Blog for #FundAhamBhumika : The kids need you

#FundAhamBhumika

One of the best things about blogging is the power we have using our words.  Blogging has become a fantastic way to reach people. There is a certain potency in the fact that words typed in a laptop at a home in Bangalore can reach all the way across the country and perhaps touch a school in Bhopal.

 

#FundAhamBhumika

When I saw this tweet pop up in my timeline, I immediately realised that here was something we as bloggers could do. We can spread the word and ensure that our collective voices reach people who can contribute in any way possible to this noble cause.

A brief about Aham Bhumika:

We run a rural preschool of 40 underprivileged rural kids in a village namely Borda; it is 17 kms from Bhopal. The parents of children work on brick kilns and construction sites as daily wage labourers and are illiterate.Our rural preschool accommodates their children. At the moment we have 40 rural children whom we teach using the play way method.

Read more about us at our website: http://www.ahambhumika.org

Aham Bhumika needs your help in order to continue giving education to these wonderful children. Current expenditure costs to keep the school running stand at INR 14,000/- per month. We welcome all support that we receive.

What you can do as a contributor:

*Aham Bhumika has many ways in which you can share your support. You can contribute money via online bank transfers or cheque payments here:

A/c name: Aham Bhumika Swayam Sevi Sanstha ,
SAVINGS ACCOUNT NO. 2073101015874
IFSC Code- CNRB0002073,
Bank – CANARA BANK
Branch – MAHARANA PRATAP NAGAR, BHOPAL

*Please send a mail to ahambhumika@gmail.com with these details: Name,  address , donation amount ,PAN number and Contact number.

*All donations are tax exempted under Section 80-G of Income Tax of India. Full details on how to donate are given here.

*Ahambhumika is a registered NGO under Societies Act

*You can buy hand-painted shoes from their website. By buying a pair of shoes you will fund the education of a rural child for a period of one month. The price of shoes ranges from Rs.999 to 1499.For pre-order and any other query please mail ahambhumika@gmail.com. (More pictures on their facebook page)

 

*You can buy hand embroidered, tribal motif , Gond Art cushion covers by pre-order. All proceeds from the sale of these items go towards the education fund. For purchase please mail ahambhumika@gmail.com

*You can also help out by donating a computer, a bicycle, clothing for the kids or become a volunteer.

What you can do as a blogger:

  1. Rewrite the blog post at this link in your own words. Minimum word requirement- 350 words. Maximum word count is left to your discretion.
  2.  Images for the post can be used from their Twitter and Facebook pages. Please give due credit and attribution to the sites when doing so. Facebook Page: Aham Bhumika Twitter handle: https://twitter.com/Ahambhumika 
  3. Write the post and link it up to our linky given at the bottom of this post. Clicking on the linky will open a new window. Please follow instructions to add your links.
  4. Share the blog post on your social media handles with the hash tag, #FundAhamBhumika. You can also tag @AhamBhumika on Twitter and Facebook while sharing. Reshare posts by other bloggers using the hash tag so we reach more people and more contributors.
  5. The Linky closes on the 10th of October, 2015. However,  support for Aham Bhumika is welcome all year round. Spread the word and spread some smiles.

*All images are courtesy Aham Bhumika’s website, Facebook page and Twitter page and are used with due permission.

 

Wordy Wednesday #4 – September 2015 #PicturePrompt

It’s Wednesday and time for our Wordy Wednesday Prompt and Blogging Tip for the Week.

Today’s the tip that we are sharing is…

Be true to your voice!

Stay true to yourself. Write in your own voice, in your own style, in your own way. They say readers don’t follow websites, they follow the people behind those sites because their writing resonate with them in some or the other way.

So, it’s not about picking the right topic, it’s about finding the right voice. Readers come to you because of not what you say, but how you say it!

What do you think about it? Share your voice in the comment box below 🙂

Now, for today’s prompt, which is a picture prompt, shared by Geetika Gupta who blogs here.

Geetika Gupta

Write a minimum of 100 words on the prompt.

Make it work for you.

Here’s a  badge to display  🙂

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Wordy Wednesday #3- September 2015 #SentencePrompt

Well, it’s Wednesday and time for our Wordy Wednesday Prompt and Blogging Tip for the Week.

Today’s tip is…

K.I.S.S.

Yes, Keep it Short and Sharp.

Deciding on the best post length can be tricky. One needs a minimum of 300 words to get indexed by search engines, but how long your post should be is entirely up to you. Most experts suggest that the post length should have a read-time length of 1-2 minutes. Shorter posts receive better response from readers.

Posts with too many ideas/thoughts or main thought coming up in the middle of the post will have less appeal. Statistics suggest that most visitors don’t read more than about 60% of what you’ve written. So keep it short and sharp.

A blog post is like a miniskirt. It has to be short enough to be interesting, but long enough to cover the subject.

It’s your turn to share your experiences and thoughts. How long are your posts, usually? We’d love to hear from you in the comment box below.

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Now for today’s prompt

Week#3: Sentence Prompt

It hurts no more.

This week’s prompt comes from B-A-R member, writer and blogger,

Rajlakshmi  who blogs here

Write a minimum of 100 words on the prompt.

Make it work for you.

Here’s a  badge to display 🙂

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Wordy Wednesday #2- September 2015 #PhrasePrompt

It’s Wednesday and time for our Wordy Wednesday.

But before that, our Blogging Tip for the Week:

Write Catchy Headlines

Usually, we focus on the content of the post we are writing. Experts say that it is the headline or the post title that should get the spotlight. We believe that a headline is just the Cherry on the top. No, dear friends, it’s not! The headline is the Sundae!

No matter how great your content is, it won’t matter unless you have an amazing headline. People have a split second to decide if they should click on your post, and your headline will make them decide. The headline is also essential in making it easy and desirable for people to share your post. Keep your headlines SPUB: Simple, Powerful, Useful and Bold.

Dave Kerpen, author and CEO of Likeable Local

So, begin and end every article with the question: “Would this make me want to read on?”

What’s your experience? Do catchy headlines compel you to read a blog post?

Do share it the comment box below.

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Now for today’s prompt

Week#2: Phrase Prompt

Never Again

This week’s prompt comes from B-A-R member, writer and blogger,

Carol Graham who blogs here

Write a minimum of 100 words on the prompt.

Make it work for you.

Here’s a  badge to display 🙂

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