Support Anjali 2020
Anjali 2020 is our two-year plan for continued education for our graduates, additional classrooms, proper restrooms, a Center for Visual and Performing Arts and a Computer and Engineering Lab. You can learn more about our immediate goals below, and contribute to a specific project using the corresponding links.
Help us reach Anjali's Goals 2-6!
Goal 1: One year of Further Education for 5th Graders
When we work together, we can do amazing things. In less than 2 days, we raised $6,627.17 to send all 17 students in Anjali’s Grade 5 graduating class to 6th grade, with backpacks full of books and supplies. This will be our first graduating class with 100% of its students continuing their education! Thank you so much to everyone who donated. You’re awesome. On to the next goals!
Goal 1 Reached!
On To Goals 2-6!
Goal 2: A year of Healthy lunches
Most of our students go the whole school day without a snack, much less a proper meal. For $20, we can purchase enough rice and lentils or yogurt and fruits to feed all 118 students a nutritious meal during recess. For $5,000, we can ensure that all our students receive a proper meal every day during the 2018-2019 school year so that they can get the most out of their classes.
Goal 3: Build a modern classroom
Anjali School has 4 classrooms (temporary structures with tin sheet roofs), yet serves students from PreKG through 5th Grade (7 grade levels). Different grade levels are often taught concurrently in the same room. Other times, grade levels with no classroom are taught outside on mats. At least two grade levels a day are taught outside, and sometimes more depending on how many students are present that day. With $15,000, we can build a modern classroom with desks and chairs, bookshelves, a whiteboard, and a projector, to accommodate the growing number of students.
Goal 4: Secondary Education Scholarship Fund
Right now, Anjali teaches through 5th Grade. But education doesn’t end at 5th Grade. Our goal is to support those students who are unable to afford their continued education, and ensure that all of Anjali's graduates complete their studies through 12th grade. This fund will provide partial to full scholarships to students who would otherwise discontinue their education to find manual work to support their families after graduating from 5th grade.
Goal 5: Anjali Center for Visual and Performing Arts
A creative space devoted to the empowerment of our students through artistic expression. This center will support our students in finding inner peace, developing confidence in themselves, discovering their creative abilities, and fostering a greater appreciation for the arts in traditional Indian culture and other cultures from around the world. Given the backgrounds of our students, a safe space for imagination and self-expression through art, music, dance, and acting can be a stimulus for healing and growth, and a place to find enjoyment and peace away from the realities they may experience beyond school grounds.
Goal 6: Anjali Computer and Engineering Lab
Too many students throughout India enter their University studies without computer literacy, or no prior experience with modern information technology. Our dream is to build a modern, WiFi-enabled computer lab with 20 laptops, a projector, and engineering tools and materials to be accessible by and inspire all students to dream, design, and bring to life real projects related to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics). Students will learn how to use computers and related technology, through curriculum ranging from basic computer skills to advanced coding, as well as hands-on engineering projects in electronics, computer-aided design (CAD), and 3D printing.