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Date & Venue: Juniper Room, Georgia Tech Student Center, October 11th 2017

Attendees:

Anish Mukherjee, Anusha Harish, Anuradha Bulusu, Arkadeep Kumar, Dhwanil Shukla, Mrunal Dehankar, Nikhil Raj, Nitansh Parikh, Prasoon Suchandra, Shashidhar Ravishankar, Vinodini Comandur

Agenda:

  1. Hijli Inspiration gender sensitivity training
  2. Lok Chetna Samhiti site visit
  3. Vote on  Kalyania – Asha for Education “Classmate” - Educator Project
  4. Vote on sending funds raised during Dussehra 2017 event towards gujarat flood relief efforts by GVT

 

Notes:

  1. Hijli Inspiration: Gender sensitivity

    1. Anu

      • Want to include both girls and boys for the workshop

      • Target same set of students, so that the progress can be monitored.

      • Will try and meet professors in Azim Premji institute during India visit (if possible).

              b. Arka

      • Asking local colleges to take up evaluation of the gender sensitivity project

      • Will reach out to colleagues and friends through social media about it.

      2. Surprise visit to lok chetana:

    1. Anu

      • Asha Atlanta has started funding daily operations of girls hostel for Lok Chetana Samiti starting 2017.

      • Anu's sister made surprise site visit to hostel in Varanasi. Was very impressed with facilities and environment.

      • Anu shared photos and videos.

      • Currently girls are attending local Govt. school until 5th grade. We may need to think about options after that.

  b.  Shashi

 

      • Can we have the photos and videos, to highlight them during game night?


 

     3.  Vote on Dussehra funds to be used for GVT flood relief effort:

            a. Shashi

    • GVT had earlier requested Rs. 16,88,500.00 (~USD 26,000) for flood relief in  July 2017. 

    • Asha Atlanta previoulsy voted and sent $10,000 from Central Emergency Funds.

    • https://ashadocserver.s3.amazonaws.com/697_GVTAtlantaFloodRequestAugust2017.pdf

    • A total of $885 was raised during the GT Dussehra event, it was proposed that all the funds raised go towards GVT flood relief effort in Gujarat.

    • Vote on whether or not funds raised in Dussehra event be sent for Gujrat flood relief: 

    • Total 12 (11+1) Yes, No - 0 votes to approve sending USD $885 to GVT for flood relief effort. (Abhyuday Mandal voted by email later)

 

     4.  Vote on Kalyania funds for 2017-2018 for Classmate project:

Proposal:

https://ashadocserver.s3.amazonaws.com/896_Kalyania_Asha_for_Education_Classmate_Educator.pdf

            a.  Anu:  

    • Budget overview for after school training program

    • They request Rs. 2,99, 700 for classes starting from Jan 2018

    • Total budget divided by 2 as it is only for 6 months

           b. Anish:  

    • Rationale behind having  just 10 students per class, is to make sure that we can help the good performing students manage with the transition to government school

    c. Anu: 
  • Vote called for approving INR 2,99,700 to  Kalyania   Asha for Education “  Classmate”  -  Educator Project:  All vote (Yes - 11+1, No - 0) to approve it. 
  • Note: Abhyuday Mandal voted by email.


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