Bringing social change with the help of social media SM4E2017

On 05 and 06 Oct 2017 we, Thinksharp Foundation had an opportunity to attend a workshop organised by Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) (Read about there amazing work at http://defindia.org/).  On behalf of ThinkSharp Foundation team, I was privileged to attend the workshop.

This workshop was organised in a beautiful location by DEF’S SM4E2017 team (SM4E is social media for empowerment, Read about them at http://sm4e.org/). Th workshop was at Sanskriti Kendra Anandgram, Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road, A nand Gram, New Delhi, Delhi.

 

 While we all use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and many other social media tools to stay connected with our friends and family. There are organisations who use them to help society and to bring change in society . DEF is one such international organisation who connects, educates, and creates awareness regarding digital empowerment of masses. They also connect and help other NGO, Social enterprise and organisations  who are trying to integrate digital media in bringing social change.

We were humbled and proud when we were chosen to be one of the attendees of this powerful workshop.

The workshop identified the need of social media tools needed by NGO and social impact creating organisations. If organisations like us want to reach wider audience in terms of beneficiaries or donors we have to have strong social media content and strategy. However many of us are lacking  in terms of skilled manpower or finances to spend on social media only.

This workshop provided us with practical tools and knowledge on how to address this limitation by creating content for social media with available human resource and funds. The topics included “creating social media content”, “Marketing and promotion on social media”, “Best practices in Digital marketing” and content creation on social media”. Apart from this structured topics the workshop provided opportunity to learn from each other.

Various representatives (founders, social media strategist) from other organisations who are doing a great job in bringing social change were present . I had a great learning from there experience.  To name few i provide there Facebook link, if you need a positivity dose read about there inspiring work.

 We are doing our best to apply this social media tools and leanings of workshop to reach more and more rural children and provide them better educational infrastructure. If you believe in helping us, like our Facebook page, Instagram, twitter, you tube and spread our work on your social media accounts.

Written by -Dr.Shraddha M Bhange

Volunteer and Writer for Thinksharp Foundation.

Web- www.ThinkSharpFoundation.org

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Sixth StudyMall Launched at Z.P.School Badakwasti, Dist-Aurangabad

On 07 Oct 2017, we launched our sixth StudyMall at Z.P School, Badakwasti, Taluka Sillod, Dist.Aurangabad, Maharashtra . Badakwasti is a small village with approx population of 7000 people . Here is short story of before and after transformation of this school and how StudyMall has added needed educational infrastructure for this village children.

(Watch our 2 min transformation StudyMall launch story in video form @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0y5svk-Q5o)


On 29 July 2017 our team consisting of Rahul sonawane and Founder Santosh Phad visited Z.P. school at Badakwasti, Tq. Sillod, Aurangabad . We got a request from  school teachers Mr.Vishasir and Mr.Prakash sir (Prakash Rajput & Vishal Tipramwar ) to install StudyMall in there school.

This school is model school for entire Maharashtra region which is having DigitalClass running on solar source, Water storage, Separate Dining area for kids, beautiful paintings and lots of trees in school compound. The  infrastructure included at  Z.P.School was 2 RCC classrooms for 1st to 4th standard students. Electricity supply from solar system and 1 classroom with digital Led TV . Everything done with the help of teachers, villagers and students.

This type of model school infrastructure got us excited which we saw in  our primary visit (pre-visit) . We were inspired by the hardwork and passion put in by everyone in this school. We then decided to pitch in to help them more.

And we Launched StudyMall on 07 Oct 2017 in this school.

This StudyMall provides computer from Samhita (http://www.samhita.org/) , Toys from ToyBank (http://toybank.in/) , Dolls made by kids for kids sent by Msterio.org  (dolla are sent by kids from all over world https://www.msterio.org/) wonderful story books by Pratham books  (http://www.prathambooks.org/)  and other crafts and arts material .

We thank each one of our supporter and donor for providing this 46 students and many more children of Badakwasti village digital education, books, toys ,arts,crafts and learning tools.

You can watch interview of students what they like from the StudyMall on our youtube channel. We recommend you watch how Shravani a 2 year toddler cries to come to school and doesn’t like to go home once she is in school. Shravani loves StudyMall and the toys it provides her. https://youtu.be/grf8a6ZZO44

We were humbled by the media coverage received for our work. We dedicate this appreciations to all the Z.P.School teachers, students, Badakwasti village residents and our supporters. ( http://www.epunyanagari.com/imageview_7506_2802_4_91_12-10-2017_4_i_1_st.html , 

If you want to transform your village school, contact us.If you want to help us transform our existing projects too you can donate,support,share and like for our project.

