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    • DISCUSS AND VOTE ON BALJATRA PROPOSAL FROM KHELWADI
    • DISCUSS AND VOTE ON SHAARON SCHOOL PROJECT FUNDING RENEWAL
    • DISCUSS NEW VOLUNTEER INVOLVEMENT

Discussion items

TimeItemWhoNotes
  • DISCUSS AND VOTE ON BALJATRA PROPOSAL FROM KHELWADI

SREEJIT MENON

    • VARSHA TAI SENT PROGRESS REPORT FOR THE LAST 3 MONTHS. ALL ACCOUNTS SEEM TO BE IN ORDER ACCORDING TO SREEJIT. AS PART OF THE PROGRAM THE SCHOOL TAUGHT THE KIDS TO ONLY USE NATURAL COLORS AND HOW OTHER DYES ARE BAD FOR THEM. ALSO THE SCHOOL TAUGHT THEM NOT NOT WASTE WATER AT THE EVENT ESPECIALLY BECAUSE THEY HAVE A WATER PROBLEM EVERY SUMMER AND THEY NEED TO CONSERVE WATER.
    • VARSHA TAI SENT A PROPOSAL FOR THE BALJATRA PROGRAM THEY ARE GOING TO DO FOR 1200 STUDENTS IN ALL THE SURROUNDING AREAS. IT IS AN EVENT THEY DID LAST YEAR TOO AND BUT ON A BIGGER SCALE THIS YEAR. WE DISCUSSED IF ASHA TOLEDO COULD FUND THIS. SREEJIT SUGGESTED THAT WE DONT FUND THEM. BUT SINCE WE ARE FUDING THEM FOR THE WHOLE YEAR AND THERE ARE NO SUMMER CLASSES IN THE KEHLWADI PROGRAM THEY COULD USE THE MONEY FOR THE BAL JATRA. GANESH WE NEED TO PRIOROTIZE IF WE WANT TO FUND THE KHELWADI THIS YEAR OR THE BALJATRA AS THE JATRA WAS 6 LACKS OR SO FOR JUST 2 MONTHS. THE TEAM THOUGHT THAT THE KEHLWADI PROGRAM WAS MORE IMPORTANT FROM THE LONG TERM PERSPECTIVE. ALSO VARSHA PROBABLY HAS OTHER FUNDING SOURCES FOR THE JATRA AS THEY HAD NO ISSUES DOING IT WITHOUT OUR SUPPORT LAST YEAR. THE TEAM VOTED
    • GANESH- NO
    • SREEJIT-NO
    • KRISHNA- NO
    • DR VARANASI- MOSTLY NO BUT WAS NOT SURE
    • THIHAL- NO
    • PALLAVI-NO
  • THE TEAM DECIDED WE WOULD REVISIT THIS PROPOSAL NEXT MONTH WHEN WE RECONVENE TO REVIEW THE 17-18 KEHLWADI PROPOSAL
 
  • DISCUSS AND VOTE ON SHAARON SCHOOL PROJECT FUNDING RENEWAL

GANESH IYER

PRESENTED THE 17-18 PROPOSAL FROM SHAARON SCHOOL. THE SCHOOL HAS ASKED FOR 20K 5 TEACHERS BUT THEY WILL GIVE SALARY OF 12K IF ASHA DECIDES TO ONLY FUND THE SAME MONEY AS LAST YEAR. GANESH PROPOSED THAT WE DO NOT FUND MORE THAN LAST YEAR BECAUSE BASED ON KARTIK'S SITE VIST REPORT THEY SCHOO IS IN A DECENT FINANCIAL SITUATION AND THERE IS NO NEED TO PANIC. ALSO IF WE GIVE THEM MORE MONEY AT THIS POINT THEY WILL BECOME MORE DEPENDENT ON US AND WILL NOT LOOK FOR OTHER FUNDING RESOURCES. THE TEAM AGREED.

ALSO SINCE WE ARE IN THE 4TH YEAR OF FUNDING WE SHOULD LAY DOWN SOME CRITERIA FOR FUNDING THROUGH WHICH THE SCHOOL SHOWS INITIATIVE TO LOOK FOR OTHER FUNDING. THE TEAM DISCSSED THIS AND AGREED ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA

WITHIN THE NEXT 6 MONTHS THE SCHOOL SHOULD DO INITIATIVES FOR THE FOLLOWING

  1. THE SCHOOL SHOULD WRITE PROPOSAL TO DIFFERENT STATE & CENTRAL GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS AND ALSO PRIVATE NGO AND COMPANIES. ASHA TOLEDO WILL HELP WIRTE PROPOSAL IF THE SCHOOL PROVIDES INFORMATION. KRISHNA WOULD LOOK FOR BUSINESS SCHOOL STUDENTS WHO WILL HELP WRITE A PROPOSAL. WE JUST NEED SOMEONE WHO CAN READ AND WRITE TAMIL TO HELP TRANSLATE.
  2. THE SCHOOL WILL MAKE A GENUINE EFFORT TO REACH OUT TO THE 2 FUNDING AGENCIES IN MADURAI THAT KARTIK HAD MENTIONED
  3. THE SCHOOL WILL DO SOME RESEARCH AND PREPARE A LIST OF STATE AND CENTRAL GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS, NGOS AND COMPANIES THAT WILL FUND MENTALLY CHALLANGED CHILDREN
  4. THE SCHOOL WILL EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITY OF RAISING FUNDS FOR THE SCHOOL BY REACHING OUT TO REGULAR SCHOOLS TO TRAIN THEIR TEACHERS FOR SLOW LEARNERS


    BASED ON THIS CRITERIAL ASHA TOLEDO AGREED TO FUND THE SCHOOL FOR NEXT 6 MONTHS FOR Rs.3,60,000 FOR 5 SPECIAL EDUCATORS SALARY
    VOTE
  • GANESH- YES
  • SREEJIT-YES
  • KRISHNA- YES
  • DR VARANASI- YES
  • THIHAL- YES
  • PALLAVI-YES
  • YES VOTES - 6
  • ABSTAIN-0
  • NO VOTES-0
 
  • DISCUSS NEW VOLUNTEER INVOLVEMENT

EVERYONE

DISCUSSED HOW TO ATTRACT NEW VOLUNTEERS

KRISHNA SAID THAT HE PUT UP THE REQUEST FOR NEW VOLUNTEERS ON FACE BOOK. 2-3 PEOPLE HAVE RESPONDED.

KRISHNA AND THIHAL DECIDED TO HAVE A MEETING WITH THEM THIS THURSDAY. SREEJIT AND GANESH ARE GOING TO CALL IN IF KRISHNA TEXTS THEM

IF IT WORKS OUT KRISHNA WILL SET UP A MONTHLY MEETING WITH DATE/PLACE AND TIME. GANESH WILL SET A MEETUP GROUP SO THAT WE CAN ATTRACT MORE VOLUNTEERS

KRISHNA WILL ALSO ANNOUNCE ABOUT REQUEST FOR VOLUNTEERS IN TODAYS ISCO PROGRAM

 

BASED ON HOW THINGS GO WE WILL DISCUSS ABOUT A FUNDRAISING PROGRAM IN THE NEXT MEETING

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