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 are working with ~250 youth, 100 of whom have completed training and 150 are under training. In addition to this, 40+ tuition centers and 1,000+ students are being actively monitored.
 
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?
 
The budget outlay for 2017-18 is INR 7 Million, out of which INR 3 Million will be funded by National Skill Development Council (NSDC), INR 1 Million by internal sources and balance INR 3 Million to be arranged through family, friends and their network.

For the first six months, we are looking at a target of 15 lakh.
 
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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19th October 2017
Dear All,
 
Wish you, your family and friends a very Happy and Meaningful Diwali festival season. May this bring light, happiness and purpose to all.
 
Wanted to share updates about i-Saksham’s work with you. In last six months
1.      i-Saksham has reached out to 150 more youth in Jamui and Munger and trained them as community tutors.
2.      i-Saksham has started pilot for year long mentoring of selected youth for improving learning outcomes of the children. Once we get more resource, we will scale this further.
3.      In last six months, we have been witness to stories of change of thoughts, actions, confidence and self-belief. One such story of change is  that of Satyam. He is from the Saksham kendra run by Rukmani, one of our most dedicated Saksham Mitra. She used to walk 3 kms on foot and then 1 hour bus travel for training. Initially, a dull, uninterested boy, the techniques and methods employed by Rukmani is slowly engaging and improving Satyam and many like him. Rukmani is weaving magic. Here is video for one of the activities he is doing. Most of you might feel nostalgic
4.      i-Saksham has been selected for incubation support from IIM Bangalore. This has brought us in contact with a network of impact driven organisations and our work will definitely improve because of this
5. i-Saksham has also been selected for support by Yale Social Entrepreneurship Programme.
Needless to say, you are the force enabling i-Saksham to do its bit.
Best wishes,
i-Saksham Family

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