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VIBHA YOUTH GROUP 08. Kishore Vedala, Viraj Dasigi, Anirudh Sundararaghavan, Shreyas Komarlu. Introduction. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<ul><li><p>*Brightening the future of children, one school at a time.</p></li><li><p>*India is among 4 developing nations with more than 23 million children not attending schools</p><p>Brightening the future of children, one school at a time.</p></li><li><p>*Many of the schools lack even the basic supplies like books, desks, and writing utensils. This is not a proper learning environment for the children of India.</p><p>Brightening the future of children, one school at a time.</p></li><li><p>*The poorer regions of India lack bathrooms for the children and also lack a proper instructor. Without this, how can one expect children to learn, prosper, and grow as human beings.Brightening the future of children, one school at a time.</p></li><li><p>*These children NEED our help. We alone can brighten their future by providing them a better education. Brightening the future of children, one school at a time.</p></li><li><p>*This is the idea behind the India School Help Fund. We at Vibha Youth are planning to choose a school in India and plan on raising money to help this school prosper and grow into a proper learning environment for children. This effort can be reciprocated by other Vibha Youth groups around the world.Brightening the future of children, one school at a time.</p><p>Shape their FutureShare their DreamsVibha is a 501 (c) (3) organization, registered in the State of New Jersey. Vibha's Tax ID is 22-3122761.</p><p>Vibha Youth GroupDREAM A LITTLE. DO A LITTLE.*Helping Schools in IndiaAttract volunteersLocate a school in India incapacitated with deprivation of resourcesHelp the school financially Organize a fundraiserHold a contest (I.e. cricket match) to help raise money for the school</p><p>DREAM A LITTLE. DO A LITTLE.</p><p>Shape their FutureShare their DreamsVibha is a 501 (c) (3) organization, registered in the State of New Jersey. Vibha's Tax ID is 22-3122761.</p><p>Vibha Youth GroupDREAM A LITTLE. DO A LITTLE.*THE END</p><p>DREAM A LITTLE. DO A LITTLE.</p><p>*Kishore: Hello. Im Kishore Vedala.Viraj: Im Viraj Dasigi.Anirudh: Im Anirudh Sundarawhatever Shreyas: And Im Shreyas Komarlu.Kishore: We are members of the Vibha Youth Group of Atlanta and were here to give a presentation about the purpose of Vibha Youth, what our goals are, and what we plan to do as a group.</p><p>*Shreyas: Vibha started in 1991 when a few people in New Jersey felt that they needed to start an organization in the United States of America that would benefit underprivileged kids in India. Vibha has since grown into large platform with 825 active volunteers. We, Vibha Youth are here to add another branch to the organization to attract more members from the youth to help the cause started by the dignified people of New Jersey seventeen years ago.Viraj: Here is a video about the meanings and goals and Vibha and Vibha Youth.*Anirudh: [Read the stuff] These goals are the goals of the Vibha Organization in general, and Vibha Youth follows the same pattern in trying to help other people of their age who are less fortunate than them.*Kishore: The following are short-term objectives for the Vibha Youth group. Each of these will be described more in-depth later on. Kishore: The main, overall objective of Vibha Youth is to help attract more members to join the Vibha Youth organization, get them involved in helping underprivileged kids, and build character in doing so.Viraj: Another goal we have for Vibha Youth is that we want to do is to help the youth become more active in leadership duties and working towards becoming a leader.Shreyas: We also want Vibha to become more popular in schools. This way, we can attract Americans of non-Indian descent to support the cause of Vibha.Anirudh: Finally, we want to branch off Vibhas events to provide a platform for Vibha Youth to have local volunteering opportunities.</p><p>*Kishore: Youth involvement in society is the main reason for starting Vibha Youth. We are working to catch the attention of both Middle School and High School Students to support the cause of Vibha. If anyone has seen the movie Pay it Forward, we are trying to attract more members in a similar system to that. Individually, the youth volunteers are going to be encouraged to find five other youth to become involved in Vibha. In turn, each of these five members will find another five members to support Vibha Youth, and so on. This way, numerous students can be attracted via a collective effort. *Kishore: Here is a diagram of the idea I just proposed. As you can see, if each person can attract five members to join Vibha Youth, the collective effort can greatly expand the involvement in the organization. *Viraj: We plan to provide local volunteering opportunities for the youth involved in the organization. These opportunities will be both separate and in conjunction with Vibha volunteering opportunities. One event in conjunction with Vibha that Vibha Youth plans to be heavily involved in is the Dream Mile. More on this later.