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You may choose to donate part of your estate to a charitable or a religious organisation. You may also wish to donate your organs that may lighten up the lives of many other people.

ShikshaDaan (www.shikshadaan.com)

The meaning of the word ShikshaDaan is ‘Giving for Learning’. ShikshaDaan is a Foundation setup with the intent of bringing together students of the underprivileged sections of the society in touch with those who can provide them all kinds of resources – financial, social, career guidance, mentoring and materials.

The trustees of ShikshaDaan, Bindumalini Krishnan and Krishnan have a combined corporate experience of more than fifty years, having worked with the Best of the Best Global and Indian Companies. In the last two years plus, ShikshaDaan has directly and indirectly helped both individuals and institutions that needed our support to grow more and better.

The operational model of ShikshaDaan is unique in the following ways:

  • Just Give: 100% of Donor’s money is passed on to the Receivers, be it individuals or institutions.
  • Zero Cost Structure: All the set up, operational and administrative costs of the foundation are being met by the Trustee’s personal savings.
  • Partnership: We have tied up with NGO partners and associates with impeccable credentials of long standing. They bring to our attention cases of students from underprivileged sections, after validating their credentials. We then present these cases to our network of friends, relatives, professional connections and others through personal conversations, technology and social media.
  • Mentoring: the difference between a student of an elite school with a higher social status and that of a student from an underprivileged section of the society studying in a remote government school is nothing but lack of exposure and guidance and direction. ShikshaDaan also provides its funded students an opportunity to be mentored by experts.
  • Technology: whether in terms of connecting the dots or providing virtual classrooms for those who don’t have access to teachers, ShishaDaan makes use of technology as a catalyst to deliver results.
  • Innovative Campaigns and Ideas: our tie up with Gaana.com (a division of Times Group) to raise resources for two of our partners are an example of innovation. The select group of kids from Salaam Balak Trust also had a rare opportunity to visit and experience ‘Kingdom of Dreams’.
  • Focus: ShikshaDaan would like to fund individuals who are very close to becoming and being productive to make their lives and their dependents’ lives better, sooner.

Organ Donation
There is a huge shortage of donated organs in India due to which many patients on the waiting list succumb to disorders as they do not receive an organ in time.
You can save the life of as many as seven people by signing up for organ donation. In organ donation, you take a pledge that after death, organs from the body can be used to help terminally ill patients get a new lease of life.
The organ donation happens only if the donor is brain dead and also by law the next of kin can still decide on donating the organs.
The act of organ donation provides comfort to the grieving families. Many families of organ donors draw comfort from the fact that their loss may help to save or improve the lives of others.
You can sign up for any of the following organisations for donating your organs besides making this a part of your will.

Mohan Foundation: http://mohanfoundation.org/ (1800 4193737 Toll free)

Shatayu: http://shatayu.org.in/

Gift your organ: http://giftyourorgan.org/

Gift a Life: http://giftalife.org//