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Kannada Sangha of Sacramento (KSS) is an association of Kannadigas (Kannada speaking people from Karnataka State in India), who live, or work in the Greater Sacramento region of California. We  are committed to promote and educate the Kannada culture, language, literature, and its origin to the younger generation.

KSS is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501 c 3 corporation incorporated in the State of California.

KSS – Kannada Rajyotsava 2021

KSS – 2021 India Charity

KSS is proud to announce that we have selected ಕಲಿಯುವ ಮನೆ [Kaliyuva Mane – Home for Learning : https://www.divyadeepatrust.org ] run by Divya Deepa Charitable Trust, Mysore as the India Charity of the Year 2021. 

Background:
ಕಲಿಯುವ ಮನೆ [Kaliyuva Mane] is a free child-centric alternative school for the ‘out-of-system’ children. Initiated in 2005, the school believes in the philosophy, “School for Children, Not Children for School”. NCERT – The National Council of Educational Research and Training, an autonomous organization of the Government of India has produced a 40 minutes documentary film on ‘Kaliyuva Mane’. Please watch watch this film to understand the functioning of ‘‘Kaliyuva Mane’ in You Tube https://youtu.be/fDRCGbPOIEw
Kaliyuva Mane’ has been successful in develop a customized syllabus based on every students learning abilities and their interests. In addition to academic teaching, ‘‘Kaliyuva Mane’ also introduced 

  • Kids Bank : To each principles of banking system and develop financial literacy through award based banking system where in kids earn cash(not real cash) for displaying positive values, Integrity etc,  which they can use to purchase essentials like stationary and treats. School also deducts money as a “fine” to discourage kids from display of bad behavior
  • Kids Court : Kids court is conducted to teach moral lessons to the children through actual acts rather than just books. Children drop their petitions in a complaint box and on a fixed day, the teachers call both the parties to settle the disputes displaying the judiciary process which aids kids to learn about court system.
  • Eco-friendly School: School campus of 2.5 Acres is a practical laboratory for environmental studies. Students are given hands-on experience  in eco-friendly projects like Organic Gardening, Waste Water Recycling, Solar Energy generation eco-friendly projects. 
  •  Star Reward System: To build a positive attitude among the children, where each child will be given a colored glossy paper star which can earn cash reward for them. 

Food, accommodation, healthcare & hygiene is given to all the children for free of cost in an environment charged with Love, Care and Empathy, to ensure no child is deprived of a happy childhood.
Kaliyuva Mane’ needs
The current school block was constructed in the year 2009 and the total number of students/beneficiaries was 50, out of which 20 were resident scholars. Currently total number of students/ beneficiaries is close to 100. To accommodate the growing number of beneficiaries, ‘Kaliyuva Mane’ has initiated a project to build 8 new class rooms of which 4 class rooms are being sponsored by Bangalore based corporation. ‘Kaliyuva Mane’ needs support from donors to build remaining 4 class rooms.
KSS is seeking a target fund of $7,500 to support ‘Kaliyuva Mane’ in building 1 class roomWe need all of our community member’s immense support to help and support ‘Kaliyuva Mane’ in achieving this goal.

If you are planning to donate through Benevity by your company’s matching program, then we would kindly request you to donate funds directly through our paypal link first and then request for a match. This way your contribution to the funds will be available instantly and we can get the matching amount at a later date through Benevity.

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