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Over 100 kids from the weaker sections of the city get Educated!

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Mumbai: Rotaract Club of Mumbai DownTown (aka RCMDT), a youth wing of the Rotary International, continued its legacy of sponsoring the school fees of over 100 children from below the poverty line. Through this project we personally go to the individual beneficiary's house; conduct a strict survey of families from very weak financial backgrounds; verify every supporting document (Income v/s Expenses) and on basis of the survey, help in their child's education by sponsoring their annual school fees.

Gyaan Daan (A Child Education Project) is RCMDT's flagship project which is being organized since 42 years now. A surprise visit to the beneficiaries is made in the month of May and a survey is conducted by the members based on the predefined criteria with the style of living and the supporting documents for expenses and income. The form of a child is also rejected if the standard has improved over the previous year or has completed the schooling.

Commonwealth Gold Medalist, World Wrestling Champion Sangram Singh and a Philanthropist who graced the occasion on his birthday commented, "I am highly impressed with the systems and process this Rotaract Club follows in conducting the project. Considering that they are generating funds through donations and corporate sponsorships, the money invested is genuinely going to the needy through the finest channel. Spending time with these children was one of the best birthdays I have ever celebrated. I promise to support them in this cause in every possible way like I have been doing."

Rtr. Mustafa Disawala, President, Rotaract Club of Mumbai DownTown highlighted, "Since past 42 years we sponsor the school fees for about 100 children whose progress reports and school fee cards are regularly checked by our members, thereby ensuring that the funds provided are being utilized solely for the educational purpose. Our efforts remain to incorporate and educate more children every year from across the city."

Along with the education fees, the children are counseled twice in a year during the special camps organized for them twice in a year and to maintain the child's focus towards education and become a responsible youth. A month's food grains, notebooks & writing material is distributed along with the fees. Free medical checkup and basic health medicines were given by the doctors from Workhardt Hospital.

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