11th StudyMall launched at Z.P.school Aswalamba village, Dist beed

Thinksharp Foundation is growing and reaching more and more villages to help rural children by providing them better educational infrastructure. On 23 Dec 2017 we met another milestone, we launched 12th StudyMall at Z.P.School Aswalamba, Tq-Parali Vaijnath, Dist Beed.
This project was mainly possible due to support from all our donors, funders, supporters, local teachers, parents villagers and specially because of our team member Mr.Nitin Dhakne.
You can catch glimpses of opening ceremony and StudyMall at our facebook page-https://www.facebook.com/pg/ThinkSharpFoundation/photos/?tab=album&album_id=966159173523299
This will help primary students from 1st to 7th std of marathi medium i.e total  175+ village children 8+ teachers in learning and teaching in better way as StudyMall  will be providing them digital learning and library plus arts,crafts and other educational infrastructure.
 Aswalamba  is a  small villages located in Taluqa Parali Vaijnath, with approximate population of  1850 and no other school or NGO in nearby vicinity.

We have set up Library and digital class for betterment of these 175+ students. 1 classroom is converted as advanced hub of learning with lots of books in drawing, stories, DIY hobbies, and digital/e-learning in motivational classroom painted in animated child feeling way.

We thank all our partners for infrastructure solutions  E-Prashala, Pratham Books, Jyotsna Publication.

We wait for more feedback from students and teachers on usage of StudyMall and its impact onthere learning.  We will update you on same on periodic basis. Connect to our social media pages to get live updates.

Written by -Dr.Shraddha M Bhange

Volunteer and Writer for Thinksharp Foundation.

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10th StudyMall launched at Z.P.School Antradneed, Dist Raigad

Thinksharp Foundation is growing and reaching more and more villages and children to provide them better educational infrastructure. On 22 Dec 2017 we met another milestone, we launched 10th StudyMall at Z.P.School Antradneed, Tq-Karjat, Dist Raigad. 
Our International volunteer Mrs.Mona Dange and her Son Abhijeet joined from Singapore and our supporters Dr.Shashikala joined from USA.
 You can catch glimpses of opening ceremony and StudyMall at our facebook page-https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=964771866995363&id=181244028681488

Antrad Need village  is a  small villages located in Taluqa Karjat, with approximate population of  559 and no other school or NGO in nearby vicinity.

We have set up Library and digital class for betterment of these 30+ students of 1st to 5th std of marathi medium and to help 2 teachers of this school. 1 classroom is converted as advanced hub of learning with lots of books in drawing, stories, DIY hobbies, and digital/e-learning in motivational classroom painted in kid friendly creative way.StudyMall  will be providing them digital learning and library plus arts,crafts and other educational infrastructure.

‎On occasion of the Studyamall launch a student Darshan, very creativily expressed his thoughts on StudyMall in form of poem.

This was possible because of support of Ravi Paste sir, who is a teacher at this school. He and his team have dedicated themselves for this launch. He is a commited teacher who will help this children excel in all there educational endeavours.This was also possible with the help and support from all Z.P.School teachers, Villagers, Gram panchayat and students .
 We thank our partners for infrastructure solutions  E-Prashala, Pratham Books, Jyotsna Publication.

We thank all our Donors and supporters who made this possible.

We wait for more feedback from students and teachers on usage of StudyMall and its impact on there learning.  We will update you on same on periodic basis. Connect to our social media pages to get live updates.

 

Written by -Dr.Shraddha M Bhange

Volunteer and Writer for Thinksharp Foundation.

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India Today School Summit 2017-Our founder Santosh Phad as a panelist Speaker

On 16 Dec 2017, Our Founder Mr.Santosh phad was a  speaker and panelist at most esteemed India Today School summit 2017, Mumbai. Thinksharp Foundation was proud to put across point of equal rural educational access at this summit. This summit was organised at Hotel Trident, BKC, Mumbai.This summit also had our respected Minister of higher and technical education Mr.Vinod Tawade.
Know more in audiovisual way  watch our video @https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5jxmMi90uY&feature=youtu.be
In this summit Mr.Santosh was chosen as panelist for topic “Learning goes Digital-How does it work”. He was joined by other three experts in this field Mr.Nirav khambhati, CEO Tata ClassEdge, Mr.Sunil Khandbahale,Innovator and entrepreneur, Founder and CEO khandbahale.com and Sonali Patankar, Founder Responsible Netism. Mr Santosh put across the challenge we face i.e we have two parts of India i.e India and Bharat meaning there is a great divide in rural and urban education. He focused on how digital learning is need of hour and how it is changing the way children learn and adhere to schools in rural areas. Santosh also answered to question by curator of panel discussion Kavaree Bamzai on “What  will he do if he was a student in today’s era”  by again emphasizing the impact of digital technology on learning by saying that, he will certainly do more courses online to learn more such as using Coursera which he currently using and completing 3 courses as of today.
It was fully packed summit with attendedes such as numerous esteemed educationists from schools, institutes, colleges, not for profits working in education and educational infrastructure providers.
The topics at this summit were beautifully curated . They were very inspirational and motivational where lot of educational ideas and projects were put forward . This ideas and projects are transforming the way the education is made available to children today to make them better leaders and better human beings. The educational system is shifting to accommodate the way today’s generation want to learn that is creative, interactive way of learning.
The speaker’s included but not limited to Mr.Vinay Sahasrabuddhe,MP who spoke about the rural urban educational divide in very eloquent and relatable way.
Mr.Viswanathan, vice Chancellor of VIT university talked about idea of educational divide and digital education.
It was followed by a very motivational panel discussion where panelist included esteemed educationists such as Shaheen Mistri, Founder Aakanksha Foundation and CEO of  Teach For India, Madhavi Tondi Head Symbiosis Schools Central Directorate , Suresh Subramanian COO Educate Girls and Indu Shahani Founding Dean of Indian School of Design. It was rightly pointed by everyone that access to education to every child of India is answer to making India a leading nation. It was also rightly pointed that  involving children in policy making of education is important so as to understand what type of education methods children will prefer.
Other panel discussion involved topics such “A different School of thought -shaping learning minds” by speakers Molly Paul Principal Bombay Scottish school, Kasar Dopaishi, Principal, Singapore International School.
The speaker’s included our respected  Mr.Vinod Tawade, Minister of Higher and Technical education, Maharashtra. Mr. Vinod Tawade  spoke about autonomy in education sector, Govt’s policies that are implemented and modified to adapt today’s educational need.
This summit also saw other illuminating topics and experts . Such as “Autonomy in higher studies”, Don’t wait for change,be the change agents”, “ahead of curve blueprint for global tie-ups,” and “not so nil battey sannata”.
Other esteemed speakers included Sumeet kulkarni, Director Granny cloud, Seema Saini, CEO N.L. Dalmia educational Society, Vikas Kalyani, Founder AAS Vidyalaya, Madhu shree Shekhar ,Professor from TISS (Tata institute of social sciences), Malay Krishna Professor, SPJIMR(SP jain institute of management) Gayatri Nair Lobo Executive director Indian School leadership institute and Ashwini Iyer Tiwari, Filmmaker.
Our team also attended this event comprising of our volunteers Mr.Bhagwan Jadhav and Dr.Shraddha Bhange.

