Schools in ambitious fundraiser drive to support worthy causes

Schools in ambitious fundraiser drive to support worthy causes

An ambitious philanthropic effort in two branches of Delhi Public School has galvanized their teachers and students into raising money through crowdsourcing platforms and supporting charities of their choice.

Up at DPS-North, 250 teachers have set off a crowdsourcing campaign on online platform 'Fuel A Dream' to raise Rs 25 lakh and support life skills for autistic individuals.

While the teachers, including the Principal and Vice Principal, set an individual target to collect Rs 10,000, some of them ended up raising nearly Rs 1 lakh.

In the first phase, the funds would support education of autistic students in the 14-16 age group at Bubbles Centre for Autism, while in the second phase the school would fund livelihood skills like computer training, blockprinting and baking in which persons with autism are trained at the NGO Pragati.

In DPS-South, meanwhile, 150 students have begun raising funds to pay for treatment of people with Thalassemia, a genetic disorder that causes anemia. The campaign began on November 2 and already, students have collected Rs 11 lakh. In the next 40 days, they have kept a target of raising Rs 20,000 each.

Through NGO Bangalore Medical Services Trust (BMST), set up by Rotary Club of Bangalore and TTK Group of Companies, Thalassemia patients will be given blood transfusion for free.