Mar 12, 2007

Volunteers Needed ...



Alright, some serious stuff... There is an organization called Asha , which focusses on education for underprivileged children ( U can read more details at http://www.ashanet.org/ ) . As part of fund-raising activities , we are planning to organize a corporate quiz here at B'lore ..This is something which has been successfully organized at Hyderabad over the last two years and has yielded good funds by means of sponsorship, registration money etc... Please note that nothing in terms of when, where etc are not yet planned for B'lore... Basically it involves talking to HR / managers of different companies about the mission of Asha, asking them to sponsor few teams from their organization ( The registration fees at Hyd was 5000/- per team ..and around 35+ teams came ) which can be done through your contacts, mails, phone...etc..It also involves roping in some sponsor to pay the prize money ( At Hyd, it had to be paid from registration money ) , getting a reputed QM to host it for free, getting an auditorium for free (At Hyd, it was hosted at ISB ) , printing leaflets, preparing web, registration etc... So, in a nutshell, it involves talking to lot of ppl , convincing them about the mission of Asha, and roping them in...

We need a core group of volunteers based at b'lore who'll help us in doing this.. It'll involve using your contacts ( c'mon, make some practical use of orkut, messenger etc ) ..Essentially it would mean that you'll have to sacrifice sometime -- perhaps a significant portion-- from the weekends which you'll be spending with your girl friends /boy friends , pubbing, partying, window shopping at forum ( I too belong to this category ) etc ... People from other cities are also welcome to help us with their contacts in companies, friends etc..But more importantly we need people at b'lore who are willing to sweat it out for this...

So, if u r interested, mail me at - ajithprasadb@gmail.com -- or comment here ,I'll get back to you.. Also, if you are not from b'lore but happen to know someone in b'lore whom you feel will help us in doing this, please pass the message to them too....Don't put this message to public mailing lists or anything like that...I dont want spam here... If you feel you can help / someone whom you know can help , get them in...Basically, trust your instincts rather than blindly trusting the internet in propagating the message...

Thanks,
Ajith

8 comments:

silverine said...

I wish I could volunteer but I am a member of two organisations like this, and just cannot spare the time for more. So I will pass the word around.

Hitchhiker said...

Would love to help. Will call you up, and work things out.

Flyaway Mind said...

good venture..will luv to chip in..

Anonymous said...

Count me in. Do you have my number ? I pinged you on YM the other day, guess you were busy.

-V

freebird said...

im also interested to help.

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

ok ... will do

Ajith said...

All, will be getting back to u all in a few days :)

Nariyal Chutney said...

Wont be able to come as a volunteer . But let me see .Check ur mail after two days :)