ISB warns of illegal fund-raising activities
TDT | Manama
Indian School Bahrain (ISB) cautioned yesterday against a group of individuals who have been attempting to illegally raise funds under the pretext of helping students. “Please be informed that the ISB hasn’t authorised anyone to collect money on behalf of the school,” said ISB honourary chairman Prince Natarajan in a statement.
“It’s learned that these individuals, who have no connection with the school, are collecting money without giving receipts. ISB cannot be held responsible for the illegal transactions of these individuals. “Collecting funds as donations without proper approval is illegal in the Kingdom of Bahrain. “ISB has a proper grievance redressal system which should be followed by all parents.
If any well-wishers are interested in contributing funds to ISB as part of their charitable initiatives or corporate responsibility, they are kindly requested to approach the principal or the academic team. “In such cases of philanthropy, the school will provide proper receipts to the contributors.”
The statement added: “The school is giving much-needed financial assistance to many deserving children, including providing them with computers and tabs to attend online classes. Around 1,000 financially distressed students were given fee waivers last academic year. “The school has so far received more than 1,500 applications from parents for their wards’ study assistance in this time of COVID-19.”
The school warned of “stringent action” against anybody caught illegally collecting money in the name of the school or its students. “It’s hereby informed that ISB is bound to take stringent action against those who illegally collect money, misleading the parents and community members,” it said in the statement.