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Back-to-School 2021 Campaign

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Campaign information at a glance

Child education

Activity area

15.000 EUR

Required Budget

One-off & recurring

Type of support

Fundraising

Current status

South Khorasan, Kermanshah, Zanjan, Lorestan and Fars

Geographical Focus

1110 Students

Supporting

9 Months

Project duration

September 2021

Begin date

June 2022

Completion Date

Full Information of causes

This campaign is implemented under 3 causes (2 main projects and 1 supplementary project) in which the complete information of each section is placed here below:

Financing the purchase of textbooks and stationery for an academic year

Detailed description
Poverty triggers multiple challenges. It impacts children the most. Because of limited financial means, poor families are unable to bear the educational expenses of their children. Basic expenses like textbooks, stationary and proper clothing sometimes become too much of a challenge. Families must make a hard choice between covering the living expenses and paying for their children's education.

Children end up missing school. They are deprived of education and sometimes forced to work hard at an early age to support their families. When these children grow up and become parents, they will face the same challenges. This is a vicious circle that our organization aims to break. The “Mehraneh campaign 1400” with the help of its donors around the world will provide grants to buy stationary for the children.

Statistics of students based on gender, grade and province

Educational level Number of Students Educational level Number of Students Educational level Number of Students Educational level Number of Students

Kermanshah Province / City of Kermanshah

First level elementary school 65 girls Second level elementary school 73 girls First level High school Second level High school
65 boys 72 boys

Total of Kermanshah province: 275 male and female students

Zanjan Province / City of Zanjan

First level elementary school 15 girls Second level elementary school First level High school Second level High school
15 boys

Total of Zanjan province: 30 male and female students

Lorestan Province / City of Boroujerd

First level elementary school 75 girls Second level elementary school 48 girls First level High school 45 girls Second level High school 32 girls
63 boys 35 boys 48 boys 37 boys

Total of Lorestan province: 383 male and female students

Fars Province / City of Shiraz

First level elementary school Second level elementary school 10 girls First level High school Second level High school 2 girls
8 boys 2 boys

Total of Fars province: 22 male and female students

South Khorasan Province / City of Khosf

First level elementary school 75 girls Second level elementary school 75 girls First level High school 50 girls Second level High school
75 boys 75 boys 50 boys

Total of South Khorasan province: 400 male and femaile students

Necessity

Like the rest of the world, the corona outbreak has caused an economic crisis in Iran. The crisis has affected family incomes and businesses. It has hit the poor people the most. The reduction in family incomes has a direct impact on the education of children. Unfortunately, many students could potentially miss school at the beginning of the school year.

 

RWB wants to ensure that children do not miss school because their families cannot afford the stationery and textbooks required for their children.

Approach and monitoring

RWB is collaborating with charitable organizations in the target areas. Our local partner will cooperate in implementing the projects. RWB will closely monitor the progress and the local organizations will keep RWB updated. The budget allocation to each local organization is predetermined based on detailed discussions within RWB. According to the finalized budget RWB will transfer funds to the official bank account of the partner charitable organization. The local partner will take further steps to procure and distribute items based on a predefined purchase list. The local support organizations will procure materials through known suppliers. This streamlined approach will save money for RWB and our local partners. Consequently, this will ensure that maximum benefit is transferred to the children.

Project focus points
  • Mitigating school dropouts

  • Realization of educational justice

  • Equal access to basic educational facilities

Type and magnitude of aid
The cost calculation criteria are based on deprivation rate, specific needs, immediate priorities, and access to resources. The decision criteria are based on extensive consultations with project executors in the target areas. The variable costs are based on the finalized criteria.
Item Description Qty. Price
1 Kermanshah Province / Kermanshah 275 1645 €
  Zanjan Province / Zanjan 30 387 €
2 Lorestan Province / Boroujerd 383 2097 €
  Fars Province / Shiraz 22 322 €
Total 4451 €

Financial support for clothing related purchases for the academic year

Detailed description

Iran is a country with diverse weather conditions. The weather seasonality demands appropriate clothing. Relative to mild or hot weather conditions the clothing requirements for cold seasons is more. It has come to our notice that low-income families cannot afford adequate clothing for their children. Obviously, lack of appropriate clothing becomes a barrier to the children in leading a normal life. On top, it is also a reason for the children to become sick too frequently.

          Gender and grade statistics of the students
South Khorasan Province / City of Khosf
First level elementary school 75 girls Second level elementary school 75 girls First level High school 50 girls
75 boys 75 boys 50 boys
Total of South Khorasan province: 400 male and femaile students
Necessity
We have already planned monthly educational support for 400 children in South Khorasan, Khosf district. Additionally, we plan to take one more important step. We are aiming to provide good quality, robust and weather appropriate clothing items and shoes to the children.

Our goal is to ensure that children do not suffer in the bone chilling cold and focus all their energies on learning at school.

Approach and monitoring

Based on our agreements with the project executors, we will negotiate with a local clothing store for quantity and price, prepare shopping vouchers and allocate vouchers to the students. RWB will credit money to the store account following the issuance of the vouchers and receipt of the confirmation letter from the Department of Education.

