Support Zoha To Build Entrepreneurial Skills in Government Schools Children

Rs. 19,106 raised


Goal: Rs. 80,000

All donations to Better Plus Education are tax exempted under section 80G of the Income Tax Act. 

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Campaign Organizer:

Zoha Firdous | April 20, 2020 | Bangalore, India

Beneficiary Organization:

Better Plus Education, a registered non-profit organization. All donations to Better Plus Education are tax exempted under section 80G of the Income Tax Act.

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My Story

Who am I?
I am Zoha Firdous from Bangalore, and I volunteer at a non-profit organization called Better Plus Education, where we help children in schools develop an entrepreneurial mindset from a young age. I have started a campaign to raise funds for Better Plus Education to help them conduct their programs for this year and be able to give this entrepreneurial experience to government school children.

Zoha, the campaign organizer

Why am I raising funds?
Are you aware of the 21st century education crisis? With the world’s most pressing problems like climate change, poverty, water shortage, etc. increasing, the world needs more and more problem-solvers than ever before. The only sustainable solution for this to happen is if we can make the children of today sensitized to these problems from a young age so that they become life-long problem-solvers. However, the current schooling system focuses only on memorising facts such as historical dates, scientific definitions & mathematics formulas. Consequently, young people leave schools with marks and certificates but lack in becoming empathetic, conscious citizens of the world.

Better Plus Education, through trained volunteers, runs programs for schools where children from the 6th-12th grade students are mentored to start their own social initiatives to solve a real-world problem, so that they develop a mindset of creating change from a young age. For ex., one group of 12-yr-old students started an initiative to save water and have saved more than 81,000 litres of water monthly in their community; another started an initiative to tackle bullying in school; another recycled 570+Kg of electronic waste in their colonies, and so on. Through this experience of creating change at a young age, children develop an attitude of change-making. See the collage below for some examples of initiatives students start. I personally believe in the vision of this organization and am raising funds to support them.

Different kinds of social initiatives students launch with the guidance of their mentors

Where will the funds be used?
We are in urgent need of funds to conduct our programs for this year. It costs us around Rs. 21,000/year/govt. school (approximately 25 govt. school students in a school) and I have committed to raise funds for at least 4 govt. schools to deliver our programs, so I’m hoping you can help, even if it is a part of it. If you’re interested, the ideal case is making a monthly donation. The amount can be anything like Rs. 500/month, Rs. 1,000/per month, Rs. 2,000/month or any other amount that you’re comfortable with. I will be more than happy to give you any other information about the organization and the use of funds. You can reach out to me by emailing to [email protected] or calling at +91 9902544219.

About the NGO Better Plus Education:
Better Plus Education is a registered Trust (NGO) that teaches entrepreneurial skills to children in government schools in Bangalore. It is registered under Section 12A and 80G of the Income Tax Act 1961, follows all financial regulations set forth for non-profits by the Government of India, and is audited annually by Ratna Ravikumar B. Chartered Accountant. 

Better Plus Education teacher guiding the students before they implement their initiative.
These 11-yr-olds students started an initiative in school to teach Math concepts creatively to other students using the physical spaces in school.

Recent Supporters:

Akanksha Patnaik donated Rs. 5,000
All the very best 🙂

E C Karan donated Rs. 2,000
Let’s make this world a better place

Rakshith Ranjan donated Rs. 3,106
Keep the work going 🙂

Vinay V donated Rs. 2,000

Saddam Hussain donated Rs. 500

Radhika Saigal donated Rs. 500

Sabreen donated Rs. 500

Anjum Kauser donated Rs. 500

Anjum Kauser donated Rs. 1,000

Zoha Firdous donated Rs. 3,000

Divya Khare donated Rs. 1,000

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All donations to Better Plus Education are tax exempted under section 80G of the Income Tax Act. 

You can contact the organizer, Zoha, by emailing to [email protected] or calling at +91 9902544219.