You can  donate on our website ..http://www.thinksharpfoundation.org/#/donate

Written by -Dr.Shraddha M Bhange

Volunteer and Writer for Thinksharp Foundation.

Web- www.ThinkSharpFoundation.org

Fb- https://www.facebook.com/ThinkSharpFoundation

Twitter- https://twitter.com/ThinkSharpFound

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-4cDXLuwAThHXhNOazv5KA

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Children from Village Rumhana, will now learn, read and play better.

On 04 Nov 2017 we visited Z.P.School of  Village Rumhana, Dist Buldhana. We did pre inspection of Z.P.School. We were humbled by support and co-ordination of Chate sir, Z.P.School staff, students and parents especially considering it was school holiday.

 

Rumhane is a small village with approximate total population of 1000 +.  Z.P.School of this small village is from  1st to 4th std and is Marathi medium, with total student count 84 (40 boys and 44 girls). Total number of  teachers is 03. School has 6 classrooms out of which only 2 are RCC ,1 tv, and 24 hour electricity is current infrastructure.

Honoring  commitment of village residents, gram Panchyat, teachers and Chate Sir for betterment of educational infrastructure to be made available  for this village children, we are going to do our bit by installing StudyMall in this school.

This StudyMall will have Digital Class, Library, sports ,arts and crafts and other educational infrastructure to start with.

On our visit day we were humbled by the warm welcome and positive energy of teachers, parents and students who are committed to make Rumhane village and school better. We were very pleased to see the Clean India or Swacch Bharat program they have adopted here and they are promoting it on large scale.

We are very proud to help such motivated villages and schools.

 

You too can donate and support for 84  students of Rumhane  village  to read, learn and be better by providing them right educational infrastructure . Also your donations will help you, as all our donations have tax benefit.

You can  donate on our website ..http://www.thinksharpfoundation.org/#/donate

Written by -Dr.Shraddha M Bhange

Volunteer and Writer for Thinksharp Foundation.

Web- www.ThinkSharpFoundation.org

Fb- https://www.facebook.com/ThinkSharpFoundation

Twitter- https://twitter.com/ThinkSharpFound

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-4cDXLuwAThHXhNOazv5KA

Media Coverage- Click to read recent media coverage on National platform

Donate –http://www.thinksharpfoundation.org/#/donate

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Children from Village Kumbefal and Kalegaon will soon read and learn better.

On 05 Nov 2017 we visited Z.P.School of Village Kumbefal, and Village Kalegaon, Dist Buldhana. We did pre inspection of both Z.P.School’s. We were humbled by support and co-ordination of Respected  Bodade sir and Bodade Madam. 

Also thankful to Z.P.School staff, students and parents for extending warm welcome in school especially considering it was Sunday.

Watch our 1 minute video of both schools which provides an overall view of current infrastructure of both this school.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQ2Qf2kmiT0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejmqmoDS2Pw

Kumbefal and Kalegaon village  are small villages located in Taluqa Khamgaon. On our way to the village we could see their  geographical location i.e located in mountainous region. Approximate population of Kumbefal is 2800 and that of Kalegaon is 3500.

Kumbefal village Z.P. school is from 1st to 8th  std (Marathi) and has 233 students (100 boys &133 girls), Total classrooms 08 but No RCC classrooms. They need Library and digital class for betterment of these 233 students.

Kalegaon village Z.P.School  is from 1st to 7th  Std Marathi medium and urdu medium , First and Second class semi English, 201 students (85 boys and 116 girls), 9 classrooms out of which 7 are RCC.

Honoring their commitment for better education to this village children, we are going to do our bit by installing StudyMall in this school. It will have Digital Class, Library, sports , arts and crafts materials and other educational infrastructure  to start with. This 2 StudyMall will benefit approx more than 400 children of 2 villages.

You can also watch talented children of this school who dream to be doctor, teacher, police officer, military officer, dancer etc.We need to support them by doing our bit to help them achieve there dreams.  E.G. Watch this student who is showing of his dance moves, he dreams to be a dancer. You can watch his friends too on same channel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPKlPNHeMz4

You too can donate and support  400  students of both villages. With your help they will be able to read, learn and be better citizens of our country. Also all donations made to us  have tax benefit*.

You can  donate on our website ..http://www.thinksharpfoundation.org/#/donate

Written by -Dr.Shraddha M Bhange

Volunteer and Writer for Thinksharp Foundation.

