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Swadhyay Initiative - Helping children study online
36%
Raised
Rs.89,866
of Rs.250,000
51 supporters
  • Swadhyay

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    Swadhyay Initiative
  • So

    This fundraiser will benefit

    Students of Ambal Matriculation School

    from Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Technology can democratise learning like never before.” 

One big obstacle to this is - the presence of necessary infrastructure. The national sample survey on education indicates that only 24% households have internet access and a mere 11% possess a computer. We believe India requires a community driven movement to overcome the problem of shortage of gadgets & internet access and strive to make education more accessible, with an aim to protect India’s future in these unprecedented times.

Swadhyay is a social initiative founded by IIM-C & FMS alumni, in collaboration with Rotaract Club of Delhi Central.

As a part of our mission, we have collaborated with Ambal Matriculation school in Arumbakkam, Chennai to raise funds for providing smartphones to their students so as to enable them to attend online classes. Many of them have missed out on almost two months of studies because of the ongoing pandemic.

For us, having a smartphone is the norm. For them, it’s a portal to learn, something which helps them mobilise upward in society. Less than 50 entry level smartphones with internet connectivity can transform the lives of many families by enabling them to continue their children’s education online. Let’s make it happen.

Step-by-step Plan
Goal & Fundraising amount
Providing smartphones & internet access (through SIMs) to students who don’t have any device at home to attend online classes.

Devices required (approx.) (A) = 45
Cost per smartphone + 3 months internet (B) = ₹7,000
Total corpus required (A*B) = ₹315,000
Funds already raised by school (C) = ₹63,000 (Approx.)
Funds required (A*B – C) = ₹250,000

Beneficiary A/C to which funds are going is of school itself.

Disbursement
  • Purchase of phones & SIMs through a dealer by school (As soon as purchase is done, we will share the receipts).
  • All purchases will be in the name of school & will be school property.
  • After normalcy resumes, phones will have to be returned to school - This establishes accountability from the point-of-view of students & their families.
Training assistance for phones & online classes
  • Pre-made videos are available by TFI for helping students attend classes (tutorials).
  • A TFI Fellow is in touch with all these students and is already teaching them through conference audio calls. She has already assisted several students in accessing online classes and has agreed to do the same for these students as well.
Tracking / Outcome reports
We plan to track the following parameters for students after giving them smartphones:
  • Class attendance
  • Submissions (homework) on time
  • Test scores before & after disbursement (compared to last year tests)
  • Parent teacher's meeting will be conducted regularly to not just discuss about student outcomes but to check on the family's well being too.

We plan to share all the receipts with our donors and further, the impact their contribution made through various statistics related to improvement in attendance, learning outcomes, etc.

No amount is small and every penny counts.

Spread the word. Every effort helps :)

If you have any questions or would just like to know more, feel free to connect with us,

swadhyay.initiative@gmail.com
Ankit Gupta...............9868117476
Rishabh Salgia..........9967461121
Shruti Salgia .............8793642785
Dheeraj Jain..............9278670998

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