We at “Geeks up” are a team of 5 who strive to create a better world by accelerating the creativity of young minds by inspiring them with real world problems and step by step approach towards solution. Technology may be seen as a driver for both power and legitimacy. The fourth industrial revolution, which is happening right now, is also a revolution of values. What we need today are innovative leaders who not only understand the complexities of technology, but who also innovatively use this technology to promote a global culture of genuine human encounter that meets the legitimate needs of all people. Technology should serve the case of human progress, and we are focused on extending the ladder of opportunity through “Out of box” program to students who are leaders of future.
We firmly believe that “changes must start today; not tomorrow” and if the young generation is given an opportunity to learn new technologies and platform to crack the untouched societal problems using technology, a better world can be created.
What we do:
“If you think in terms of a year, Plant a seed;
If in terms of ten years, plant trees;
If in terms of 100 years, teach the people”
There are disruptive changes in business models every five years. “However, the curriculum and practices in institutes have not kept pace, rendering them irrelevant. Not all education institutes are making that extra effort to equip the students for modern organizations.”
The skill sets required have also changed. Industries now requires higher levels of leading-edge skills like cloud analytics, robotics, process automation, and so on, and graduates of the day do not always come qualified.
We at Geeks up through “Out of Box” program dedicate our week in giving a level playing field for students from Tier-II & Tier-III towns to explore their acumen and test their boundaries of profession in finding a solution to a real life problem which is connected with the society. In a way we help them to change their thought process and design thinking process which the industry requires.
We seed them the idea of entrepreneurship by taking them through the stages of
- picking up a right problem statement,
- idea pitching,
- market research,
- designing digital portfolio,
- various business laws,
- interaction with NASSCOM 10K startups,
- Technical mentorship by industrial experts to come up with possible solution to their problem statements.
Our Journey so far:
We have mentored 600+ students through “OUT OF BOX” program for the past one year.We started with a single batch in a month. The overwhelming interest from students pushed us to increase three batches a month. We had a successful journey so far. The support from NASSCOM team, Bangalore in providing us the venue for “OUT OF BOX” is priceless.
“The right to gender justice underpins all of our work”
- We made Asia book of records for making 2100 + girl students of Mahendra College of Engineering, Namakkal, Tamilnadu to create their own digital portfolio.
- 50 girl students from Mahendra College of Engineering, Namakkal, Tamilnadu had attended “Out of Box” event.
- Students got placed in Multinational companies.
- Problem statements which were prepared by students converted into business ideas.
Our plans for the upcoming year:
- We have planned to reach a minimum student base of 120 for the year 2018.
- Provide excellent resources, worksheets, study materials and other resources for students.
- Organize company visits as an opportunity to build access & exposure among students.
- Organize interaction with 10KStartups at NASSCOM.
- Organize visits to IOT and Analytics Startups at NASSCOM.
- Organize visits to different Co-work places.
There are many potential students who are willing to attend “Out of Box” program but economic constraints holds them back. We reach out to you to DONATE US to nurture young minds to create a better society. You can adopt a student for “Out of box” program. Your adaptation includes sponsoring their food, accommodation and travel. You can adopt minimum of one student by donating 6000 rupees /USD 90.
You can meet the individual personally to mentor him/her if you wish to. You can share your experience with others and you can be an inspiration. Carve the leaders of tomorrow by DONATING US.
Impact of your Donation:
One person in three in the world lives in poverty. The injustice of poverty demands a powerful and practical response to address both its causes and its impact on peoples' lives. As per International labour organization, the projected Unemployment in India is 18.6 million in 2018.Put simply; many people live in poverty because they are unable to find a job that pays a living wage.Unemployment and poverty also gives rise to a series of debilitating social effects on unemployed people themselves, their families and the communities in which they live.
A student from Tier-II & Tier-III towns through “Out of Box” Program gets an opportunity to experience the demands of industries, work alongside with them, and interact. Your donations are not just going to increase the probability of getting a job to students after their graduation along with the psychological strength they gain in real world environment, your donations have tremendous impact on economy of their family and social impact on the communities, where they come from.
“Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring and integrity, they think of you”
-H.Jackson Brown JR. (American author).
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