India Food Security Donations

$5 Feeds a Child in Rural India for 1 Month

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Donation Total: $50.00

What is this fundraiser for?

As schools around the world close, the UN estimates 320 million children are currently missing out on daily school meals.

School meals offer children a regular source of essential nutrients, and are proven to help keep kids focused in class. In some countries such as India, these are often the only nutritious meal a child receives each day.

Dhirendra (amazing human!) who runs the operations in Bodhgaya, India is adapting to the pandemic to provide home meals and to continue to provide life-saving assistance to the village communities. However they are desperately running out of resources and this is where your donation can greatly help.

Many thanks for your compassion and help.

How can I help?

We have volunteer opportunites in Bodhgaya, for those who would like to help in person to the people and children you are donating to. Our Bodhgaya volunteering project is one of our most special projects, due to the warmth and incredible welcome you will recieve from the local school, as well as the resilience that these people show. 

The project is set in a rural school, where it caters to the most vulnerable communities, many of which live in extreme poverty. There are multiple areas to get involved in here from teaching, health and nutrition care, womens empowerment, vocational training and more. To find out more click the link below.

Bodhgaya School Project, India

Why Involvement Volunteers International?

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Our core values

To be Globally Responsible

To work with local partners to make a meaningful impact

To provide free education & healthcare to developing communities

To co-create change

The Vision

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Our vision is to improve food security and empower communities through sustainable, life changing development programs. IVI aims to encourage volunteers to become social entrepreneurs who understand the complexities of poverty and play an active role to improve the quality of life in the most vulnerable populations in the world. Our volunteers seek to contribute and catalyse the efforts of local partners on the ground.

We send specialised and non specialised teams to help with Medical and Health projects, Rebuilding and Emergency relief work, Environmental and Agricultural projects and Childcare Education support.

Where does my donation money go?

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Your money will be going directly to where it is most needed and to helping disadvantaged communities. Donation money is used to provide free nutritious meals for the school children attending the Bodhgaya school. Money may also be used for other vital recources around the school, to help with running costs, upgrading facilities and school supplies for the children. 

Any donations over $2 in Australia, to a charity which has DGR status, are tax deductable. This means that you can give money to a worthwhile charity, whilst helping to save money on your next tax return. 

Does the charity still get all the money I have donated?

Yes! IVI will still recieve all of the money you donate, which will then go to our worthy causes. DGR means that when it’s time to do your tax return, your donaction can count to how much of your income is taxed. You won’t get any money directly back, but you will pay less tax, therefore saving you money. 

30 Years Experience

IVI is an Australian charity & non profit organisation founded in 1989 and is one of the pioneers of overseas volunteering successfully placing over 20,000 volunteers globally.  We accept volunteers from all over the world and place them in meaningful overseas missions.  

Affordable Volunteer Travel

We’re not motivated by shareholder profits.   Our fees are fully transparent to ensure maximum benefit where it is most needed. 

Safe & Responsible Projects

All projects include a dedicated 24/7 in-country management team, operational & risk assessment & overseas support contact.   All projects are personally inspected to ensure very high quality.

Work Experience & University Credits

We place thousands of Uni students and can assist you with course credits and in-field experience points.   Many of our project coordinators are qualified practitioners in their respective fields allowing unique in-field supervision and Uni accreditation options

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