Educate an underprivileged child

Educate an underprivileged child


Every monthly donation helps educate more kids like Rashid

Rashid was seven when lost his father and due to financial constraints they were rendered homeless. Rashid discontinued his education and started helping his mother, a street vendor. They earn about Rs.2000/- ($31) monthly.

He was then enrolled in the Education Centre. Rashid is a quick learner. He is an average student but a positive child. He's always ready to learn new things. With guidance, he has blossomed into a confident student. He currently studies in 4th grade. Rashid loves to play cricket, dancing and participates in all the cultural events of the School.

The nominal school admission charges have been waived off for him. He is also provided free books and uniform. Children like Rashid are looking for your help for their education.


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About The Program

What the beneficiary gets
Remedial Education
What you get
Tax Exemption
Periodic Reports
Program Description

EMSRD runs a school for the school dropouts children in an urban slum in Ghaziabad. The parents of the children do not have a steady income. The beneficiaries come from the destitute families that earn less than Rs 4000 per month and they work as rickshaw pullers, auto drivers etc.

Unaware of the importance of education, they do not send their children to school. The school is situated in the same locality where these children come from for easy access. The eligible beneficiaries are identified through surveys.The school runs both formal and non-formal classes as well as a computer room and a library.They are also provided school supplies.

The progress of the child is regularly tracked.After class V, the children are admitted to the nearby Govt. school.A donation to this program can help in re-enrolling a child back into school and save their education.

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About The NGO

Empowering Minds Society for Research and Development
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Empowering Minds Society for Research and Development

Empowering Minds -Society for Research and Development (EM) is a registered NGO which utilizes various participative methodologies in working with individuals and communities for empowering them to attain a better quality of life and sustained development.

They started with a voluntary training assignment for a research project with the local NGOs in Delhi and since then they have worked on various small but interesting projects like providing support services to individuals and groups on health-related matters, counseling, training and proposal development for grass root organizations etc. Education, Health, Skills development, research, and training are the areas that they focus on. 250 children have been re-enrolled in schools, 800 women reached under various awareness programme,60 families have received health-related counseling in the past one year under the organization.

They have transformed the lives of many by their ceaseless efforts in creating awareness about education, promoting mental and physical health care and support and recognizing their potentials and empowering individuals and communities for a better living.

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Ngo Founder
Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Richa Mohan

Area of Operation
Area of Operation
Area of Operation

Primary Education | education

Location Of work
Location of Work
Location of Work

Uttar Pradesh

Empowering Minds Society for Research and Development has

enrolled 300 underprivileged children in school for quality education

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Awards And Recognitions
Awards And Recognitions

2017: Rural Development Initiatives

2017: Eye Health Leaders for 2014

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Last Audited
Last Audited by GiveIndia

December 2018

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Program Update

Educate an Underprivileged' child is a non-formal education program for out-of-school children. The children are provided all the facilities of a formal school during their stay at the centre. The major activities includes a well planned curriculum delivered by the trained teachers coming from the community itself. All national and religious festivals are celebrated, during the last quarter children celebrated Dusshera, Diwali, Christmas, Childrens Day,At the event named Kilkari, they did lots of activities like flower making, puppet show and music therapy workshops. A life skill workshop was conducted at the centre to give the children a space to express themselves freely. They also participated in the International Children's Film festival and enjoyed Films from various countries with lot of play things and picture opportunities. In this quarter they also gave their first term exams and most of them did well. The children had gone for the exposure visit to various places. This gives a holistic experience of education to the children studying at the centre.

Story from the field

Zeeshan is a student in 5th class. Her father, Muzamil Salmani is an auto driver while her mother, Saqila Salmani is a housewife but she also cooks with us at the center. He has a small family comprising of one sister who is pursuing her education and one sister who is a teacher and supplements the family income. Initially, he used to go to school but his father lost his job so both brother and sister along with his elder sister who is a teacher was dropped out of the school, this was very depressing according to him. They came to know about the EM centre and his elder sister joined the centre as a helper teacher for Nursery class to supplement the family income. She then discussed about her brother and sister who were sitting idle at home and not studying with the head teacher who advised her sister to get them admitted to the EM NFE Centre. Zeeshan says the centre has helped her family in many ways. Her mother cooks delicious meals for nutrition program at school. He shares that he likes the food given to the students in the school and this has improved his health and interest in coming to school. He says he gets lots of opportunities to showcase his talent in school which increases his self-esteem. Earlier he did’nt like going to school and roam in the community with his stray friends, but now things have changed and he wants to study further and remain in this school. He is also very talented and made a hand fan out of waste material, an activity for all the students, he won prizes too. He further says that this has actually improved the health of whole family; it has given independence, extra income, courage to his mother. He is now self –confident that he can also do something in life. future Aim of the Beneficiary: He wants to study further and want to become a businessman.

What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date180
Village/City/State where project is locatedArthala/Ghaziabad/UP
Total Budget for the project for FY18-191700000
Total Expenses for the project YTD1500000

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