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Help Odisha's Rancho provide innovative Education to Rural students
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    from Cuttack, Odisha

Anil Pradhan, a 23-year young revolutionary Educationist from Odisha has been imparting free education to the less privileged children of the rural Odisha through innovation and technology in the school curriculum. His school – International Public School For Rural Innovation, which is a unit of Navonmesh Prasar Foundation provides STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) based education and experimental learning to the students in 42Mouza (an island of 42 villages).

Mr Anil Pradhan – born and brought up at 42 Mouza, Cuttack – as a village school student, used to cycle 12 km every day to reach school since there were none in his area. His cycle would bear the brunt of uneven roads and as a result, would give him trouble. The chain on his cycle was a frequent offender that would rust and act up. He would fix it in his ingenious way (and which doesn’t mean oiling the chain). It was during these moments that the 23-year-old feels his journey of innovating started.
Then came various school projects and later admission to Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT – formerly UCE) and their technical societies helped Anil to move a step closer to innovation. Not only the college was an enabler, but the seniors helped him a lot. College put to test Mr Anil Pradhan’s capabilities and he aced every challenge that came his way. He made news for being a part of the team that built the first student’s satellite in Asia, to monitor the Hirakud Dam (the longest man-made dam in the world). He has also helped design a robot that could climb electric poles and do tasks otherwise deemed too dangerous for humans.
In October 2014, during his third year of engineering, Mr Anil Pradhan started implementing his idea of innovation school named – International Public School For Rural Innovation in a Village Baral in Odisha. In 2015, the first academic session with just three students started, intending to educate and bring forward the rural areas of our country. A resident of Baral himself, Anil had moved to Bhopal when he was about 11 owing to his father’s transferable job. Despite studying in English medium school in Odisha, he was denied admission in one of the convent school of Bhopal because of his average English-speaking skills. This was his first encounter with the gap between the quality of education available in rural and urban India.
Keeping in mind all the experiences encountered as a child, he focused on making his school much more compatible with its students. Although the school follows the same syllabus and curriculum as the Odisha’s Board of Secondary Education, it employs innovation and technology in its methodology. It is a first such school in Odisha which focuses on S.T.E.M. Education and has implemented alternative education and experiential learning in its teaching methods. Since then the school has been actively spreading experimental learning to poor rural and urban children and teachers in India through programs which involve hands-on learning methodologies.

Anil's team is now looking forward to your contribution to provide well-equipped classrooms, quality educators and learning spaces to teach less-privileged kids at one of the remote locations in India.

For Direct Account Transfer:
Account Holder: Navonmesh Prasar Foundation
Account Number:38799157440
IFSC Code: SBIN0004414
Contact Number: +91-7801996714

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