Financial Contributions and Scholarships
Inclusion in Numbers
We understand that a program of this nature involves various costs, including program design, food, accommodation, local transport, mentorship, and community action project support. The total cost of the "School for Social Transformation on Climate Change and Environmental Conservation" is more than Rs. 50,000. To ensure inclusivity and accessibility, we have set a minimum suggested contribution of Rs. 11,500. However, we provide flexibility to participants to contribute any amount between Rs. 11,500 and Rs. 30,000, or even more if they can afford it, up to the actual value of the program. It's important to note that currently, our program operates without the organizing team taking any contribution for their time and efforts. This is a gift shared by our dedicated team to ensure the program remains affordable and accessible to all. We believe in the principle of the gift economy, where everyone has the potential to serve as a contributor, a learner, or a co-creator, offering whatever they are able to contribute from the heart.
Your contribution is not just an investment in your own learning and leadership; it's also an opportunity to support participants who might not be in a position to contribute the minimum suggested amount. For those who can afford to contribute on the higher side, we encourage you to do so, as this will enable us to accommodate participants who are unable to meet even the minimum suggested contribution. You can mention in the application, if you are currently not in a position to contribute the minimum suggested contribution or you can write to us on email@example.com to explore the possibilities of further scholarship support.
We also understand that not everyone may be in a position to afford the program, and we are committed to exploring possibilities for scholarships to ensure that no passionate, committed individual is left behind. Your financial contribution, whatever its size, is a meaningful way to be part of this transformative program and invest in a brighter, more sustainable future. We appreciate your support and believe that together, we can make a significant impact.
If you have any questions or require further information on the financial contribution process, please don't hesitate to contact us. We are committed to working with each participant to ensure that finances are not a barrier to their participation.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
We cherish the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, making them the foundation of our community spaces and programs. Every day, we make a conscious choice to bring individuals from various backgrounds together, irrespective of their race, gender, beliefs, orientation, abilities, class, or status. Organizing the School For Social Transformation involves significant financial resources, covering facilitation, program design, lodging, meals, transportation, materials, mentoring, seed grants, and the support for community action projects.
We understand that each participant may have different capacities to contribute to this cost. We believe that everyone can play a role as a contributor, learner, or co-creator, bringing their unique talents and abilities to our community. Your participation and engagement are highly valued, and your contribution, whether financial or otherwise, enriches the experience for everyone involved.