ecoMUKTI makes it possible for friends and family to gift experiences to children.
Conquering the Fear of Water
Vyom’s dad feared the water--a fear he did not want to pass on. So when Vyom was six months, his parents enrolled Vyom in the American Swim Academy, an aqua baby class which seemed perfect for Vyom to learn how to be safe and comfortable with water while enjoying playing in the pool. Vyom has not only overcome any fear of the water, he has developed safety skills. His parents have also grown more confident of practicing these skills with him. This has been an amazing learning experience and fun time for Vyom, his parents and the virtual village.
Just an Infant, Amiya Learns to Swim
Did you know swimming comes easier than walking? That’s true for Amiya, whose mother ran a campaign on ecoMUKTI for her first birthday. Before she could properly walk, Amiya mastered all of the basic rules of floating and treading water, which are life-saving on Florida’s west coast, where they live. Friends and family from across the country contributed Infant Swim Rescue (ISR) classes, and raised enough funds to cover 8 weeks of lessons. Thanks to Honey Hartleb , a certified ISR instructor, who was inspired to take up this cause given the number of infant fatalities which have occurred.
Evan’s Outdoor Classroom
When Evan turned four on the Spring Equinox, his parents and baby brother Isan wanted to do something that would invite their virtual village to participate. Evan had already begun participating in Pono, an alternative learning center for preschoolers that draws its inspiration from the traditional Hawaiian concept of 'Pono’ meaning "perfect harmony and equilibrium". It's the only outdoor, democratic and fully learner-directed center in the city for children, ages 2 to 5 years old. Friends and family pitched in and contributed to an environment where Evan could thrive.
Ellie Can Sing!
When Ellie turned 5, they wanted to do something a little different than a traditional gift registry. They wanted to invest in and support in her natural talent as a singer, dancer, and natural musician. Ellie’s community responded with a fund set-up through ecoMUKTI, which supported guitar classes and music lessons, and most importantly inspired a life-long interest in the arts!
Experience the Outdoors with Vyom
For Vyom's first birthday in February, his dad wanted to celebrate the occasion by involving extended family and friends but they live around the country (and around the world). So ecoMUKTI’s virtual village was perfect for the occasion and enables Uncles and Aunties to virtually watch Vyom grow up. Like his dad, Vyom has a natural inclination towards the outdoors, swimming, and experiencing nature.
Anisa Plays Soccer
As a child growing up in Jackson Heights, Queens, four-year old Anisa was inspired by the world around--but more than anything, she wanted to move, which is difficult in an urban environment. But Anisa’s parents were determined to make it happen. Through ecoMUKTI, her family pooled resources for soccer and swim lessons.
Vyom’s turning two and the fun continues
Vyom is two years old now and time is flying fast...he is continually learning and improving his skills. His recent four month stay in India involved outdoors, travel and people that really engaged with him - thanks to them having been a part of his virtual village. His first campaign entitled Aqua babyies that helped him learn to swim was avidly followed by close friends and family around the world. This, his second year campaign will record, and communicate his 2nd year experiences to close family and friends. His interest in climbing, tumbling and physical activity has prompted us look for kids gymnastics classes, along with swimming on a regular basis while we continue to complement this with other activities.
Elijah’s parents created a virtual village for him when he was around eight months old. They did not want to collect more toys in their household but instead were already thinking about Elijah's dreams, experiences, and education.