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IIMPACT receives 90% of our funding support from corporate sponsors. We can meet with corporates and charitable foundations to present tailored proposals that align with your values and goals for social change.

VISION: Create Enabling Conditions for Girls’ Education.

MISSION: Involve every ‘out of school’ girl in the 6-14 age group in meaningful education through specially modeled IIMPACT Learning Centres that cater exclusively to the girl child.

IMMEDIATE GOAL: Establish 500 IIMPACT Learning Centers in as many villages in 5 states low in girl child education: Orissa, Bihar, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh.


OBJECTIVES:

  1. To identify ‘out of school’ girls between ages 6-14 years through micro-surveys in 2-3 districts in each state with female literacy below 25%.
  2. To involve all the identified girls in alternative Learning Centers opened at strategic locations to enable access to schooling with 30 girls per LC.
  3. To educate the girls in Learning Centers so that they complete their education till class V in the shortest time.
  4. To sensitize parents and community towards the girl child education through participation in village education committees/parent committees.
  5. To work towards increased formal school enrolments for girls.

 

Project Time Frame

 

5 to 8 years.

 

Target Beneficiaries

 

The project will target 15,000 ‘out of school’ girls, in the age group 6-14 years, not able to get into formal education due to prevailing social and economic disadvantages faced by their families and communities.

 

Salient Features

 

The IIMPACT model ensures that there is flexibility in terms of norms of enrolment, pace of teaching, teaching methodology, school time-table etc. that suits every out of school girl and no eligible girl is left out of the program in the project area/village.

The IIMPACT focus is that the education has requisite quality and is child-centred and gender-sensitive. It is based on a curriculum that is relevant to the needs and reality of learners, and relies on trained teachers equipped with appropriate learning materials. School is held in a child-friendly environment – one that is safe, clean and conducive to learning and play. Schools are expected to not just impart education in its narrow sense but, more broadly, to mould children’s attitudes. All effort are made that egalitarian values, compassion, and tolerance, concern towards others, respect for cultural diversity, gender sensitivity and health education are integrated in the curriculum.

 

Project Locations

 

The unit target area is defined as a village or a cluster of rural houses with a concentration of around 25-30 ‘out of school’ girls. Ideally our effort is to establish one Learning Center in each such cluster/village. Sponsored Learning Centres are proposed in the following locations.

S.No State District Current Female Literacy No. of Centres that will be opened No. villages targeted No. of girls that will be supported
1. Orissa Gajapati 29% 25 25 750
Koraput 25% 25 25 750
2. Bihar Kishanganj 18% 100 100 3000
Araria 22% 100 100 3000
3. Chattisgarh Dantewada 21% 25 25 750
Bastar 32% 25 25 750
Jharkhand Garhwa 23% 25 25 750
4 Pakaur 20% 25 25 750
5 Uttar Pradesh Shravasti 18% 75 75 2,250
Bahraich 23% 75 75 2,250
Total 500 500 15,000

Proposed Activities

Broad Activity
1 Mobilization of community volunteers
2 Training of teachers
3 Development of curriculum and TLM
4 Village based micro-surveys
5 Enrolment of all ‘out of school’ girls
6 Establishment a community based school
7 Focused education for 30 to 40 enrolled girls in each LC
8 180 days learning in the classroom (year)
9 Quarterly exams to monitor progress
10 Annual examinations to evaluate learning level
11 Establishment village education and development groups
12 Formation of parent and school committees
13 Monthly meetings of the community groups
14 Extra-curricular activities and environment education
15 Mainstreaming after every girl passes Class V

Budgetary Requirement

 

ANNUAL COST OF ONE IIMPACT LEARNING CENTER: INR 1,15,000 or USD 1,700.

 

Measurable Outcomes

 

IIMPACT will work with Foundations and Corporate Sponsors to set up a phased implementation program and agree measurable indicators of success and milestone outcomes, with ongoing reporting on performance to a Program Steering Committee.

 

Conclusion

 

IIMPACT offers a program for change based on a model that has been proven in the field, is scalable and constrained only by funding. A partnership with Corporate Sponsors will achieve social and economic outcomes in alignment with the goals of the sponsors. The opportunity to present a detailed project proposal will be greatly appreciated.

Contacts

 

Please contact IIMPACT President, Mr Satish Kumar to discuss how we can work with you. See: Contacts.

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