i-Saksham works in the remote and conflict-ridden areas of Bihar, India. The NGO helps build skills amongst young female edu-leaders, by training them in pedagogy skills and collective leadership skills, to drive educational change in their local communities. These edu-leaders are placed in government schools for 2 years through a fellowship program. They enrich the learning experiences of these underserved children with the use of digital technology, text books, pedagogy and other relevant tools and techniques. At the end of fellowship program, these edu-leaders continue to grow as change agents in their community and as education professionals. They also join a larger cohort to collectively work towards the betterment of the community.Awareness and relief work during Covid-19.
During the pandemic, i-Saksham is conducting programs to educate children and people in the villages in Bihar, on ways to prevent the spread of Covid-19. A large number of these areas have little or no access to medical facilities, and hence it is imperative to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in these areas. Given the unprecedented surge in Covid-19 cases in the last month, i-Saksham is in a race against time, to ensure that these areas have adequate medical supplies and preventive measures in place.
We, at Quantbox Research and Unravel, are fully invested in extending our support to i-Saksham in every way possible, during the pandemic. We will provide essential supplies like oximeters, thermometers, masks, nutrients like zinc and vitamin tablets to these villages. We will also offer a nominal compensation to impacted families, to ensure that the immediate needs of dependents are taken care of in the most severe cases. i-Saksham, through its army of edu-leaders, will train the villagers in these areas, to make the best possible use of these supplies and instruments. To prevent the escalation of the severity of cases, we will also provide telephonic support via doctors-on-call, to address and curb mild to moderate cases.
Fundraiser for i-Saksham’s efforts
Our target through this fundraising initiative is to raise a total of INR 2 million (INR 20 lakhs) through family, friends, and professional networks, as well as directly from Quantbox Research and Unravel. For every rupee you pledge, Quantbox and Unravel will donate an equal amount to the fund.
How the funds will be used -
1) Provision of oxymeters, thermometers, basic vitamins, masks
2) On call doctors for emergencies + general townhall on creating awareness about precautions and preventive care
3) Fund for bereaved families of Covid patients to source medicines or meet other emergency expenses