Help Change The Lives Of Our Students & Build A Better Future For Them

The harsh reality of the compromised state of education is rampant across the Government run schools of our nation. Ruchi Jain and Harsh Singh have taken it upon themselves to make a significant impact in the lives of 90 enthusiastic 8th graders at Gumpha Road Municipal Public School, Jogeshwari E.
Despite efforts taken by the school authorities, every day is a struggle for the kids and them. Classrooms have interrupted electricity supply, computer labs don’t have a single computer, no science lab for the kids. Besides lack of exposure for the kids to extracurricular opportunities in the school and in their community usually caused due to unavailability of funds or resources.
As fellows at TEACH FOR INDIA, we have undertaken the challenge to empower our kids with an excellent education that goes beyond the classroom and extends to culture, values, and mindsets. Our kids come from really disadvantaged circumstances where the family monthly income is not more than 10-15 thousand a month and their parents are blue-collar workers (drivers, tailors, factory-workers, etc). The communities they live in are short of basic infrastructure, sanitation, and clean drinking water. Regardless of the obstacles that surround them, their families are extremely invested in the kids’ education and see it as a model of change for a better future. 
To eliminate inequity in education we believe all children deserve the same quality of resources. And this is where we urge you to play a vital part in the lives of our kids.

  • Books/Library/Newspapers – It is disheartening to see that in an institution of learning there are no books to support learning beyond the state prescribed books. My kids are really eager to learn and understand the value of reading and are introduced to the works of Roald Dahl, Khaled Hosseini, and Rabindranath Tagore & Books like The Hunger Game series, Harry Potter, Malgudi Days, etc.
  • Field Trip/Outdoor Learning/Excursions - Field trips give us the opportunity to teach them something, connect with them better, or simply incentivize them. We’d like to take them out at least once every quarter for an educative field trip like the Science Centre, Planetariums, Museums, College Campuses, places of historical interests etc.     Major Costs: Transportation, Tickets (if any), Food
  • Sports – Our kids stood second at ‘RIGHT PITCH’ a pan-TFI Cricket Match without any professional training or reasonable equipment to train with. This year we intend to change that as our kids eye for the Gold. Encourage kids to participate in the National Junior Chess Tournament
  • Science Lab - Our school doesn’t have a functional science lab (the room that is called so is used as a store room). This means the kids are forced to memorize science concepts that seem abstract. There is no application of scientific knowledge and no access to experimental learning. Being ardent Science lovers ourselves this is just unacceptable for us. I would like to set up the Science lab by equipping it with some basic kits to start with.
  • Improve basic Infrastructure at School – Apart from a disturbed power supply in classrooms, the school lacks clean toilets, safe drinking water and has not been repaired, painted or fixed since the last 3-4 years. The absence of a cheerful learning atmosphere brings down the learning enthusiasm in kids not just from my class but the school as a whole.
  • Resources for Olympiad/Scholarship/KVPY etc – Our kids study enthusiastically to compete with kids from all schools. They have been a part of TFI MUN and other debate and quiz competitions across the city. We often face a dearth of resources to buy them books/print worksheets/travel and organize a space for conducting extra classes. Your contribution will help our kids develop a competitive extra-curricular spirit.
  • Providing Inclusive Education for kids with special needs – It is disheartening to see a few kids in the class who need and deserve special education and resources for basic literacy training or vocational courses, get left behind. We aim to bridge the gap and enroll our kids with special Counsellors and resources/materials for their learning

We all recognize the issues our society faces, yet fail to see value in little contributions. Although you may feel that your contribution in any form may not have a significant impact yet, it helps improve the class considerably. Education is a powerful tool for transformation and growth.
You can reach out to us and also visit the classrooms if you'd like. We shall keep updating our donors about the kids and the progress we make in our classroom.

Ruchi Jain - +91-9819257753
Harsh Singh- +91-9821067655
Address - Gumpha Road MPS, Jogeshwari Gufa Road,
                  Jogeshwari (E), Mumbai-400060.


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22nd December 2017
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your support and love for the campaign.

The funds raised will be withdrawn to get resources (stationary, books, travel)  for kids that they will require for an internship project.

1st December 2017
Dear Supporters,
Thank you for the love and support shown so far.

Next Steps :
1.Enrolling kids for 'Right Pitch'- A cricket tournament organized by fellows at Teach for India.
2. Buying books for 8th-grade govt scholarship exam and SOF Olympiads.

Please continue sharing the campaign with your friends and family. We will keep you posted on the progress.

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raised of Rs.250,000 goal

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Supporters (10)

Akshat donated US $50
10 months ago

Good luck! Your great work will pay off :)

Harshi donated Rs.1,000
10 months ago

This is a great cause! All the best! Keep making world a better place to live.

Anonymous donated Rs.400
10 months ago
Sameer donated US $79.36
10 months ago

Good luck! xx

Harshita donated Rs.1,500
10 months ago
Shashank donated Rs.2,000
10 months ago