Search organisations which support the education of the vulnerable children.They come from very struggling background.
Dear Sushmita check on my village web u may find useful contacts for this,its better because you are so good in writting proposals as u said.
Thank you a lots for your message.
Very soon i will check your website for the contacts.
That will be great!
Thank you a lots.
Very soon i will visit your project.
Most Welcome to all of you, to my school project of "free" English medium education fr downtrodden children.
I aim to open till class-12.
Greatly hope that you will please ,spare a little bit of your valuable and precious time,in developing these downtrodden children for achieving bright,safe and secured future.
Please feel "free" to contact me, if ever you have any minutest querry or question about my project.
Wishing you the best of your life.
I belong to a group located in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, which is called ONE HOUSE. We are interested in providing needed school items for the school children living in Ghana. Please provide me with more information on how to accomplish this.
Thanks for your message.
The project of Kalna is located in India. Is your group able/willing to donate the items to Indian-based projects/villages as well?
Thank you for your message.
As he is a new one,i have already previously mailed through Nabuur,the details of how to find out the village by looking down at different continents while logging in Nabuur,& finding out his desired project.
From henceforth i will post the message on my village page only.
Thank you for your concern for my project's downtrodden.
The first two organizations that come to my mind after reading through your needs are:
1. Stuff Your Rucksack- www.stuffyourrucksack.com, and
2. The Colored Pencil Project- www.thecoloredpencilproject.org, with this one, I have had some contact with them and know that they recently traveled to India this year to work with schools there. I'm not sure where they are planning to go next, but I think they are worth contacting.
In terms of books-I know that I have some other resources from the Khandbari village that we looked into when we were working on securing books for the library. Transportation was always the biggest problem for us, but I think many of the organizations that worked in Nepal, also worked in India. I will look through those again and see what I can find for you.
Have you also considered searching for a partner school in another country? We had a volunteer teacher in Khandbari that had expressed some interest in that with the school in Nepal. We may be able to contact her and see if she or her school would be willing to consider helping here.
I realize that you might think that I am trying to force a giant leap from zero to 100 when I suggest this - but do give it a chance. There is a non proft organization called One Laptop Per Child and they appear to have designed these totally brilliant and yet, simple and sturdy machines for exactly such a project as yours. They are completely unique as they have been conceptualized for areas which are low on electricity and other resources. I think your village would qualify for the Foundation's assistance. A laptop brings the world instantly and graphically into a child's learning curve and cannot be underestimated - and along with books and pencils, you then create a powerful understanding of every single subject. I know that Govts are required to participate in large scale progams offered by this organization - and India is on that list. However, it might be simpler to try to get funding - because for every laptop bought, you get one laptop free. It costs (or used to cost) USD 200 per laptop - to begin with, maybe you could just try to generate enough funds for one machine and get another free. Then we could build from there. Check out the laptops specs (they are simply amazing, from design, to hardware to software to interface), etc at:
I hope this helps - I could write the appeal if you sent me the requisite information.
Thank you for your message.
Thanks again for your posted charity links .
As soon as possible,i will try to contact them.
Regarding books, till now ,my project has been approved by-(1) Biblionef(Netherland)(2)International book project(Lexington,US)(3)World Bank-book project department(Washington,US).
They have agreed to send books.
In case of the 1st two charities i have to fill in the application forms.The world bank has said,to maintain equity,they send one large shipment to India once in 4 years.Just few days back,they had sent to India.The expenses are beared by World bank.But they had asked me, as their next large shipment is late,so to ask for small shipment.But that shipment cost i have to pay or search for a donor.I have requested them to "hold" on my project,till the next large shipment,as the World bank will bear the cost & more books i will get in their large shipment.
The main problem is as i "carry" on the "school" in "my house",so i do not have "large" library facility at my home for the school books.So when the charities will be sending books,they will be sending in plenty.So i have thought to request them to "hold" on sending,till my school library is made.
I had applied to numerous partner schools in other country.But sorry! to say, their response is very slow.
The other you mentioned in Khandbari,you can contact,or you can give me the mail id,i can also contact the person.As you feel like.
Thanks again for your concern & support for my school's downtroddens.
Thank you a lots for your message.
The financial condition of the school is not so much strong enough till now, to order for the paid laptops.
Thanks again for your concern and support for my school's downtrodden.
The first site you mentioned (stuffyourrucksack.com) is a useful way of transportation to have the things needed, delivered to Sushmita. Do you know what the procedures are to have traveller(s) assist us with the delivery?
I reckon that The Coloured Pencil Project is definitely worth contacting. Since you have pre-existing communication with them, do you mind enquiring further, in regards to Kalna?
Thank you for the input of both these organisations. Both are definitely useful.
* I will post your input of www.stuffyourrucksack.com in Step 3 as it involves transportation. This is brilliant! Thank you Jennifer. Could you follow through with your answer in Step 3 as well?
Thank you for your input on this. I reckon that we can keep this as one of our resources as well. Having to purchase 2 laptops for the price of one, and in this case is USD200 is definitely a good deal but the situation of the school and its funds does seem that it is very unlikely that they are able to cope with. Perhaps it will be very useful in the near future when the condition of the school has improved and there are donors who are willing to contribute such an amount for the laptops.
Do keep the ideas flowing in though. :-)
As you can see, most of the things needed are basic necessities for a school. Let's start by searching for companies that produces these things (stationery, books, water bottles, lunch boxes, materials for uniforms such as dress-makers / taylors and etc...) They might be able to donate some as part of their pro-bono campaign. Do search for companies based in India as well as anywhere else in the world. I've mentioned the former as to relate to an easier transportation.
Organisations that deals with such items or involved with the care of children and education. Individuals are also welcome to donate.
Let us compile a list of these institutions before we make any contacts. :-)
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