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Good things come in small packages

  • Thank you for being a rainbow in the clouds. May you always remain this awesome! 

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Embrace beautiful beginnings

  • We love writing letters. Especially the ones filled with gratitude. You will receive a hand written thank you note signed by the entire team
  • What happens on the tour doesn't stay on the tour. We will send you exclusive 'Behind the Scenes' pictures of the tour in your inbox from every country that we cover
  • A thank you shoutout will go out to you our FB page with your picture if it's okay with you

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Let good things find you

  • We become the post office of learnings and will deliver to your inbox a digital card with the life lesson of a Syrian refugee
  • All previous rewards

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Those who believe in magic will see it brew

  • Keep a photoframe ready because we will be sending you a signed photo of a refugee. When you flip it over, you will find his/her life lesson and the story behind it to brighten your day
  • Your life lesson will get featured along with your photo on the Project FUEL blog and on FUEL social media platforms
  • All previous rewards
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Leave a legacy of your wisdom

  • We design life lessons into doable, fun and interatcive acitivties for the world to learn from. And, we will teach your life lesson as a part of Project FUEL's future workshops ensuring your wisdom creates a ripple effect
  • You get our special thanks and love in the credits of the documentary that comes out post the tour
  • All previous rewards
Cost of international shipping to be borne by the backer at the time of shipment.  

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Absorb the goodness around you and reflect it back

  • We will share with you a super exclusive video comprising a life lesson from an eminent Bollywood celebrity, which you can learn from and pass on to your family and friends
  • It's good to love and great to be loved back. We will carry your video message for the refugees and get their response back for you
  • All previous rewards

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Explode with love

  • We are super excited to gift you a Limited Edition Photo-Essay Book filled with pictures, poetry and anecdotes of the Masterpiece Tour
  • It gets awesomer because your name and picture will be in the acknowledgements of the book
  • That's not all, we will also Skype with you to share live updates of the tour from 1 country of your choice
  • All previous rewards

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The world needs more brave hearts like you

  • You will be credited as an 'Associate Producer' in the documentary
  • To show our deep gratitude we will send you a personal video of life lesson from the refugee while we are on the tour, we want to make you feel special
  • To provide you the freshest scoop of updates we will Skype with you to share stories of the tour from two countries of your choice
  • All previous rewards
Cost of international shipping to be borne by the backer at the time of shipment.  

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Shine so bright that your light becomes someone else's spotlight

  • You will be credited as an 'Executive Producer' in the documentary because you deserve this and more
  • A special mention in the opening Thank You credits of the documentary because your light is mighty bright and we couldn't thank you enough for all your support
  • We can't wait for you to be virtually present on the tour with us as we share with you the latest stories from all the five countries on Skype
  • All previous rewards except "Associate Producer"
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About the project


FUEL stands for: Forward the Understanding of Every Life Lesson. Through Project FUEL we collect life lessons from people of all ages and backgrounds around the world. The organization seeks to build a community of young adults who live, learn and share through real experiences in order to make meaningful psycho-social and emotional contribution to their own lives, and the society at large. The vision is to fill the need gap of advices and solutions using the human experience and by making each life count.

