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Canadian International School students raise 60 lakh funds, distribute to two NGOs

April 22, 2024

Students of Canadian International School in Bengaluru put a smile on the faces of students from the Government Higher Primary School, Thorlakki, a local institution in Rural Bengaluru when they handed them over a ‘back to school’ pack.

This was possible with the funds that were raised by students between ages 11 and 17 at Canadian International School. Students managed to raise nearly 60 lakh rupees for two local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Bengaluru.

Two charities, GreenSole Foundation and Sparsha Trust benefited from these funds. Utilizing a popular crowdfunding website, these middle and high school students have mobilized their peers, family, and supporters to contribute towards meaningful causes.

Rs 50 lakh from the funds collected has been allocated to GreenSole Foundation, an NGO dedicated to providing essential “back to school” packs for underprivileged students.

The “back to school” packs distributed by GreenSole Foundation include upcycled slippers, a backpack, and a mat, offering essential supplies to students in need. One of the beneficiaries was the Government Higher Primary School, Thorlakki

“These students come from rural communities and low income backgrounds.  The “back to school” packs will give them much needed supplies that will ensure they can learn in an environment free from damp floors and dusty roads.  This effort will benefit 5,357 students across Rural Bangalore,” said Anusree Upendran, Head of CSR Initiatives at GreenSole Foundation.

“One thing that touched my heart was the smile on their faces.  All of the students looked so happy.  The time I spent there was very beautiful and inspiring to realize that we don’t always appreciate what we have ourselves.  These packs, though they seemed small, brought happiness to these students. I hope they like the kits and I loved raising money for them,” said Riya, a grade 6 student, Canadian International School.

Around 10 lakh rupees was donated to Sparsha Trust that provides education to underprivileged children. The organization currently runs two residential schools for girls, and the funds raised by CIS students will be used toward food, healthcare, and educational support for the 220 female residents of one of the Sparsha Trust schools.  

Also read: Canadian International School students train community in financial literacy

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