On Thursday, September 12 the start of the 'September Fund Raising Challenge' by GlobalGiving Challenge took place. CYFI Partner MelJol has entered their program to the challenge in order to raise funds for next year.
The GlobalGiving Challenge is a charity fundraising web site that gives social entrepreneurs and non-profits from anywhere in the world a chance to raise the money that they need to improve their communities. On Thursday, September 12, their 'September Fund Raising Challenge' took off. One of the entrants of the challenge was CYFI partner MelJol who is aiming to support children from India's most impoverished areas to get educated and stay in school.
MelJol is currently undertaking a project to support the social and financial education of 20,000 underprivileged children from one of the most impoverished areas of India, in the districts of Amravati, Maharashtra and Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh. The children go to government-aided schools and get small allowances about every other months. Under the MelJol Social and Financial literacy program, a part of their allowance is saved for their educational needs.
Through the GlobalGiving 'September Fund Raising Challenge', MelJol aim to raise money to keep encouraging the MelJol children to get education and stay in school. The minimum amount to donate is $25 and maximum is $250, and with this challenge MelJol hope to raise $ 25,000 for their cause.
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