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By 12/03/2019March 14th, 2019Blog Fest
blogger led fundraiser

For the last 12 years, I’ve been associated with Project Why one way or another.

I’ve kept it quiet as a blogger, other than a series of posts I did a few years ago, but recently I have ramped up my voice about this little nonprofit: they do excellent work and are currentlystruggling for funds. (If you know of an individual or organization looking to donate to a good cause–guide them to Project WHY!)

Here are a few posts done last week on this blog by their founder: Anouradha Bakshi.

Forgive. Miracle. Serenity. Nurture. Influence. Trust. Grief.

Each of these seven posts talks about a different aspect of the Project WHY story. They give a wonderful glimpse into the small good things they do despite all odds.

blogger led fundraiserOnce I started speaking about Project WHY, a band of excellent bloggers have helped amplify that voice, whether it is by helping with the Sewing Circle fundraiser, or the current fundraiser to help keep the Project WHY school in Okhla open. (If you want to chip in, click here).

These bloggers have been a huge support, and I want thank everyone who either shared the posts on social media, attended the live talk by Anouradha Bakshi, participated in the blog-a-thon, wrote subtitles for videos, made a donation, or raised funds.

Alex J Cavanaugh, Sahana Ahmed, Apeksha Rao, Sunita Saldhana, Holly Jahangiri, J H Moncrieff, Anagha Yatin, Hilary Custance Green, Shilpa Garg, Christy Birminham, Linda Covella, Shilpa Gupte, Shubhra Rastogi, Marian Allen, Sunita Rajwade, Ila Varma , Anshu Bhojnagarwala, Peter Nena, C Lee Mckenzie, Corinne Rodrigues, Sarika Joshi,  Abhijit Ray, Larry Woller, Aesha Shah, Balaka Basu, Suhasini Vijay, Jean-Lee, Esha Mookerjee-Dutta Hilary Melton-Butcher Inderpreet Kaur Uppal Priya Bajpai  Aesha Shah Vidya Sury  Stuart Nager Debbie D.Mayuri Nidigallu Dr Amrita Misra Rachna Parmar, Roshan Radhakrishnan, Pragun, J T Twissel, Vinitha Dileep, Priya Bajpai, Belinda Witzenhausen, Indira Mukhopadhyay, Mary Giese, Lisa Buie-Collard SImon Falk  Debby Gies  Ishieta Chopra

Here is the linky-list for the Spread the Love, Save a School blog-a-thon that happened in February.

Valentine’s Day Blogathon: Show the Love, Save a School

Hugely grateful to all the bloggers who have written about the Project Why #HelpMithuSaveSchool Fundraiser. The fundraiser is still ongoing, and we would love for more people to come together and give just a little to let these wonderful kids and teachers keep their school.

For now, we need another lakh (1500 USD) to reach the fundraiser target.

If you’re reading this, please please chip in a little–a little will go a long way in keeping a school open–a school started in a dustbin in 2004, which has helped thousands of students since. All details about the school, and the students and teachers involved, are in the fundraiser link.

CLICK HERE to support the Project Why #HelpMithuSaveSchool Fundraiser.

For tax-exempted donations from the USA, please CLICK HERE.

Have you read the seven posts written by Anouradha Bakshi in the last week? Have you been a part of the effort to save the Project WHY school? Have you seen bloggers come together for a cause? Would you chip in a little to help keep a remarkable school open?

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Damyanti Biswas

Damyanti Biswas is the author of You Beneath Your Skin and numerous short stories that have been published in magazines and anthologies in the US, the UK, and Asia. She has been shortlisted for Best Small Fictions and Bath Novel Awards and is co-editor of the Forge Literary Magazine. Her literary crime thriller series, the Blue Mumbai, is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency. Both The Blue Bar and The Blue Monsoon were published in 2023.

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  • Nice. Keep it up.

  • hilarymb says:

    Hi Damyanti – that’s great to read … and I’m so pleased that the School has been saved … well done on your reaching out … the world is wide and generous … and we’ve 10 days left to raise the rest – I sure hope some of that has come through since you let us know the timing. Project Why is an extraordinary project in so many ways … cheers for now – Hilary

  • aj vosse says:

    There is power in blogging! Keep up your great work!
    And… thanks for your continued support! 😉

  • ankur soni says:

    this is a very nice article .

  • dgkaye says:

    Thank you so much D. I’m sorry I was away Jan and Feb and missed this worthy cause but thrilled to still be part of #WATWB <3 I'm looking forward to this month's already in draft <3

  • writershilpa says:

    It’s a selfless act of love by Anou di. Of course, it needs to be encouraged and applauded! <3

    • Damyanti Biswas says:

      Thanks, Shilpa. Anoudi is my hero, and she does deserve all the applause for the tireless work she has put in for 20 years.

  • Obsessivemom says:

    I was impressed by the work that Project Why is doing and all that it has achieved. Anouradha’s FB Live was so very moving. I do hope the remaining Lakh comes through too.

    • Damyanti Biswas says:

      Thanks for watching Anoudi’s live! We have just 75k more to go now. Please pray we get it, and chip in a little if you’d like,

  • Rajlakshmi says:

    I have been reading about the excellent work that Project Why has been involved with. Some of the stories give me goosebumps. So wonderful to see the blogging community coming together for this beautiful cause.

    • Damyanti Biswas says:

      Thanks, Rajlakshmi! Please consider supporting them–they are spreading education, light and love in this world, and we certainly need more of it.

  • DutchIl says:

    Thank you for sharing… YOU are the one who deserves the credit to help make it happen “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel” ….. 🙂

    “The life I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and that in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place my touch will be felt.” Frederick Buechner

    • Damyanti Biswas says:

      It is Anouradha Bakshi who is deserving of all the kudos–I’m just a piddly messenger.

      I’m not able to help all by myself, so I ask others to chip in where they can. Thank you for your contribution–I’m grateful.

  • Debbie D. says:

    This is such a wonderful organization and you’re doing a fantastic job with the promotion of it, Damyanti! Although I didn’t participate in the linkup, I have been sharing and donating when possible. Here’s hoping the financial goal will be reached.

    • Damyanti Biswas says:

      Thanks for all your help, Debbie! I haven’t done much, and it certainly won’t be enough if we don’t hit the target. We still have about 1500 USD to raise.

      • Debbie D. says:

        Here’s hoping the target will be met. Do you know any wealthy philanthropists? I’ll keep sharing this. Best wishes for a good outcome!

        • Damyanti Biswas says:

          Hi Debbie, I come from a very modest, middle-class family, and do not know people who are wealthy enough to afford Project WHY. I do hope, though, that Project WHY can get the help it deserves–we just need a 100 people like you and me who would chip in just a little, and we will be home with this one. 🙂

          That said, any wealthy philanthropists who are reading this are very, very welcome to come in and help us.

  • cleemckenzie says:

    Since I’m only blogging once a month, I’ve put some FB posts and Tweets out, and I’ll do more this week. I’m hoping this project finds the funds they need to continue.

    • Damyanti Biswas says:

      Thanks so much, Lee. I really hope this project can continue as well. So far, we have had a lot of support and managed to raise about 5000 USD, but we still need about 1500 USD to hit the target.

  • This community is awesome.
    Sorry, didn’t know there was a Linky List and never added my post to the list.
    I hope it was enough to save the school.

    • Damyanti Biswas says:

      I added yours, Alex. Thank you so much for your support. We still need about 1500 dollars to save the school and we need to do it in the next 20 days.

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