Support Manish to attend Dasra Leadership Program.

Hello. My name is Manish Manohar. I work with a small non-profit called Saajha, which works towards enhancing parental and community involvement in education. I need your support to be a part of the Dasra Social Impact Leadership program (DSILP), which brings together leaders of non-profit organizations to expand their potential and to increase the impact of their nonprofit. Before explaining the program’s importance and soliciting your support, I want to talk a little about myself.
I grew up in Jammu, India. After graduating as an engineer from National Institute of Technology, Silchar, I joined India’s largest power company - NTPC. After three years, I realized I was making relationships with machines than human beings. I volunteered with Teach for India, started a project to mentor underprivileged children, taught at an evening village school. Not content with my partial commitment to a cause I truly cared about, I took a leap of faith in 2015 and left my high-paying stable job to join Saajha.  During my three years at Saajha, I have gone from strength to strength – I now lead a team that executes interventions on parental involvement in over 1200 government schools.
The magnitude of the problem that we are trying to address at Saajha is huge, and I have constantly felt the need to enhance my skills even as we expand our operations to more geographies. Thus, I was elated when I got selected for the prestigious Dasra Social Leadership program. It would help me strengthen my leadership style, support me to take more strategic decisions and ultimately help me significantly improve the quality of my work. However, the program is prohibitively expensive – the total fee is Rs. 6 lakhs. While I have received a scholarship of Rs. 5 lakhs, I am struggling to raise the remaining 1 lakh rupees, and this is why I am reaching out to you for your support.
Any donation from you will be greatly appreciated – it will help me in aiding Saajha’s mission to reimagine public education by reaching out to over 10 million parents by 2025. I will pay back each donation by investing more deeply in this cause and ensuring that I am able to make a small, but significant difference to the lives of thousands of children in this country.

Thank you very much.

In solidarity,
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11th August 2018

With your support ,I have finished the Dasra-Harvard social leadership development program Module 1 out of the total 4. The duration of the module was 4 days and was held in Mumbai .The second module will commence from October 9th.

*Module 1*
In Module 1, the focus was on Self assessment as a leader, Organisation building, Leadership traits,Funder management, Coaching techniques and Scaling the organisation’s impact.

  1. Self awareness of personality would help in managing self.
  2. People are the most important asset
  3. It is important to check backgrounds of the funders who are funding the organisation
  4. One should invest more on building and sustaining culture in an organisation
  5. Congruence of work, right people, process and culture in an organisation would take the organisation to scale.

*My next steps*
  1. Profiling of all team members in Saajha
  2. Starting One-One coaching session monthly.
  3. Rebuilding processes around key operations
  4. Making a congruence model for the organisation

*I would like to thank you for your trust and belief in me and my work.*
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