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Support education of children in extremism affected areas

What is i-Saksham?
i-Saksham is working in remote and conflict-ridden areas of the country (Bihar as of now), where local youths are selected and trained in use of digital technology, text books, pedagogy and other relevant tools and techniques to deliver quality education, using low-cost android tablets. These trained youths, significant of whom are girls, in turn run tuition centers where they teach community children at a nominal fee, under the mentoring of i-Saksham team, thus providing them with in-village earning opportunity.

This video link gives a glimpse of the work i-Saksham does.
 What is the current scale of i-Saksham and future plans?
As of today we i-Saksham has trained more than 500 youth.  i-Saksham has started an i-Saksham Fellowship wherein we are working with high potential trained youth for a longer term period. Some of them are running their own learning centres while some of them are teaching in Government schools.
Students from Yale School of Management at one of the learning centres run by a youth in Jamui
i-Saksham aspires to build community of 50,000 tutors, cover 5 Million children and provide avenues of skill development to 500,000 youth on various vocational trades by 2025 along with building a sustainable and an expandable model.
How can you help?
We plan to raise INR 3 Million to be arranged through family, friends and their network. This money will be used towards establishing learning centres, buying android tablets  (INR 10,000 for tablets and accessories) and towards logistics costs for training and mentoring the learning centre.

We seek your financial assistance (through you and your friends). Whatever you contribute will go on to make a big difference along it being available for 80G tax benefit under the Income Tax Act.
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16th July 2018
Dear friend of i-Saksham,

Trust you are doing good.  Here is an update on i-Saksham from recent months.

Last year, we started i-Saksham fellowship, with the objective of engaging deeper with the youth and the children. We worked with 17 fellows who taught around 500 children. The results have been encouraging. i-Saksham team has been able to deliver visible change in teaching skills, confidence and attitude of the fellows and we are now seeing it being reflected into classroom teaching.
Taking it further, second batch of fellowship has been launched. Now we have 50 fellows in total. i-Saksham is working on a two year program to support these fellows grow as a fantastic teacher.
We saw good results of youth mentoring this year. Niwas, one of our students and i-Saksham team member has got admission into M.A. Education Azeem Premji University. Nalini, one of your fellows, who is quite passionate about dance, has got admission into Dance Movement Therapy at Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Priyanka, sister of one of our students has been selected by Navgurukul for training in software development.
However, two of the fellows/students were selected for the Navgurukul programme, were not allowed by their parents to join. They might have rights reasons to be apprehensive to send their daughters away from home.  Long way ahead to change mindsets.

Here are some photos and video links from last few months.

Group learning activity at Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, Jamui

Learning English using Duolingo App

Beginner's level chidlren at Shabnam's Centre

Parents of children and fellows at the launch of 2nd batch of i-Saksham fellowship

i-Saksham team and i-Saksham fellows Fellows at the launch of 2nd batch of i-Saksham fellowship
7th July 2018
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29th April 2018
Dear supporters,
Thank you all for your support.

We have started new batch of i-Saksham fellows.

Here are some photos from the first session at Jamui where the new fellows created their life maps.

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