Conrad Chavez's Fundraiser:

The new school at Vatsalya

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Vatsalya celebrated the opening of the new school on July 31! Work on the other wing continues; help us meet the funding goal to finish it.

via Crowdrise 3 years ago

BENEFITING: EDGE OF SEVEN INC

EVENT DATE: Jul 10, 2011

THE STORY:

Building a new school will turn around the lives of more street children

Vatsalya rescues orphans from the streets of India, providing education and job skills so that they grow up as citizens equipped to give back to their communities. You can help fund a new, expanded school that will amplify their ability to reverse the negative cycle of poverty into a positive cycle of empowerment.
 
For ten years Vatsalya has grown into a refined and tested program. But the existing small school buildings at Udayan impose bottlenecks on the full potential of the program. The new school will provide expanded facilities that can properly support Vatsalya's work, enhance their efficiency and effectiveness, and allow more community outreach. It will include ten more classrooms, a science lab, a library, and a store.
 

Everyone at Vatsalya feels so strongly about the need for this project that the staff and older students are donating their own time and labor toward the construction of their school.

About the work of Vatsalya

At their peaceful, rural Udayan campus outside Jaipur, India, Vatsalya rehabilitates orphans through a holistic program built around strong core values. The orphans receive an education, including math, Hindi, English, arts and music. The children also learn practical trade skills so that they can get a job when they graduate. They learn community values, such as how to respect others, resolve conflicts, and get along. Some children require therapy to overcome the often severe traumas of urban street life in India.

I support the new school at Vatsalya because I've always believed in the philosophy of guiding a child into becoming a whole person: educated, skilled, employed, and a positive force in the community who will then help others as well.

For more information about Vatsalya, see: vatsalya.org

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See my photo essay about the Vatsalya Udayan campus

Help fund construction of the new school

Vatsalya transforms children from street orphans into workers, teachers, and leaders. Please help build their new school in any way that you can...even a small amount helps.

US citizens: Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law, because your donation will be handled through Edge of Seven, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports Vatsalya in the United States.

When I started this page, Vatsalya had raised about a third of their USD$40,000 goal, and now we're already almost there. But we still need your help to make it the rest of the way. Just click the big orange button up there!

 

Photo credits
Construction of new school: Jaimala Gupta / Vatsalya
Old school classrooms: Conrad Chavez

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To This Fundraiser

$31,891

MONEY RAISED
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  • Direct donations (outside Crowdrise)

    $29,128

  • SalaamGa...

    $100

  • Cynthia LaRowe

    $50

  • Conrad Chavez

    $50

  • Poiner Family

    $100

  • Sylvie BAUER

    $100

  • ZOOP

    $20

  • Maryjo & Stephane Charbonn...

    $200

  • Lenka and Zak Patten

    $500

  • Wadhwa Family

    $100

  • Moira Cunningham Gourlay

    $200

  • Nicola Hughes

    $300

  • CADER MARIE ELISABETH

    $73

  • Frank Delano

    $100

  • Sarah Simmons

    $100

  • Pamela Bjorkman

    $300

  • Chris, Sylvie's Elsasser friend

    $50

  • Tamara Gibb

    $100

  • Louise Hayward

    $100

  • Emmanuelle M

    $100

  • Maggie Soladay, SalaamGa... Leader

    $60

  • Maggie Soladay

    $10

  • Ours Ondine

    $20

  • Eleanor Rafferty

    $30

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80% Raised of $40,000 Goal

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The Team: $31,891 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Conrad Chavez

Amount Raised:

$31,861

 

80% Raised of $40,000 Goal

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Maggie Soladay

Amount Raised:

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Donor Comments

Eleanor Rafferty

Eleanor Rafferty

DONATION: $30

Jaimala, Hitesh and all of the Udayan family: a very deserving cause. 3 years ago

Ours Ondine

Ours Ondine

DONATION: $20

learn kids learn and then teach teach teach! 3 years ago

Maggie Soladay

Maggie Soladay

DONATION: $10

I already donated to this Vatsalya's New School project under Conrad Chavez's campaign. But i guess i better donate to my own too! Crowdrise is so cool this way. 3 years ago

Maggie Soladay, SalaamGarage Leader

Maggie Soladay, SalaamGarage Leader

DONATION: $60

Conrad, Vatsalya, Jaimala and Hitesh. I am so happy to help. I know you'll reach the goal! 3 years ago

Emmanuelle M

Emmanuelle M

DONATION: $100

3 years ago