In the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of children across India have been left more vulnerable than before. We are raisings funds for the Deepak Foundation and aiding their effort to safeguard children adversely impacted by the crisis. All funds collected will go directly to the foundation and will be utilized towards meetings institutional needs, providing education material and holistic development of children. This year given the circumstances, we appeal to all our educators’ friends to come forward and donate towards this cause in this time of grave need. Your donation will go a long way in supporting children. We urge you to donate with an open heart-no contribution is too small.
Introduction of Organization:-
Deepak Foundation first began in 1982, as a Corporate Social Responsibility initiative of Deepak Nitrite Limited, with a vision to provide healthcare facilities to the families of workers and local communities residing in the industrial area of Nandesari. Over the years Deepak Foundation has expanded its operations to cover not only healthcare facilities but also embarked on various projects to empower women, provide supplementary education and build capacities of varied less privileged remote communities.
Vision: Empowering under privileged and unreached communities to ensure holistic development, economic stability and a life of dignity
Mission: Creating a socially inclusive and sustainable environment among the underprivileged and unreached communities by providing health care, education, capacity building and livelihood opportunities. We envisage a world free for distress, disease, deprivation, exploitation and subjugation, ensuring the overall wellbeing of the family, society and community Deepak Foundation, a Corporate Social Responsibility of Deepak Group, was initiated in 1982. The Foundation implements its activities in close collaboration with communities, government, national and international non-profit organization, research and academic institutions, and networks of civil society organizations (CSOs), including corporate sector.
Remedial Inputs to bridge learning gaps:-
According to, National Education Policy 2020 aims to address the growing developmental imperatives of our country. This Policy proposes the revision and revamping of all aspects of the education structure, including its regulation and governance, to create a new system aligned with SDG4, while building upon India’s traditions and value systems.
Further, the COVID-19 outbreak has completely disrupted children’s lives. According to “Azim Premji University (APU) study about “loss of learning during pandemic”. Prolonged school closure amid the pandemic has had a significant negative impact on younger children, found by the study. Schools in India have been closed since March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Even as some states have opened up again, only children from Class 6 to 12 are allowed to enter schools as of now. Children in classes up to 5 are still not allowed to return to school. The APU study conducted in January’21 focused on this group, which has missed classes in school for nearly a year now.On average, 92 per cent children have lost at least one specific language ability and 82 per cent have lost at least one specific mathematical ability from the previous year across classes 2-6, found the study. Over 16,000 school children were surveyed for the study across five states.
Objective of Project: To bridge the gaps between the current state of learning outcomes must be bridged through undertaking major reforms that bring the highest quality, equity, and integrity into the education system to improve learning outcomes of language and mathematic of primary schools children.
Key Activities and Interventions:-
- Enroll children 6-15 years with support from parents to participate in the program
- Provide variety of books and reading materials as per age and grade appropriate at doorsteps through Mobile vehicle
- Organize learning sessions on languages through storytelling, reading and creative ways of narrating stories, and other relevant activities to develop various competencies
- Impart skills training to community volunteers-Vidya Sathis (men and women) to impart reading competencies among children
- Develop teaching and learning material (workbook) and tools to support children learning processes as per age and grade appropriate.
- Vidya Sathi would regularly plan and conduct 16 remedial sessions in a month with the help of instructional modules. And children would get an opportunity to learn through play way methods to improve their language and mathematics competencies as per age and grade appropriate, etc.