Mumbai: Rotaract Club of Mumbai DownTown (aka RCMDT), a youth
wing of the Rotary International, continued its legacy of
sponsoring the school fees of over 100 children from below
the poverty line. Through this project we personally go to
the individual beneficiary's house; conduct a strict survey
of families from very weak financial backgrounds; verify every
supporting document (Income v/s Expenses) and on basis of
the survey, help in their child's education by sponsoring
their annual school fees.
Gyaan Daan (A Child Education Project) is RCMDT's flagship
project which is being organized since 42 years now. A surprise
visit to the beneficiaries is made in the month of May and
a survey is conducted by the members based on the predefined
criteria with the style of living and the supporting documents
for expenses and income. The form of a child is also rejected
if the standard has improved over the previous year or has
completed the schooling.
Commonwealth Gold Medalist, World Wrestling Champion Sangram
Singh and a Philanthropist who graced the occasion on his
birthday commented, "I am highly impressed with the systems
and process this Rotaract Club follows in conducting the project.
Considering that they are generating funds through donations
and corporate sponsorships, the money invested is genuinely
going to the needy through the finest channel. Spending time
with these children was one of the best birthdays I have ever
celebrated. I promise to support them in this cause in every
possible way like I have been doing."
Rtr. Mustafa Disawala, President, Rotaract Club of Mumbai
DownTown highlighted, "Since past 42 years we sponsor
the school fees for about 100 children whose progress reports
and school fee cards are regularly checked by our members,
thereby ensuring that the funds provided are being utilized
solely for the educational purpose. Our efforts remain to
incorporate and educate more children every year from across
Along with the education fees, the children are counseled
twice in a year during the special camps organized for them
twice in a year and to maintain the child's focus towards
education and become a responsible youth. A month's food grains,
notebooks & writing material is distributed along with
the fees. Free medical checkup and basic health medicines
were given by the doctors from Workhardt Hospital.