One of the community projects of Federation of India Community Associations (FICA) is Shiksha Daan, the Gift of Education. Just over a year old, the Shiksha Daan project led by Sanjay Garg has had great success. A gathering was held at the India Community Center on August 23, 2014 to share the success stories, opportunities to volunteer and future plans.
Sanjay Garg gave an overview of the first year's accomplishments of Shiksha Daan.
Elaine Turley, Director of Through College Programs at Breakthrough Charter Schools, explained the partnership between Shiksha Daan and Breakthrough Schools. She also spoke of volunteer opportunities.
Carol Rivchun, president of Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U.) spoke at the Indian Community Center and explained the partnership between Shiksha Daan and Youth Opportunities Unlimited. Rivchun said that Y.O.U is for youth who don't think they will graduate high school. They provide job skills, job experience and more. 1 in 3 students in Ohio don't graduate high school and 3 out of 5 in the city of Cleveland don't graduate.
Ann Klonowski and Leonard Young from the Greater Cleveland Volunteers for AARP Corps Program told of volunteer opportunities for seniors to read to young kids who need help.
Ann KlonowskiLeonard Young
Other volunteers, recipients and partners also spoke.
Please contact Sanjay Garg or any of the FICA officers for more information on Shiksha Daan.
Don't miss Sanjay Garg's overview of Shiksha Daan from Independence Day 2014.
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