*Shreyas: Vibha Youth, as mentioned before, also plans to promote the leadership skills in each individual involved in the organization. These events include having members organizing events they come up with, taking a leadership role in different volunteering opportunites, and also promoting Vibha Youth elsewhere by giving speeches about Vibha Youth (like we are today)*Kishore: Another main aspect of Vibha Youth, as mentioned before, is to promote the organization within schools. In order to do this, we are organizing ways to allow Vibha Youth volunteering events to count towards school volunteering hours. One way is to start a whole new branch of Vibha Youth within schools. This new branch would then participate in events sponsored by Vibha Youth. Starting branches of Vibha Youth would not only expand the participation of the organization, but it would also teach others about Vibha and its goals to help the underpriviliged kids in India.*Anirudh: Vibha Youth will organize local volunteering opportunities for the youth to participate in. As stated before, these events will both coincide with Vibha and be separate from Vibha. Such local volunteering opportunities include the Atlanta Food-Bank, Hands on Atlanta, participation in medical organizations, and participation in soup kitchens. *Kishore: The Dream Mile is the main event in the near future that Vibha Youth plans to be heavily involved in. We are encouraging members to sign up for the event to be held on Saturday, September 27th. Members can register for The Dream Mile online at the Vibha web site. The next few slides are in relation to the Dream Mile and Vibha Youth involvement within it.*Viraj: Like the parent Vibha organization, Vibha Youth is also encouraging members to try to get their own web page for the Dream Mile. They are also encouraged to set personal targets in registrations and funds. This way, they become more actively involved in the Dream Mile. Other ideas being tossed around include prizes for the person or group that can raise the most funds for the Dream Mile. Members are also expected to request their family and friends to donate money to the Dream Mile to help reach their targets. Kishore: Similar to the method I mentioned earlier, we are also trying to get members to try and get 5 people to register to walk in the Dream Mile. These 5 people can get another 5 people and so on.*Shreyas: We are also trying to introduce the Dream Mile in schools and make it one of their sponsored events. This way, even more funds can be raised. Members are encouraged to create a Dream Mile web page for their school to try and advertise the Dream Mile there. Also, members can give presentations to other clubs to attract more walkers and volunteers for the Vibha Youth. These other clubs include the school track and cross country teams for participation in the races.*Kishore: Our long-term involvement goals include youth oriented fund-raising and awareness generation programs. On of these programs include the India School Help Fund that will be introduced soon. We also want to link with projects IN India to better the lives of underprivileged children there. This way, we can more directly improve the lives of underprivileged children. In conjunction with linking with projects in India, we also want to organize a formal visit to India to help participate in the projects there.*Anirudh: The India School Help Fund is an idea I thought of as a way to specifically help schools in India. The following few slides are about the current condition of schools in India, and why we need to intervene to help support the schools. *Viraj: One of the main reasons we want to start this project is that India is one of four developing nations.with more than 23 MILLION (emphasis) childrennot attending schools. *Shreyas: Many of the schools lack even the basic supplies like books, desks, and writing utensils. This is not a proper learning environment for the children of India, and must be changed.*Kishore: Some regions of India dont even have sanitary bathrooms in their schools. This leads to disease and hardship for many children in India. Some schools dont even have qualified teachers and are thusly educationally handicapped. These children arent living in the conditions to learn, prosper, and grow as human beings.*Anirudh: These children NEED our help. We alone can brighten their future by providing them a better education. *Anirudh: This is the idea behind the India School Help Fund. We at Vibha Youth are planning to choose a school in India and plan on raising money to help this school prosper and grow into a proper learning environment for children. This effort can be reciprocated by other Vibha Youth groups around the world.</p><p>*Kishore: The following are steps we plan to take to help promote the India School Help Fund. We plan to get more volunteers to participate in this project first and foremost. To this, we can give speeches and use the method I proposed earlier for attracting members to Vibha Youth. Expanding the base of the project will be very important for its stability and success. The idea is to locate a deprived school in India, which we plan to support.Anirudh: We plan to mainly support the school financially. Ways to do so include organizing a fundraiser to raise money and holding contests to raise money. Such contests can include cricket matches, tennis matches, basketball games, etc. We plan to carry out on these steps and help make the India School Help Fund a successful project.*Kishore: We hope you have now gained more knowledge about Vibha Youth, its goals, and its plans towards the future. Thank you for watching our presentation.</p></li></ul>