Pay Online and Adopt a School
Via Times of India
Use a credit card online to adopt a school! That’s what the education department proposes to introduce for the 2009-10 academic year. It plans to put in place an online payment mechanism through which individuals can cite their credit card numbers to make contributions to government and aided schools under the School Nurturing Programme.
The programme, on since early this year, has received a good response. “Many individuals wanted to contribute, but didn’t have the time to visit schools or the authorities. So, we decided to make it easy by leveraging technology,” Kumar G Naik, commissioner for public instruction, told TOI. To begin with, this system will be implemented in Bangalore.
For construction of toilets or library, the department would prefer the donor to deposit money with the SDMC or department officials. “A visit to schools by donors in these cases is better,” he said.
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