GAYA, India

Fundraising Professionals for Bodhi Tree Schools In India

Support Quality Education

Skills Needed

  • Copywriting
  • Communications
  • Fundraising

Estimated workload

Full-time

Role

Consultant (Typically 1 - 12 weeks)

When Can You Start?

You can start Flexible

Benefits

Meals

Accommodation

Project Details


Description and Impact

Our organization works across communities of children in destitute conditions to provide formal and non-formal education through several educational outlets in Bodhgaya Region of northern India. Our Bodhi Tree School in Shripur Village imparts formal schooling to over 500 students in both genders. Bodhi Tree school is practically the only accessible option for education for these children and their parents, most of whom are agricultural laborers. Our organization has educated several hundred students in the past seven years and also sponsors their studies in University. It has energized these communities to recognize the importance and significance of education in social mobility, and we want to continue expanding opportunities for them. We've worked hard to achieve many milestones like curbing the practice of forced marriages for girls, changing social norms about girls getting an education, bringing absenteeism to almost Zero, reducing the drop-out rate for girls to historically low levels and raising awareness about education in secluded communities in back drops. The school also provides health care for its students and  nutritional Mid Day meals. We have been working sine 2009 onward and our students passed seondary exams with distinctions in multiple subjects. We are looking for an experteer to train us in the tools we need to make this project more visible.

We as an organization would offer all assistance that may help foster a productive experteer stay so that we can both get maximum dividends as a result of the collaboration.

 

Deliverables

We're searching for an Experteer to help us learn and implement the tools needed to raise the visibility of our project overseas to get connected with more like-minded orrganizations and individuals to expand our impact. A grass roots organization like ours would benefit tremendously from a professional with insights into communication and fundraising best practices. This would enrich our package of services that we offer to our pupils, and allow us to involve even more underserved students. We have some support from friends overseas but it's more that they were interested in the mission of our work rather than having the fundraising skills themselves, so we recognize how much of a benefit having an experteer on-site to teach us these best practices would be to our team, mission, and impact moving forward. 

Other requirements

Our ideal candidate has an open heart and mind and is moved by our mission of lifting children out of poverty through education. Previous experience with grassroots fundraising and communication is a plus.

We Provide These Local Benefits


Benefits Overview

  • Accommodations
  • Meal Stipend

Accommodation

To be determined with the selected candidate

Food Stipend

Three vegetarian meals a day

Toast and Chai in the morning

eggs thrice a week and chicken once a week

 

Additional Benefits

Yoga

Meditation

cultural immersion

Learning a social enterprise from the inside 

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