Mission is “To improve the quality of education in rural India by providing modern educational infrastructure and better educational resources in partnership with the villages community, teachers, government and other stakeholders“.
Problem - 67% of the Indian population lives in rural areas. According to the National University of Education Planning and Administration (NUEPA) India Analytical Report 2015-16, 150 of the 200 million students in India are enrolled in rural schools. Out of 1.50 million schools in India, 1.23 million are in rural areas. This makes rural education of utmost importance in India.
India, however, faces a huge rural-urban education divide. The quality of education in rural areas is very low. Most low-income families in these areas can only afford to send their children to government schools as education is free and compulsory for age group six to fourteen. These schools often have overworked teachers,poor infrastructure, and a lack of educational resources such as textbooks and digital tools.
All these factors result in little interest in education, low attendance rates, poor learning outcomes and high school dropout rates.
Approach - We improve rural education by giving students and teachers access to modern educational infrastructure and resources through our StudyMall. StudyMall offers Library, Digital learning tools, Computer education and engage everyone including teachers, parents and village community to create progressive & positive learning environment with well maintained and colourful classrooms.
Current Impact - At present we are working in 37 villages in Maharashtra state (37 Schools, benefited to more than 6000 children)
Funds utilization - Through this campaign, we are raising funds to set up Digital Class and Library in 5 Government run schools (Z.P Schools) in 5 different villages in Maharashtra under our project StudyMall. This will benefit to more than 500 children's.
|Sr.No||Item Description||Price in Rs.||Total|
|1||Window all in one Projector with education content, wireless keyboard & mouse, Mount kit, USB, HDMI, Bluetooth, Wifi + Admin charges for 3 years + Payment gateway||98,400/-||4,92,000/-|
|2||Library kits (6 kits per school, in 1 kit 40 to 50 books)||36,000/-||180,000/-|
Total - Six Lakh Seventy Two Thousand only for 3 Year. (Including 3 years of monitoring, training, updation, impact assessment.
Benefits - Digital Class - Visual learning, This helps in understanding concepts better and makes them easier to remember. Visual learning adds an element of fun, interactive in the classroom. Even last bench students also can equally pay attention and contribute.
Library - Our library with engaging and colorful books instill a love of reading and improves reading skills.
How it run - Running a StudyMall In-School requires the involvement and participation of all stakeholders including teachers, school authorities, the village community and government officials. We set up and maintain the StudyMall's, however, day-to-day running is entrusted to teachers and school authorities. We have monthly follow-ups with the school and teachers. A visit to each center is carried out once or twice a year.
We ensure school teachers and villagers contribute and make classrooms colorful, safe and properly maintained. Also make available continues electricity supply/ power backup to run digital class.
For more details about Thinksharp Foundation, please visit www.thinksharpfoundation.org