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Problem statement:
The key problem that SRI (Self Reliant India) seeks to address is the problem of “Ineffective school environment and Unsupportive home & community environment” which results in poor student learning outcome.
Creating equitable society by helping underprivileged section to avail the opportunities meant for them through education.
Our mission is to transform education system through building community ownership towards public education.

SRI works towards their vision with their first Project – 'Nanhe Kalam'. Nanhe Kalam focuses on creating role models from the community. These role models are community students going to government primary schools and are preparing for the Navodaya* secondary school Exams.  *Navodaya Vidyalaya System is a unique experiment unparalleled in the annals of school education in India and elsewhere. Its significance lies in the selection of talented rural students as the target group and the attempt to provide them with quality education comparable to the best in a residential school system.      
Project Overview:          
SRI is currently working with 200 students in the Rewari District of Haryana. One of our students, Kashish is a bright student studying in grade 5th of a Govt. school inQutubpur, Rewari. Kashish, a bright girl and one of the potential students who can crack the exam. Kashish a student residing in nearby slums where her dad is a daily wage labourer and her mom is housewife. With 3 other siblings she will most probably drop-out after class 8 due to financial constraint and exposure. She has opted to appear in the entrance exam of the government-owned Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya chain of schools to access to better quality of education, which will lead to a better quality of life for her and her family.To prepare for the entrance exams, she and 200 others are regularly attending class’s post-school hours taught by SRI volunteers. These volunteer-teachers have been receiving a small fixed amount as monthly stipend.
Way Forward
In past 8 months the different tests we took at regular intervals has shown that there has been an increase of 30% in student learning outcomes. The average score of the class going up has given us the hope of increase of potential candidates for selection. Our workshop with volunteers has helped us to identify the gaps in schools and their communities and what strengths should be built of volunteers for better classroom management. Learning’s from past 8 months has helped us to reinstate the vision of ours that community partnerships and ownership can be seen as a sustainable way of going ahead. As a result in one of the villages, a village samiti has been created where all the stakeholders (Sarpanch, parents, children, nearby companies) come together to solve the issues of the school. Already a village meeting has been there and they have pooled RS.70, 000 for up-gradation of school.
Need for Crowd Funding:
Everything was on track but then the Govt. postponed the exams by from February 10th to April 21st. This extension was not planned for and now we do not have the sufficient funds to support our volunteer-teachers. This is directly impacting the student’s preparation. If we are not able to raise the required funds, all the hard work done over the past 8 months will be lost. With your support this will not happen. Your kind contribution of INR 1000/- or more will help enable volunteer-teachers to continue preparing Kashish and her friends.
Visit of Mr. Pankaj (DC Rewari) to one of our Centre.
Visit of Mr. Pankaj (DC Rewari) to one of our Centre.
Inauguration of project Nanhe Kalam by Dr. Yash Garg (DC Rewari).
Inauguration of project Nanhe Kalam by Dr. Yash Garg (DC Rewari).
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14th May 2018
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your love and support.

It’s been a great learning journey for us with the support of yours. Your contributions not only motivated us but also helped us in creating group of individuals who are motivated to be part of change process.
Your contributions have helped us in our process of creating role models from the community.

Our students have appeared in their test on 21st April and we are hoping that we could achieve the goal that we have set of as many selections of students which would result in role model creation.
Our first cohorts of volunteers (24) have completed their 9 months of classroom interaction and have gained confidence through the different capacity Building workshops to become an aware teacher. To felicitate their efforts and appreciate them we are also planning to organize a convocation ceremony for them.

Soon we would be starting our 2nd drive of identification and selection of volunteers for the next session.We hope our bond to work in creating role models in the community and making more self-reliant individuals would become stronger by time.

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Supporters (56)

Anonymous donated Rs.501
28 days ago
Chiranjivi donated Rs.600
about 1 month ago

All the Best suri and team, for your Great Initiative.

Anonymous donated Rs.1,100
about 1 month ago

all the best

Anonymous donated Rs.1,100
about 1 month ago

All the best!!

Avijit donated Rs.1,500
about 1 month ago

Best of luck students and team! :)

Sunakshi donated Rs.500
about 2 months ago

Go Biswaa!!