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Mata Balak Utkarsha Pratishthan School
Why and How to Support
How to Donate
Tax-deductible contributions for Build a School in India – Mata Balak can be made by:
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Build a School in India (BSI) is a registered program of Partners for Better Futures, which is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit organization, federal tax ID # 82-2274818. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
The Project Goal and the Specific Needs
This is BSI’s 5th year of working with MBUP. Our initial goal was to provide sufficient funds to develop a 4-year high school. This project has been completed, and the first graduating class occurred in April 2018. Our current goal is role funds for facilities and development of an add-on, vocational training program for the high school.
BSI’s fundraising is a partnership with MBUP’s local community and supporters provide a portion of the required funds. A small group of highly committed BSI donors will match new donations – one dollar for each U.S. dollar or Indian rupee equivalent raised between now and January 31, 2019.
Depending on support received from donors in the U.S., BSI may in subsequent years pursue additional fund raising to support the MBUP school’s development. Pursuit of a permanent endowment is also being evaluated for the school to assure on-going access to a quality education, regardless of a family’s economic status, for children in the local community.
MBUP’s Purpose, Mission and Vision
MBUP is “A Social Movement Founded by Women for Rural Development.”
MBUP’s mission is “Empowerment of rural families and their overall development by providing them a common platform to come together and engage in efforts to improve issues in the local community.” The 5 pillars of MBUP’s services are:
3. Financial independence,
4. Eradication of atrocities and injustice, and
5. Environmental awareness.
MBUP’s vision is “Working for a just, equal, fearless and empowered society, focusing especially on rural families.”
Reasons for You to Consider Supporting MBUP
Gives valuable support for a truly exemplary, model school that is:
Provides a great, and cost-effective value for donations because of the relatively low costs (compared to the U.S.) to expand an excellent school serving students living in a rural area.
Presents an excellent opportunity to enjoy one’s well-being in the U.S. and give something back to India that is of significant value and meaning.
Leverages every donation because:
You would be justified to question or worry that the hardest part of a delivering a good education is the quality of the teaching. This aspect is MBUP's stellar accomplishment! Teachers in this school are engaged, compassionate, and among the most effective instructors in Maharashtra.
Teachers are effectively organized and well supported by the administrative staff. MBUP is overseen by an active, highly qualified Board of Directors and utilizes a group of external, educational experts on an Advisory Board. Parents are extensively involved with their children’s educational progress, and community volunteers assist with many aspects of running the school.
The new vocational training program you can support getting built and developed will expand the current, marvelous teaching curriculum. For students who may not continue their education beyond the high school level, the technical training will provide a valuable base of knowledge and skills for their future.
For More Information
Andrew Lederer, Executive Director, Build a School in India
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