesment of holland code test. Duration :- 2-3 hours every week during the counselling phase from Sept-March Indian Literacy Project (Not For Profit) Flat No 302, Sai Ram Residency, 500084 Raghavendra Colony, Kothaguda Contact: 9248772599 Email: aishwarya.ilp18@gmail.com Website: https://www.ilpnet.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ilphyd/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/indialiteracypr
Cause: School Kit Drive - Provide school bags filled with notebooks, stationary and dictionary to the students who are economically poor. Raising: Rs. 1,00,000 /- Expected no of Beneficiaries: 230 Students Raising Funds for: Poor students drop out from school because they cannot afford to buy a bag and stationary required. YFS raises funds towards buying school bags along with books and stationary and giving it to deserving students from poor families. Funds will be utilized in procuring bags, books, stationary and transport.  Students are able to use the bag for more than an year and the books and stationary are helping them with their studies. So far 2,00,000 students have been given the school kits and they are still continuing their studies. About the Organization: Youth for Seva (YFS), founded in April 2007, is a nation-wide volunteering movement that inspires youth to volunteer, and provides them with meaningful opportunities to serve the community. The goal of YFS is to support schools, destitute shelters, government hospitals and other organizations in the social sector through volunteers who can help them mitigate some of their shortcomings and challenges. Volunteering is made easy and customized to the individual’s interests, time availability and skill sets. YFS aims to create positive change agents in the society, through the culture of volunteering. Vision: Self-reliant communities powered by selfless individuals. Mission: To facilitate a movement of volunteering. To empower and enable individuals to become positive change agents. To enable institutions to effectively engage community to deliver services. To promote sustainable lifestyles. Volunteering Opportunities: Chiguru - 500 volunteers, training the students to participate in competitions, 2 months (November and December), Passion for service NMMS - 200 volunteers, Teaching the students to write a scholarship exam, 4 months ( July, Aug, Sep, Oct), Teaching skills and Analytical skills School Kit Drive - 50 volunteers, Fund raising for getting the school kits, 2 months (April and May), Fund raising and passion for service Youth For Seva (Not For Profit) Plot 18, Road No 3, Opposite lane of Times of India office, Journalist Colony, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad - 500096 Contact: 7995026321 Email: Arunmayee.j@youthforseva.org Website: www.youthforseva.org https://www.facebook.com/YouthForSevaOfficial/
Cause: Special Education and Aural Rehabilitation of Hearing Impaired Children Raising: Rs. 1,30,000 /- Expected no of Beneficiaries: 50 Children  Raising Funds for: Ashray Akruti provides education for the hearing impaired children ranging from Pre-school to Class 10. These children with their inherent debility of speech and hearing impairment have been rejected and neglected by their hearing peers due to language barriers. They struggle in the development of social skills which are language based. Language plays a pivotal role in social learning and therefore, impacts a child’s ability to learn social skills to communicate effectively.   This project proposed seeking support from hyderabad 10 K run is attempting to address issue of special education to the hearing impaired children who are aged between 12 – 15 years with boys and girls. 10 children between the age group of 12-15 years need your support for special education and Rehabitation.   Understanding the realistic situations and problems of the hearing impaired children, Ashray Akruti has been committed and working diligently to bring change in their lives. The Organization has taken the onus of not only educating the children in academics but also train and modify their behavior that allows a child to interact with teachers, classmates, and others successfully. The school provides numerous instructions to students and lays greater emphasis on social skills improvement to promote social capabilities of students. The students learn to adjust to various social situations and get along well with others. It boosts them to become self-confident, acceptable, and maintain good relations in the society.   Social skills development is an integral part of the education of the hearing impaired. Also special speech therapy classes are allotted for the children to develop speech with increased emphasis on the development of auditory skills.   Ashray Akruti also runs Rehabilitation center for children with special needs. It is a full-fledged Multi disability center with state of the art facilities for the children aged between 4years to 16 years of age who cannot avail medical services or education. The services provided here are Speech therapy, Physiotherapy, Behavioral therapy, Counseling, free hearing aids, linking persons with disabilities to govt. schemes and entitlements. The Center encourages parental involvement in understanding the therapies. About the Organisation: Ashray Akruti is a registered non-profit, non-religious organization; working since 1996, to improve the lives of people with disability and marginalized sections of society. The organization strongly believes in the potential of persons with disability and envisions a society where people with disability lead a life of dignity as equal citizens with equitable access to opportunities and services. It’s belief in ‘rights’ based approach to development, are rooted in the principles of participation, empowerment, accountability and transparency. Ashray Akruti is an accredited organization certified by “Credibility Alliance”, following norms of accountability, transparency and good governance. VISION: Empower people with disabilities & people from underprivileged background, through quality education, health care and sustainable livelihood. MISSION: To create institutional, non-institutional and community based interventions for the people to help them become independent self-reliant and contributing citizens of the country. Ashray Akruti (Not For Profit) 8-3-1027/A2, Lane Opp. Indian Bank Srinagar Colony, Hyderabad - 500073 Contact: 8121093335 Email: dakshayani.j@ashrayakruti.org Website: www.ashrayakruti.org http://www.facebook.com/ashrayakruti  
