IIM-A’s fund-rasing drive: Sponsor a kid’s education
August 15, 2008 § Leave a comment
AHMEDABAD: As long as the ‘prayas’ (attempt) was to help children of nearby slums get formal education, small-time donations from within IIM-A campus were enough. But, as activities of this student group have grown, so has need for funds. Supporting 26 children in a private school, the group is on a major fund-raising drive.
“We are paying for a child’s complete education – cost per student comes to Rs 12,000 a year,” says Sameer Gandhi. Till now, the group was managing with donations from students, faculty members and staff of IIM-A. Prayas has a scheme where you can adopt a child and sponsor his or her education for a year. It will be interactive -the sponsor will get to know the child and be sent progress reports regularly, says Ashutosh Agarwal.
“Many students have shown interest, but can’t donate enough money. People can also support schooling in partnership, or give a fixed amount every month,” he adds.