Help the Sunrise Stars to shine brighter :)

Thank you for coming here, we'd like to introduce ourselves, our campaign and the ways in which you can suport us. 
About us -
Nikhil Rai : I'm an engineer by education, and having worked in different MNC's in different capacities, I constantly looked back to my childhood, wondering how I'm going to contribute to and lead the movement of change I want to see? This persistent question led me to the teach for India fellowship where I'm a full time teacher, teaching 7th and 8th graders in Sunrise English Medium School in Pune. 
Ashutosh Gharde: I'm a mechanical engineering graduate from RTMNU. I spent my four years in college working with differnt NGOs as well as MNCs as an intern and volunteer. I have always believed that poverty should not dictate anyone's destiny and this thought pushed me through life, gave me the strength to choose the road less travelled, and led me to Teach for India. I am also teaching in Sunrise English Medium School-Pune enjoying everyday by making learning science cool and awesome.
But, Is education only limited within school?
This was the question that our previous fellows tried to answer and set out to build a space after school hours where education was not limited by books and taught within four walls of the mundane classroom.
That's how the Sunrise Community center was started by two TFI alumni Harsh Maheshwari and Manoj Iyer in 2012 as an extended school project where all the kids from Sunrise EMS come to learn and play.
Things we do at SCC...
Since the kids are in secondary grades we conduct regular classes in the centre other than that every week we have extra curricular activities like computer programming, performing arts, fine arts, making DIY projects, football, cricket, poetry, MUN, Parliamentary debates and much more.

Some recent achievements of our Sunrise Stars :)
-Despite of the challenging conditions, our Under-14 girls team last year won the JFK ( a football tournament started by a TFI alumni) football in Pune.
-15 out of 16 kids won prizes at the TFI-MUN and received verbal mentions at Pune- MUN, in which they were participating with college going students. 
-Our kids in International English & Maths Olympiads have secured National ranks in 300s to 500s and have gone up to the second round.
-Award for a play with the best message and screen play in a theatre competition called Dramebazz.
3 ways you can help...
  1. The community centre is a rented place and the rent is Rs.15000. We need your help in supporting the SCC so that it can operate properly.
  2. We are also starting a science lab in the centre since for all the kids that we are catering and it is necessary to have sophisticated instruments and a space to conduct experiment we need your help to create such a space.
  3. Next academic year the kids are going to give their 10th grade board exams and for better preparation we’ll need reference books and other resources so a little part of the fund raising will be used for buying books for 10th because many of these kids have bigger dreams and we don’t want money to be a barrier in their way.
These funds will provide the kids a safe and a joyful place (SCC) to explore and learn.

Watch Sunrise School Videos:

Want to visit the School / Community Centre ? :)

Want to know more about our experiences?
We can have a chat over coffee / lunch / dinner / walk , whatever :D :)
Ashutosh Gharde                                                              
Contact No- +917030325948
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Nikhil Rai
Contact No- +919918132182
Kids explaining about how education loan works at Barclays-Pune
Kids explaining about how education loan works at Barclays-Pune
Kids doing warm up before a football match.
Kids doing warm up before a football match.
Neha a 9th grader doing marbling on bags for fund raising event.
Neha a 9th grader doing marbling on bags for fund raising event.
Sunrise stars getting an award for the best screen play at Dramebazz
Sunrise stars getting an award for the best screen play at Dramebazz
Ask for an update
28th February 2018
Hope you are well. It's been a while. Sunrise stars are utilising each opportunity that they are able to grab, recently one of our kid from 9th grade was a part an event called as Kids Education Revolution where 100 kids from all over the world were selected for a 3day conference on changes in education system. The community centre is operating quite well, we recently got new benches and painted the the entrance this month. Thank you for your donation it helped us for conducting the science practicals in the community centre for the 10th boards examination.
9th November 2017
Dear Supporters,

It has been a month since you have received an update on how sunrise stars have been.
Some recent activities and workshop that was conducted were video making and cataloging, dance, visual arts, music, public speaking, and computer programming.

Thank you for your support and love.
9th October 2017
Hello Everyone,

Just wanted to update about the things happening at Sunrise community center.
All the TFI fellows with the community members have started a waste management program and a pilot to start cleaning the river that passes through Pune.
P.S- Please go through this video that we've made to document the last month's work

Thank you for your support and love.
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raised of Rs.130,000 goal

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Supporters (25)

Rushi donated Rs.2,500
6 months ago
Anant donated Rs.1,111
9 months ago

Keep up the good work! Nikhil, Ashutosh

Big donated Rs.1,500
9 months ago

Do some good, but I still don't get it as to why are you not going on this is local swacch bharat thingy..

Sunil donated Rs.5,000
10 months ago

best luck for building future of India

Pallav donated Rs.100
about 1 year ago
Anonymous donated Rs.100
about 1 year ago