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Eradicate Digital Illiteracy In Slums

Enactus is a global, non-profit community of students, academic and business leaders that are committed to use the power of entrepreneurial action to help the society and make this world a better place to live in.
Zealous and highly driven students of Enactus- Delhi Technological University share the philosophy of service before self and work effortlessly in helping the underprivileged sections of society for a better tomorrow. We have been running two projects- Unnati which aims at uprooting digital illiteracy and Avataran which focuses on rehabilitation of acid attack survivors.

AVATARAN
“Every face hides a story, every mark - a mute witness to pain, every scar makes me who I am today.”
Acid attacks - A regressive thought process of the deep rooted patriarchy in our society, which brings out the worst in mankind. The price a victim pays for having a voice and making a choice, is losing her face, her strength and her will to pursue any dream. The Acid Survivors Trust International estimated about 300 acid attacks per year in our country. This cruel and cowardly act is forgotten but the trauma lingers on- the trauma of physical agony and societal stigma.
We intend at recycling and reusing the waste cooking oil generated in quantities as large as 300 million barrels every year, to produce liquid dishwashing soap. The entire process is broadly classified into three stages, the first stage involves procurement of discarded oil from multiple restaurants to ensure a regular supply. The second stage primarily deals with the production of the dishwashing soap through an indigenously developed 4-step process, which is suitable for use by an ISO certified laboratory. To ensure quality of the product, each batch of manufactured soap is put through a series of tests. The soap is then packaged in bottles of 250mL and 1L and is transported. The third stage of the entire process focuses on timely delivery of the soap to restaurants and stores for use by the general public. Special care is taken to ensure that all the entrepreneurs use proper protective gear as the production process involves use of chemicals and heat.
Till date we have been able to change the lives of 8 such acid victims, each earning about Rs. 9000 per month. We have also been able to recycle nearly 1200 litres of discarded oil.

 


OUR AIM
Project Avataran wishes to expand its production unit and help more acid victims get a better tomorrow. The team aims to recycle more discarded cooking oil and increase production of the dish washing soap but this is only possible with your support. The money raised would be used for:
· Production Equipment( Gas stoves and cylinders)
· Transportation Equipment(Trucks and storing cans)
· Safety Equipment (Better quality gloves and glasses)
Which amounts to a total of Rs 1,00,000 INR
‘Avataran’ has been an overwhelming experience for the team of Enactus DTU, to be associated with the acid attack victims closely and helping them gain a self-sustainable life.

   


UNNATI
Over the last decade, the number of internet users in our country has skyrocketed, making us the second largest internet user in the world with 391 million users connected. But in spite of being the second largest internet user in the world, we still live in a society where the implementation of digital literacy at grassroot level is far from adequate, a society where people lack access to digital connectivity.


PROJECT UNNATI aims at providing, deprived children a platform to enhance their skills and revolutionize the lives of the underprivileged by impregnating digital literacy.
Following a multi-tier approach, we first identify and train potential entrepreneurs from targeted slums. In the next step, the project is launched on the ground level. The last step involves setting up multipurpose UNNATI cafes within the targeted slum areas. These cafes serve as both a learning space for students and offer digital services like Railway Ticket Reservation, Banking Services and bill payments at incredibly affordable rates to the general population. UNNATI cafes act as the nodal agencies which implement our programmes, courses and strategies, each independently maintained by our entrepreneurs. The courses and services together contribute towards the income of the entrepreneurs. We aim at digitising the learning process with the introduction of UNNATI SOFTWARE which includes maintaining attendance records online, availability of learning material and modules along with the conduction of regular online tests. Apart from these, the prime advantage of UNNATI SOFTWARE lies in allowing the children to learn at their own pace.

UNNATI is not just a project, it is a movement. Currently, we have 5 fully fledged cafes running in Shakurbasti, Badarpur, Chirag Delhi, Noida and Dwarka where a total of around 100 students are attaining digital literacy and more than 50 students have already passed out
with flying colours
.
We have successfully created 5 entrepreneurs across Delhi NCR who are earning an estimate
amount of Rs. 12,000 per month.
So far we have successfully created an impact over the lives of around 1500 slum dwellers
directly and our indirect impact stands at an overwhelming 4500 people.

OUR AIM
By the next year, PROJECT UNNATI aims to create a society for sustainable expansion,
opening at least 5 collaborative Unnati Centres creating 5 new entrepreneurs and reaching
out to more than 200 students. These centres will be set-up in and around Delhi NCR . The
potential places include Barwala, Sahibabad, Daulatpur, Jagdamba and Pehladpur banger.

We aim to empower several regions of Delhi NCR through this wave of digital literacy, and it is only with your support that we can achieve our aim.
The total expenditure to open a single UNNATI café includes the following expenses :-
● 3 laptops / PC’s per café = 3 x 12,000 = 36,000 INR
● Pre Establishment Cost = 2,500 INR
● Promotional Events = 1,500 INR
Total expenditure for 1 café = 40,000 INR
Therefore, amount required for 5 such cafes = 5 x 40,000
TOTAL = 2,00,000 INR




Our Appeal: 
The team of Enactus DTU put in their heart and soul to help the people gain a livelihood and we would be humbled by your support and assistance, so that we can do our bit to help the society move forward.
We are Enactus DTU, lending a vision to those who want to see.






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18th April 2019
Dear Supporters,

We are highly obliged to receive your support, it further motivates us to work for the improvement of plights of more such people.

Since last time, PROJECT UNNATI has successfully opened two multipurpose UNNATI cafes at Prahladpur and Palam(Dwarka) region in collaboration with Robin Hood army, Navkiran NGO and Katha NGO respectively. A total of 40 students have registered for multiple courses such as basic digital literacy course, Adobe Photoshop, and English learning course at our Prahladpur center. Similarly we have 17 students enrolled at our Palam center.

Apart from that, we are extremely delighted to inform you that our first batch of 39 students has also passed out with flying colours at the Malviya Nagar center last month and we have commenced our new batch consisting of 82 students already.
We hope to impact more such lives if we continue to receive your support as it will enable us to purchase the required hardware and therefore expand our reach.

Thanks

Dear Supporters,

We are highly obliged to receive your support, it further motivates us to work for the improvement of plights of more such people.

Since last time, PROJECT UNNATI has successfully opened two multipurpose UNNATI cafes at Prahladpur and Palam(Dwarka) region in collaboration with Robin Hood army, Navkiran NGO and Katha NGO respectively. A total of 40 students have registered for multiple courses such as basic digital literacy course, Adobe Photoshop, and English learning course at our Prahladpur center. Similarly we have 17 students enrolled at our Palam center.

Apart from that, we are extremely delighted to inform you that our first batch of 39 students has also passed out with flying colours at the Malviya Nagar center last month and we have commenced our new batch consisting of 82 students already.
We hope to impact more such lives if we continue to receive your support as it will enable us to purchase the required hardware and therefore expand our reach.

Thanks

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Rs.102,479 raised

Goal: Rs.300,000

Beneficiary: Enactus info_outline
Only INR donations accepted

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