The NGO and its vision:
Kushal Dattani, Co-founder of Samait Shala and his team are the campaigner of this fundraiser. He conceptualized the non-profit that works to understanding children who face learning difficulties in a mainstream classroom. Since 2016, Kushal Dattani is working on the objective of spreading awareness, so each student can be recognized in the school, for his or her own abilities. The team has developed a unique learning kit to ensure a better learning experience through collaborative peer learning. The goal is to reach out to 20 schools by the end of this year.
Samait Shala and the ground level problem they are trying to solve.
A survey on primary school enrollment found out that enrollment was at an all-time high in India. Samait Shala observed that learning levels were still considerably low to the rate of enrollment. The most recent ASER report (2018), revealed that of all the students in Class 5, only 50% of them are able to read books that are taught in Class 2. This was due to factors such as teacher’s skill gap and the continued use of traditional teaching methods that don’t ensure 100% class participation among students. Some other factors involve low-income households, and parents choosing to educate their children in English medium schools, a non-native language. Thus, children who are unable to succeed in primary school are eventually forced to drop out of the system.
Why are they fundraising?
Samait Shala is fundraising for its program Svavriti. Svavriti means self-reliance in the Sanskrit language and Samait Shala with this program, aims to promote peer to peer collaborative learning. It is a learning kit, for students from Grade I to V, which is a 32-week plan containing flashcard activities and lessons, aligned to NCERT (The National Council for Education Research and Training) learning outcomes. Students will use these kits once a week in groups and participate in activities that will strengthen their collaboration and learning. The kit has been effectively tried and tested in controlled groups and furthering working on the same are being worked upon. Students who were part of the controlled group started taking initiatives and their learning enhanced considerably. Samait Shala’s vision for this kit is that every child is engaged and learning.
Samait Shala needs Rs. 5 lakh to build capacity to reach to 20 schools.
To ensure the Svavriti project is distributed effectively among different schools, the non-profit needs help in raising money for.
● Product development cost -88,640
● Admin cost - 60,000
● Training cost -54,000
● Expert consultation -60,000
● Conveyance -18,000
● Designer cost -1,80,000
Join Samait Shala in their dream to bridge the gaps in the classroom and make the children self-reliant.
The non-profit is driven by enthusiastic individuals who have worked in special education, experienced grim realities of education through teaching fellowships like Teach for India and Gandhi Fellowships, work day in and day out to ensure children are benefiting from their learning kit. They are supported by names like WIPRO, Edmentum and Read Alliance, to name a few. Your generous contribution can ensure India’s students receive a helping hand. Please donate and support Samait Shala. If you can’t, do share this fundraiser far and wide so it reaches the one who is able to donate. Thank you!