Raghu Appasani ’12 needs your help to help people:
The MINDS Foundation is a student-run NGO that is taking a grassroots approach to eliminating stigma and providing medical, financial, educational, and supportive care for patients suffering from a mental illness in developing countries.
Please vote for us to move on to the semi-finals round in which we will have a chance to win $50,000 which will enable us to implement our program to provide awareness, screening camps, and consultation for 30 villages and treat 60 patients suffering from a mental illness for one year!
(1) Click here.
(2) Toward the upper right, register. Your username and password will be emailed to you.
(3) Once signed in, select “View Ideas” toward the top of the page.
(4) Then select “Top Ideas”. Search for “rappasani” or “Bringing Light to Mentally Ill Patients”
(5) Then hit Vote!
Student-run non-profit Brighter Dawns seeks to provide access to clean water in the slums of Bangladesh – a goal we can achieve with YOUR help! We have entered the Dell Social Innovation Competition and seek your support in voting for us to move on to the semi-finals, where we stand a chance to win US$50,000 that would go an immensely long way in help us bring our ideas to reality.
You can vote and read our statement of purpose here, and stay updated on our projects here. Voting is open until February 17. Thank you so much for your support!
So, remember that time we all banded together last year to help Shining Hope for Communities win $50,000 from Dell’s Social Innovation competition? Well, it should be no surprise that this year’s competition has an incredible proposal from Wesleyan students again. And they need your help bringing out the vote. So, put your account from last year to good use and help out Ali Chaudhry ’12, Kenny Feder’12, and Kumail Akbar ’12 who have all been working tirelessly on this inspiring project.
Possibilities Pakistan (www.possibilitiespakistan.org) is a non-profit organization, the first of its kind, that extends free college counseling to all Pakistani students who aspire to attend international universities. Their goal is to guide Pakistani students through the complicated application process so that they may ultimately find and be accepted to suitable top-notch foreign universities.
So, head over to this link, in case you missed it the first time; register an account; and vote for Possibilities Pakistan! Let’s help bring the Dell prize back to a worthwhile Wesleyan project again. This is an opportunity for you to support a project that was initiated by Wesleyan students, and that has impacted hundreds of lives already. More info on Possibilities Pakistan from Ali Chaudhry ’12 after the jump.