Educating Rural Children: Real Empowerment Through Mehak



Educating Rural Children: Real Empowerment Through Mehak


“Act as if what you do makes a difference.  It does”.
~William James; Psychologist, Philosopher, Physician (1842 – 1910)

Donor-funded NGO Ahambhumika has been instrumental in providing basics of education to the deprived strata of rural poor in and around Bhopal. Currently, Ahambhumika imparts basic education (Mathematics, English, Hindi and Arts & Craft) to 120 children of daily-wage labour in the villages of Mahabadia and Bodakho through its rural education support centre, Mehak.

Volunteer-driven Mehak supports children under five years of age with basic education and day-scholars from  other schools with curricular area that require attention, every day between 4 and 6 pm.

Besides the evening classes, Mehak also takes up Art & Craft classes over the two-day weekend equipping rural children with skills that will enable them to earn a living. However, this requires a regular inflow of supplies in the form of craft material, books, stationery, a teacher/volunteer etc. Up until now the endeavour has been fuelled by individual contributions from the public as Ahambhumika is not an 80-G corporate funded venture yet.

Here is a quick glance of the outlay incurred by Ahambhumika to keep the activities at Mehak going for a month:  

Sl.No.
Particulars
Amount
1.
Salary of the 2 part-time teachers @Rs.2000/-
4,000/-
2.
Salary of 1 part-time Arts & Craft teacher
3,000/-
3.
Room rent for 2 rooms @Rs.600/-
1,200/-
4.
Stationery, art and craft  materials
2,400/-
Total
10,600/-

Inflow of contributions have been dwindling in the past of few months are we at Ahambhumika are anxious to see the Mehak endeavour continue as it benefits the life and paves the way for a safe future for hundreds of children at the lowest strata of our society.

This note is a plea to the public to contribute towards any one or more activities (numbered 1 to 4 in the table above) for a month at Mehak

YOUR SUPPORT WILL ENABLE US TO CONTINUE THIS JOURNEY.   

Details for donations and program support transactions with Ahambhumika Swayam Sevi Sanstha are as under:

**Online Bank Transfer:

Aham Bhumika Swayam Sevi Sanstha,
Savings Account Number: 2073101015874,
IFSC Code- CNRB0002073,
Canara Bank,
Branch - Maharana Pratap Nagar, Bhopal

Important: If you're doing a online transfer to our account, please send us an email with your name, address and donation amount, so that we can send you the receipt.

You may also contribute by:

**Account payable Cheques/ DDs to be sent by post in favor of –

Aham Bhumika Swayam Sevi Sanstha, Payable at BHOPAL (M.P.)
 For any query mail us at ahambhumika@gmail.com 
As we don't have an FCRA account, we are NOT in a position to accept donations from foreign nationals. Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) may donate subject to regulations of the Indian banking system. 

You may donate as per your convenienece mentioned below .
  
One can contribute  Rs.10,600/- to sponsor Mehak for one month.
One may even choose to contribute as minimum a sum of Rs.300/- monthly . 

Or may contribute Rs.3600/- for a year. 


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