We are pleased to share that IIMPACT has successfully secured a permanent spot on the international charity website GlobalGiving.org. In order to qualify to be listed on GlobalGiving, IIMPACT had to complete their Open Challenge - which required us to raise $4000 from 50 donors by April 30th. We are thrilled to report that we successfully met both fundraising targets and are right now in the 9th place - among 247 competing charities - for donations, with $9180 raised so far, and in 27th place for number of donors, with 63 donors. Here is the link to our page on GlobalGiving.org http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/iimpact-educating-the-girl-child-in-india/
We at IIMPACT are all very excited and wanted to share with you that IIMPACT is being represented at the Boston Marathon. Many thanks to our ardent supporter P.S. Viswanathan (or Vish, as he is known to all of us) for expressing his support to us this year in such a unique and laudable manner - by running theBoston Marathon on April 18, 2011! Vish is pledging all funds raised to IIMPACT.
At 64 Vish continues to achieve new heights - he is running his 7th complete 42km run in Boston on the 18th of the month and as always, is supporting a cause he truly believes in. So while Vish trains and runs and succeeds, it would mean a lot if you could follow the link below, read his pledge, and encourage people to donate however much you can towards this goal. We at IIMPACT applaud him for this effort and invite you to cheer him on as well, reaffirming your belief in him and your solidarity with IIMPACT, educating the girl child. Here's the link: http://www.iimpact.net/2011/03/28/p-s-viswanathan-to-run-boston-marathon-for-iimpact/ You can keep track of news related to Vish and the Marathon on our website www.iimpact.net. It would be great if you could circulate this information amongst your family and friends in order to help lend additional moral support to Vish through your network.
An initiative of alumni of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
Our mission is to mobilize and motivate non school going girls, between the ages of 6 and 14, from economically and socially backward rural areas of India, and put them firmly on the track of literacy through quality primary education.