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£1,895raised of £1,100 target by 18 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,100 to allow Sidhu, a very low-income Indian student who dreams to become a journalist, to attend a unique global networking programme in Brazil.

Location
New Delhi, Delhi, Inde
Time left
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Sidhu is a young 22-year old Indian who was educated in the TARA Homes NGO (www.taraindia.org) after having spent most of his youth in the Street as a family-less child. He never knew his mother and left a drunk and violent father at the age of 6. He was then left by himself until TARA hosted him on a permanent basis at the age of 14.

Despite this difficult childhood, he was able to catch up with basic education and to complete a full bachelor in political science at Delhi University. He also studied French during his week-ends and his energy allowed him to surmount the early difficulties. He is now working as a junior journalist in the Delhi office of a French television company, France 2. His dream is to acquire the competences necessary to make his career in investigative journalism in order to raise awareness about the situation of poor people is his country. His conviction is that one should never accept one’s destiny without fighting and that individual initiatives are very powerful ways to change one’s life.

He has now been selected for a two-weeks life-changing young leader program organized by WYSE-NGO (www.wyse-ngo.org) in Brazil from January 6th to January 17th, 2017. Part of the registration fee will be covered by a bursary. But he has no resources and his current salary income does not even cover his basic living expenses, let alone the possibility for him to attend such a program. As one of his main sponsors, I have been impressed by his achievements and very engaging personality and believe that helping him is very worthwhile. This is why I have prepared this page and decided to mobilize support to help him raise the funds necessary to take part in the program and pay for his flight ticket from India to Brazil.

PLEASE SUPPORT SIDHU AND HELP HIM SHAPE HIS LIFE.

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  • Pierre JACQUET

    Pierre JACQUET

    10 days ago

    Pierre JACQUET

    Warm thanks to all who joined the movement with impressive generosity: Marco, Tim, Silivia and all her friends - Ida, Gaby, Pierre, Ilaria, Caterina -, the CEO of Poletus, Mario, Chiara and colleagues of the Italia network. You all made this project and Sidhu's dream possible. Our initial target has been exceeded well beyond expectations and in only ten days. We'll use any extra money to help Sidhu pursue his education with other projects and he will of course happily share his experience in attending this program in Brazil. Warm wishes!

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  • Pierre JACQUET

    Pierre JACQUET

    16 days ago

    Pierre JACQUET

    Many thanks Renata!

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  • Pierre JACQUET

    Pierre JACQUET

    16 days ago

    Pierre JACQUET

    Warm thanks to Cecile, Silvia, Laura, David, Perla and Remo for their support to Sidhu and a fantastic start for this funding campaign, taking us to 36% of the target in a few days. We all hope this dynamic trend will be sustained in the coming days and many new supporters will join us in making this project affordable for Sidhu. Keep posted!

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  • Federico  Carini

    Federico Carini

    Dec 7, 2016

    Good luck on your studies Sidhu.Vera and Federico

    £50.00

  • Federico  Carini

    Federico Carini

    Dec 7, 2016

    £50.00

  • Eugenio, Chiara & Anna

    Eugenio, Chiara & Anna

    Dec 5, 2016

    GOOD LUCK SIDHU!!!!!

    £50.00

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Pierre JACQUET

Pierre JACQUET

New Delhi, Delhi, Inde

Pierre works with the Global Development Network, an international organisation headquartered in New Delhi, which supports researchers in developing countries to promote evidence-informed development policies. He registered on this website on a personal capacity.

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