The grassroots social entrepreneur is the change agent that Vibha enables through tools, capital, know-how, experts, management practices, financial education and more.
This is the person who believes that he, or she can actually solve the problem and improve the lives of under privileged children.
This entrepreneur may not have the funds, the resources, or the tools but he, or she believes that the social problem can be solved.
This pillar ensures that a cure is found for a systemic problem.
4 New NGOs join Vibha
Eklavya educates 895 children in 15 primary schools in 15 villages
In the Shahpur Block located in Satpuras in Betul district of Madhya Pradesh. Eklavya will be implementing their dual methodology of community level intervention through Shiksha Protsahan Kendras (SPK) coupled with intervention at the Government school, involving the teachers and the state education department functionaries as direct stake-holders in the project. The effectiveness of the project would be measured based on three broad parameters which are accessibility, quality of education and improvement in learning levels of children in the age group of 6-10.
Society for Development & Governance
Samavesh is similar to Eklavya, except that it works in urban Bhopal and to support 425 children
Five municipal schools. Through active participation of the existing government school teachers, two hours every day within the school is given to Samavesh to implement Activity Based Learning (ABL) program. Multi-Grade-Multi-Level(MGML) education kits, developed by Samavesh will be introduced in the schools and the teachers will trained so that the learning levels of the children can be significantly improved.
Apna Skool, educates children of migrant construction and brick kiln workers
A project of Jagriti Bal Vikas Samiti, started by the faculty and students of IIT Kanpur. The goal of the project is to ensure that these children do not get absorbed as child labor. As the families migrate to their native villages during off-peak months, a process for continuing supplementary education to the children in their own villages in Jharkand, Bihar and Eastern UP will be initiated. Mid day meal/nutritional supplement, and primary healthcare to the children will also be provided. Apna Skool will study, learn and implement the model of Door Step School (DSS), one of Vibha’s successful models in Pune, and start involving the builders and the Government as stakeholders in the execution and scaling up the project.
Saath, a very well established organization in Ahmedabad
Will also work in implementing the DSS model and bring early education centers for the children of construction workers, thus minimizing the scope of these children entering the society as child laborers. Five large scale construction sites have been identified and these centers will be started to support approximately 250 children and providing them with 4 hours of informal education with nutrition support. Taking the DSS model as an example, Saath has already made the Builders as stakeholders in the success of this project and 50% of the nutritional costs and the space for these centers is provided by them.