Attendees : Sridhar M, Satyajit, Latha, Binay, Prema, Madan, Chalam, Sudhi, Sridhar D
Skype: Pankaj, Nabanita, Udai, Sharan
Meetings taken by: Prema
Topic 1: KIGS Project
Presenter : Pankaj Jain
- Provide schools on site to match the schedule of brick workers.
- Brick kilns in Jaipur
- 900 children benefit from this program
- Started with 30 students in 2013-2014 and expanded to 10 schools with 604 students last year
- Also opened a central school last year for full day scholar students from 10 am to 4 pm
- Brick lane project is located in Chaksu, Rajastan
- Asha - 328 kids 6-12 yo . Out of 10 schools, 5 schools were supported, covering 7 brick kilns
- 20% of total budget. Total INR 11,27,000
- 126 boys and 122 girls. Teachers 10 (2 per school)
- Most of these schools have an average of 45 students except for LBT which has 75 students
- 4-5 students super smart kids who needed special mentoring and guidance
- Pratham - another organization that works on teaching material came up with 4 different categories. But due to lack of resources, they have not been able to attend other categories. But they hope to extend next year
- The school runs 6 mons in a year to match the schedule of brick kiln workers
- Shelter for class is very big issue and the irregular attendance is a major issue
- There are some lessons that can be shared from Door Step School
- Do they have other donors?
- They have some ad-hoc donors but they can't count on them
- Can we fund INR 19 lakhs for 10 schools instead of 5 schools?
- Not right now, we can only fund last year's budget + 10%
- Everyone in favor of KIGS project for the fiscal year of Nov 2016-Oct 2017 for funding INR 12,40,000 (11,27,000 + 10% increase)
Yes : 9 No:0 Abstain: 2
Topic 2 : Vikasana Bridge School
Presenter : Sharan Asundi
- Education and living expenses for 20-25 kids
- Self-sustainability of the organic farm
- Now they both are in same location. They got land from WAH funds
- Addressing the children of migrating workers of coffee plantations.
- Location: Encompasses a cluster of 10 villages in shimoga district in Bhadravati taluk, Karnataka
- Bridge between when they drop off from mainstream education and when they join mainstream school again
- They also do counseling for parents
- Residential - they keep kids in a hostel with 3 teachers providing tuitions etc, + cook but they go to regular school during day time
- Once they are ready, the responsibility is on parents
- While they are in bridge school, parents are around
- Challenges : Low wages, single parent, orphan etc.
- Celebrated 25th anniversary recently. Project director has received commendations from Karnataka and India
- Inception in 1988.
- 2015-16 : 20 ( 9 girls and 11 boys). Children tend to coming and leaving. 25-30 children all through the year. Target area 10 villages
- Target families: Low income/migratory workers
- Income generated from organic farm - supports 70-80% of the total cost.
- Inauguration of orphanage, installation of solar lighting, solar water heater (PPI, Seattle).
- Total budget : INR 7,26,450.00
- Sustainable income : INR 2,00,000
- Grant requested = INR 5,26,450.
- Last year budget : INR 4,46,950.00 Disbursed : INR 4,47,000.
- Last site visit : Aug 2015
- We need one more volunteer from Seattle to steward this project besides Shruti who has to come up to speed on this project
- Fiscal year : Jan 2016 - Dec 2016
- INR 4,47,000 + 10% = INR 4,92,000
- All in favor of funding Vikasana Bridge School INR 4,92,000 for the fiscal year Jan 2016 - De 2016
- Yes: 10
- Abstain: 0
Topic 3: Door Step School
Presenter : Vidyanand
- Mumbai and Pune founded in 1989 by Rajani Paranjpe. Brought to Pune in 1993
- Project Foundation : Asha seattle supports
- Project Grow with books : helps reading comprehension of children
- Project Every child counts: School enrollment program
- Project Parents participation in children's education : to make parents be more involved in children's education, for parents working in urban construction sites
- Asha seattle supporting since 2005.
- 140+ construction sites
- Govt. requires builders to provide a safe space for the children while their parents are at work.. The space is used for educational activity centers
- DSS finances 70% of operational costs and builder finances remaining 30%
- Schooling is for children 5 years and older. Child care (creche) services to children
- Operates in 142 construction sites across pune metro area, serving approx 8,500 children
- Satyajit visited DSS Pune in July 2016, in Blue Ridge construction site in Hinjewadi, Pune
- Kids were happy and they had a lot of educational toys designed by teachers there
- 5-8 yo in one class and 9 and older in another class
- Bhavana Kulkarni, director DSS Pune was also present
- We funded Apr 2016 - Mar 2017 INR 5,50,000 but the component that we sent for 2015-16, central team disagreed to send retro-active funding without more details on how the project survived last year
- DSS used INR 5 lakhs from their General fund (20% of INR 25 lakhs in funds)
- DSS wants to fund two EACs(Utsav, and Siyona) requesting a total of INR 5,00,000
- All in favor of funding Door Step School for one-time funding of INR 5,00,000 for the fiscal year Oct 2016- March 2017 to support two additional Educational Activity centers
- Yes: 9
- No: 0
Topic 4 : Project coordinators Updates
Presenter : Latha
38 active projects
36 recurring projects
Check requests in process : 6
Two more already presented but not put in check request
RDT - Dec 2015 - May 2016 (no update ) - chapter coords will follow up
Rishi valley - check request follow up with Balaji
Neel bagh trust - no need of funding this year
Sai Seva Sadan and MICDA have to submit check requests
Topic 5: Sikshana Foundation
Presenter : Sudhi & Chalam
- Chalam - CEO of Sikshana, gave the context in the last meeting
- Working exclusively with Govt. Schools with an objective to drive student motivation to learn
- Govt. of Karnataka got motivated to include student motivation in state budget
- They are going to put in 50% in funding and remaining 50% from private groups to scale this program
- 100% of material costs are covered by govt.
- Product dev cost - 50%
- Mentors in these districts - 100% by private sources
- Thimmalapura forest and Madhugiri Taluk districts
- Launched Sikshana accelerator last year - transfers knowledge of student motivation programs to the Govt.
- Azim Premji Foundation did a lot of training
- As we get Govt machinery to run these programs, we want to monitor usage at child level, delivery and effectiveness
- The way the funds are going to be used will be different this year to focus on product development to scale at a bigger scale
- product development cost: 1.50 crores (over 3 years) Govt. of Karnataka - 70 lakhs, Tata trust : 50 lakhs, 33 lakhs now needed
- Sikshana will develop software to track the effectiveness of different Govt interventions at child level
- The ask is for INR 14 lakhs for this year and INR 15 lakhs for next year.
- We can only focus on this year and we cannot predict for next year.
- Voting :
- All in favor of supporting Sikshana funding INR 14 lakhs for the fiscal Apr 2016 - March 2017 to development software tools to scale.
- No: 1
- Abstain: 1
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