Project focus points
  • Equal access to basic living facilities

  • Resolve financial concerns to motivate you to continue your education

  • Creating a sense of equality with other students

Type and magnitude of aid
According to the estimates from the region, due to inflation, to provide quality and warm shoes and jackets for each student, the amount of 400 thousand tomans is needed.
Item Description Qty. Unit price Price
1 Procurement of shoes and jackets 400 12,90 € 5.160 €
Total 5.160 €

Monthly support for education and living expenses for one academic year

Detailed description

Poverty triggers multiple challenges. It impacts children the most. Because of limited financial means, poor families are unable to bear the educational expenses of their children. Basic expenses like textbooks, stationary and proper clothing sometimes become too much of a challenge.

Families must make a hard choice between covering the living expenses and paying for their children's education. Children end up missing school. They are deprived of education and sometimes forced to work hard at an early age to support their families. When these children grow up and become parents, they will face the same challenges. This is a vicious circle which our organization aims to break. The “Mehraneh campaign 1400” with the help of its donors around the world will provide grants to buy stationary for the children.

Last year, tablets were purchased and distributed to many students. And as anticipated, our initiative led to a significant improvement in their academic achievement. Your and our continued support will provide further motivation to the students.

This project will be implemented as a scholarship for 400 students in an academic year (9 months) in South Khorasan province.
Gender and grade statistics of the students
South Khorasan Province / City of Khosf

First level elementary school

75 girls Second level elementary school 75 girls First level High school 50 girls Second level High school
75 boys 50 boys

Total of South Khorasan province: 400 male and femaile students

Necessity

Like the rest of the world, the corona outbreak has caused an economic crisis in Iran. The crisis has affected family incomes and businesses. The crisis has hit the poor people the most. The reduction in family incomes has a direct impact on the education of children. Unfortunately, many students could potentially miss school at the beginning of the school year.

RWB wants to ensure that children do not miss school because their families cannot afford stationery and textbooks required for the children. Based on the needs of children, RWB has a specific action list to address school dropout problems. We plan to allocate a budget for purchasing textbooks. The monthly allowance of each student is fixed at 50,000 Tomans/month (450,000 Tomans in 9 months). The funds can also be utilized for purchasing stationery, healthy nutrition items, medicines etc. Overall, 400 male and female students, from different grades, will benefit from this initiative for an entire academic year (9 months).

Approach and monitoring

RWB follows a protocol to allocate money for textbook purchase grants. The grants are proportional to the number of students in each school. Based on the specific school, the money is transferred to the account of the project coordinators (from the school principals of Khosf district). Next, based on the number of students in each school, the desired amount will be transferred to that school’s account and the registration for the procurement of the textbooks will be done. Similarly, RWB also has a protocol for grant distribution for monthly allowances. Our liaisons communicate back the specific needs to us on a monthly basis. Concurrently, we coordinate with one of the chain stores to prepare the items needed by the students. The invoices are sent to the secretary of the working group in Iran and the cost is deposited directly by RWB to the store account. Additionally, the required arrangements have been made with the education department of Khosf district. The director of education and deputies will supervise the implementation of the project.

Project focus points

The students may not need stationery or other items all at once. It is therefore prudent that the fund allocation be staggered. So, the amount of immediate spending will be determined based on coordination with the teachers and the preparation of a complete list of supported students. The remaining amount of RWB's fund, for each student, is saved and used in essential cases such as high medical or basic necessities expenses.

Type and magnitude of aid

 

The amount of the textbook funds in South Khorasan Province / Khosf

Educational level

Qty.

Unit cost

Aggregated cost

First level elementary school

150

1,20 €

180 €

Second level elementary school

150

1,45 €

217,50 €

First level High school

100

2,09 €

209 €

Total of all levels

 

606,50 €

 

The monthly allowance per student = 50,000 Toman

Qty.

Monthly allowance

Duration of the support

Total

400

1,61 € (500.000 IRR)

9 Months

5.806 €

* This plan is considered as a complementary plan and will be implemented if the budget is fully secured (15,000 euros).

Frequently asked questions

The specified cost ,as per the budget for each province, will be paid to the project liaison. According to the region's conditions, the deprivation level and the school grade of help-seekers, the needed items will be arranged for the students.

The amount has been estimated by consulting with the principals of the schools and teachers who oversee this project. Given that the area in question is one of the most deprived, this amount will fully cover the monthly expenses.

Money will not be credited directly to students' accounts. In coordination with the project liaison, we have arranged with a chain store to order the supplies needed by the students during a month. The invoice will be sent to RWB according to the needs communicated by the project liaison. The payment can be made directly to the store's bank account and the project liaison can receive the items for distribution.

These items in the project will include:

1- the stationery needed by the student in a month
2- the cost of daily healthy food at the school
3- the cost of medicine or if the student has the need to go to a health centre
4- the charge of the internet package if needed.

It is important to note that there may be no need for stationery items or internet packages or medical services for some months. The unspent monthly support money will be saved in the association's coffer to later cover the student's essential expenses whenever it is required. Since the students are in different areas and their complete list has been prepared, the monthly expenses of the students and the amount of consumption budget is known. Accordingly, the amount of students' savings or leftover funds will be specified in separate documents.

Remember that there are deprived areas and low-income families throughout Iran. There are many reasons for choosing a project area, the most important criteria according to our association are:

  • The presence of other partner associations that have had successful participation and collaboration with RWB in the past.
  • Additional focus on the areas where the association has been active and has witnessed the progress and improvement of students in their studies.We believe that it is more beneficial to have this continuous support to students so that they can keep on moving forward in a positive direction.

The financial goal of this campaign is 15,000 Euros. After the end of the campaign, according to the total financial contributions, the supplementary budget will be provided from the funds of the Association.The priority is to support the main projects and then focus on the supplementary projects.

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