Samarthya: Transforming Governance of Government Schools | Milaap
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Samarthya: Transforming Governance of Government Schools
11%
Raised
Rs.10,500
of Rs.1,00,000
6 supporters
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    Created by

    Sidharth Chopra
  • AF

    This fundraiser will benefit

    Association For Equitable Educational Spaces

    from Delhi

80G tax benefits for INR donations


What do we need from you?
We raised 5 Lakhs last year. This year we are continuing our campaign to raise an additional INR 10 Lakhs which is a part of our total budget to work with 400 parents in Delhi and the Sonipat District of Haryana. We are equipping parents with the knowledge and skills required to demand quality education. 


What will the money be used for?
We conduct 10 formal interactions with each parent we work within a year Each of these interaction costs INR 250 per parent. The testimonial below exemplifies what do these sessions lead to.


Why Samarthya?
Samarthya was co-founded in May 2016 to ensure every child gets a free and quality education as promised under the Right To Education Act  (RTE Act). 

As per UDISE, only 13% schools comply with the basic yet mandatory norms and standards laid down in the Right To Education Act. We see a large scope and need for our work.  You can read more about why Samarthya was started in this Logical Indian article.

Our Belief:
We believe that shared ownership and inclusive governance of public institutions leads to better representation and better outcomes. Citizens need to be provided with the information and tools they need to ensure that their interests are represented by responsible, accountable leaders. 
If SMC members in particular and the local community, in general, are provided with the information and tools to represent their interests and to hold their leaders to their word, they can truly transform a broken social contract that fails the majority of our children in schools across the country. Kids in under-resourced public schools expect more from us as citizens than just exercising our right to vote.

Our work:
We are among the few organizations in India that are doing intensive work with School Management Committees (SMCs). These SMCs mandatorily consist of 75% parents and the main role of the SMC is to monitor the implementation of the Right To Education Act. Last year we worked with 14 SMCs in Delhi. Apart from Delhi we are also working in Sonipat. We are/ have been incubated by Teach For India, UnLtd India, and Edumentum.
 
In the short term, we want to active platforms for local dialogue and collective action.
In the long term, we want to create a culture of shared owner ownership around government schools.

Who are we?
Samarthya is led by Teach For India, BITS Pilani Goa, IIT Alumni. The team has a collective work experience of 20 years in the social sector.


We are currently incubated by:
                                                                                                                                                                
                    
Please donate if you connect to the cause or share our belief that informed and equipped parents are going to change the education landscape for the better.  You can read more about Samarthya on our website: www.samarthya.co or https://bit.ly/2MKhLT4

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