(April 5, 2018) Shiksha announced today that they have graduated from the GlobalGiving Accelerator program, gaining entry into the GlobalGiving marketplace and becoming a recognized partner of GlobalGiving. As part of the Accelerator, Shiksha successfully raised $6,872 from 53 unique individual donors to support their project, "Education for Underprivileged Children in India."
"We're thrilled to have SHIKSHA as part of our community. SHIKSHA has met our rigorous vetting standards for trust and community support, and we're committed to providing tools, training, and support as they learn, grow and become more effective," said Mari Kuraishi, President and Co-Founder of GlobalGiving. "GlobalGiving donors value the opportunity to support nonprofits like SHIKSHA, knowing that they'll get regular updates about how their donations are put to work."
"Shiksha will provide free and quality education for 1000+ children of migrant labourers in Gurgaon, Haryana, India. In addition to a completely free education, all students will be provided with books, stationery, uniforms, and a nutritious mid-day meal.", said Udai Malhotra, project leader at SHIKSHA. "Visit our project, 'Education for Underprivileged Children in India' to learn how even $10 can make a difference: http://goto.gg/31965. We're $628 away from our overall goal of $7,500."
GlobalGiving is the first and largest global crowdfunding community that connects nonprofits, donors, and companies in nearly every country around the world. GlobalGiving makes it possible for local organizations to access the funding, tools, training, and support they need to become more effective and make the world a better place. Any registered nonprofit is welcome to apply for the GlobalGiving Accelerator Program: GlobalGiving.org/accelerator/