Learn how Sikshana, Door Step School, and other NGOs you fund bring about remarkable change in the lives of underprivileged children.
Sikshana aims to improve the quality of education in Government primary schools at a typical cost of Rs. 500 per annum, per child. The improvement is measured in quantified scales in each school under standard test conditions. Sikshana acts primarily as a facilitator and not as provider of solutions. Vibha has played a critical role in making this happen. Vibha is now taking this solution national across India various states.
How Sikshana fixed the problem of quality education in 1100 Municipal Schools
Sikshana started of with 40 schools, then 90 and is now implemented in 1000+ schools. Unicef works with Sikshana to pilot the model in Gujarat.
So what did we fix – we have found a sustainable, scalable and replicable solution to the systemic problem of underperforming municipal schools.
Door-Step School brings hope and education to 50,000 chldren
Door Step School is an NGO which was started with the aim of addressing literacy amongst the marginalized sections of society.
The organisation built its program to address three major problems:
Door Step School provides education and support to the often-forgotten children of pavement dwellers, slum dwellers, construction site families and many other underprivileged families. Many of these children are not enrolled in school and have limited access to books and a place to study. Additionally, many children drop out of school to work or care for younger children. With neither support nor resources at home some children also suffer from very low learning levels. We are trying to bridge this gap by bringing education to the “Door Step” of these underprivileged children.
Door Step School was established in Mumbai, India in 1988 and later expanded to Pune in 1993. It has impacted the lives of over 50,000 children since its inception.
Vibha is invested into DSS.
UNICEF adopts the Sikshana model for a pilot program in 40 Upper primary schools in the Partur Block, Jalna District, Maharashtra to improve the academic standards in the government higher primary schools.
SIKSHANA grows to cover over 600 schools and 75,000 kids, becoming one of the top intervention programs in the public school system in India! Vibha has been working with Sikshana since 2006 and enabled them to grow from 15 schools to their current size today. As of 2011 Vibha supports 185 schools under the Sikshana project.
HEARDS successfully ERADICATES CHILD LABOR from a slum in Andhra Pradesh! HEARDS - a project located in Andhra Pradesh has been funded by Vibha since 2005 . The main focus of the project is to eradicate child labor, rescue children, provide them with bridge-education and mainstream them to government schools. The project operated at two locations. Earlier this year, one of those two locations was shut down. This was possible because with persistent effort over the last several years, HEARDS has managed to SUCCESSFULLY ERADICATED CHILD LABOR from one of those two locations!
Yahoo Employee Foundation re-invests in Vibha's efforts by extending a grant of $30k for the academic year 2011-2012; validating Vibha's model of lasting, scalable, replicable change
Vibha voted to Top 200 charities in Chase Community Giving Drive: Click here
Vibha shares its success with social entrepreneurs. PRAGATI 2011 - The second Vibha grass-root social entrepreneur conference held in Pune, enabled 25 social entrepreneurs from all parts of the country to use Vibha as a platform to, share, learn and begin to implement Vibha's scalable education programs across India.