What is our project about?
In the third year of Project FUEL’s exclusive annual program, The Masterpiece Tour, we plan to take life lessons to people affected by recent migrant crisis - both refugees, and citizens of the countries that have provided asylum to them. We plan to travel to Sweden, Netherlands, Germany, France and Hungary for 100 days. Through an exchange of life lessons, we will not only document learnings that arise out of this experience but also share it with the rest of the world in an unbiased, non-judgmental and creative way. Last year, we travelled to Nepal post the earthquake and conducted workshops for over 800 Nepalese people.
What is the ultimate goal of this program?
The program will focus on the creation of a knowledge base to bring a twofold benefit. Firstly, to have people relate to someone, by tapping into our natural curiosity in the lives of others. Secondly, for a long-term understanding and analysis of experiences to navigate through challenges. It will also be crucial in bringing human-interest stories out of a statistical-quantified characteristic of the conflict. These stories will increase reliability to the problems and put people at the heart of the event. Most importantly, it will facilitate the understanding of the conflict from a human point of view. Understanding the application and need of life skills in times of conflict is another goal of the program. While it's nearly impossible to relate to "four million refugees", it is possible to understand the life of one. To do that, we must have enough learnings they have had from their situations to apply to our own circumstances. By exploring ways to not just "admire a problem", we will be able to send a powerful message of hope and that all pain is the same and relevant.
How is this relevant in today's world?
There are more than seven billion of us on Earth, and there will be no sustainable development if we cannot manage to live together. We must believe in it because it concerns all of us and because it encourages us to take action. Through the Masterpiece Tour, we will be able to facilitate an effective multicultural collaboration, which will get everyone to the table. Because most groups have some community-wide concerns, it's essential to get them to the same table, uneven or not, to emphasize common interests rather than differences.
How did we get the inspiration, about documenting life lessons of refugees?
In the process of helping people open up and reflect on testing times in their life, we have built and polished a beautiful approach- one that makes people feel safe and powerful when sharing and addressing their vulnerabilities. This humbling journey highlights that every person in the world is either seeking solutions or hope or validation in an unbiased, truthful and personal way. The more diverse the perspectives the more choices it presents, and appeals to the person in a unique manner. While every refugee's story is different and their anguish personal, they all share a common thread of uncommon courage – the courage not only to survive, but to persevere and rebuild their shattered lives. Therefore, we are determined to do this tour.

Why crowdfunding?

From the woman in Kathmandu, Nepal who lost her house to the devastating earthquake to the young girl in Kabul, Afghanistan who ran away to Iran after Taliban’s intervention in closing her school and the graduate student from Kohima, India shifting base to a new city for his first job— everyone is trying to find their place in an unfamiliar and uncertain environment. The struggle to hold on to one’s roots while accepting a new world is both humane and critical. 

The refugee crisis in Syria that forced nearly 4 million people to leave their homes and homeland, to find shelter in Europe, is a magnified view of the homelessness we all fear. It’s an extreme scenario that highlights what human beings can go through due to multiple reasons and overcome it despite the challenges at every step.

The refugees—those who survived—are mostly young and driven. They’re skilled and many of them are highly educated. The documentation and designing of their life lessons into interactive and performance-based model, which is easy to interpret and personalize, will help us develop the art of seeing us as more alike than unalike. 

How will the money be used?

Rs. 400000 in Equipment

Rs. 1000000 in Accommodation

Rs. 700000 in Travel

Rs. 400000 in F & B

Rs. 300000 in Admin

Rs. 200000 in Miscellaneous


What are the risks and challenges associated with your project?

The biggest challenge associated with the project is the scale of its execution. It demands proper planning, coordination and timed interaction with institutions, individuals, refugees and government bodies of five different countries over 100 days. But we have done extensive research over the last six months and have found reliable on-ground partners to help us achieve our goal of documenting the life lessons and passing them on. 

What happens when I don't raise enough money?

If we don't reach our target of 30 lakhs, within 40 days, then all the money goes back into your accounts, and we do not get to execute this tour. Thousands of refugees will not have an opportunity to voice and share their learnings.

We plan to leave in June and not raising the full amount will be a major setback for us. While we will not give up trying to raise funds, what's most important is for us to have you as an encourager, a supporter, and a collaborator, and for that, we need to reach our target. 

How am I going to prove that I won't just take all the money and run away?

We have been running this project for almost seven years now and have been listed as an innovation in education in the database of Centre for Education Innovations. We have been living this tour through our research and prep for more than six months now and to have it see the light of the day will give us the ultimate happiness.

Also, we are partnering with institutions and NGOs of more than five countries who are expecting our arrival for the documentation and workshops. There is no chance we can run away with the money assigned to the tour. 

So, what's your life lesson?

Take a moment to reflect and share your life lesson and what all it took for you to understand it. 

Now, think of four million people and what they would have learnt. As writer Mary Lou Kownacki rightly said, "Frankly, there isn’t anyone you couldn’t learn to love once you’ve heard their story."


Team

Deepak Ramola

Aprajita pathak

Sabit tisekar

Vibhor yadav

Apoorva bakshi

Abha Shri Saxena

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Khalid Parkar

Great going...very few can do this!!Wish u all the best..

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Wasima Parkar

Good Work!

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Rajbir Singh

all the best Deepak and team. we are praying for your grand success.rajbir singh

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Saloni Sakaria

Good Luck for your campaign. I admire your vision and determination. Go figure.

