I am fundraising to help children in naxal affected area in getting quality education

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24th June 2016
Hi All,
A useful update and a request.
i-Saksham has got 80G certification and your contributions as elgibile for tax exemptions as per Income tax Act.

Please see the screenshot.
1. Please login into Milaap
2. Go to Dashboard at right top
3. From 'My receipts', please click on 'Tax Exemption receipt'



Generally, one does file tax returns till July, please use it before that.

Thanks,
Team i-Saksham

Update 28th March

Mail from Milaap
Hi Aditya,
In less than 5 days, all the matching funds from our Impact Partners have been availed.
The total amount available for matching of Rs 50 Lakhs has been exhausted. 
We are no longer matching the amounts(2X) on campaigns, but we encourage you to keep supporting the campaigns.
We hope to run more of such initiatives in the near future.

_____________

Milaap is matching the donations made to i-Saksham, till 31st of March. Good opportunity to double the impact!!


Here is an End of Year update on the progress made from June 2015.
http://isaksham.blogspot.com/2016/01/end-of-2015-update-and-new-year-wishes.html

NRIs can also donate as per this link from Ministry of Home Affairs (see question 8).

http://mha1.nic.in/pdfs/ForeigD-ForeigD-FCRA_FAQs.pdf

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 50 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 lakh 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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Rs.877,619
raised of Rs.1,000,000 goal

230 Supporters

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Supporters (230)

Mitesh
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