Tuesday, January 19, 2010

An Appeal

Please take a minute to read this post from Give India Foundation Incorporated, a trusted and credible NGO in India since 1999. To cast your vote on facebook please visit  here .Please click to visit their official website and their Blog for more information.You can email them at giveindiachase@gmail.com for any queries. Cast Your Vote Now! Every Vote Counts!

The Issue

Children have the right to study and enjoy their childhood. However 50% of school age children in India are not in school today. It is estimated that there are anywhere between 10-20 mn children working as labourers in hazardous industries and being exploited when they should be learning and playing.

Education is the only  key to unlocking these  children’s future, the key which will allow them to lead a dignified and financially independent adult life.

The Plan

GIVE Foundation will use the $1mn grant to for educational sponsorships costing $43 per child per year thus providing access to education to more than 20,000 children through our partner NGOs. All partner NGOs have undergone due diligence, and are highly transparent and credible organizations. They are located across India and provide access to education to underprivileged children, including the girl child, tribal children and children from remote rural areas.

However, so that your vote COUNTS and goes FURTHER we will take the balance of about $90,000 and run a matching campaign that raises an additional $1mn from individual donors. This balance will also help meet the operating costs of running this program, including costs of project monitoring, and tracking including regular quarterly updates.

Each $43 sponsorship will provide books, school bags and uniforms to the children as well as the education i.e. teachers salaries and other costs to ensure a quality education.

The Outcome

More than 20,000 children will be educated for a year with the grant support. In addition over 20,000 children will be educated for a year through matching donations raised from individuals, thus ensuring that in all, more than 40,000 children are educated.

The program aims to make the underprivileged children of India self-reliant and independent by providing them a mainstream education. It is a movement to strengthen the future of the nation, an attempt towards a better life.

Each child we help is one less child that has to work for a living; one less child that has to experience illiteracy; one less child that has no hope for the future.

We believe that there are enough people who want to see this happen, enough people to ensure that we get 40,000 votes that will in turn help to educate 40,000 children. One VOTE = one CHILD!

Vote here : http://apps.facebook.com/chasecommunitygiving/charities/338730

Blog:  http://blog.giveindia.org

Website: http://www.giveindia.org

e.mail:  giveindiachase@gmail.com

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