Online Java classes for beginners - Raise money for Ekal schools
Hi, my name is Athul Mohanram. I am currently a sophomore in high school and have had a keen interest in computer science since my 6th grade. I began learning computer science to help me do a science fair data analysis project which I could take and present at various regional and state-level competitions. My passion led me to learn three different programming languages [R, Scheme, and Java] and now, I am currently learning Python.
I am excited to share my computer skills and raise funds for Ekal Schools - supporting basic literacy for tribal and rural Indian kids, an amazing cause that I am really passionate about.
When I was 7 years old, I visited an Ekal School in a small village near Pondicherry, India. The village had no electricity, and the school was held in an empty field, covered by a thatched roof with a single oil lamp for light. Despite such sparse conditions, the Ekal kids sang, danced, and laughed with us through the night. Many shared that they aimed to be nurses, or teachers, or policeman. I was amazed at the incredible gratitude and hope that these kids had. With their difficult circumstances, they were still able to make the most of what they had and through Ekal, were looking forward to brighter, more successful futures. Even the teacher, a young woman, was using her teacher’s salary to go to college and was aiming to become a professor in a nearby town.
For a global organization, Ekal runs on a very simple concept. A dollar a day - $365 a year, could build a new school in a rural village in India, helping to foster new hopes, new dreams, and new futures for an entire village of children. Ekal makes every single dollar raised count, reaching many of the rural and tribal villages across India which are too small or remote for the government to fund a school. Across the globe, you can see exactly which school your donation is supporting, and even come visit the children who you have given an education to.
Through the work of volunteers across the globe, the ‘dollar a day’ model has helped to educate over 27 million children in the last 25 years, making it the largest grassroots educational organization in India. Visiting the Ekal school made me truly understand the privileges that I was blessed with, as a volunteer for Ekal, I want to do my best to use my privilege to help others who are not as fortunate.
To aid in the global effort to educate rural and tribal children in India, I have pledged to raise $100, all of which will go towards supporting an Ekal school. I am planning on raising funds by conducting a virtual introductory course in Java, helping middle school students explore the world of software and gain exposure to a very popular and useful programming language.
What You Can Do:
Aside from having your children [ages 10-15] participating in the course itself, please help others to learn about Ekal as an organization. It is a truly amazing mission and with all our support, we can greatly boost its ability to help educate rural and tribal children. Even if you don’t have children who can participate in the course, I urge you to please use your platforms to spread the word, and amplify the message of education of millions of rural and tribal children in the remotest and poorest corners of India.
Campaign started: July 24, 2020
Campaign closed: July 27, 2020
Actually closing August 23, 2020 (11:59 pm PST)
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