StudyFin- Financial support to reduce school dropouts in Maharashtra

At Thinksharp Foundation, we are successfully running project StudyMall in 28 villages in 28 rural schools across Maharashtra,India . Through StudyMall we are helping approximately 5000 rural children by providing them books,digital learning and other better educational infrastructure.

While working in rural areas, we closely observed lack of financial resource is one of the critical reason for discontinuing education. One of the major cause of dropouts in secondary schools in rural areas, is lack of financial support. This led us to launch our  new project “StudyFin”.

StudyFin project supports to financially disadvantaged children to pursue secondary education (9th to 12th Std) and vocational education. Special emphasis is for the girls who cannot pursue or have dropped out of the school due to financial constraints. This will help rural children for completion of the basic and vocational education.  This will increase there chance of earning money and becoming self-sustainable by being able to earn livelihood. StudyFin offers financial assistance in terms of fees up-to Rs.15,000/- per year, until course completion.

Our eligibility criteria is parental income from all sources should be less than Rs.2,50,000/- for the year. Special preference to children who have shown strong desire to learn. Eligible Courses 9th to 12th Std school education, ITI, Polytechnic and other short term vocational courses.

Our expectation from  children who will become part of our StudyFin program is that, they should provide commitment to share regular performance report as per our terms and conditions. And they should have desire to give back to society meaning children who are beneficiaries of our project, after their desired progression in career, they should donate for our project to further help other financially disadvantaged children in similar manner.

You can also become our partner organisation, supporter, volunteer and you can choose to donate for our cause.

Apply to avail financial support StudyFin

Written by -Dr.Shraddha M Bhange

Volunteer and Writer for Thinksharp Foundation.

Website- www.ThinkSharpFoundation.org

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TISS AESDII CSR conclave 2018

Our founder Santosh Phad attended TISS AESDII CSR Conclave on 21 May 2018 at Mumbai.Many inputs and guidance from  Mr.Nadir Godrej (MD ,Godrej Industries Ltd), Ms.Shweta Shalini ED, Village Social Transformation Foundation , Mr.Batliwala (Financial Adviser, TISS ) Mr.Rohan Sarma (Head TISS AESDII), Mr.Balasubramaniam (Founder, GRAAM) was received and we had an opportunity to meet many corporate CSR partners who were present for this 3 days event.

TISS AESDII (TISS Assessment & Empanelment Standards for Development Institutions in India) is an conference/event that was held between May 21 and 23, 2018, at Tata Institute Of Social Sciences.The TISS AESDII is an initiative to create a model to evaluate, assess, accredit and build capacities of Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs) and Social Sector Organisations (SSOs) through robust multi-layered processes that stress adherence to several parameters, a combination of financial and programmatic. To read more about it click here  Click to read more

Written by -Dr.Shraddha M Bhange

Volunteer and Writer for Thinksharp Foundation.

Website- www.ThinkSharpFoundation.org

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

Twitter- https://twitter.com/ThinkSharpFound

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

 

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26th StudyMall Launched at village Ambivali, Dist Raigad

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Santosh Phad as panelist for MUNIJAN 2018 organised by Mumbai University

On 02 Oct 2018, Our Founder Mr.Santosh phad was panelist at most esteemed  “MUNIJAN 2018″, social initiative organised by Mumbai University on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti and Lal Bahadur Shastri Jayanti at Mumbai University Fort campus.

Initiative was to promote social entrepreneurship to bring social innovation /ideas to save environment. Students from various management institutes from Mumbai presented their ideas. Students were very professional,passionate  about creating healthy environment.  It was wonderful intracting with Dr.Smita Shukla (Director ADMI, Mumbai) and Dr.Kavita Laghate (Director, Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management, Mumbai) and  Prof.Abhiraj Shivdas from Mumbai University.

 MUNIJAN is an initiative taken by the University of Mumbai to embrace the core values of Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri.
 
It was fully packed summit with attendees such as numerous esteemed educationists from schools, institutes, colleges, not for profits working in education, environment etc..
 
The topics at this summit were beautifully curated . They were very inspirational and motivational where lot ideas and projects were put forward to project environment.
 
 We thank the organizers and attendee’s for this wonderful opportunity.

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16th StudyMall launched at Z.P School, Poshir, Tq.Karjat, Dist.Raigad

Thinksharp Foundation is growing and reaching more and more villages to help rural children by providing them better educational infrastructure. On 18 April 2018  we met another milestone, we launched 16th StudyMall at Z.P School, Poshir, Tq.Karjat, Dist.Raigad With this StudyMall we are reaching now 4000+ rural children and more than 100 teachers in our StudyMall schools. This Project was sponsored through our CSR  (Corporate Social Responsibility) partnership with Endurance International Group, a renowned Technology company (More details – https://india.endurance.com/about-us/

A Digital Class-StudyMall with projector being displayed.

This project was mainly possible due to support from all our donors, funders, supporters, local teachers, parents and villagers .We thank especially our local supporter and volunteer Mr.Ravi Paste Sir who himself is full time Teacher but is helping us in reaching more and more villages to provide better educational infrastructure.

A poem being displayed on projector provided in Digital Class-StudyMall

This StudyMall  will be providing  these 123 and many more other children from Poshir Village –  a chance to read books and enjoy there childhood, chance to sing along , dance along while watching poems  on digital projector and learn easily difficult concepts in various subject such as science  through digital learning and chance to develop there talent in  arts,crafts and enjoy other better educational infrastructure.

Children enjoying books at Library -StudyMall

We have set up Library and digital class for betterment of these 123+ students and to help 04 teachers of this school to teach in better way. 1 classroom is converted to appear child friendly by painting it with animations and colors as advanced hub of learning with lots of books in drawing, stories, DIY hobbies, and digital/e-learning .Total classroom are 4 RCC classroom.

You can catch glimpses of opening ceremony and StudyMall at our facebook page-https://www.facebook.com/pg/ThinkSharpFoundation/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1029067103899172

Poshir is a small village with approximate total population of 2186+ apprx.  Z.P.School of this small village is from  1st to 4th std and is Marathi medium school.

We thank all our partners for infrastructure solutions  E-Prashala, Pratham Books, Jyotsna Publication. We thank our Sponsor  Endurance International Group, and also extend our thanks to our individual supporters and donors.

We are happy to share that we also received Media Coverage for the event, to mention few is Coverage by PunyaNagari Newspaper.

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.

Web- www.ThinkSharpFoundation.org

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