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UDAAN - Help My Students Spread Their Wings and Soar!

Hello,

I am Himanshi Banthia and I am a fellow at Teach For India. I teach 20 amazing seventh graders in Government High Primary School(GHPS), Iblur, Bangalore.
My students come from low-income families where both the parents go to work and often leave all the house responsibilities to students, especially girls. A number of my students encounter hardships and observe domestic violence. Despite these odds, you will find that these students turn up to school everyday and try to give their best.

I have always found their approach to life inspirational and I hope to make a small difference by providing them with excellent education. There are 3 themes around which I have structured my crowdfunding campaign which I believe will create maximum impact in the lives of my students in the short to medium term.

Computer Lab

My students are filled with curiosity whenever they observe me working on a laptop. At their age, it is important to show them that learning to build something new using computers is easy and a fun activity. Steve Jobs began in his garage, my students don’t have one so a computer lab ought to do.

I intend to set a mini computer lab in my government school. Rather than teaching them Word or Paint, I want to introduce them to the fundamentals of programming. My curriculum will focus on teaching them MIT Scratch which will improve their critical thinking, problem solving and let them create their own magic!

Requirements: The school already has two desktops but one of them is often reserved for office use. I am planning to augment these with 4 laptops which will additionally help in solving for power and space constraints that we often face. I will require 4G dongles with appropriate top-ups. Printouts of curriculum material, worksheets, etc will supplement the learning in lab.

Field Trips

Educational excursions help bridge the gap between classroom learning and real world. Public schools like mine often lack the funding to organize such field trips for the students.

There are myriads of opportunities that exist in Bangalore ranging from Planetarium, Science Museum, HAL Museum, ice-cream factories(who says trips cannot be fun!) and so many more. I also intend to take my students to the office of one of the startups/MNC in Bangalore.

Trips like these broaden the minds of students and give them memories that act as a source of inspiration. I need your help to make this possible for my students at GHPS, Ibblur.

Requirements: I am looking at taking students to 2 field trips. It will cost around Rs. 500/child/trip.

Books

Reading quality books not only improve and expand their language skills but also opens for them a gateway to another world of imagination and creativity. This will enable me to foster a love for reading in my students.

Requirements: I want to provide them with books from three categories: Classics, biographies and course books. Tentatively, I am looking at getting a set of 15 books for Harry Potter Part 1, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Through my eyes and NCERT books for Math, Science and English

Cost Breakdown

Theme
Estimated Cost
Computer Lab Setup + Material
95000
Field Trips
25000
Books
20000

Every donation matters!

The inspiring story of Helen Keller, a deaf-blind whose life was transformed with education and who later became a prolific author is well known and inspirational in so many ways. What is a lesser known fact is that it was made possible by donations from other people who saw the potential and nurtured it.
 
As Helen Keller has aptly put, “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much”

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14th September 2019
Dear Supporters,

Learning graph of my kids was exponential in last one month and this all was possible because of your contribution. Students have thoroughly enjoyed reading "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and were able to apply all the concepts which they had learnt in their RC lessons like identifying character traits, outlining main events, establishing cause and effect relationships, etc. by using reading strategies. More importantly, some of the students have developed a love for reading. 5 students in my class have already read 3 books in last one month which is a big success given that they had never read any novel prior to this.

Students were thrilled to watch Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Movie. They were able to compare the book with the movie and come up with some marvelous observations.

Having laptops in the classroom has played a critical role in promoting independent learning and team work. Now, students are enthusiastic to explore and arrive at answers on their own rather than being dependent on the teacher.

Once again this all was possible with your generous contribution!
I will be procuring 2 more laptops in next few days and will start coding classes from next month.
Dear Supporters,

Learning graph of my kids was exponential in last one month and this all was possible because of your contribution. Students have thoroughly enjoyed reading "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and were able to apply all the concepts which they had learnt in their RC lessons like identifying character traits, outlining main events, establishing cause and effect relationships, etc. by using reading strategies. More importantly, some of the students have developed a love for reading. 5 students in my class have already read 3 books in last one month which is a big success given that they had never read any novel prior to this.

Students were thrilled to watch Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Movie. They were able to compare the book with the movie and come up with some marvelous observations.

Having laptops in the classroom has played a critical role in promoting independent learning and team work. Now, students are enthusiastic to explore and arrive at answers on their own rather than being dependent on the teacher.

Once again this all was possible with your generous contribution!
I will be procuring 2 more laptops in next few days and will start coding classes from next month.
13th August 2019
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for contributing so generously for this cause.
To begin with, I have procured English dictionaries and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" books for my class. They are thoroughly enjoying reading it and engage in character assessment as well as vocabulary-building.

By the end of this week, I am planning to buy 2 laptops for the class and take it forward from there. I will keep this campaign updated with new developments.
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for contributing so generously for this cause.
To begin with, I have procured English dictionaries and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" books for my class. They are thoroughly enjoying reading it and engage in character assessment as well as vocabulary-building.

By the end of this week, I am planning to buy 2 laptops for the class and take it forward from there. I will keep this campaign updated with new developments.
25th July 2019
Dear Supporters,

Here's a quick update:

My students participated in International Changemaker Olympiad and won 1st prize in Social Innovation category. They started an initiative called Building as A Learning Aid, where they used the school building spaces to teach Maths.


My students are change-makers for a better future. Please help me to equip them with the required skillset and basic facilities which every student deserves.  Thanks!
Dear Supporters,

Here's a quick update:

My students participated in International Changemaker Olympiad and won 1st prize in Social Innovation category. They started an initiative called Building as A Learning Aid, where they used the school building spaces to teach Maths.


My students are change-makers for a better future. Please help me to equip them with the required skillset and basic facilities which every student deserves.  Thanks!
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Rs.111,173 raised

Goal: Rs.140,000

Beneficiary: Himanshi Banthia info_outline

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Supporters (28)

DK
DEEPANSHU donated $14.81
pradeepha
pradeepha donated Rs.500
Monika
Monika donated Rs.3,500

Himanshi you are doing a great job! Onwards and upwards

Monika
Monika donated Rs.3,500
nikhil
nikhil donated Rs.1,000
J
Johris donated Rs.1,000