Since June 2014
Registered trust since March 2015
We felt the need to build the ecosystem for the underprivileged to reinforce the hope among them to join the main stream of society. Donate an Hour was created by like minded people to provide a platform to rejuvenate the underprivileged children. Donate an Hour or DoaR India consists of people from diverse backgrounds and different walks of society, joined together with the aim of giving it back to the society. This is a registered trust since 2015 where a large number of less privileged people are getting benefit from the services and the number is growing!
Donate an Hour’s work is unique in the sense that this does not entail just teaching or arranging doctors but involves professionals, intellectuals and in general all those people who have the potential to contribute by giving a portion of their life to shape lives of underprivileged section. We believe that without participation at the ground level and just donating money will not bring any significant change at any level.
We as a team have learned that money is essential and at the same time easiest thing to be donated but it’s the time bestowed by us that is paramount in bringing a metamorphosis in society. Hence, our motto is, “Donate time to shape lives”
We aim for building a self sustainable ecosystem for the growth of underprivileged to reinforce the hope among them to join the main stream of society.
Problem Areas We Cater
While government is spending billions to provide the education to the economically weaker section, the quality of the education has been dismal and not up to the mark. Children who are about to leave primary schools cannot even read properly. There is a big gap in the class they are enrolled and their knowledge. It is primarily due to lack of after school support system (i.e. parental guidance, lack of space and improper environment for study etc.), which is generally available to a child with educated parents. This ultimately leads to higher dropouts at primary and secondary schools which in turn increases the chances of child labour and less productive adulthood. We intend to bridge this gap by providing the children the much needed after school support, which is much underestimated but an extremely important aspect of nurturing a child’s career.
Education and health go hand in hand. Most of the slums in urban areas are lack of government healthcare support as most of such areas go unplanned and become unauthorised colonies and don't get government's support for even primary healthcare. Eventually such areas are dominated by quacks because private hospitals generally don't entertain poor patients. DoaR's healthcare initiative is an efforts to provide affordable healthcare in urban slums where government primary healthcare services are unavailable.
Solution we offer
We have created a platform where people like you from society can come together, after their working hours, to donate time to work towards building a self sustainable ecosystem for growth of underprivileged.