Investing in Education

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

Nelson Mandela’s words are quite true. Teaching something is very satisfying. Not only do you share what you know to someone, but sometimes, you are surprised by how the student takes it and uses it too. You learn too; you learn the values of being patient and being compassionate as well. And you get the satisfaction of knowing that what you have shared with them helps them in some way.

Money, of course, is paramount these days to anything, and education is not an exception there either. Funds are necessary for the running of any school, and not all schools get it equally or even on time for that matter. The schools in cities do well enough, but the rural areas of India don’t in comparison. Recently, through the Blog-a-Rhythm blog, I came to know of the rural pre-school of Aham Bhumika which is facing a shortage of funds. And I thought, I can’t help every child to get an education, but here’s a chance to help out a few.

The rural pre-school, situated at Borda (about 17kms from Bhopal), has been looking for corporate funding for long, and still continues to do so, and survives with the support of generous individuals. At the moment, they have 40 wards from the underprivileged category at the preschool, whose parents work at construction sites, and are illiterate. They require INR 14000 each month to meet their expenditure. Maybe you can be one to support a part of that expenditure.

This is how you can contribute to this cause:

If you want to send your donation by online money transfers, you can do so here:

Account Name: Aham Bhumika Svayam Sevi Sanstha
Savings Account Number: 2073101015874
IFSC Code: CNRB0002073
Bank: Canara Bank
Branch: Maharana Pratap Nagar, Bhopal

After that, send the Aham Bhumika NGO an e-mail at ahambhumika@gmail.com with

  • Your name
  • Your address
  • Your contact number
  • Your donation amount
  • Your PAN number

They will send you a receipt for the same.

You can also send your donation via Cheques or Demand Drafts.

DD in favor of – Aham Bhumika Swayam Sevi Sanstha, Payable at Bhopal (M.P.)

You may send cheques by post to:

Subrat Goswami,
Ahambhumika, C/o Archaeology, Inner Court Building,
1st Floor (Above Tribes India), G.T.B. Complex,
T. T. Nagar, Bhopal – 462003 (M.P.)

All donations are tax exempted under Section 80-G of Income Tax of India. So make sure you do the money transfer via an Indian bank. Aham Bhumika is a registered NGO under Societies Act.

I end this post remembering the words of Maimonides who said,

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”

Maybe you can’t be the one who teaches, but you can try and support the ones who do.


Images are courtesy Aham Bhumika’s website, Facebook page and Twitter page and are used with due permission.


(© 3rd October 2015)

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  1. Glad to see you promoting such noble causes, Vinay. I understand very well the plight of the underprivileged children. Their eyes yearn for learning but the dearth of funds leave them disappointed. I will see what I can do for these kids. Thanks for letting the world know about Aham Bhumika!

    • I liked writing on it, and am happy that I could let the world know. Education is important, for sure. 🙂 Do see what you can do to help these kids, Sreedeep. Some good karma might come my way too, then. :mrgreen:

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