Akshaya Tritiya is considered as the most auspicious day to buy and donate for certain reasons since the prehistoric period. This year, the festival falls on Apr 18, 2018, and sponsoring education on this day can bring you back loads of luck and prosperity. Let us first take a look at why the day is celebrated.
Why Is Akshaya Tritiya Celebrated?
Akshaya Tritiya is considered the birthday of Lord Parasurama, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. This is the day that the Pancha Pandavas received 'akshaya patram' that provides a never-ending supply of food.
Akin to the akdhaya patram, anything that is donated on this day is considered to bring you back manifold amount of various good things in your life. Here are 10 ways to sponsor a child's education on Akshaya Tritiya.
How To Sponsor Education On Akshaya Tritiya?
Make Donations To Your Alma Mater
There is more than one way you could donate to your alma mater. You can make direct monetary contributions or get involved in fundraising activities such as collecting donation for receipts or hosting events. Some schools even have avenues for conducting such events through carnivals and fests. You can put up stalls inside the varsity premises for such events and donate the proceeds.
Donate School Supplies And Books
A lot of underprivileged children are in need of supplies such as stationery items, uniforms, bags, sandals and books. You could collect the requirements from the school you pick and donate these items or buy in random and distribute it through the school authorities. These gestures might not literally provide students luxury but bridge the gap between need and lacking.
Apart from school supplies, there are umpteen books that lay redundant in households. Be it storybooks or academic textbooks, organising a book donation camp and keeping your books as the first donation is the best way to kick-start the event. You might never know which book helps someone in what way but its impact is sure to take place.
Sponsor A Year's Education
Sponsoring a child's year-long education makes it more meaningful than donating in bits and pieces. Although every bit of donation counts, if you want to do something wholesome, check out the fee structure and initiate contributing towards it. You may also adopt a child to educate and continually donate for their welfare.
Volunteer To Teach
Knowledge transfer is one of the key methods of helping others get educated. You could volunteer to teach at a government school or tutor the kids in your neighbourhood. Spending your time and energy for someone caringly is the best donation that you could make any time.
Launch A Free Educational Program
Are you tech savvy? Then, it is easy for you to carry this step out. While you could volunteer to teach at schools/at home, launching an educational program with a recognised certificate is the best way to empower someone through education. A lot websites host such educational programs and you could partner with one of them to organise this. As an added benefit, you could even add a paid program along with the free course so that you don't have to invest money out of your hand to do this.
Conduct Awareness Programs
Awareness is the key towards empowerment. Knowing the value of education is the first step to gain it. Go to places where the literacy rate is low and spread the word on providing education and how important it is for children to study.