G-363

Bhavishya Yaan

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Project Description

Region: Asia

Country: India

Location: Mumbai

Total Budget: $55,500

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy


Objective

•To improve student's academic performance

•Equip them with the skills necessary to pursue higher education

•Enhance their employability

Project

•It is a skills enhancement programme that addresses the lacunae of the present public school education system at a micro level

•The program fast tracks selected public school students of class 7, 8 and 9, traditionally schooled in regional languages, by providing them with education in English, Life Skills and Computers

•It is already running successfully in seven schools in Mumbai

Focus Areas

•English: reading, writing, understanding, vocabulary and speaking capabilities of the child through exercises based on grammar, comprehension, verbal reasoning, conversation, story-writing, films, book club etc.

•Computer Classes: basic computer knowledge required for higher education or employment, taught to work with software such as Word, Excel. PowerPoint, Corel Draw, Flash, Access and trained in the use of the internet. Projects are assigned during the year requiring research on the internet and culminating in a presentation made to the class

•Life Skills: Teaches them the skills required in daily life through exercises in mental aerobics, team building, goal setting, understanding self, conflict resolution, decision-making, communication, study skills, time-management, self-defence etc. In addition, career counselling and job interview training is also conducted

Methodology

•Selection of students is based on an interview with both, parent and child to assess motivation and commitment to the program

•120 students are selected for the program each year

•Attendance to class is mandatory and undue absence leads to expulsion

•Classes are conducted in four groups of thirty students for each module

•Each child is exposed to four hours of English teaching, five hours of computer education and two hours of life skills education per week

•All teaching is based on a curriculum worked out in advance

•Staffing comprises of a mix of volunteers and paid professionals

•The overall association of each child with the program is expected to be three years

Project Cost per school (center) for 3 years

•Initial one-time investment: US$ 10,500 (for equipment, computers, furniture, classroom readiness)

•Running cost for utilities & salaries: US$ 15,000 annually x 3 = US$ 45,000

•Total Project cost for 3 years = US$ 55,500

Primary Host Partner

District: 3140

Rotary Club of: Deonar

Primary Contact: Ravishekar Krishnaswami

Email: president@rotarydeonar.com

Primary International Partner

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Project Status

Dropped
This project has been "Dropped". Check the history log entries to see why it was dropped.

Project listed for the 2013-14 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Deonar (3140)

9-Apr-13

$5,000

-

$5,000

Deonar (3140)

2-Aug-14

$32,000

-

$32,000

Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation

$18,500

-

$18,500

Total

$55,500

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History Log Entries

9-Apr-13

System Entry

Creation of project page.

2-Aug-14

System Entry

Pledge of $32,000 by Ravishekar Krishnaswami of the Rotary Club of Deonar, District 3140.

2-Aug-14

System Entry

Project is now "Fully Pledged".

2-Sep-14

System Entry

Project dropped per lack of response to the carry-over notification emails.

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