0 days until campaign ends!

Help mentor 15 deprived children

Focus: Children and Youth, Volunteerism, Education

1% Funded
A PERSONAL tutor mentoring a child from a poor family who attends a school that imparts low quality education is life-changing. Help U&I fund the individualised coaching of 15 such deserving children.

The substandard quality of education in low-income schools in India is no longer news. A 2016 study of government and private schools in Karnataka, for instance, showed that almost 50% of students’ reading competencies were much below their grade level.

U&I’s 1:3 teacher-student ratio is helping tackle this, providing personalised tutoring to ensure that each child learns according to his or her specific abilities.

All it takes is a little bit from everyone!

Thank you for your donation! People like you are creating a new generation of givers

Fundraiser Timeline

Personal mentors encourage children to reach their full potential - help raise funds so that all 15 children have this amazing opportunity!

The funds raised will go towards training U&I's super volunteers to become amazing mentors!

U&I were able to purchase learning materials, such as books and stationery, for 15 kids who will be mentored by U&I volunteers!

WHY MENTORING DEPRIVED CHILDREN MATTERS

Poor teaching quality and inadequate infrastructure ail low-income schools, one of the main reasons for a high dropout rate. And those children that continue with their education perform severely below their grade level. U&I’s mentor-tutors encourage each child to reach their full potential, with opportunities to take part in field trips, art camps and team building activities that give them the confidence and belief to pursue their dreams.

Individual attention and mentoring play a significant role in a child's learning
WHY IN BANGALORE

The highest number of U&I beneficiaries are in Bangalore, where they are headquartered. Statistics show that simple knowledge of English in a metro city like Bangalore increases a youth's employability by 400%. U&I volunteers’ tutoring and additional English coaching will pave the way for 15 deserving students to a brighter future than they could otherwise hope to achieve.

If done right, education has the power like nothing else to nurture empowered, reflective, engaged and skilled citizens who can chart the way towards a safer, greener and fairer planet for all.

Irina Bokova, Director-General, UNESCO

Good quality and equitable education serves to unlock opportunity and undo intergenerational cycles of inequity: on average, each additional year of education a child receives increases her or his adult earnings by about 10 per cent.

The State of the World’s Children, 2016, UNICEF Report

Volunteers do more than just teach these kids, they give them confidence to strive towards their ambitions through the comfort of a support system and constant encouragement. They have a genuine interest in the lives and well being of these kids.

Elaine Almeida, former volunteer tutor, Bangalore
THE PLAN

Before tutoring begins, U&I will first assess the learning levels of each of the 15 children. Funds raised will go towards curriculum and learning resources to train volunteer tutors who will teach and mentor the students. U&I will track curriculum progress and collect feedback from students and tutors on an ongoing basis. The funds will also pay for extra-curricular activities and field trips in the academic year.

Experience based learning activities ensure that the volunteer and child work as a team
Similar Fundraisers
Fund smiles for deprived cleft kids
by: Mission Smile

LEFT untreated, cleft lip or palate impairs speech and hearing, makes eating difficult and results in facial deformities causing low self-esteem. Fund free complete cleft care for children in the Northeast.

2,25,000
0% funded
57 days remaining
0 contributors
Meals for 30 boys for ₹3,000 a day
by: Child In Need Institute

EVERY day CINI rescue children from vulnerable or abusive situations. Help provide four meals a day to the 30 boys in their short stay shelter at any given time before they are reunited with their families.

1,80,000
0% funded
29 days remaining
0 contributors
₹1,530 feeds street kid for a month
by: iPartner India

THERE are over 50,000 street children in India's capital city, most without access to basics like food and shelter. Help iPartner fund meals for 73 such minors being cared for in two homes and a daycare centre.

3,11,040
12% funded
8 days remaining
11 contributors
Medicines to aid special needs kids
by: Satya Special School

THE 800 children with disabilities under Satya's care mainly belong to families who can't afford the medications needed to help cope with their disorders. Just ₹850 is enough for a month's supply for one child.

1,22,400
50% funded
8 days remaining
14 contributors
Notebooks for migrant workers' kids
by: Shiksha

EDUCATION materials for their school-going children are a necessity that migrant labourers can't afford. Help Shiksha fund notebooks for 600 such eager students at their Mohyal Colony Education Centre.

55,200
44% funded
8 days remaining
8 contributors
Fund classes for squatter camp kids
by: Tiljala SHED

KEEPING children from ragpicker communities in school prevents child labour, drug addictions and also early marriage. Help provide evening support classes for 25 youngsters at ₹12,000 per child for a year.

3,00,000
3% funded
8 days remaining
7 contributors
Help children protect their futures
by: Mountain Children's Foundation

GAINING scientific knowledge of the effects of climate change from experts will better prepare vulnerable mountain children to plan sustainable futures. Fund their study trips to meet conservation specialists.

45,000
27% funded
8 days remaining
6 contributors
Notebooks for migrant workers' kids
by: Shiksha

EDUCATION materials for their school-going children are a necessity that migrant labourers can't afford. Help Shiksha fund notebooks for 600 such eager students at their Mohyal Colony Education Centre.

55,200
44% funded
8 days remaining
8 contributors
Fund classes for squatter camp kids
by: Tiljala SHED

KEEPING children from ragpicker communities in school prevents child labour, drug addictions and also early marriage. Help provide evening support classes for 25 youngsters at ₹12,000 per child for a year.

3,00,000
3% funded
8 days remaining
7 contributors