Greetings for the holidays and the end of the year. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year in advance as we look back at our crowdfunding journey through GlobalGiving for the past 8 years.
We started fundraising in GlobalGiving in 2013, and our first donation was made on September 3rd, 2013! We have had a fabulous dream run of fundraising for the past 8 years raising more than US$ 1.1 million, raising funds for two full-time projects, and 2 microprojects (which got fully funded).
With your support and contributions, we had been able to make wonderful transformations in the lives of thousands of Indian rural children by offering them quality English medium education where it is not available or affordable.
Several of our students have passed out of Isha Vidhya and are pursuing higher education as well as gainfully employed in companies. This has all been possible because of your unrelenting support!
We have procured critical infrastructre needed for the schools like learning aids, school buses, sports equipment, computers, etc., as well as built classrooms and other necessary structures like water tanks and toilets.
Our student education sponsorship has been a huge success along with the subsidies for noon meal and transportation. Noon meal and transportation are two very important reasons for the students and parents to stay motivated on children's education.
We have participated over the course of years in several of GlobalGiving's campaigns and contests, and have had the honours of being winners and finishing in the top ranks. We won a photo contest in an year, and also got recognized as a top ranking project in GlobalGiving in an year.
We would like to assure you that the donations that you have made have been put to the intended purposes, and will be in the future too. We thank you for all that you have done for our project.
From my side personally, and from the entire Isha Vidhya team, we once again wish you a great holiday session and a very happy New Year 2022!
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