|Ten percent (10%) of your donation is used towards program administration expense. Administration expense includes rent, stationary, salaries, staff training, publicity material and campaign.|
|Hedge fund – 5% (Every year there are few donors dropping out, but we promise support to the child till class 10. We use hedge fund for the payment of these children's fee)|
|Programs – 5% (Life skill training, Career guidance etc)|
|School kit – Rs. 300|
|We pay school fee against the bills in two installments. If the fee is less than the amount we give, we give the amount towards bus pass, uniform, books etc)|
|Five Percent (5%) of your donation is used towards program administration expense. Administration expense includes rent, stationary, salaries, staff training, publicity material and campaign.It also includes for Programs (Life skill training , career guidance)|
|For VC, Sponsorship costs 7200/- per child annually. You might opt for monthly, half yearly, and annual frequency mode.|
|For VC plus Sponsorship can be complete student tuition fees, Hostel fees and books, busspass etc or in part payment.|
Yes, absolutely. You can Sponser through bulk sponsorship.
Your choice. The child knows that she/he is a sponsored child. Only if you opt, the child comes to know the name of the sponsor when they receive Letters/ Greetings from you routed through SAC. As a matter of policy we do not share the address of the sponsor and contact number ensuring your complete privacy.
Yes. You will be the only sponsor for your child for VC.
For VC plus, it depends on your payment scheme. If you have choosen to sposnor complete amount then you would be the only sponsor, else you would be sharing the student sponsorship with other donors.
Your contribution can be monthly , Half Yearly or annually. Your can pay through our secure internet portal via a credit card or from your authorized bank account. We strongly encourage you to provide a monthly deduction authorization from your bank or credit card account which ensures a sustainable and continuous education program for your child.
Yes. You can. In this case either you can extend your support to the same child for their higher educaion or you can choose another sponsorship to support another needy child.
Sending monetary gifts directly to your child is discouraged. As previously mentioned, when one child receives a gift of any sort and others do not – children are heartbroken and extremely disappointed when left out. . Thank you for your understanding. You may send letters and cards anytime to our Vidyachetana office. We ask that you send your correspondence through us so that we may keep a record and ensure that your privacy is protected and any undue harassment is avoided.
Your sponsorship itself is your gift. As a matter of policy we do not encourage sponsors to send gifts/gift money to their sponsored children as it creates envy and disappointment for those who may not receive something similar or those who rarely – if ever – receive presents from their sponsor.
As you decided to support a child, you can help us find one more person like you. If every sponsor brings one more donor to us, we’d be able to support more from our list. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Share your sponsorship on these platforms. Check if your company does matching grants for employees donation. You can contribute through that as well.
Our children live in very tough circumstances beyond their control. Sometimes a child’s family may move and the child will no longer have access to our program. In those instances, we will introduce you to another child for your consideration.
No. Once the child is part of Vidyachetana program, He/She education is taken care till 10th. Incase the sponsor drops out, our team members will work to find a new sponsor as soon as possible and support the child till he/she completes class 10. We use the hedge fund that we use till we find an other sponsor.
It is your right and privilege to determine at your discretion to continue or stop the sponsorship support at any time. We respectfully suggest that this be done before March since school year begins in June in order not to disrupt support for your child. It also gives us time to find an other donor.
For VC, Our volunteers and Partner NGO's working with children, identify the schools where many students are not able to pay fees and drop out. VC team visits the school and check if they meet the selection criteria after talking to the management and the principal of the school. Alternatively there are recommendations on individual students from volunteers and Partner NGO's. VC team visits the house of the individual students and check if they meet selection criteria before taking them into our program.
For VC plus, We identify students from VC program who has passed out with distinction and provide scholarship . Alternatively we also get references from volunteers and partner NGO's. VC team visit the child home and decide if they meet the selection criteria.
Criteria for selection include the family economic background, number of dependants and size of the family.
We are a volunteering organization and VC was started by a group of volunteers who felt the need for sponsoring a child. Our aim is to reach out to every underprivileged child in India who needs that extra bit of support to study.