Educate the underprivileged kids

$28,271 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 414 people in 24 months
Future of 150 under privileged kids at stake! A 20 year old school educating 150 underprivileged students in a small town in Nuzvid, A.P, India needs your help! Please help continue running this school to provide free education for kids who cannot afford. For more details such as non-profit certification, school expenses etc, refer to this link http://bollenivijay.wixsite.com/savefuture

 The only purpose of the school is to educate the under privileged kids. I have seen firsthand how kids have benefited from this school(daughter of the maid that works at my parents place goes to this school). Most of the parents of these kids work as daily laborers at mere pay for $2 per day and cannot afford to pay for their kids education. Currently this school is running out of funds to operate and is on the verge of closing out. 

 The goal is to make this school self-sustainable for next 5 years and potentially tie-up with any of the non-profit originations that can help improve the quality of the school and shown path to these kids beyond 7th class(school educates the kids until 7th). The immediate need is to prevent the school from shutting down and make it self-sustainable for  five years. In order do that we need raise $50k and I am requesting for  help to raise funds for the same.

There are multiple ways you can help.

1) Fund the school. Any amount helps, be it as little $5 is better than nothing. This is an immediate need for the school to operate. I'll provide receipts for all the donation made. 
2) Provide support to help raise funds for the school.
3) Like, Comment and share this post with your friends and help this campaign get some attention
4) Microsoft friends: Can anyone help me get this school listed as part of Microsoft give campaign?
5) For the long-term benefit of the school, help me connect with non-profit organizations that are into supporting child education. Most of the folks I reached out are primarily into raising funds but are not aware of how to get such schools on-boarded in the non-profit org.
 
Some details & numbers on the school. This school runs on zero administrative costs and in a very frugal manner. I was able to get these details thru my father, who has retired and is helping the school for administrative activities. I have complete trust in proper utilization of funds.

1) Text Books, Note books and stationary given to these 150 students - $2000
2) Gaming material, office books and etc - $400
3) Each student is given sufficient cloth material to stitch two pairs of school uniform. $800
4) Electricity, drinking water and cleaning services etc - $800
5)Salaries to the school teacher. This is by far the most expense. Idea is to maintain quality of teaching.  Eight teacher - $5000 per year
 
If we are able to get the funding, few upgrades we are planning for the school

1)Provide quality water for kids in the school by putting up an  RO system. Currently these kids are expected to get their own water. Due to lack of funds, school stopped providing water to kids.
2) Benches in all classrooms for kids to sit.
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For a very long time school was running on Fixed deposits that were deposited in the name of the school about 20 years back. Starting last month we ran out of funds to pay salaries for school teachers. Had we not raised these funds, we would have not been in a position to run this school. These funds helped us in paying salaries to school teachers for month of June & July 2018. A big Thank you to all the donors who helped raise these funds!
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We are now physically verified and recognized by central government of India as non-profit organization. As a result we received approval from central government to accept donations from foreign sources. Attached is the FCRA certification. It was a long process, but appreciate the transparent, no-bribing FCRA certification process.
FCRA certification
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Hello Everyone,
First, I want to thank each and every one of you for making a contribution and helping the kids continue education. The help you have provided did help in continuing the school.
In case you’re wondering who I am and how I am related to the school. I hail from the same town as the school is operating in. My dad is one of the administrative volunteers who helps running the school. Due to my fathers close association with the school, I have insights into the school’s day to day tasks. Recently, I attended Independence Day celebrations at the school and I got an opportunity to take some snap. Please find them via below link.
https://goo.gl/photos/819m1QS9XgXyD1HZA
All the funds given by you folks will primarily be used for paying salaries to the teachers and for providing education related materials for the kids. However one of the challenges we faced is to directly withdraw funds from go-fund-me campaign and deposit in schools bank account. We couldn’t do this because the School didn’t have FCRA certification (Foreign contribution Regulation Act in India). Getting FCRA certification is a long process and we are currently in the final stages of getting this certification. FCRA application receipt is attached to this update.
Our initial plan was to keep the funds intact with go-fund-me until receive the FCRA certification. However, there are limitation on go-fund-me side on how long we can keep the funds, if we do not withdraw the funds immediately all the donations will be blocked. To prevent this from happening, I will be withdrawing the funds into my personal bank account as stop gap solution.
I will update this thread once again once we receive FCRA certification approval and the funds have been deposited to the school bank account.
FCRA Application receipt.
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4 months ago

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