As you are aware that in the process of development and growth, we somehow lose the connect with nature and environment that sustain & nurture life itself.
Can we reclaim a part of natural life…live it among community, in a village, even for a short time period; can we do something about it; can we leave our presence and pass something of value to our children…. were some of the thoughts and concerns that led us to create Kaaya-as an experiment in sustainable living.
It attracted few active people who have all supported Kaaya in very recent times to help create a small facility created with mud earth and elements from nature. To do things that are important either for us or for our kids or for the society in general.
And thus, Kaaya evolved.
One of such individuals is Rakesh, an auditor as a professional and resident of New Zealand who has been part of the organization’s growth in recent years as an honorary member. He loves spending time at Kaaya to interact with local school children, listening to their stories and inspirations about the future. During this yearly visit in December, one thing that stuck him is the conviction and hope the students have, despite adverse conditions they may be facing in their respective home and subsequently, a strong need for a library cum resource centre for these children emerged in the discussion.
We are glad that Rakesh saw the merit of such a physical space and has personally took responsibility in providing oversight and to become a Chapter Leader in helping us plan and raise donations in such a way that a library cum resource centre takes shape by the middle of year 2020.
At Kaaya, we see this library cum resource centre as a complement to education provided in the traditional school environment and will help in developing:
- Life skills and creativity•
- physical strength and agility
This facility will be regularly used by 180 school children of Village Tilwari & Jagatpur, and also periodically accessed by additional 360 inter-college students coming from the neighbouring 9 villages. They are connected to us through their smart eco-clubs.
We are a registered society (Charity) in India and can receive foreign donation or grants. We have a valid FCRA account to receive foreign contribution/donation directly. And we are exempt from Income Tax under 12 A and 80 G of Indian Tax laws. We are raising $20,000 to build a small library cum resource centre with a total covered area of approximately 720 square foot.
Become a chapter leader
Help us do better. Visit us to know more, take up task or a cause that can be accomplished mutually and then work towards it even after you go back. Kaaya would love to have you volunteer on a sustained basis as you see the fruits of your association takes shape during your visits. Kaaya offers you residential facilities on such visits and you can interact with those whom you are making an impact