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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Our Founder Mr.Santosh Phad selected in top 100 social entrepreneurs in India by Action For India !

Our Founder Mr.Santosh Phad has been selected in top 100 social entrepreneurs by Action For India, AFI Forum 2018 powered by LetsEndorse, the forum was held at  Imaginarium, AliGunjan, Alibhag, Maharashtra from 3rd Oct 2018  to 05 oct 2018.
The AFI Forum is the annual flagship event of Action For India, bringing 100 hand-picked social innovators together with influencers, Corporate CSR partners, Bureaucrats, Policy Makers, and impact investors to help those entrepreneurs scale their organizations. The Forum aims to benefit social entrepreneurs working in the following six sectors – agriculture, education, energy, healthcare, financial inclusion and livelihoods.
It was great platform to share with other fellow social entrepreneurs and know their innovative solutions to solve social problems.
Main attraction was insight from Mr.Sam Pitroda through video conference from Chicago. Our Founder interacted with him over phone and discussed how Government can frame favorable policies for Social Enterprises in India and how Business Schools can more focus on teaching social entrepreneurship along with preparing them for job ready.
Other esteemed speakers included but not limited to Mr.sanjay Kadaveru (Founder, AFI) , Amit Chandra ( MD,Bain Capital), Asha Jadeja (Founder, Rajeev Circle Fellowship), Ms.Prerana Langa (CEO, Yes Foundation), Sister Jayanti (European Director, Brahma Kumaris)  R.Chandrashekhar( President, NASSCOM Foundation).
Few highlights included Mr. Amitabh Kant, the CEO of Niti Aayog, who talked about social entrepreneurial landscape of India.  Asha Jadeja Motwani,  talked about  what social entreprises should consider for their scaling journeys. Dr. Annurag Batra (Business World), about his plans to launch a special issue of the magazine focused on social entrepreneurship
To know more about this year’s Forum, do visit here: Click here to know more
Written by -Dr.Shraddha M Bhange

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14th StudyMall launched at Z.P.school Gajanan Nagar,Tq Sillod,Dist Aurangabad

Thinksharp Foundation is growing and reaching more and more villages to help rural children by providing them better educational infrastructure. On 16 April 2018  we met another milestone, we launched 14th StudyMall at Z.P.school Gajanan Nagar,Nillod Village,Tq Sillod,Dist Aurangabad.  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/

Digital Class room at the StudyMall

This project was mainly possible due to support from all our donors, funders, supporters, local teachers, parents villagers .

This StudyMall  will be providing  these 35 school students and many more other children from this 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 a book at Library-StudyMall

We have set up Library and digital class for betterment of these 35+ students. 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 .

Children pose for picture at StudyMall

You can catch glimpses of opening ceremony and StudyMall at our facebook page-https://www.facebook.com/pg/ThinkSharpFoundation/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1030377847101431

Z.P. School Gajanan nagar is in  small village Nillod , Tq-Sillod, Dist Aurangabad with approximate total population of 600 +.  Z.P.School of this small village is from  1st to 5th std and is Marathi medium school, with total student count 35 . Total number of  teachers is 02. School has 2 classrooms.

Our Founder Mr.Santosh talking about our commitment to bring better educational infrastructure for every rural child.
Team Thinksharp Foundation with Guests and School teacher team.

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 Divya Marathi Newspaper and Sakal 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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13th StudyMall launched at Z.P school , Rumhana, Tq Sindekhedraja, Dist.Buldhana

Thinksharp Foundation is growing and reaching more and more villages to help rural children by providing them better educational infrastructure. On 14 April 2018  we met another milestone, we launched 13th StudyMall at Z.P school , Rumhana, Tq Sindekhedraja, Dist.Buldhana.  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/

Children from the School posing for picture in there new “StudyMall” classroom.

This project was mainly possible due to support from all our donors, funders, supporters, local teachers, parents villagers and specially because of our mentor and supporter Mr.Chate Sir who is reputed Government officer himself committed for building strong Nation. Currently he is serving as  Assistant director at District Skill Development,Employment and Entrepreneurship Guidance Centre

Our Team including our Founder Mr.Santosh Phad and Rahul sonawane with our supporters from village and Mr.Sampat Chate sir.

This StudyMall  will be providing  these 84 and many more other children from Rumhane 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.

We have set up Library and digital class for betterment of these 84+ students. 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 .

Our Founder Mr.Santosh Phad speaking at the launch ceremony about importance of better educational infrastructure.

You can catch glimpses of opening ceremony and StudyMall at our facebook page-https://www.facebook.com/pg/ThinkSharpFoundation/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1026428674163015

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 school, with total student count 84 (40 boys and 44 girls). Total number of  teachers is 03. School has 6 classrooms.  (More details about our Pre launch inspection visit at http://thinksharpfoundation.org/blogs/blog/2017/11/18/children-from-village-rumhana-will-learn-read-play-better/

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 Dainik Bhaskar, Divya Marathi and Buldhana Live.

Media Coverage in Divya Marathi 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

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

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7th StudyMall launched at Village Panodi, Dist Ahemdnagar

We are very happy to share that our 7th  StudyMall Project was launched on 02 Dec 2017 at Balpan English School. On occasion of the opening ceremony a science exhibition was also presented by  150+ school’s talented little scientists . Children made windmill, sound and air properties, volcano eruption, rainbow formation, motor driven boat, sprinkler irrigation, ATM machine, Hydraulic lift etc as part of science exhibition.
To know more click the link to see exclusive pictures of this event on our Facebook page album. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.955111167961433.1073741835.181244028681488&type=1&l=fd30796769 
This  School is started by a very dynamic couple and social entrepreneurs themselves Mr and Mrs Munde. They both have two talented children Pratik and Varad,  and they realized  they had to send there eldest Son Pratik to a town place to study in English medium. This created an impact on both of them and it put them in direct contact with the problems faced by parents who are forced to send children to towns and cities for better educational facilities.  To overcome this , they are running a State approved English School in a small village Panodi, which is in Tq-Sangamner, Dist Ahmednagar (40 km from Shirdi ) Maharashtra, India. There youngest son Varad is studying in same school in 4th std.
The school is a 2 storey building with lights tubes fans and ample ground with playground. They are trying best to upgrade school infrastructure everyday. School has total 167 students from 1st to 5 th std. The staff (approx 8 teachers in total)  is highly qualified and motivated to educate and teach this talented set of children.
On 15 Aug 2017, Team Thinksharp Foundation attended Independence day event Balpan English school.  We were highly convinced by there dedication and commitment for betterment of educational infrastructure and hence decided to help them more from our side.
On 02 Dec 2017, we formally launched StudyMall in this school. This StudyMall project provides them with Digital projector which is solar based and has all the needed academic contents plus non academic extracurricular contents for interactive learning. We aim to help them more in long term by providing them more learning tools as they need.
If you want to help your village or more villages like this You too can be part of this. Click the link to donate in few minutes . You will also be eligible to claim tax benefit for donation*.
https://milaap.org/fundraisers/StudyMall-DigitalClass

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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