Empowering the Blind Judokas through Crowdfunding

Empowering the Blind Judokas through Crowdfunding

When there are kindness and compassion, the world is in a better place. At Oakridge, we instill these qualities in every kid and encourage them to make a difference. Oakridger Yashovat from Grade 9 is one of them, who came up with a great idea to give the blind kids an opportunity to prove their mettle in national and from there at global levels. As a volunteer and a passionate judoka, Yashovat decided to help the federation and the talented blind judokas of India achieve their goals by arranging funds and supporting through digital media marketing.

Through Crowdfunding, he raised over rupees 1.23 lakh which was contributed through public donations and, support from his friends and family, which helped them to organize, manage and publicize this to be one of the biggest national tournaments to be held for the blind in India. Over 15 Indian states sent their teams for this competition. The fund was used to cover various costs such as getting digital cameras, hiring a Japanese expert as the referee, trophy’s, medals, certificates, etc. The school is proud of Yashovat! Way to go!