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Saloni Thakkar

I hope you and the team can take forward this venture in Europe and affect more lives positively in this journey. All the best and looking forward to seeing you in Europe somewhere. Love. Saloni x

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Riddhiman Ghosh

Best of luck bro!! :)

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Malvika Singh

Im so very proud of you to be doing what you are at such a young age and will continue to support you in whatever way i can . Mwahhh ...

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Vedant Sharma

Dude so this is all I can afford right now. But one day bro. One day..

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Aseem Rastogi

Wish you a good luck in your project FUEL.Best,Aseem Rastogi (Apoorva's friend)

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Neetika Pahwa

Dear DeepakIts a great Initiative. Happy to help in whichever way possible. A small contribution from me at the moment but I will definitely spread the word around. All the very best!RegardsNeetika

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Juliana Luz

More power to you all. Looking forward to the life lessons you will share with all of us.

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Guneet Monga

Absolutely Love what you do!! Here is wishing you more power!!Big HugGuneet

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Abhashri Saxena

All the love, always! Anish, Abha

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Rukun K.

Hi Deepak, I wish you well and a lot of strength. It may be difficult and it may take a toll on you personally. I hope you witness a semblance of humanity even in these dire conditions. May hope be with you. x

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Nishant Bhanagay

All the best and keep up the good work.

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ruheen sheoran

All the best guys!!

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Deval Kartik

Keep doing the good work, Deepak. This cause is close to my heart and I am sure you will be able to bring hope and love to the world. Stay blessed. Deval Kartik

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Priyal Agrawal

Please mail me pics and story after completionRegards Priyal

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Sheetal Kher

I know I should have contributed more. But I wanted to contribute off my own money. I hope this multiplies a thousand times. God bless us all.

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Divya Chawla

All the best, Deepak!

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Bhaumik Shah

Loved your concept. Keep the good work :)

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Tanushree Gupta

Good Luck!

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Kiran Giri

Hi Deepak, This is Snehal Sahay here. I have just pledged 5K for your project. Its a wonderful feeling to be a part of your project and help people around the world. Way to go and best wishes to you!Snehal and Kiran.

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Shraddha Bakshi

God bless

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Manhar Shaheed

Hi Deepak.. hope you reach your target goal!! you have all my good wishes .. Do let me know if I can help in any other way .. All the best!!

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Aakansha Kedia

Go spread magic in Sweden and other European countries :)

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Srishti Bakshi

Go tiger!

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Ashwini Bakshi

Go Deepak go..!!! You are on the right path..God bless!!!

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jyothi krishnan

All the very best. Go for it ! Good luck !

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Apoorva Bakshi

Share and bring back love!Ashwini

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Apoorva Bakshi

Shine on child!Shraddha

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Apoorva Bakshi

God Bless you child! Nani!

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Dinesh Juneja

More power to you brother. Lovely initiative, would continue to spread the word around.

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Saurabh Pacheriwala

All the best Deepak!Love,Saurabh

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Akasa Singh

You're an inspiration, Deepak. Thank you for your awesome existence.

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Chirag Jain

Hey Deepak,I am a big Fan of your work. Keep doing the awesome things that you do. All the best. Hopefully see you during your trip.Best, Chirag

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Deepak Ramola

Good luck guys!

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Kartic Rakhra

You are awesome! Keep being that way. Still waiting to meet you in Bangalore :)

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Meghana Kale

You are doing a beautiful work by changing the lives of many. Keep doing it. God bless you!!

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Vaibhav Chhabra

Big fan of your work! Good luck!

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Nandini Varma

You're doing a superb job, Deepak! Wish you all the best, hope you reach your target, and continue doing the lovely work. Love,Nandini

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Rahul Sridhar

All the best to you and the team. I hope you reach your target well before the expiry date. I'll do my bit by spreading the word.Cheers!

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Monisha Thyagarajan

You are the stars and the moon! Keep shining and making people smile :)

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Rohit Sakhamuri

All the best Deepak!Warm regards,Rohit

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Aditi Gupta

Working with you I realized how effective life lessons can be to teach complex subjects very easily. We are confident that Collecting Life Lessons of Refugees would change will have a great impact on the lives of people towards a more peaceful world. Big love and warm hugs.

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Khurram Imdad

2016 is the year of Ramola! All the very best.

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Apoorva Bakshi

Coz it's my life lesson you brew everyday! :)