MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT
We at the EduCare Foundation believe that education is the best equalizer and a gift of education lasts forever. With this understanding, we have been providing educational assistance to needy children since 1994.
In this age of the shrinking world, unrest or inequity in one part of the globe affects peace everywhere. South Asia has a large number of poor children. Our volunteers understand the culture in India and they are able to stretch every dollar for maximum benefit going to the poor children. We will be happy to share our experiences with any one intending to take an initiative in other countries.
We have also started a scholarship program in the United States. About 8 years ago, with an intention to instill a culture of compassion and giving among our youth, we sponsored an essay contest among high school students in New Jersey, as a part of the ‘Vision of a Better World Conference’ held at the Seton Hall University. In 2012, we conducted a similar contest in the Columbia High School in Maplewood, NJ. Such programs have continued in other high schools such as Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth, Columbia High School in Maplewood, Barringer High School in Newark, and Irvington High School in Irvington.
EduCare focuses on those children who are already going to school, but are in a danger to drop out due to grinding poverty and tend to get pushed into child labor. We work with a committee of teachers to provide right educational support in the form of scholarships, books, uniforms, desks, blackboards, computers, etc. We have a minimum of 10 children in each of our sponsored schools.
Helping the needy children for education in India through EduCare Foundation is inexpensive. About $100 supports one child for an entire year. With all workers being volunteers, its administrative expenses are limited to stationary, postage, and regulatory fees. All fundraising events and gift items are sponsored by individuals. Many of our children in New Jersey have dedicated their birthday and graduation gifts to EduCare.
As you know, Fundraising is a challenge. We count on the generosity of our supporters who care for the most vulnerable children in this world. We can help a child to stay in school for one full year just for $100. We hope you will help by supporting at least one child to break the cycle of poverty.
The power of your generosity can make all the difference.
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