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Dear friends and colleagues,

If you are like me, you might be experiencing a conflict of emotions. It’s a lovely time of the year to be with family and friends, all in reasonable health. It’s good to be employed in a field where work equals pleasure. At the same time, it’s worrisome to read about climate change, faulty regimes and misguided government policies. In India, I work on the nightmare of an educational system so poor that after years of study, youth are barely semi-qualified to work in a job. Nor have they developed a mindset of entrepreneurship, or learnt crucial citizenship or environmental values. Like me, you might be worried by this huge waste of human potential. On another score, like me, you might benefit from giving money to a charitable cause before the year runs out.

Please support us at NIRMAN and share our work on these educational problem. NIRMAN will use your gift in two ways: one, to support the education of an underprivileged child now, education of an elite standard not a “poor children’s school;” and two, to work for educational change at a larger level, through research, writing and advocacy.  

If you love libraries, support ours. If you appreciate the challenges of interactive teaching, support our teachers’ education programmes. If you love the arts, spare some extra change for our arts initiatives to enrich the lives of children. Are books your thing? Help us in our book-making projects. Mark your gift for a specific cause, or keep it general. Help yourself by helping others by making your gift within 31st December 2018.

Your gift is tax-deductible. APPEAR-India is a non-profit that supports our endeavours. Your tax-exempt gift may be made by check to 


5908 SE Reedway St.

Portland, OR 97206-5555

or via PayPal, available on 

Please be generous—knowing also that any amount goes a long way. Find out more on our Facebook page and website.

Season’s Greetings and good cheer!



Nita Kumar

Hony. Director, NIRMAN 

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