Event date: 29 Jan 2020, 12:00 a.m. - 28 Feb 2020, 12:00 a.m. Export event
Fundraising Drive for a new School Bus!
Safe transport is essential for our Illam children every day to go to schools nearby.
The schools situated in Nilakottai town are a few kilometres away and
cross a busy highway. While a few of the older children cycle on occasion, most
of our children are provided a ride to school and back.
This has been done
successfully for the last decade and more through a second hand van that has
served us well. One of the staff doubled up as our driver. The ageing van,
however, has been retired recently and the Illam is using private rental vans
as a temporary measure.
A vehicles team at our partner DHAN’s head office looked at various options and have now suggested a new 9-seater mini-van as most suitable.
The new mini-van costs about $22,000. Karunai Illam Trust (NZ) is making a significant contribution to the purchase of this much needed school transport. The Karunai Illam Trust aims to contribute $15,000 for the new van with the rest of the funding being raised locally by DHAN.
This funding appeal will close on 29 February, 2020.
You can help by making a donation online right now, either by credit card or your online banking. And please share this page with your friends and colleagues.