In December 2002, the alumni batch of 1978 from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad met for their 25th reunion at Ahmedabad. As the revelries subsided, one of the things that emerged from the reunion was the recurrent desire to do something socially meaningful. Thus was born IIMPACT – reflecting both the desire to make a positive impact and the IIM linkages of the founding members.
The registered society chose as its primary focus the education of girl children from socially and economically disadvantaged sections of society. There are many gaps in economic progress and many social causes that beg immediate support in a country like India. But perhaps none are as compelling as the lack of literacy and lack of social status among large numbers of girl children and women in general.
The vision of IIMPACT is to transform the lives of women, families and entire communities in India by the education and empowerment of the girl child.
Our mission is to mobilize and motivate non-school going girls, between the ages of 6 and 14, from economically and socially backward rural areas of India, and put them firmly on the track of literacy through quality primary education. IIMPACT is an initiative of alumni of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India.
- Increase access and encourage enrolment to basic primary education, through community mobilization, for all girl children not in school.
- Provide high quality relevant education through IIMPACT learning centres.
- Encourage and enable each girl to become an independent thinker and self learner.
- Make learning joyful.
- Help transform the community.