What do you get when you make a donation?
The joy of having helped a young person who, despite all odds, still has the courage to pursue their dreams.
The pleasure of supporting an organisation that engages with hundreds of disadvantaged youth in building a better tomorrow for us all.
The knowledge that in your own way, you have contributed to making this world a better place.
And let’s not not forget the tax exemptions!
Samvada has the 80G recognition, so you can get tax exemptions on the amount you contribute to us.
How Can You Help?
In addition to making a general donation, you can also give specifically to some of the following Funds.
Student Support Fund
We interact with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds on a daily basis, coming face to face with their struggles. For most of our students, the anxiety to “not be a burden” on their working class families, and the pressure to “earn and support” their parents and siblings, makes pursuing a higher education an impossibility.
For girls, there is the additional pressure of being “married off” to relieve their parents of the burden of educating them and keeping them at home. For some, it is violence in the family that pushes them to stop studying and to look for shelter and a job.
Being first generation learners, most of them have very limited perspectives and information about work opportunities and educational avenues. Many also travel to Bangalore from neighboring rural taluks to study in colleges and work in part-time jobs before returning back to their villages at night, exhausted by erratic bus schedules and exam time-tables.
Your contribution lightens their load, so they can look to the future.
Rs 15,000 – will support a student’s college degree education for 1 year
Rs 25,000 – will sponsor a student’s vocational education training
Baduku Campus Development Fund
Our long-cherished dream has been to build an eco-friendly space dedicated to the empowerment of marginalised youth across Karnataka.
The Baduku Community College Campus is a place where youth from marginalised communities will live and learn together, expanding horizons and re-thinking aspirations without fear of ridicule or fear of being forced into professions against their wishes!
Samvada has just completed phase 1 of our campus construction at Banjarapalya, near Thataguni on the outskirts of Bangalore. Samvada administrative offices, Baduku Centre for Livelihood Learning and Kanaja Centre for Youth Research are based in the Samvada Campus.
Since January 2022 the campus has been buzzing. Thirty six (36) students completed Certificate courses in Mass Communications and College Level Teaching (Learning Lenses). They enjoyed staying on campus where they could live and learn in an atmosphere of caring for each other and the surroundings. In February 2002 we began hosting short programmes on campus. Workshops for farmers, farmer leaders, college students, youth leaders, youth workers, counsellors, young social entrepreneurs and children from the surrounding villages have filled the campus with animated discussions, music, laughter and hope.
1. Open air Amphitheatre
2. An additional dormitory
3. Landscaping and outdoor seating
4. Kitchen equipment
5. Beds, Mattresses and furnishing
6. A mini bus to transport students and staff from the campus to the nearest metro station
We estimate that this will cost about Rs 42 Lakhs in total and we appeal to our friends and well- wishers to donate generously so that the campus can accommodate more learners.
● Installation of solar power, wastewater treatment, rainwater harvesting
● Accommodates about 50 students in dormitories with 2 classrooms, a seminar hall, a common room, a computer lab and a basic kitchen with a semi- open dining area.
Support Our Research
We are actively looking for funding to continue our research and establish Kanaja as the first of its kind in India.
In the coming years, we hope to build Kanaja into a fully fledged and fully funded independent body within Samvada. With your help, we can encourage youth-led research, intervene meaningfully in the field of youth studies, and develop research methods that are ethical, participatory and rooted in the goal of social justice.
Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.