Pradnya's Fundraiser For Vibha: Brighter Future For Every Child

Fundraising for This Year End Let's Invest In Brighter Futures


I am thrilled to announce that Vibha is back with the annual fundraiser, just in time for the end of the Indian financial year. The collective goal for the campaign is to raise a total of 50 Lakhs by 31 March. I hope that my friends and family will support generously, as in the past, and that together we can raise a total of 8 lakhs this year. Let’s invest today to build brighter futures for India’s children!

As many of you know, I have been a volunteer with Vibha for about 20 years now. I strongly believe in Vibha’s vision. I believe that every child, regardless of background, should get the opportunity for a good education and a bright future.

In the past, I have helped arrange multiple fundraising events and campaigns- in US and in India. This past year, I also volunteered to be part of the project selection team. It was really nice interacting with and evaluating various organisations doing excellent work in this space. We helped identify some wonderful projects to disburse the funds to.

The funds raised from the campaign were disbursed to the following projects. (Details at: Vibha Project Page)

  • Aide-et-Action, Hyderabad, Telangana (INR  5 lakhs)
  • Baikunthapur Tarun Sangha (BTS), Sunderbans, West Bengal (INR  3.3 lakhs)
  • Swanirvar Prayaash , West Bengal (INR 3.27 lakhs)
  • Swanirvar Teacher Training Project, West Bengal (INR 5 lakhs)
  • CORP India Street Children Project, Mumbai, Maharashtra (INR 1 lakhs)
  • Sikshana /Prerana, Karnataka (INR 18 lakhs)

In addition, here are a few milestones for Vibha in 2018:

  • Vibha, along with its partner Sikshana, established an MoU with the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh in India to implement Sikshana’s flagship program “Prerana (Motivation)” in 1958 public schools in 11 tribal mandals of Visakhapatnam district to eventually benefit 73,720 children
  • Streamlined corporate support from organisations like Amazon and Texas Instruments towards the rehabilitation of schools affected in the Kerala floods, and raised $120,000
  • Thanks to our efforts and transparency, Vibha was the recipient of the Guidestar Gold Seal 2018 and Great NonProfits Top-Rated Award for 2018

I request my friends and family to donate to this fundraiser. In order to continue making an impact, Vibha requires continued support from donors like you. On an average, it takes INR 1,000 to fund a child's education through Vibha for a full academic year. Your tax deductible donation will buy them books, provide teachers, build classrooms, bring doctors and provide safe shelters. What better way to start your year than paving a child's future!

Moreover, I pledge to personally donate to Vibha a matching donation of INR 1,000 per donor for the first 100 donors on my campaign, i.e. upto a total of INR 1 Lakh.

Let's join hands to help educate every child and invest in the future of the country. One child at a time.

-Pradnya Karbhari

All donations to Vibha are tax deductible in India and in US. Vibha is a charitable trust registered under section 80G of the Income Tax Act of India. Vibha in the US is a registered 501(c)(3) organisation.

About Vibha

Vibha's vision is to ensure that every underprivileged child attains his, or her right to health, education and opportunity. Vibha educates, enables and empowers, individuals who wish to make a positive impact on the lives of underprivileged children. Since our inception in 1991, Vibha has supported more than 250 projects in India and 10 projects in the US. As a result, Vibha has been able to reach out to and provide opportunities for over 2.3 million underprivileged children. Currently, Vibha supports 30 projects in India and 7 projects in the US.

All donations to Vibha are tax deductible. Vibha is a charitable trust registered under section 80G of the Income Tax Act of India.

Goal

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₹1,161,247

₹800,000

Donations

Anonymous $250
Anonymous $250
Parag Dhumale $300
Kanchan Barve $500
Nikhil Madan Corporate Matching $100
Anonymous $25
Saurabh Goyal Corporate Matching ₹10,000
Anonymous $150
Ashish Gupta Corporate Matching ₹100,000
Anonymous ₹10,000
Neha Jain Corporate Matching ₹2,000
Anonymous ₹4,999
Shachi Dave Corporate Matching ₹1,000
Pradnya Karbhari ₹100,000
Vivek Kwatra Corporate Matching $100
Sadeesh Kumar Duraiswamy Corporate Matching $100
Divya Mangotra Corporate Matching $30
Anonymous $50
Deepak Chandrasekaran Corporate Matching $200
Anonymous $300
Anonymous $50
Umesh Jalan Corporate Matching $100
Anonymous $30
Anonymous $23.80
Prachi Worlikar ₹5,000
Vedangini Naik ₹11,000
Anonymous ₹1,000
Sadeesh kumar Duraisamy $100
Vivek Kwatra $100
Abhijeet Vijayakar (Corporate Matching) $500
Anonymous $150
Ajit Karbhari ₹10,000
Anonymous $25
Anonymous ₹10,000
Sreeram Ramachandran $250
Anonymous $200
Poornima Bi $50
Anonymous ₹10,000
Ashish Gupta ₹100,000
Anonymous ₹4,999
Ravi Sura ₹5,000
Anonymous $100
Pratibha Worlikar ₹20,000
Jeyashankher S R ₹10,000
Divya Mangotra $30
Ruchita Dudani $200
Vasanti Ramesh ₹1,000
Anonymous $100
Anonymous ₹10,001
Neha Jain ₹2,000
Deepak Chandrasekaran $200
Anonymous $300
Vinod Rajasekaran $500
Anonymous $50
ROHIT SONAK $100
Tejal Gholkar $200
Umesh Jalan $100
Anonymous ₹10,000
Anonymous ₹4,999
Saurabh Goyal ₹10,000
Abhijeet Vijayakar $500
Nikhil Madan $100
Vivekanand Vellanki ₹10,000
Anonymous ₹2,000
Shruti Karbhari $200
Komal Kaisare ₹2,000
Shobhna Jayakar ₹2,000
Arti Gupya ₹5,000
Pavithra Rajagopalan ₹1,000
Prameela Susarla $1,000
Anonymous $25
Anonymous $30
Anonymous ₹4,999
Sarat Krishnan $50
Yeshwant Kamat $100
Aravind Nayak $100
LAMIKA KARUNAKARAN ₹2,000
Anonymous $150
Anonymous $150
Shachi Dave ₹1,000
Niket Kaisare ₹30,000
Mihir Mahajan ₹20,000
Pallavi Gaitonde ₹5,000
Pranav Tiwari ₹10,000
Anonymous ₹10,000
Anonymous ₹5,000
Anagha Karbhari ₹20,000
Anonymous ₹1,000
Pradnya Karbhari ₹2,000