Fund to Support Local Community
Since 2007 we have supported several local schools and projects and provided grants to students with financial hardship to continue their studies and support local programs in education and arts. Some of the beneficiaries are listed below.
Our annual Power of ONE event has been the major source of funding for this program. We have initiated this program primarily to help local community youth in the USA.
- Dover High Academy of Art: $1,500
- Caesar Rodney High School Art Scholarship: $1,500
- Peace Train—Helping a school in South Africa: $1,000
Dover High School – Academy of Arts
Maria Teresa Emmons: A teacher from Dover High School is doing remarkable job promoting contemporary dance for local community youth. Some of the funds are used to purchase costumes and stage backdrops for the shows. It helps children from low-income families to perform. Be Educated will continue to support this program.
Dover High School – Art Program
An art teacher from local school approached us in 2008, and educated us about the need for funds in art department, and we decided to partner to support art education. Dover High School, Dover, Delaware, has been our regular beneficiary for years. Dover High School art department has used the funds to purchase art supplies and expand their art program.
Central Middle School – Art Program
Responding to the similar need at another school, we have supported the Central Middle School Art Program in Dover, Delaware, since 2010.
Peace Train – Helping a School in South Africa
Peace Train is a music group launched by noted artist and musician Sharon Katz with the aim of helping the needy in AIDS-affected areas of South Africa. Be Educated plays an instrumental role in helping the Peace Train to build a school in an area of South Africa affected by disease and famine.
Kent County Community School – Music Program
Be Educated helped Dover’s Kent County Community School to buy musical instruments for students’ music education.
Dover Art League – Grant for Promoting Arts
We provided grants to the Dover Art League Summer Scholarship Fund to support the organization’s initiative to promote artists and painters in the Dover area.
Caesar Rodney High School – Art Scholarship
We are starting a new art scholarship of $1,500 at Caesar Rodney High School, Camden, Delaware, to provide financial support for art students in their college education.
$600 Financial Aid to a Law student
Vishal was enrolled for the LLM program at Brooklyn Law School in the fall of 2019 and was awarded an $11,000 grant from university. He hails from economically challenged families and had to struggle to come to the U.S. to pursue his studies. A group led by Sandeep Chauhan from Atlanta initiated fundraising for his tuition fees. Be Educated agreed to help in this initiative and sent $600 directly to his beneficiary account.
Thank you note from Vishal: “Please let me know in future if I can somehow contribute my legal education for Be Educated Movement Inc.”
$1,000 Grant to a Youngest Achiever
Board members Sanjay Kumar and Mahendra Kumar met Poorna Malavath during a function in Washington DC, in July of 2019. Poorna belongs to a tribal community from Telangana (India) and is the youngest achiever who climbed Mount Everest at the age of 13. She was in the U.S. doing undergraduate work under a student exchange program.
Be Educated’s board decided to provide a $1,000 grant to honor and help support her education. Ashok Kumar awarded the grant to Poorna at a function in Dallas, Texas.