To uplift the less fortunate by providing educational resources funded by voluntary donations that are matched by S2Tech.
There is a saying, "If you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. If you teach a man to fish, he eats for life." By providing the youth in poverty access to education, they become qualified for more job opportunities. This access to education and jobs gives the students the opportunity to bring themselves and their families out of poverty. By enabling students to bring their family out of poverty, Fortune Fund affects the entire community in a positive way. It is the goal of S2Tech to create an economic impact on these communities in a way that can endure.
Donations made to the Fortune Fund directly support the sponsored students. The Fortune Fund provides books and uniforms to sponsored students, and has also been allocated to aid students in other areas where needs arise, such as facility and resource improvements. To keep the students from sitting on the dusty classroom floor, multiple benches were provided by the Fortune Fund.
The Fortune Fund has furnished many of the sponsored schools with computer labs, and a computer instructor was also provided to one school. Providing access to computers in the village schools gives the students hands-on experience with technology, which can benefit them when they pursue further education and professional careers. Zilla Parishad High School had limited access to clean drinking water. The Fortune Fund was able to drill a well that could provide clean drinking water for the school as well as the community of Gudur. Without these basic resources, students become stressed and cannot focus on their education.
The Fortune Fund hopes that through providing resources such as these, students will feel supported and encouraged to continue their education. S2Tech W-2 employees that want to donate to the Fortune Fund must fill out an election form or sponsorship form in order for the amount to be withheld from the net pay of the pay period or to make a one-time donation.
Non-S2Tech employees that want to donate to the Fortune Fund should mail a check donation to S2Tech headquarters at 720 Spirit 40 Park Drive, Chesterfield, MO 63005 with a receipt request. All donations are matched by S2Tech’s President and CEO, Dayakar Veerlapati to ensure the maximum success of the Fortune Fund