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Help Children in Difficult Areas in Getting Quality Education

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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.

What is the current scale of i-Saksham and future plans?

As of today we i-Saksham has trained more than 1,000 youth.  i-Saksham has started an i-Saksham Fellowship wherein we are working with high potential trained youth for a longer term period. Some of them are running their own learning centres while some of them are teaching in Government schools.i-Saksham aspires to build community of 10,000 community educators and cover 1 Million children  by 2025 along with building a sustainable and an expandable model.

How can you help?

We plan to raise INR 3.5 Million to be arranged through family, friends and their network. This money will be used towards establishing learning centres, buying android tablets  (INR 10,000 for tablets and accessories) and towards logistics costs for training and mentoring the learning centre.

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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25th October 2020
We are excited to bring this extremely interesting opportunity by TFIx.
(TFIx is a year long incubation program for education entrepreneurs who want to adopt Teach For India’s Fellowship Model into their own context.)

Ravi, the CEO and co-founder of i-Saksham would be sharing the experience of work during the covid crisis in a webinar on 26th Oct evening.

Engage with our speakers Shaheen Mistri (CEO & Founder of Teach For India) and Ravi Dhanuka (Co-Founder, iSaksham Education Foundation) who will share how they made meaning of an ambiguous and changing landscape, to make strategic decisions, and igniting commitment from those they lead.

Date & Time: 26th October 2020; 5:30pm - 6:30pm

If you are interested please do REGISTER HERE:
https://forms.gle/xaoSMNXhzqcf1miZ8
We are excited to bring this extremely interesting opportunity by TFIx.
(TFIx is a year long incubation program for education entrepreneurs who want to adopt Teach For India’s Fellowship Model into their own context.)

Ravi, the CEO and co-founder of i-Saksham would be sharing the experience of work during the covid crisis in a webinar on 26th Oct evening.

Engage with our speakers Shaheen Mistri (CEO & Founder of Teach For India) and Ravi Dhanuka (Co-Founder, iSaksham Education Foundation) who will share how they made meaning of an ambiguous and changing landscape, to make strategic decisions, and igniting commitment from those they lead.

Date & Time: 26th October 2020; 5:30pm - 6:30pm

If you are interested please do REGISTER HERE:
https://forms.gle/xaoSMNXhzqcf1miZ8
30th April 2020

i-Saksham: Experiencing the power of community!
Dear All,

We hope that you and your near-dear ones are safe and healthy. This update is to share with you how our edu-leaders* and community have inspired us in this time of crisis and transformed the ways education is reaching children at home in deep interior pockets of Munger (most affected in Bihar State), and Jamui Districts of Bihar. We seek your support to circulate this update among relevant networks for exploring collaboration opportunities and ideas for further innovative ways.
Step 1: Assessing the ground situation
Our team did a telephonic survey of about 500 parents to check how the community is faring and the status of learning among children. We learned that:


Step 2: Designing delivery for maximum impact: i-Saksham took the following approach:



Edu-leaders teaching over the
 phone for 2 hours every day.
                     
                      Children being assisted by parents.
                                                         
                                                                       
                                              Encouraging self-learning
Step 3: Creative initiatives by edu-leaders

a. Storytelling through phone

Sonam, a fellowship alumna took the initiative to narrate stories to her students through the phone.
After narrating stories to them, she gives writing and drawing based homework to children to express their learning.

b. Teaching mathematics online

Praveen, an edu-leader from the second batch of fellowship convinced parents to share smartphones with children for at least 2 hours/day.
He is now making them solve mathematics exercises through phone/video calls.

c. Distributing worksheets through Kirana store

Anshu, an edu-leader came up with an amazingly innovative idea of distributing worksheets to the parents of her students through her father's Kirana store.

Learning and way forward

Such times push us to the wider limits of our imagination. The challenge is immense, and there can be no substitute for the in-person classroom learning. Our community is taking all the possible efforts in the event of school close-downs and limited internet availability.

We took an integrated approach to train our edu-leaders, give them access to digital content, prepare structured lesson plans, and involve caregivers.

We look forward to your suggestions on strengthening the approach further.




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* Edu-leader is a youth from the local community who undergo a two-year i-Saksham fellowship program. They teach in nearby govt schools as a fellow volunteer daily for 2-3 hours, and work with the community to enhance their participation and ownership in the educational outcomes of children.

i-Saksham: Experiencing the power of community!
Dear All,

We hope that you and your near-dear ones are safe and healthy. This update is to share with you how our edu-leaders* and community have inspired us in this time of crisis and transformed the ways education is reaching children at home in deep interior pockets of Munger (most affected in Bihar State), and Jamui Districts of Bihar. We seek your support to circulate this update among relevant networks for exploring collaboration opportunities and ideas for further innovative ways.
Step 1: Assessing the ground situation
Our team did a telephonic survey of about 500 parents to check how the community is faring and the status of learning among children. We learned that:


Step 2: Designing delivery for maximum impact: i-Saksham took the following approach:



Edu-leaders teaching over the
 phone for 2 hours every day.
                     
                      Children being assisted by parents.
                                                         
                                                                       
                                              Encouraging self-learning
Step 3: Creative initiatives by edu-leaders

a. Storytelling through phone

Sonam, a fellowship alumna took the initiative to narrate stories to her students through the phone.
After narrating stories to them, she gives writing and drawing based homework to children to express their learning.

b. Teaching mathematics online

Praveen, an edu-leader from the second batch of fellowship convinced parents to share smartphones with children for at least 2 hours/day.
He is now making them solve mathematics exercises through phone/video calls.

c. Distributing worksheets through Kirana store

Anshu, an edu-leader came up with an amazingly innovative idea of distributing worksheets to the parents of her students through her father's Kirana store.

Learning and way forward

Such times push us to the wider limits of our imagination. The challenge is immense, and there can be no substitute for the in-person classroom learning. Our community is taking all the possible efforts in the event of school close-downs and limited internet availability.

We took an integrated approach to train our edu-leaders, give them access to digital content, prepare structured lesson plans, and involve caregivers.

We look forward to your suggestions on strengthening the approach further.




_________________________________
* Edu-leader is a youth from the local community who undergo a two-year i-Saksham fellowship program. They teach in nearby govt schools as a fellow volunteer daily for 2-3 hours, and work with the community to enhance their participation and ownership in the educational outcomes of children.
14th February 2020
Dear All,

i-Saksham will be completing 5 years of formal existence on this 24th of March.

We are organising an event at Jamalpur, Munger, Bihar on this occasion. Your presence will encourage the team. Please see if you can make it.

How to reach Jamalpur
By Air:One can fly to Patna and then take a 4 hour road trip to Jamalpur.
By train: There are a number of trains from Delhi/Kolkata to Jamalpur. Alternatively, one can take trains to Patna and then to Jamalpur.

Please provide us information about your travel plans at this link.

Looking forward to see you in Jamalpur. 
Dear All,

i-Saksham will be completing 5 years of formal existence on this 24th of March.

We are organising an event at Jamalpur, Munger, Bihar on this occasion. Your presence will encourage the team. Please see if you can make it.

How to reach Jamalpur
By Air:One can fly to Patna and then take a 4 hour road trip to Jamalpur.
By train: There are a number of trains from Delhi/Kolkata to Jamalpur. Alternatively, one can take trains to Patna and then to Jamalpur.

Please provide us information about your travel plans at this link.

Looking forward to see you in Jamalpur. 
Rs.7,549 raised

Goal: Rs.50,000

Beneficiary: i-Saksham Educa... info_outline
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