32 million Indian children have never been to any school
You can make a difference
Every Strider makes a commitment to raise a minimum of $750 during the course of their training, sufficient to support 21 children for a school year. Over the past 12 years, Striders have collectively raised over $600,000 to provide more than 30,000 children access to education.
Striders are provided with a fundraising page that they can personalize and plenty of material to use in their campaigns. In addition, weekly fundraising office hours are conducted by the fundraising team of the Vibha Bay Area Chapter to support and answer any questions about the fundraising effort. This team is also available in person for support during the weekend training sessions. Finally, other Striders regularly share their experiences and best practices that have worked well for their campaigns.
Every Little Bit Helps
It doesn't take much to make a big difference. With employer matching programs, impact can be quickly magnified 2x or 3x.
Funds rehabilitation of a child with learning disability
Funds educational materials for five children
Funds libraries with pictorial books in two villages
Funds immunizations for 15 children
Funds a small education center for 28 children
Muskan, a 9-year old girl hails from a lower economic joint family of 10 members living in a small 4 room house in rural Madhya Pradesh. Lack of room to study in her house combined with the lack of support from her parents left Muskan with bare reading/writing skills when she was first introduced to Bharti from Samavesh - a Vibha supported project. Additionally, Muskan was quiet and sad with low confidence because of her subpar academic skills and was subjected to peer bullying.
Bharti started off by getting to know Muskan at a personal level by enabling her to be expressive and by negating bullying in his class. Gradually but steadily with enormous hard-work and efforts, Muskan made excellent progress in her reading/writing skills and explaining abilities.
She became proficient in math,reading and writing good stories as well as in art. Today, as a class 7 student Muskan reads a lot and helps younger students as needed in summer camps held by Samavesh. And she wants to pursue teaching as her career in future!
Vibha has been funding and mentoring Samavesh society’s CUBEQ program (Creating an Urban Base for Education Quality) near Bhopal, MP, since 2014. The program aims to improve the quality of education in public schools through focus on activity based learning.
With your support, Vibha can create many more success stories like Muskan's.
The Striders training program is organized by the Bay Area chapter of Vibha, a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization. Vibha's vision is to ensure that every underprivileged child attains their 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 its inception in 1991, Vibha has supported more than 250 projects in India and 10 projects in the US. As a result, it 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. As a majority volunteer run organization, Vibha is able to direct 95+% of all donations towards their cause.