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Independence day Celebrations at Balpan English School Village Panodi, Ahmednagar

On 15 Aug 2017 we celebrated our 70th Independence Day in India. We were also part of the celebrations at Balpan School, Village Panodi, Dist Ahmednagar.

We are very humbled and honored to had chance to celebrate this important day where our Founder Mr.Santosh Phad was invited to be chief Guest of Honor. I was very fortunate to join him too.

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Balpan english school in Panodi Village is set up Mr and Mrs Munde with a sole aim of providing quality education and English language syllabus for the village students. In villages it is really a daunting task for parent to send them children to schools located at Taluqa or District place for better and English medium education. This leads to financial implications for family, health implications for children due to travelling and decreased motivation to continue education.

Balpan English school in Panodi village has 165 students currently attending from all nearby villages. It has 8 classrooms and 8 teachers. The School runs for 1st to 5th std students. It still lacks library, digital projector and other such better educational infrastructure. Thinksharp Foundation is going to set up a Digital class under project StudyMall for this school which will provide them digital projector in the initial phase and will add more educational infrastructure over period of time as per need.

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On the occasion of the day various activities were performed by the talented students such as Parade walk, Lazhim, Speeches, Fancy dress as our respected Leaders and freedom fighters.

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Thinksharp Foundation team also distributed prizes to the best dressed and best speaker students. Our Founder Mr.Santosh was also the chief guest to honor the family members of Indian soldiers serving the country from the village.

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We thank you Balpan English School students, teachers for this honor and a memorable day.

You too can donate and support for students  of Balpan English school to read, learn and be better by providing them right educational infrastructure in there villages. Also your donations will help you as all our donations have tax benefit.

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

Written by Dr.Shraddha Bhange

Volunteer and Writer for Thinksharp Foundation.

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Success story of SSC student of StudyMall Surungali village

The most satisfying thing is giving back without expecting returns and appreciations. But we all are humans and we do love appreciations and we love to know what and how our help did better for the person we helped.

To all our supporters who believed in helping rural children read,learn and play better by supporting our project StudyMall , we would like to tell ” YES YOUR SUPPORT IS INDEED CHANGING RURAL CHILDREN’S LIVES”.
Well we can’t quantify each and every way rural children are getting benefited by StudyMall, but we can surely update you on few measurable impact that occurred recently.

You  are now helping five villages  (June 2017, to know exact locations of project click here http://www.thinksharpfoundation.org/#/projects/study-mall) and that is around more than 3000 rural children. You are responsible for providing books to read , colors to paint, pencils to draw, space to play a educational game, learn computer and  enjoy learning even complex topics with the help of digital projector and many more such educational infrastructure.

 

StudyMall at Vangani village

There are many success stories we would like to share  but we would like to mention about our first StudyMall project Surungali village story.

This is story of brilliant student Avinash Dandge. He is a resident of Surungali village and he has been frequently coming to StudyMall since its inception in Sep 2013. He says that StudyMall provided him a quite environment to sit and study after school and also   non academic, grammar, essay writing and language books that helped him prepare for his written and communicative skills. StudyMall has also provided him access to computer which he used to prepare for his exams. During power cut in village, it was StudyMall where he could study with the help of Solar lamps. StudyMall also gave him a friend and mentor Arun, our project volunteer. Arun helped him in discussions about  complex topics during his exam time.

Although he gives a major credit to StudyMall for his success of scoring 91% in SSC (10th std) exam, we know it’s his hard work and intelligence. Avinash hopes to be doctor some day, we wish him best luck and we promise to help him further if needed.

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There are many students who scored very well with the help of StudyMall in surungali village in not just SSC but also in various other grades.

Since  its inception till 4  years til now StudyMall is acting as a catalyst in  success of Surungali village children.

We congratulate Avinash and students like him for there achievements.

You too can donate and support for students like Aviansh to read, learn and be better by providing them right educational infrastructure in there villages. Also your donations will help you as all our donations have tax benefit.

Click the link to donate now – https://milaap.org/fundraisers/thinksharp

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

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

Written by -Dr.Shraddha M Bhange

Volunteer and Writer for Thinksharp Foundation.

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