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I am pledging my birthday to help children in naxal affected area in getting quality education

What are we doing? 

i-Saksham, our initiative is working on an initiatve on providing education in remote and naxal affected areas, through Android tablets.

Started by Prime Minister’s Rural Development Fellows () in Bihar, the initiative in now in its 3rd year and has taken shape as a not-for-profit entity, which would further the work to FOCUS on children in remote and extremism affected areas e.g. Naxal Affected Areas, North East and J&K.

A community tutor teaching children using i-Saksham videosTutor using videos to teach children in Munger

We have been able to reach close to 3000 children through 40 community tutors and 3 schools. Most of you contributed to that. The experience from the last two years gives us enough confidence to take this up further.

Why am I fundraising?

It is time to scale now. We will buy tablets in bunch, so as to reduce costs. Given that the scale is rising, we will recruit people who can do day to day coordination of the work. We have been spending considerable time in content adaptation and content creation, if there is a need. Need additional resources for that.

We had applied for help to government and corporate. Government is too slow and we are too small and not-to-the-criteria for CSR (need to be at least 3 year old for that).

So, we have turned to you.  

What do I plan to do with the funds?

The target for reaching out to 8-10 thousand children through 200 tutors is somewhere around 12 lakh, around 1200 per child or 100 Rs per month per child.

We will use the funds to 
  • Buy tablets and accesories (cover, keyboard, solar charger wherever needed etc)
  • Hire people who can help us manage the work (on part time and full time basis)
  • Build and create  learning content on need basis
  • Experiment  with learning models
  • Expenses in travelling to these places 
  • Other admin expenses

Out of this, we will raise around 2 lack from tutor repayment in first year. We plan to raise the rest through own/supporter contribution.

An i-Saksham Learning Centre

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26th August 2017
Dear All,

I-Saksham has been selected for incubation by IIM Bangalore. The news brings a lot of hope for us to be able to create deep impact at a larger scale by streamlining our work and processes.

Here is the Economic Times link.

This would not have been possible without the support i-Saksham has been getting from you.

Thank you all for the support.
19th June 2017
Hi All,

The logical Indian writes about i-Saksham.

The credit goes to the trust and support from you. Once again, thanks a lot for your support.
13th March 2017
Wish you a Holi full of happy colours.
Had shared this photo last year as well, however, could not find anything happier than this one.

Holi hai

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Supporters (4)

priti donated Rs.201
about 3 years ago
Manish donated Rs.100
about 3 years ago
Kapil donated US $100
about 3 years ago
Aditya donated Rs.2,500
about 3 years ago

May your capabilities and name grow 100 times, every moment. Happy Birthday Uma!!