The ThinkSharp Foundation believes that every child has a right for better education and that they should have opportunity to access what they deserve. StudyMall – Its more than just a Library was started to reach out to maximum number of children in rural parts of Maharashtra.
Their team is a bunch of young, passionate individuals, from different professional backgrounds, but all coming from rural areas. They wanted to give back to society by working to improve the educational infrastructure in terms of academic development, career options, personal growth and skills in rural parts.
It all started off as tweets from the Indian Ice Hockey team asking for support to compete internationally. The hashtag #SupportIceHockey gained momentum, and support started pouring in. This then turned into a superb crowd-funding campaign, where over 300 people contributed, and helped the Indian Ice Hockey team compete in the Asian Championship in Kuwait.
A tête-à-tête with the Ice Hockey team reveals their experience as first time crowd-funders, and tips you can keep in mind while building your super awesome campaign.