Sonia opening the first college acceptance letter!
Just a quick update on the Mission: University project. There are many pieces to this puzzle, but so far everything is coming together nicely.
On the money side, we are now 75% of the way to fully funding year one! It's always amazing to see people step forward on behalf of these beautiful kids, so we thank you all for that. And the Mission U kids thank you as well.
On the University side: we have several students accepted to top schools in North India with many more applications submitted or about to be submitted.
We've also enlisted the help of a professional college coach who is doing one-on-one counseling with all of our kids to determine the best career options and the best schools for the best value. Best of all, not only will he be working with our ten most recent high school graduates, he's also including our current 12th class students and our current 11th class students to get ahead of the game.
It's been an amazing experience to see this project come together. Though we're only a few weeks in, we're already launching our 2nd year fundraising effort...so the campaign total is being raised to $40,000. Most undergraduate degrees in India are three years, so the ultimate total we are looking for is $60,000. But we'll take it one year at a time if need be.
Thanks so much to everyone who has gotten involved. For all of these children, they will be the first member of their family to attend University. We are not simply giving them an education. We are changing the course of their family history. And we could not do it without you.
Love from India.
Saloni and Shivani. Mission: U Cheerleaders!