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Ensure the right to quality online education of school children in MH!

"We live in a small and remote village. Our school is a very small school. But I was very confident that I would get good education and become successful in life with the help of my school and teachers. 

But Corona disturbed everything here, schools too were closed. I was feeling hopeless because my parents couldn't afford online education. It's too costly for us. I didn't know how would I compete with other students who have expensive e-learning resources.", says Payal an ambitious school girl from Patole Wasti, Beed.

"शाळा बंद होत्या, तरी आम्ही सगळे 'व्ही-स्कूल' वापरून अभ्यास करत होतो, यात खूपच सोप्या पद्धतीने शिकवलं आहे. माझ्या शिक्षणाचं आता काय होणार, ही माझी काळजीच 'व्ही स्कूल'मुळे दूर झाली."  पोलीस अधिकारी होण्याचं स्वप्न पाहणारी पायल आत्मविश्वासाने हे बोलत होती.


'Vowels of the People Association' identified such challenges and introduced VSchool - A free online education platform! Lakhs of students like Payal are using it for free and feeling empowered and dignified while building a better future for their families.

‘व्ही स्कूल’ काय आहे?
'व्ही स्कूल' हा ऑनलाईन शिक्षणासाठीचा मोफत प्लॅटफॉर्म आहे. येथे इयत्ता १ ली ते १० वीचा सर्व अभ्यासक्रम मराठी भाषेत उपलब्ध आहे. मागील सहा महिन्यांत 'व्ही-स्कूल'ला १० लाखांहून अधिक वापरकर्त्यांनी ८० लाखांपेक्षा जास्तवेळा भेट दिली आहे. पैसे नाहीत या कारणाने कोणीही आता ऑनलाईन शिक्षणापासून वंचित राहणार नाही आणि प्रत्येक विद्यार्थी त्याच्या उज्ज्वल भविष्यासाठी सज्ज असेल. हा प्रकल्प सुरू ठेवण्यासाठी आम्हाला मदत करा.

तुम्ही दिलेल्या देणगीएवढी रक्कम आम्हाला मोरडे फूड्स प्रा. लि. यांच्याकडूनही मदत मिळेल. उदा. तुम्ही रु.१००० ची मदत केली तर प्रत्यक्षात व्हिस्कुलसाठी रु.२००० उभे राहतील.


What is V-School?
VSchool is an online platform designed to address the challenges faced by rural children to provides free online educational resources to students studying in Marathi and Semi English medium from 1st to 10th standard.
  • VSchool has received more than 80 Lakh page views by more than 10 Lakh users in the last 6 months.
  • VSchool is currently in website format. An android app will be launched in Jan 2021.
  • It is highly replicable, scalable yet customizable. 

VSchool features
We made sure, that V-School will be equally useful even after Covid-19 pandemic situation. V-School is designed to address the challenges faced by rural students:

  • It uses Marathi and local dialects for instructions
  • Multiple users can use a single mobile device
  • Requires low internet speed
  • Offline use is possible
  • Easy to use – simple dropdown to choose a lesson, one page one lesson.

How girl students are affected:
Due to Covid -19 education went online and that became a hurdle for millions of non-affording parents’ children. Girl students are facing even more challenges as their education and spending on their education is usually not a priority of parents, furthermore, they are not allowed to use personal mobiles or tablets. VSchool is ensuring that every schoolchild gets good online education at no cost.
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Quality Education:

  • VSchool is not just a collection of videos. It consists of multiple learning media like PPTs, worksheets, audios, images, animated images, online tests, etc.
  • Expert teachers from various Zila Parishad are building this educational content.
  • Every lesson is linked with the daily life of students with suitable examples and activities
  • Local teachers have an active role in it. Students are encouraged to interact with them and get feedback.

VSchool in News:1. The Indian Express (front page) 
4. Other news articles here

Support Needed:
VSchool is appreciated by many government officials, education experts, and also many TV and Film stars. This is a mammoth project for us with a more than 75 Lakh Budget and 25 Lakh student beneficiaries. We have raised 12 Lakhs earlier. We urge you to come forward and donate to this noble cause.

Our Expenditure :
VSchool is partially supported by Morde Foods Pvt. Ltd. They are providing a matching donation to this campaign.

About VOPA:
Vowels of the People Association is a registered section 8 company working in rural Maharashtra to make school education more effective and efficient to provide a joyful and meaningful learning experience to the students. We provide facilitation, guidance, training and other support to educational institutes and schools working at the grass-root level.

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5th March 2021
VSchool Project Updates:
1. The VSchool android app and content creation interface are in progress. We could launch both at the end of March 2021.

2. The back-end (content creation interface) is ready for uploading the educational content in the app. The login page is as follows. We would be happy to give you a demo about it if you like.

