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£6,040raised of £6,000 target by 225 supporters

    Weʼve raised £6,040 to fund a year of voluntary work with an engineering charity in India that will help save 4 million lives a year.

    Location
    Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
    Time left
    Funded on Monday, 25th July 2016

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    Every eight seconds, one person dies from illnesses associated with inhaling smoke from open flame cooking. That’s the equivalent of losing the entire population of New Zealand every single year. The inhalation of smoke can lead to lung disease, eye disease, and death. Women and children are the most vulnerable. Some 4.3 million people succumb annually to illnesses from open flame cooking, which is more than the amount of people who die from HIV and malaria - combined.

    I'm giving up my job and salary for a year and moving to India, to work for free as a research and development manager for social enterprise Prakti. I’ll be helping to design cookstoves that are 80% more fuel efficient and produce 80% less smoke. These stoves will save lives. Watch this video to find out more: https://vimeo.com/48818442

    I know I’m lucky: I’ve got a good education, a job and a stable income. I’m able to travel where I want and do the things I feel like without worrying about money. Having enough to eat, access to clean water and healthcare are things that I don’t even need to think about.

    I want to use my good fortune to support others, who don’t have the same luxuries – but I want to do this in a sustainable way that will make a lasting change to as many people as possible. That's why I’m combining my desire to help people with my engineering skills, to make a difference to the lives of millions across the developing world.

    While I’m there, I’ll be using my blog, Nav’s Project 365, as a platform to raise awareness of social issues in India and create change. I’ll be meeting people living in poverty and telling their stories, championing charities and showing my international audience the reality of life in the developing world.

    The money that you help me raise will be used to fund my return flight, insurance, food and other living expenses while I’m in India.

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    • Navjot SAWHNEY2 years ago
      Navjot SAWHNEY

      Navjot SAWHNEY

      2 years ago

      I’m so grateful to every one of you who has donated so far: your belief in me and what I’m doing has chased away any doubts I had about leaving behind my family and stability. Your kind words and wishes have touched my heart and made me even more excited for the year ahead.

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    • Navjot SAWHNEY2 years ago
      Navjot SAWHNEY

      Navjot SAWHNEY

      2 years ago

      I’m so grateful to every one of you who has donated so far: your belief in me and what I’m doing has chased away any doubts I had about leaving behind my family and stability. Your kind words and wishes have touched my heart and made me even more excited for the year ahead.

      Share this update to help us raise more

    • Navjot SAWHNEY2 years ago
      Navjot SAWHNEY

      Navjot SAWHNEY

      2 years ago

      Prakti's work has been endorsed by Bill Clinton: https://vimeo.com/114750213

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    2 years ago

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    225

    • Balbir K Bhambra

      Balbir K Bhambra

      Jul 22, 2016

      Good Luck Navjot

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 18, 2016

      Good luck!! Wishing you the best!

      £75.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 15, 2016

      Best of luck!

      £5.00

    • Lara Little

      Lara Little

      Jun 27, 2016

      Best of luck and enjoy this important year because your work is sure to make a great difference. Looking forward to reading about your further adventures!

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 23, 2016

      Do good things Nav and look after yourself out there. Will miss you over here, I do hope you come back at some point :)

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 23, 2016

      £10.00

    • Sukh Nandhra

      Sukh Nandhra

      Jun 19, 2016

      Good luck nav. Great cause.

      £20.00

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    Navjot SAWHNEY

    Navjot SAWHNEY

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    Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    I’m giving up my job and salary to put my skills as a qualified aerospace engineer to good use, improving the lives of people in need. I’m doing this through a 12 month, unpaid engineering placement with a social enterprise in India.

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