Improving educational opportunities in India for disadvantaged children
Times are hard, and everyone has to watch the pennies. But children’s lives cannot be put on hold till the financial situation improves, so ever more creative approaches have to be found to raise the funds to keep Roseberry School running. As a small charity, School Aid India currently has a small reserve to draw upon, but lives very much hand to mouth.
More major public events have been organised and run by the Trustees, but SAI relies on the goodwill of an army of supporters who are willing to give time and energy to help the children in India. Many have attempted things they never tried before, and success has brought them personal satisfaction too.
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We depend on our supporters to use their ingenuity when running small events to raise funds for SAI. Please note we will do our best to help anyone contemplating such an event, providing support and advice.
Supporters have done things such as:
Some generous and ingenious supporters have turned a special celebration into an opportunity by requesting donations to SAI in lieu of more usual presents
Our founder/secretary Helen Jones, herself an ex teacher, is more than happy to give illustrated talks or visit lessons and assemblies for children of all ages. Subsequently the children/young people themselves often decide they want to help, and what began as an interest in India becomes a focus on people less well off than oneself. They have raised money by:
Our founder /secretary gives illustrated power point presentations about the development of Roseberry School as well as others about her travels and plant hunting trips in the Darjeeling area and other exotic locations. The talks are suitable for a variety of different groups from U3A to rotary to WIs and Gardening Clubs, and can focus on the school, local culture, adventure, of flowers as required. Any fees are treated as donations to School Aid India.
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or preferably phone 01642 723357
Every donation helps SAI provide better facilities for our students, here are some typical examples of costs that we incur on a regular basis. We have six classes with 20-25 children in each class.