My name is Ashoka working with animation industry . I worked in Mumbai for 9 years and returned to my hometown Bengaluru.
I am representing RIDS(Rural Integrated Development Society) NGO's. one of the mission : The Rural Education.
RIDS School is providing education in the village called BETKUR , 90 Kms away from Bengaluru in Kolar Dist.
The School provides quality education under 20kms perimeter for farmer kids who cannot afford.
The school is started In 2016 June with 30 Farmer kids, this year we have 80 kids and expecting to reach around 100 kids from pre kg to 1st Standard. (4-6 yrs).
In just 6 months we are surprise to witness the kids ability to grasp and learn quick.
Sharing one the Morning Pledge. Not just one all of them gets their turn to stand in front to lead the assembly.
The Pledge By RIDS Kid
We need your support to help us in getting the transportation for these area so that the kids avail proper education. Support the cause of Fund raising activity. Right now we need funds for Transportation.
THE TRANSPORTATION PROBLEM
Right now the school have a Omni van and TATA sumo. Every morning and evening the two vehicles do multiple trips to and fro to drop and pick up the 68 kids for various villages.
Few kids are picked from 20 kms away. In this process the kids are missing the classes, Prayer and reach home late in evening and tired. The next day they are feeling dull thus impacting on their learnings and avoiding to come to school. The kids are brilliant and we don't want them to miss the school and want to make the travel comfortable.
WHY CONTRIBUTION ONLY FOR SCHOOL VAN NOT FOR PER STUDENT TRANSPORTATION FEE??
For Eg : If you pays for 1 kid's Education. Only he will get educated. But if you pay for 1Teacher.
Atleast 1- 20 kids get education.
Likewise instead of requesting for sponsoring for each kid transportation fee. Its better to request for sponsoring transportation vehicles that will solve the problem for a longer period.
|Van charges Per Kid|| Monthly|
|For 68 Kids Monthly||For 10 months|
opting out Holidays
| per student transportation fee is more expensive then the cost of transpotation|
Even a small amount of Rs. 100 is helpful.
This is our first fund raising and in shortage of 3,94,000.00 (Three Lakhs Ninety Four Thousand) out of 9,50,000.00 for facilitating 2 School Van. ( This Tata wingers in the below pic. Its Second hand and will get painted to yellow ).
If the funds flow increases, we are planning to install few outdoor playground equipments.
Looking forward to have you in our journey.
Rural Integrated Development Society (RIDS) is a Non-Governmental Organisation registered in 1994 under the registration number 904/1994. RIDS, is the society that focuses on rural segments and aims at providing support to the needy and underprivileged in the villages and remote areas especially for women and children welfare activities.Most of our Indian villages lack empowerment , awareness and decent education.
Child’s primary education lays the foundation and brain architecture from all the learnings. They learn the basics of their life, be it regarding education, society or psychology. If this phase is developed with care, the child would grow to become a good responsible human for the society
We provide quality education and groom every kid in its vicinity. RIDS On June 1st, 2016, started a school with a tag line
We believe that each and every child is special in his own realm and every such child has to be nurtured in his zone to bring maximise positives out of him. We, therefore, started our school with Pre-Kindergarten, Lower Kindergarten and Upper Kindergarten with 30 kids initially. We received permission till 5th but are extending only till 1 th grade in AY 2017-18.
Apart from education, we intend to give these children an opportunity to groom them to develop their rational mind and induce imaginative capabilities. We follow a specialise pattern of training where they would exuding with confidence to be leaders in their field. We follow holistic approach to in still the manners and behaviour in the young kids, so they learn to respect and value each and everything.
Our conviction is that an empowered woman can help in improving the conditions of a dwindling society has made us take this path and we take necessary efforts to support in development and empowerment of women through self help group (SHG). Each group consists of 10-15 women from the neighbouring, so far we covered 116 villages and 4 Taluks of Kolar District. More than 3500 families have benefitted from this program and have ensured they too can lead a dignified life and self-sufficiency.
Natural Farming & Dairy
100% of our school kids parents comes form agriculture background. 85 % of them are daily farm labours. And many farmers and youth are migrated to cities for living due to failure in chemical farming and lack of irrigation water.
So the only solution is Natural Farming.
RIDS team is dedicatedly learning about Shri Padma Shri subhash palekar’s Zero Budget Natural Farming and teaming up with knowledgeable farmers,Scientists, AgriStart ups to educate the farmers in restarting the age-old practice of natural farming. We thus soon commence a program under which we train the farmers and school them on the methods and practices. By end of 2017 RIDS will promote Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) and link producer groups to marketing opportunities.
The purpose of the project is to collectivise farmers, especially small producers, at various levels, to foster technology penetration, improve productivity, enable improved access to inputs and services and increase farmer incomes, thereby strengthening their sustainable agriculture based livelihoods. Win win for consumers and farmers.
Any one with the “ know-how” of a skill can do a far better work with more efficiency and contribute to economy. Thus, the industries prefer people with a honed up skill-set. And the person who lacks any skills, may end up unemployed at the end of the day, more then unemployed they will end as or in anti social activities.
Taking these concerns into consideration, we will soon started a skill development centre for men and women to master a skill either to look out for a job or their own setup. Indian Govt has identified 500 different skill set to be taught. Or be the support system to the value added products from Farming.