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Build 21st Century skills and academics in students from public schools

Build 21st Century skills and academics in students from public schools

Divanshu Kumar
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funded in 66 days

$ 16,613 Raised of $ 16,438

368 Donors

$ 16,613 Raised of $ 16,438

368 Donors in 66 days

Every social media share can bring $80
Divanshu Kumar
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Dear Everyone,

While I am writing this, I am joyful and highly overwhelmed. We raised 2+L in less than 2 hours today, a proof of the strong belief that you have on us.


Honestly, when we had almost 2.5L remaining yesterday (22nd Feb), I was skeptical about the possibility of us being able to meet the target, but now I am very sure we will be able to do that. In fact we are almost there.

A little nudge is all it would take to make it happen. And the credit for this goes to you.


While our team has worked extremely hard to confirm all the 10 schools that we will be supporting from next year, we are also almost through with the permissions. Only because of your support, we will be able to positively nudge the lives of 1000+ school going students improving in their academic learning outcomes as well as make them future ready.


Here is the last piece of support that I am requesting. Please share our campaign, along with the set target and our achievement so far which informs other people as well about the cause that we support and a learning culture that we imagine.

Let's drive this campaign home!


With gratitude,

Divanshu Kumar

(Team Involve)

Story


At some point in your student life, you would have struggled with a concept and things might have seemed impossible until a sibling or a friend came forward to help you out. Aren't we blessed and privileged to have such a support system? And we know not all children have such privilege. So, can we formalize this concept of support systems to discover and catalyze the untapped potential in those children?


We don't need an introduction to our Indian education system. Students in public institutions are much below their grade level learning. They lack the future-ready skills needed to survive in the 21st Century. India has a shortage of 1 million teachers and over 80% of our teachers already feel overburdened. Just imagine. What if these few teachers majorly teach the senior grade students, who in turn teach four of their juniors each? Won't it make students more responsible and help them grow? This Peer Teaching approach compounds the teacher's effect almost 5 times. Such a school system focused on student-driven learning is the need of the hour!


Umm, this sounds good on paper, but does it actually work?

Yes, it does! Involve has been bringing a change for the last 2 years. We have partnered with low-income schools and developed a Peer Teaching model that is practical and can be implemented easily. We train the senior students, or student leaders, who then teach their juniors, a.k.a. learners. This evidence-based approach is also backed by a plethora of global research.


Involve is one of the few organizations whose ideas for educational reforms keep students at the center & empower them. Founded by recent graduates from IIT Madras, this uniqueness, and the team’s commitment to its goal, has been recognized in numerous places. Last month we got selected as the top 30 organisations in the world for the Gratitude Network in Silicon Valley. Here is a recent media article about our work: http://bit.ly/TBIInvolve


At Involve, we hope to spearhead a revolution in education, open to sharing and collaboration, where students all over India, and perhaps beyond, are equipped with important future-ready skills and are able to learn independently.

This will be possible by leveraging the National Tutors Program, a program envisioned in the National Education Policy 2019 that talks about training senior students to teach their juniors in the school.


How will Involve use this money?

The entire amount raised in this campaign will support 10 under-resourced public schools, in Chennai and Bangalore, at INR 120,000/school through our Peer Teaching program. This will impact 1000 students. Every rupee will be utilized for students directly as our core team cost is covered by Central Square Foundation (,a leading philanthropic foundation that supports high quality education organisations) & other HNIs.

Your donation today will ensure that kids not only improve in their learning, but also go on to become leaders of tomorrow. Contribute, and don’t forget to thank your teachers/friends/siblings who have impacted your life.


And we are strong believers in the butterfly effect. So do share our campaign further in your network with 10 more people. This will play a huge role in spreading the impact of our work!


Use the information below to make a direct bank transfer through NEFT/RTGS/IMPS.

  • - Account number : 700701707078200
  • - Account name : Involve
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Updates(2)


#1 (24 Feb, 2020)

Dear Everyone,

While I am writing this, I am joyful and highly overwhelmed. We raised 2+L in less than 2 hours today, a proof of the strong belief that you have on us.


Honestly, when we had almost 2.5L remaining yesterday (22nd Feb), I was skeptical about the possibility of us being able to meet the target, but now I am very sure we will be able to do that. In fact we are almost there.

A little nudge is all it would take to make it happen. And the credit for this goes to you.


While our team has worked extremely hard to confirm all the 10 schools that we will be supporting from next year, we are also almost through with the permissions. Only because of your support, we will be able to positively nudge the lives of 1000+ school going students improving in their academic learning outcomes as well as make them future ready.


Here is the last piece of support that I am requesting. Please share our campaign, along with the set target and our achievement so far which informs other people as well about the cause that we support and a learning culture that we imagine.

Let's drive this campaign home!


With gratitude,

Divanshu Kumar

(Team Involve)

#2 (13 Jan, 2020)

Dear Everyone,

Let me start by thanking you for such an amazing support so far. We raised half of the amount within 2 weeks and our team is brimming with joy. Moreover, on new year 1st Jan, 70 people contributed to raise a total of INR 1.5 Lakhs. How amazing is that? The amount raised gives us the confidence to expand and grow our work to more schools and we have already sprung into action.

Our Public schools team has identified the 10 new schools whom we will be supporting in Chennai and Bangalore and we are now proceeding to get permission from the corporation post the Pongal holidays. Our team feels so proud to think about working with these schools as when we see those students, we can visualize how much change we can bring in their lives.

All of this was possible because of your support so far and I am reaching out to you to seek more support. we still are shot by 45% and for us to be able to work with all the 10 schools.

Thus I request you to share our campaign with the people you know, nudge them to contribute to our cause and help us reach the goal :)

If you can share our campaign with 5 people/networks, I am confident that this will help us in a major way.

Also, if any people in your network wants to speak to us to know more, we would be happy to do that too :)


Thank you again, and looking forward to your support!

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