Fundraising

Each year, EchoStars organises fundraising events to support the funding of the Bright Stars School construction and programs such as the Sewing for Sustainability program for student sisters and mothers in one of the poorest areas of Dhaka in Bangladesh.

Keva Abotomy and Kirsty clancy delighted the audience at EchoBeat '12 concert

Keva Abotomy and Kirsty clancy delighted the audience at EchoBeat ’12 concert

EchoBeat ’12 is a garden concert held at Historic Farnborough Homestead in November each year.

Become a Sponsor to the BrightStars Schol Development Program:

click here to download Membership/Sponsorship form.

EchoStars has created the Bright Stars School Development Program, (BSSDP) for sponsors to support with an annual donation. Becoming a sponsor to the program will ensure we have ongoing funding and can budget from year to year in the knowledge of a support base. By providing a school in this impoverished area of Dhaka, children who would otherwise have no access to education are now able to attend school .

Sponsoring the BSSDP gives individuals and businesses the opportunity to see exactly how their contribution is making a huge difference to the lives of these children. Each dollar has huge purchasing power here and that is why we take no administration costs from donations to ensure maximum return to our sponsors.

EchoStars ensures 100% of your donation goes to the school.

Full Sponsorship is $300.00 per annum..based on the cost to educate a student per year.

Half sponsorship is $150.00 per annum …less than 50cents per day but this makes a very valuable contribution.

Set your own amount from as little as $2.00 you become a member of EchoStars. WE PROMISE NOT TO BOTHER YOU WITH SPAM. Donate now…its easy …CLICK here to Donate via paypal on this site. or email us at info@echostars.org about becoming a sponsor.

Accountability

100% of all funds received by EchoStars go to SLUM; Society for Lowest Urban mass. All money is spent on the school construction and on the school programs. SLUM is the Bangladesh NGO that EchoStars is affiliated with. SLUM owns and administers BrightStars School. No donated money goes to cover EchoStars administration. SLUM board and administration is also all volunteers and takes no money for administration from donated funds. EchoStars and SLUM accounts are audited each year and both organisation are registered in their respective countries as NGO’s.

Our Next event is New Year’s Eve party. Details to be posted shortly. email info@echostars.org and register your interest.

Open Garden for Spring and Autumn.

Next open garden weekends will be in April 2013 for the magnificent Autumn. The garden has 5 acres of deciduous trees and many significant trees over 100 years old.

Garden Open Dates: Open for 3 weekends in Autumn and Spring. Dates TBC for April/May ’13.

Organise a fundraising event for EchoStars?

We welcome businesses and organisations who want to run an event to raise funds for EchoStars Inc. In doing so, you’ll be helping some of the most disadvantaged children in the world to get an education, to help their mothers become self-sustaining and to provide medical care for the families in the district.

Please contact us at EchoStars to discuss your next function.

Purchase from our online store

The women in the Sewing for Sustainability program make some wonderful silk and cotton table wear and clothing. These are available on our website. While you cannot buy directly from this site we do have a shopping page where you can make an enquiry for purchase of a product. Visit the online shop here. and we’ll get back to you about costs, payment and delivery. Or send a request to info@echostars.org

Your purchase will help lift some of the poorest women in Bangladesh out of poverty.

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