PARTNER HIGHLIGHT: School on Wheels Massachusetts
DREAM MILE X | Volunteer Highlight: Priti Sarda |
Vibha Dallas: Summer Camps
Vibha started a Ray of Light campaign in April 2020 to ensure business continuity for the project partners through these unprecedented times. 10% of the funds collected were allocated to partners in the US which align with Vibha’s mission and philosophy and had action centers. One of the partners is School on Wheels of Massachusetts whose mission is to support students impacted by homelessness.
“Thank You so much for your recent donation to support the technological needs of our students. Your gift is especially important during these unprecedented times, as the need for educational assistance for students and families facing homelessness has increased dramatically.” – Kathleen Graham, Executive Director, School on Wheels of Massachusetts.
About School on Wheels of Massachusetts (SOWMA) – https://www.sowma.org/
The countdown to Vibha’s biggest virtual fundraiser has begun!!! Get 5 dollar off on every registration with the code DMX5OFF. The offer is valid for a limited period of time. Register here
Dream Mile is Dream Mile X this year and it is eXtraordinary. Participation is from over 8 countries across the world making this a truly global event. Have you registered yet? If you already have, please reach out to your friends and family, form a team, set fitness goals with them or challenge them and all this for a great cause, to support education for the underprivileged children.
Get fit for Vibha!!!!
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The Dallas action centers have a tradition of conducting summer camps for underprivileged children in the local community for years. One of our youth executive leaders, Jaya Bhaskaram came up with the idea of having youth conduct virtual summer camps globally.
Twenty-one vibrant, enthusiastic, youth instructors conducted a total of twenty-two virtual summer camps. The camps offered ranged from Math camps for rising 5th graders, Algebra, some science camps, geared towards learning Advanced Placement Biology, a physics camp, a geography camp, writing as well as programming camps which were specifically geared towards learning Java & Python; to other fun camps were our Rubik’s cube, chess, photography, crocheting camp and Yoga camp; also speech and debate camps; fine arts camps included guitar camp, an art camp and Bollywood camps.
We had two hundred and fifty participants from across the U.S.A. and raised a total of 45,000 dollars. (Read More)
Volunteer Highlight: Priti Sarda — By Vindali Vartak
She has been volunteering with Vibha for about 18 years.
Priti has served Vibha in a variety of roles like Atlanta Action Center Coordinator, Vibha Youth Parent Coordinator, Lead Coordinator for a number of fundraising events, and most recently as the Coordinator for the immensely successful VolCon 2017 (Vibha’s National Volunteer Conference).
As the Action Center Coordinator for Atlanta (2015 to 2017), Priti played a key role in catalyzing the revenue growth for the Action Center to over $300,000 every year. As the Vibha Youth Parent Coordinator(2011 to 2015), she oversaw the expansion of Vibha Youth into several new schools in the Greater Atlanta Area. She was recognized with the Volunteer of the Year award in 2013 and was also profiled in Northside Woman for her volunteering efforts. Read more about her journey here. (Read More)