What started as a personal journey by one Teach for India fellow to help 60 kids in his class has now transformed into an organization which directly works with over 1600 kids and hopes to completely transform their lives and make them ready for the real world.
Three individuals from different walks of life, varied experiences and diverse backgrounds ranging from IIM, The Young India Fellowship to the Teach for India Fellowship, came together to build and nurture a movement - The Apprentice Project (TAP).
TAP aims to help kids break out of the spiral of poverty by giving them the necessary life skills that will help them succeed in life.
The power of “choice” is generally undervalued. “Choice” gives individuals a voice, power to decide and in turn the capability to determine what she/he would like to do.
TAP gives kids the opportunity to choose. They are given the option to choose a co-curricular activity of their choice. Through the activity picked by the individual, TAP aims to build core life skills which enable these kids to be empowered individuals in society.
WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?
Children in low-income communities face the struggles of limited perspectives to envision their future, lack of motivation to push for a better tomorrow, and lack the skills to succeed in the current world. Hence they get stuck in the spiral of poverty.
We place highly skilled volunteers in under-resourced schools to enable the students to learn a skill under the four verticals of performance arts, visual arts, sports, and technical arts.
In the 2018-2019 academic year, TAP has been running in 16 under-resourced schools in Pune and Mumbai working with 110 TAP facilitators impacting 1600 students.
WHY YOU SHOULD CONTRIBUTE?
In the 2019-2020 academic year, we need your help of to generate 20 lakh to provide equal opportunities to 2000+ kids across 20 under-resourced schools in Pune and Mumbai working with 150 + skilled professionals across all spheres.
Program cost for one child per year: Rs 3000 / $43
Cost for 01 vertical (Visual arts, Coding etc.) per school per year: Rs 45000 / $645
Program cost for one school (100 students) per year = Rs 3,00,000 / $4300
This cost includes 24 training sessions over six months for kids, Arts and Sports resources, Final showcase platform, Orientation Sessions For School and Parents, Mentoring/Training sessions for TAP facilitators, Access to scouting opportunities and scholarships for kids, Individual child and team assessment reports.
TAP aims to inspire a movement – a movement that defines inequality as nothing but the lack of opportunity. It is a movement that strives to overcome inequality by giving all children the opportunity to reach their unique potential.
Contribute if you want to radically change what a school education can look like for these children in under-resourced schools if you believe that poverty shouldn't dictate a child's destiny, if you believe in the transformational power of the arts and sports.