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By NEOMM - Posted on 30 June 2013

Dear Friends:

FICA (Federation of India Community Associations) has started a new service initiative called Shiksha Daan (Gift of Education). The objective of Shiksha Daan is to get the Indian community more involved in helping with the education and development of the under-privileged in the Greater Cleveland community.

The purpose of this e-mail is to gauge the interest among the community members in volunteering their time with Shiksha Daan activities.

Shiksha Daan will partner with various education and youth development organizations in the Cleveland area and identify specific opportunities for the Indian community to contribute towards. We are looking for members of the community who are willing to give 2-6 hours a week to help with:

  • coaching middle to high school students in developing business plans as part of entrepreneurship education
  • help students develop resume writing and interview skills
  • mentoring 7th and 8th grade students at charter schools to help with high school applications and selection
  • tutoring middle school kids in math, science, english, etc.

If you have an interest in giving back to the community by volunteering for Shiksha Daan, then please contact one of the following:

Vijay Julka,, 216-374-8626
Meera Kansal,, 440-572-3857
Swati Sathe,, 440-796-5950

We will appreciate hearing from you by June 23, 2013. Your timely response will help us with developing plans to start specific activities for the upcoming school year. We will provide additional information in the future to all those expressing interest.

Thanks in advance for your support for this initiative.

Sanjay Garg
Chair, Shiksha Daan Committee

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