Web- www.ThinkSharpFoundation.org

Fb- https://www.facebook.com/ThinkSharpFoundation

Twitter- https://twitter.com/ThinkSharpFound

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-4cDXLuwAThHXhNOazv5KA

Media Coverage- Click to read recent media coverage on National platform

Donate –http://www.thinksharpfoundation.org/#/donate

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Our Founder’s view on Social Entrepreneurship at launch of E-cell event


We are very proud to share that our Founder Mr.Santosh Phad was invited as guest speaker at inauguration of E-cell at ADMI. Mr.Santosh is a firm believer of concept “social entrepreneurship”. Mr.Santosh is a Social entrepreneur himself  who is constantly in search of different entrepreneurial ventures to help his society. Currently through his NGO Thinksharp Foundation’s “StudyMall” project he is helping approximately 1700 village children. StudyMall helps village children  read, learn and play by  providing them  better educational infrastructure.

Mr.Santosh Phad as guest speaker at launch of E-Cell ADMI
Mr.Santosh Phad as guest speaker at launch of E-Cell ADMI

On 22nd August 2016, E-Cell i.e entrepreneurship cell was successfully launched in Alkesh Dinesh Mody Institute for Financial & Management Studies, in association with Wadhwani Foundation’s NEN (National Entrepreneurship Network).

Wadhwani Foundation is an philanthropic organisation which was founded in 2000 by Dr. Romesh Wadhwani with the primary mission of accelerating economic development in emerging economies through large-scale job creation.  Wadhwani Foundation  under there project “National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN)”  inspires, educates, and supports student entrepreneurs, startups, and SMEs for creating high-value jobs. NEN has also ventured into creating city-based entrepreneurial ecosystems consisting of mentors, investors, and incubators supporting startups and SMEs.

The ‘Alkesh Dinesh Mody’ Institute for Financial and Management Studies’ is an institute of the ‘University of Mumbai’. The Institute was co-founded by the Mr. Dineshbhai Mody in loving memory of his beloved son Late Shri Alkeshbhai D. Mody. The Institute was established in 1994 which is offering managementeducation with a focus of financial services.

Mr.Santosh at inauguration ceremony of E-CELL.

E-cell ADMI event Mr.Santosh talks about Social entrepreneurship
At E-cell ADMI event Mr.Santosh talks about Social entrepreneurship

 

Other esteemed speakers included Dr.Smita Shukla, Director ADMIFMS, Dr.Radha Iyer Entrepreneurship area chairperson SIMSR, MR.Ronald Fernandes NEN representative, Ms.Tanisha Chatterjee and Mr.Madhav Kabra Jaihind college and many more .

The complete team during the event of E-CELL INAUGURATION
The complete team during the event of E-CELL inauguration

During this event Mr.Santosh Phad was one of the guest speakers. Mr.Santosh spoke about social entrepreneurship.

He discussed the need of social enterprise in today’s world. Specific challenges in social entrepreneurship, how to overcome them, how to scale the social enterprise and various resources that can help in success of  social entrepreneurship.

He explained that social entrepreneurship is an innovative entrepreneurial idea with the potential to solve a community problem. As it deals with profit in terms of how many individuals will benefit instead of typical monetary gain, the challenges faced by social entrepreneurs in terms of  raising funds, mobility of resources and scaling up are very different than a profit making enterprise. He congratulated and thanked the E-CELL team for launch of this event which will greatly help social entrepreneurs grow and succeed

He further talked about few ways to deal with them and then gave example of few of his favorite social entrepreneurs like Mr.Mohammed Yunus, Nobel peace prize winner founder of Grameen bank, Mr.Dhruv Lakra from Mirakle couriers, Mr. Pranil Naik from leap for word and many more.

Mr.santosh with E-CELL ADMI team member

We congratulate Wadhwani foundation and Alkesh Dinesh Mody institute for taking up this good initiative to help upcoming promising entrepreneurs. We wish them Good luck and look foreword to any support and collaboration @ https://www.facebook.com/ECell.ADMI/

We strongly recommend on behalf of our founder to connect with  E-CELL ADMI team to grow there entrepreneurial ideas and venture’s.

If you believe in our Founder’s vision of Thinksharp Foundation NGO and want to donate for StudyMall for the better rural education infrastructure log on to http://www.thinksharpfoundation.org

Thanks and keep your Human side up that will keep you smiling….

Written by -Dr.Shraddha M Bhange

Volunteer and Writer for Thinksharp Foundation.

Web- www.ThinkSharpFoundation.org

Fb- https://www.facebook.com/ThinkSharpFoundation

Twitter- https://twitter.com/ThinkSharpFound

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-4cDXLuwAThHXhNOazv5KA

Media Coverage- Click to read recent media coverage on National platform

Donate – https://milaap.org/campaigns/thinksharpfoundation-studymall

 

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