Donor cheques arriving late due to outbreak of the virus
2020 is a tough year for everyone, specially the education sector is badly hit by Covid 19 which is taking it’s toll on everything. In such difficult situations good Samaritans came to the rescue of people badly hit by the virus.
Social activist Nishita Rajput is one such name to mention in Vadodara, who is making efforts to mobilise the funds to support education of needy girls of the city. For the last nine years she is supporting the education of girls by paying their school fees. However the Coronavirus also affected her campaign as the donor cheques are coming in less numbers.
“Every year the donors send their cheques uch before the new academic session for the education of the girls. But this year the help are coming late due to Coronavirus. I received cheques from regular donors from the city but the donations coming from foreign countries suffered a delay due to the outbreak of the virus. I am waiting for the help to come and hopefully deposit the fees before the academic session starts in schools,” said Nishita.
Till date she received around 19 lakhs cheques and hope to receive the remaining ones soon. This is the 10th year of her girls education campaign and till date supported 29,500 needy students. She also support education of College students of Commerce and Arts.
“Starting from 2011 my only aim is to educate as much girls as possible to help them empowered through education. I pay fees for the girls and boys in schools through account payee cheques and maintain the transparency by sending all the details of the students to the donors,” said Rajput.
She added every year the donors increased the amount due to the transparency they maintained. She is planning to open her own school in future to give free education to the girls.