Cause: Manavata Samskar Vidya: Empower Children Raising: Rs. 10,00,000 /- Expected no of Beneficiaries: 10 Lakh Students Raising Funds for: Both rural  and urban children are unable to get right education to be responsible citizens with good personality development. Almost all the schools & parents neglecting this issue, which is causing children getting unhealthy, irresponsible, lack of concentration, lazy day by day with poor habits, which is also causing violence, anti-social behaviour, unemployment, poverty and many other social issues. Both personal health and social health are getting spoiled due to this. So this is the main cause of every other problem, which we need to address immediately. Past few  years, we have implemented the value education in many government schools which was a big success. Reached almost 1.2 lacs children. but scale of problem is much bigger, so we have taken a bigger challenge this year with Vision 2020, Manavata Samkar Vidya for 10 million children. The most important priority is to provide right Education to every child to make them Healthy & Responsible Humane. Currently children are missing practical education for Human values / character education / Samskaras. If we can inspire and empower every child with right practical education, rest of the SDG goals can be achieved. This project empowers children by educate them with inspiration, skills, food, nutrition, Yoga, Meditation and Health, natural farming, time management and self-development, Social responsibility, environment, humanity, culture etc. The funding requested will be used for providing dedicated special teachers full time, organize teacher trainings, providing books & material for rural schools and to organising special trainings and events for schools.  The objective is to ensure over all wellbeing of children with life education along with helping them for livelihood education. Where the success of the MSV will be measured with following goals:• Reaching to 10 million children as direct beneficiaries by end of year 2020• Achieving 20% to 30% higher value education in every school and initiate the value education in 500 schools. About the Organization: Manavata is a voluntary organisation established in 1991 and working for the Sustainable development in the areas of Right Education, Holistic Health and Clean Environment. Manavata’s relentless work over the past 27 years benefitted over 1.2 lacs children, 40000 patients, over 300 orphans/disabled children, 600 farmers. Manavata has got special consultative status at the United Nations ECOSOC in 2012. registered charity in India, UK and USA, activities that encompass Plantation, NaturalFarming, Humanitarian Aid, Value Education, Child care, Health care and Self-employment. ManavataCycing for Humanity inspired millions of people with Funder Sri Srinivasa Alluri’s cycling 30000 km in 18 countries. Vision & Mission: To implement sustainable development in 500 villages including 500 schools. Volunteering Opportunities: For MAHE value based education, we require 50 volunteers for teaching and coordination for 3 to 6 months For Sustainable development project, we need 20 Volunteers for Natural farming and teaching For Rural Health Centers project, we require 20 volunteers for Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Yogatherapists experts Vishwa Manavata Samastha (Not For Profit) 4th Floor Plot No. 62, JNTU - Hitec City Road, Near Hitec City MMTS Station, KPHB Phase 7, Hyderabad, Telangana 500072 Contact: 9704569932 Email: alluri@manavata.org Website: www.manavata.org https://www.facebook.com/manavata.humanity
Cause: Teach us Hyderabad Raising: Rs. 5,00,000 /- Expected no of Beneficiaries: 200 Children Raising Funds for: Aikarthya believes that every child must have access to excellent education & best opportunities in the world. We believe language and mathematical abilities must not act as a barrier in education. English will end the educational inequity & exclusivity which is necessary so that all children reach their potential. As English is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world; it really open up the doors for our children’s future. conceptual understanding of mathematics will also add to boosting their proficiency, further their career and make things a little easier in day-to-day life. Hence, Aikarthya chooses to work on English language and Mathematical understanding enhancement in the low-income urban schools/communities and homes. The content is designed to bridge the gap between the learning's and age appropriate levels. About the Organization: Aikarthya is a not for profit organization based out of Hyderabad. Aikarthya was started with a vision to create a poverty free community driven by the next generation of home grown-leaders. Aikarthya believes in the potential of every child and in the inherent intent of every human being to excel in the work that they do. Vision & Mission: Our vision is to create a poverty-free Community driven by the next generation of home-grown leaders. by equipping them with educational equity Our Mission is to work to bridge gaps in society by uniting youth from diverse backgrounds, equipping them with leadership, problem solving and teamwork skills, and engaging them in community service and active citizenship. Volunteering Opportunities: Volunteer with us to deliver the English and maths program over the weekends on saturdays and sundays minimum of 2.5hrs a week looking for 10+ volunteers for both english and maths project Aikarthya (Not For Profit) 9-4-131/1/B/99 Nadeem Colony Tolichowki Hyderabad - 500008 Contact: 9047031362 Email: yazhinibalu91@gmail.com Website: www.aikarthya.org.in Facebook: aikarthya