Get Involved

For students….

Volunteering

The CARASA Foundation firmly believes age should not be obstacle to making a difference. If you are a high school student who would like to volunteer with us, go to the Contact Us tab on this website and put in an expression of interest, we’d love to hear from you.

 

International Baccalaureate CAS Project with the CARASA Foundation

The CAS program requires students undertaking the International Baccalaureate to complete a project that has a real, significant outcome. We are proud to offer the opportunity for students to complete their project under the supervision of a CARASA Foundation member.

Past projects students have completed with us have included fundraising and raising awareness by:

  • Selling chocolate boxes
  • Completing sponsored challenges
  • Organising movie screenings
  • Hosting a morning tea
  • Speaking at a community event

 

For bigger communities…

Ashburton Baptist Church

Check out their website here.

The CARASA Foundation has greatly appreciated the support we have received from the community at Ashburton Baptist Church. Their willingness to hear our story and support our work has been highly encouraging for us, and their dedication to using our donation boxes has been inspiring. The funds raised by this community, as individuals, groups, and as a whole, has been massively appreciated, and has gone a long way to helping the fight for freedom. Thanks to support from groups such as Ashburton Baptist, 3 new Freeset units were established in the district of Murshidabad in India, and more women have been trained to work there, with a training wage, giving them a chance at independence and hope for the future. This training included a full health check, as well as vocational skills.

 

Fundraising Support

If your community or group feels strongly about the work we support here at The CARASA Foundation, fundraising events are a great way to help us support the work of Freeset in Kolkata, India. Even a small amount of money can make a huge difference in the lives of women and children in India who are fighting for freedom from slavery. Some possible fundraisers include:

  • Sausage sizzle or bake sale
  • Movie night – many films and documentaries exist which provide information and raise awareness about the realities of the slave trade
  • Doing an activity for sponsorship, such as going without coffee or chocolate for a month (both of these industries are heavily connected to the slave trade)

 

Raising Awareness

If you are interested in hearing more about our story, feel free to contact us at carasa.foundation@gmail.com. We will do our best to arrange for one of our board members to speak with your group, and provide you more information regarding our work and the important work that your donations support.