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Seasons Greetings!!
Another Holiday season is upon us and it is the time to reflect upon the many gifts we are bestowed with this year. As you gather with friends and family to celebrate, we request you to spare a moment and consider the transformation you can catalyze, with a generous and timely contribution, in the life of a young girl.
NIA sponsors academically inclined and financially deserving girls, giving them a chance to pursue their dreams. NIA partners with organizations in India to carefully screen and select the most deserving girls to fund, coach and monitor each year. These girls work hard and excel in their studies and it is now our turn to match their dedication with our support.
We appreciate your generous patronage thus far and hope that you will continue the benefaction. Even a small contribution* from you will go a long way in empowering these girls. Please visit NIA's website or click "make a donation" button below to make a donation and change a life. Thank you for your support.
NIA's zero overhead model ensures that 100% of your contribution goes directly to these deserving candidates.
Happy Holidays!!
Arun Manickavasagam
(on behalf of the NIA Team)
* All your contributions before December 31, 2010 will qualify for a deduction on your 2010 tax return.
 
Funding update

In the year 2010, we funded 57 students, 20 of whom were this year's new additions to the program . We continue to increase the number of college students we support each year. In 2010, we funded 10 girls for their college education across disciples ranging from nursing to computer engineering.

NIA's vision is to assist more students in pursuing a college education. As the cost of higher education in India continues to rise, we really look to your generosity to enable more female students achieve a college degree and therefore a chance at financial sustenance and independence.

 
Deepam Logo Partners

We are proud to announce that we have entered into a partnership with Deepam, a Chennai based Non Governmental Organization (NGO). At present, Deepam's volunteers provide coaching and computer access to children who reside in the slums of Chennai. The hardwork and dedication shown by all, at Deepam, has been rewarded through the 2010 HP EdTech Innovators award. We are happy to extend our funding to one of Deepam's star students – Muthu Selvi. In the future, we look forward to deepening our partnership with Deepam and broadening our partnership with similar grass-roots organizations.

 
Corporate Matching

logosAt present, Microsoft and McKinsey & Company match all contributions to NIA. If the company you work for, has a corporate matching program, we can help you register NIA, as a beneficiary, at your organization. Please reach out to us at info@nia-arayofhope.org. It is an easy and simple way to double your contribution and its impact.

 
EventFund-raise event

NIA had its first ever fund-raising event at Suryasta Yoga in Brooklyn, NY. Jenya Andrianova and Monja Ecker led an inspiring yoga class to raise money for the girls we support. The event was a success not only from a fundraising perspective but it also helped increase awareness about the need for educating girls as also broadened the support base for NIA. We extend our sincere and heartfelt thanks to Jenya for offering her beautiful studio for the event. We look forward to conducting similar fund-raising events throughout the city next year. Stay tuned!

 
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