3.The invoices for the cost incurred for the tech development in the last 4-months are as follows:
 




VSchool Project Updates:
1. The VSchool android app and content creation interface are in progress. We could launch both at the end of March 2021.

2. The back-end (content creation interface) is ready for uploading the educational content in the app. The login page is as follows. We would be happy to give you a demo about it if you like.

3.The invoices for the cost incurred for the tech development in the last 4-months are as follows:
 




11th February 2021
VSchool Project Updates:

1. The VSchool android app and content creation interface is in progress. We could launch both at the end of March 2021.

2. We have tied up with Osmanabad DIET to receive the best teachers from the district to develop contextual e-learning content. The teacher training and content development is already started. This has been made possible with great support by Resp. Koustubh Divegaonkar (District Collector, Osmanabad)

3. Two of our young supporters chose to cut down some of the extra costs involved in their individual marriage ceremony and donated huge amounts to VSchool.

We congratulate Ranjan Gajre for donating 80K to VSchool. We also congratulate Harshit Thole for donating 21K for VSchool. Both of you have demonstrated a progressive and courageous act. We thank you for your help and wish you a very healthy and happy married life.
4. We can't express enough gratitude in words towards Mr. Deepak Palshikar (Datar Classes). He has been a great supporter and mentor to us. Vedh network has helped us raise funds with his help.

5. VSchool is guided and monitored by Edumentum and Unltd India. Mr.Sanjay Purohit is closely observing the progress and providing necessary inputs.

6. The journey and idea of Vschool are recently published by 'Bol Bhidu' a leading online news portal in Marathi.

7. Few volunteers from a leading multinational IT company are helping us with some part of technology development at no cost. Mr. Inayat sir has helped us in this regard.

 8. We require more volunteers. We welcome you if you wish to help us with educational content creation. Just ping us and we will do the rest.

More updates: https://www.facebook.com/contact.vopa/
VSchool Project Updates:

1. The VSchool android app and content creation interface is in progress. We could launch both at the end of March 2021.

2. We have tied up with Osmanabad DIET to receive the best teachers from the district to develop contextual e-learning content. The teacher training and content development is already started. This has been made possible with great support by Resp. Koustubh Divegaonkar (District Collector, Osmanabad)

3. Two of our young supporters chose to cut down some of the extra costs involved in their individual marriage ceremony and donated huge amounts to VSchool.

We congratulate Ranjan Gajre for donating 80K to VSchool. We also congratulate Harshit Thole for donating 21K for VSchool. Both of you have demonstrated a progressive and courageous act. We thank you for your help and wish you a very healthy and happy married life.
4. We can't express enough gratitude in words towards Mr. Deepak Palshikar (Datar Classes). He has been a great supporter and mentor to us. Vedh network has helped us raise funds with his help.

5. VSchool is guided and monitored by Edumentum and Unltd India. Mr.Sanjay Purohit is closely observing the progress and providing necessary inputs.

6. The journey and idea of Vschool are recently published by 'Bol Bhidu' a leading online news portal in Marathi.

7. Few volunteers from a leading multinational IT company are helping us with some part of technology development at no cost. Mr. Inayat sir has helped us in this regard.

 8. We require more volunteers. We welcome you if you wish to help us with educational content creation. Just ping us and we will do the rest.

More updates: https://www.facebook.com/contact.vopa/
15th January 2021
Dear Supporters,

Thank you so much for your contribution to this program. With your help, we have been able to reach to to students across the Maharashtra. Recently, we have collaborated with the Osmanabad district Education depaetment for content creation. More than 50 qualified teachers from Osmanabad DIET will be assisting in content creation.

We will be launching a mobile application for the same learning platform. It will be very convinient to use for students. Please continue to support and share the campaign.

Thank you.
Dear Supporters,

Thank you so much for your contribution to this program. With your help, we have been able to reach to to students across the Maharashtra. Recently, we have collaborated with the Osmanabad district Education depaetment for content creation. More than 50 qualified teachers from Osmanabad DIET will be assisting in content creation.

We will be launching a mobile application for the same learning platform. It will be very convinient to use for students. Please continue to support and share the campaign.

Thank you.
Rs.907,912 raised

Goal: Rs.2,500,000

55 Days to go

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Beneficiary: VOPA info_outline
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Morde Foods Pvt Ltd donated Rs.100

Matching payment towards Onkar’s contribution

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Onkar donated Rs.100
MF
Morde Foods Pvt Ltd donated Rs.24,000

Matching payment towards Shilpa’s contribution

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Shilpa donated Rs.24,000
MF
Morde Foods Pvt Ltd donated Rs.1,000

Matching payment towards Shilpa’s contribution

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Shilpa donated Rs.1,000