PaperVidya is a project of Centre for Rural Development (CRD) which is an Indian Non-Governmental Organization registered under Society Act that has been carrying forward its mission since 1994. The aim of paper is to empower youth by providing them with literacy, education and awareness programs to create better health.
We help children with limited means get access to quality education, with a focus on street children and girls by recycling waste papers.
Papervidya is a new initiative of Centre for Rural Development (CRD), a non-profit
organisation working since 1994. Rickshaw Bank is another program of CRD.
Website : www.crdev.org
Who we are?
Paper Donation is a simple task; we make it simpler by collecting it from your doorsteps.
Wouldn’t you be pleased to bring a smile on a child’s face?
We, at PAPERVIDYA, bring this concept of donating old Newspapers/Books/Magazines etc. to us ,the sale proceed of which will be used to educate an underprivileged child.
What we do?
Our Concept - We have been assisting less fortune children in the past by providing books, school fees, uniforms and bags etc and the satisfaction it brings to see a child smile, to see a child jump with joy is huge compared to any materialistic pleasures. Now we intend to make this project a fulltime regular edu-aid for the underprivileged children. For this, we just need your old newspapers.
Any Individual/ Corporate House or Institution can donate their used and accumulated Newspapers and stuff.
The Willing donors can specify day/date and time in a month, as per their convenience for the collection of newspapers.
Our collection rickshaw will reach the donor’s place on the stipulated date and time and collect the newspapers.
The collection rickshaw may also carry his identity card issued by our organisation.
The collection rickshaw will carry a spring balance and a file register; he will weigh the paper donated and maintain the record of individual donors regularly.
He will weigh the total quantity of newspapers/magazines donated without causing any kind of inconvenience and enter the same in the donor register under the account of respective donors.
Our donors may then sign the Donor register and acknowledge for the sake of our accountability and our responsibility towards the target beneficiaries as well as the donors.
The Newspapers thus collected will be sold in bulk to the recycling units once in a month or on a quarterly basis (depending upon the total quantity collected) and the amount of money earned through it will be used towards the education of the children.
Any donor can check the register at anytime; it will be updated regularly.
Yearly report of the total quantity of newspapers/magazines collected from each donor and the amount of money earned through it will be sent to the respective donors.
We will publish the photographs of the regular donors under the title “Vidya-Angels”
You will be a part of Green Environment movement as recycling of paper will make you one by default.
Why do we need to recycle newspaper?
There are many reasons for this:
Paper is the most essential renewable raw material for the paper industry and as citizens we can contribute to a certain extent towards imports reduction.
Recycling of paper is very important from the environmental point of view.
It is to be noted that cost of disposing any materials is many times more than recycling those materials. That includes paper too. One of the most valuable resources on this earth which is easily found and cheaply re-used is paper.
One main problem that we are facing today is pollution and one big cause of pollution is deforestation. Paper is obtained from trees. That means, we cut trees to get paper. Trees absorb carbon dioxide and smoke, which we breathe out in the atmosphere. Without the trees, this carbon dioxide accumulates in the atmosphere which results into pollution, global warming and climate change. So more the number of trees in the country, the better is the environment.
Use of energy is much less in recycling paper than making new paper.
According to research studies, recycling one tonne of waste paper can help in about 70% raw material saving along with coal saving of 60%, energy 43% and water 70% which are used in the making of paper from wood.