Why am I fundraising?
To solve India's education problems, we need the best minds & hearts in education. India is facing crisis in its educational sector. Inequity in education is a huge concern - while wealthy Indian children have access to excellent education, their low-income peers continue to lag far behind. Of the 320 million children in India, 4% never go to school, 42% drop out of school before 5th grade and 90% do not get an opportunity to go to college.
Teach For India's mission is to build a movement of leaders who will end educational inequity. Teach For India recruits India's most outstanding college graduates and young professionals and places them as full time teachers in under-resourced schools for two years. In the short run, Teach For India will provide a source of dedicated teachers working tirelessly to expand the educational opportunities available to India's least privileged children.
I am currently teaching a dedicated group of learners in grade 6 at E.C.I. Tondiarpet in Tondiarpet, North Chennai. At Teach For India Chennai, I work every day towards eliminating educational inequity in every way that I can.
Our 2 year Fellowship journey is testimony to our commitment to ensuring all children in our city attain an excellent education.
To continue making the impact we already are on our students, here is a page. We look forward to your unending support in ensuring that we continue to have the most important school based factor impacting students' outcomes (i.e the teachers in a classroom)!
What do I plan to do with the funds?
I will utilise the funds for my day-to day activities such as printing worksheets for the students and various stationery needs of classroom such as charts, boards, maps to name a few.All I need is your help.
Also, due to the recent floods in Chennai, may children have lost close to everything. So, we are trying to help the children in the process of rehabilitation. We would like to help the school which has been badly damaged due to floods.
Here is the list where the money will be utilised:1) Fieldtrip - Rs5000
2) Worksheets- Rs 1000 per month (This includes worksheets for subjects such as Maths and English)
3) Stationery- Rs 4000 (Rs50 per kid)
4) Whiteboard- Rs 500
5) English Dictionary- Rs 5000 (10 numbers)
(Help for Rehabilitation)
In addition to this the money is will be utilised for Chennai flood rehabilitation work:
The following are the list of items which we require for the hostel students:
Name of the item
Price (approx per quantity)
Pencil, Eraser, Sharpener and Pen