Education affects everything. From lowering mortality rates and birth defects to improving health — the benefits of education are seen at all levels of life. Education lowers crime rates, risk of exploitation and is the best way to break the poverty cycle. This is why I’ve decided to participate with Effect.org, an international nonprofit opening schools and leading volunteer expeditions to create opportunity for vulnerable children and their communities.
What am I doing?
This year, Effect.org will take a group of volunteers from Google, Adobe and Salesforce to New Delhi, India on a seven day expedition. During the first 4 days, we’ll learn about various aspects of illiteracy by visiting government schools, witnessing the importance of education in the villages and the city to understand their biggest challenges.
Joining forces with local stakeholders, nonprofit leaders and engineers, we’ll understand the biggest barriers they face in their crucial work. Then, we’ll develop solutions and build innovative tools to create change during a Hackathon!
Why New Delhi, India?
Effect.org opened its first school in rural Bihar, India in 2010, before opening two more schools in the New Delhi area. There was a huge need to build and open schools, and in such a dense location, with over 3.3 million illiterate people, access to quality education was largely necessary.
Effect.org has been taking volunteer groups around the world to work on social issues like education, trafficking and disaster relief. This year, Effect.org will take volunteers from tech companies like Google, Adobe and Salesforce to see and understand education in India at a grassroots level.
How can you help?
Donate! My goal is to raise $2,500 to help fund Effect.org for my volunteering time in-country.
Funds raised will fund grants to Indian nonprofits we work with, Effect school openings in India, and my volunteer time. See more here.
Thank you! Every dollar we raise will make a difference to families affected by illiteracy.
Can’t donate? Share this effort on social media! More awareness means more action.
Note: All donations are 501(c)3 tax deductible by nonprofit Effect.org.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead
Will you update me?
Absolutely! Effect will post regular updates on Instagram & Twitter: @effect_org and I’ll be posting my progress here.
Thank you for helping to create change!
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