ADSactly Initiatives - Underprivileged Children Access Education - Monthly Fundraiser Post
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Hello, everyone! We are pleased to share information about the first Steemit-funded charity school @SchoolForSDG4. This school is run by Mohammed Abdul Aziz @Azizbd in Sylhet, Bangladesh. Each month, the school publishes a post from Adsactly’s community blog to help raise funds for the 60 underprivileged children that attend the school.
What is the School For SDG4?
The school for SDG4 is a charity school, which was founded by Mohammed Abdul Aziz on 20 April 2016 to educate local, underprivileged children at Gashitula Sylhet, Bangladesh. These students would not otherwise have access to education, so this school is much-needed. This Steemit-funded school has been fundraising on Steem for about a year, and today it is fully-funded with help of Steemit blockchain technology.
How is the Steemit Blockchain Helping Underprivileged Children Access Education?
Currently, the school welcomes 60 students each day. They meet in small huts with few resources, but it’s a start. The school is developing their educational equipment and the support the school is able to offer students has been growing. For instance, not only are we providing students with an education, but also the school arranges weekly fruits or snacks program for the slum children once in per week. We also decided to arrange a hot meal once in a month of the little ones at school. Why offer food with limited resources? These students have little means, and providing a healthy snack and a meal when we can helps them to be able to learn and focus. No one should go hungry!
Picture : 15 February, 2018 (Weekly Fruits program)
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Picture : 9 February, 2018 (First Monthly Hot meal program)
The children were able to eat until they were full! This brought us tremendous joy! Children rarely get such food at home. We feel so happy that many of the Steemians motivated us to arrange the hot meal program by sending donation to @SchoolForSDG4.
The lunch program was live on my Facebook profile. If you’d like to watch the video, please click on HERE. The next part of the program was recorded by my mobile and uploaded to school's youtube channel. It’s important to us to share what we do and communicate with our supporters as much as possible.
Lunch Program At School For SDG4
Every day is important for our children as education has the ability to change their future and it will positively impact the community. We can’t stop feeding students just because they had a meal yesterday. The needs are immediate and ongoing. We can't stop funding these children who are facing difficulties because of their financial circumstances. They will grow up and without education this cycle will continue. It would be heart breaking to see that happen as we have the ability to make change happen now. And we are so grateful for those of you that have joined in to help!
We have raised liquid 1500.30 USD last month with the help of our supporters donations by upvotes and directly sent funds. The liquid donations go directly goes to @Azizbd, to manage all expenses for the school. In an effort to maintain full disclosure, we share our monthly financial report with all the revenue and expenses we made using Steemit fundraising. More importantly, School For SDG4 was not founded by any professional charity organization and even had no plan to fundraise. It was just a private charity and volunteer work by @Azizbd. As the cost is raising and number of children increased, we saw the need to fund raise and the opportunities afforded by Steemit.
The @Adsactly community made our journey a little easier by connecting us with caring, helpful Steemians. We are slowly getting more visibility and revving generous donations including Adsactly donating 50% of the post rewards (up to 100 SBD ) to the @SchoolForSDG4. At the current market price of SBD, The 100 SBD almost covers one month expenses of the school. This is huge for us! We are planning to save any surplus funds for emergencies (and they definitely do arise) and to continue our future plans. We are powering part of donations we receive.
We are raising funds for a larger school building and for land.
Fahim and his friends were studying in class sitting on mats. They will not be in the same class next year. They want to study by sitting on class benches. But we can't set up benches in the classroom due to the lack of space. It is our hope to move to a new building if we are able to get enough support to do so.
It’s been amazing to watch the school and programs grow-- people on Steemit are not only donating steem/SBD, but also supporting the kids by sending gifts.
Picture: 7 February, 2018
@Girlbeforemirror sent lots of gifts from Australia, for children and women in Bangladesh. Though we have had many success stories, we couldn't solve many problems permanently.
Junayed With Mohammed Abdul Aziz ( @AzizBD )
Junayed is a student that had to stop attending school. We weren’t able to offer a permanent solution to their financial difficulties as the family faces extreme poverty, which is common here. We are growing as a school community, but do have limited resources. Junayed’s mother relied on the wages her child was able to earn—thus continuing this cycle that prevents children from attending school. They moved to another area without letting us know. We hope to be able to communicate with the family and find a solution.
In addition to providing an education and the snack and meal program, we arrange a monthly mother’s meeting at the school to discuss what needs the families have with the aim of keeping children in school.
Picture: 25 February, 2018 (Monthly Mothers meeting)
At the monthly mother’s meeting, we also create awareness about the importance of children’s education and many other social issues that we face here. The school's sister project @WomenEmpowerment is arranging training for mothers of the students. It helps us empower the underprivileged women, keep kids in school (because then they don’t need to earn any money for their family) and helps to tackle poverty.
@Azizbd was showing children class activities during meeting with mothers.
Sumon was receiving best drawing prize
Ahadul and Emon were receiving gifts, sent by @girlbforemirror.
If you have any questions at all, or if there is anything you are curious about, please ask @Azizbd as he is always eager to talk about his projects. We have a close discordapp group with 8 members including @lindahas @velimir @canadian-coconut @kenny-crane @pennsif @girlbeforemirror @tecnosgirl and @Azizbd . The group discusses monthly or/and convenience time of donors to make sure We also make plans to develop the school and it’s programs further.
Please contact me @Azizbd for any information https://steemit.chat/direct/azizbd .
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