The primary education system of Indian villages is almost non-functional. We have come across cases where children who are in std 8 can't even read one sentence from a book in Hindi or their mother tongue.
We are on a mission to fill this gap. We aim to provide basic reading and writing skills to such children.
We are doing this through Education Centres (Shiksha Kendras). Presently we are running 4 centres in Bhagalpur, Bihar; 3 centres in Hajipur, Bihar and 2 centres in Muzaffarpur, Bihar.
Our first centre started around two years ago in Muzaffarpur, Bihar.
Below is our model:
We employ teachers from the same village. One teacher per centre. Since only basic reading and writing skills need to be imparted to the students we don't need highly qualified teachers. Hence we decided to select as teacher someone who is educated till 12th or graduate. Also we make sure that the teacher also comes from poor family and someone who is looking for some kind of employment. Thus our model provides financial support also to one poor family.
Space for the centre is provided by the teacher itself. It is mostly at his/ her home only. Ten to fifteen students can be easily managed at the home of the teacher.
We pay around Rupees 2000 to one teacher per month and this is our only expense. Payment is made every month directly to the bank account of the teacher. Rupees 2000 per month helps the poor family of the teacher to get monthly ration.
Thus our model provides education as well as financial support to rural poors.
Till now we have been doing this out of our own pocket. Now we want to open more centres hence looking for crowdfunding.
Rupees 3,60,000 raised through this campaign will be used as below:
Cost per centre: Rs 2,000 per month
No. of centres: 15
Cost per month: Rs 30,000
Cost per year: Rs 3,60,000
Please donate generously so that we can bring education as well as finanancial support to the marginalized sections of the society.