Parikrma Foundation


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The Parikrma Foundation cooperated with the Dutch Foundation Making Miles for Millenium to introduce the XO of OLPC on one of their schools in Bangalore India (sept. 2008).

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Parikrma Foundation

  1. 2. What is the crisis facing our World?
  2. 3. Is it the financial turmoil?
  3. 4. Is it environmental degradation?
  4. 5. Is it religious fundamentalism?
  5. 6. Is it ideological differences?
  6. 7. Is it a clash of civilizations?
  7. 8. The crises are many
  8. 9. Divisions of every form exist
  9. 10. But none as fundamental as the division between people based on poverty
  10. 11. It affects a human being’s very ability to earn a fair living and to live with dignity
  11. 12. And the foundation for that division is laid right at the very beginning In school
  12. 13. Only a handful get a quality education and that makes all the difference
  13. 14. The effect of this is clearly seen in a city like Bangalore, India’s New Age City
  14. 15. The world’s leading Multinational Corporations have their key software development centres here
  15. 17. Here, over 3000 “IT” companies employ 650,000 people in high earning jobs
  16. 19. Only 10% of these employees come from the Government run, mass schooling system* When in fact more than 85% of all children in the country have access only to this sub-standard system *Dipstick done by Parikrma in over 30 leading IT companies
  17. 20. 10 out of 100 children can afford a good education provided by private schools They get access to the best jobs
  18. 21. The rest end up in irregular, low-paying daily wage jobs
  19. 22. <ul><li>The curriculum is poor, outdated and irrelevant </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers are unskilled with low accountability </li></ul>Why is Govt. schooling ineffective? <ul><li>Teaching methods are archaic </li></ul><ul><li>There is high teacher absenteeism - one in 4 teachers do not attend school </li></ul>
  20. 23. No wonder then in Bangalore there are more than 2 million people living in 800 slums
  21. 24. These numbers are bound to grow
  22. 25. Unless we can help the poor compete equally and break their cycle of poverty once and for all
  23. 26. This is where Parikrma Humanity Foundation comes in
  24. 28. The Parikrma Model helps the poorest children compete on equal terms
  25. 29. It prepares these children through a top-class formal English education
  26. 30. It also addresses the most important gap these children face – lack of exposure
  27. 31. At the same time it addresses all hurdles to attending school and learning well
  28. 32. The Parikrma Model is, therefore, a 360 ° development program built around the life of a child
  29. 33. We call it the Circle of Life ™
  30. 34. Circle of Life ™ Nutrition Healthcare Education Family Care
  31. 35. How is the Parikrma Model put into action?
  32. 36. The Model is delivered through Parikrma Centres for Learning
  33. 37. Parikrma Centres for Learning Planned Hub Centre Jayanagar Koramangala Sahakaranagar Nandhini Layout
  34. 38. At the moment we have <ul><li>4 Centres for Learning </li></ul><ul><li>996 children from 26 slums </li></ul><ul><li>50% students who are girls </li></ul><ul><li>KG to class XI </li></ul>
  35. 39. The Model is an end-to-end program
  36. 40. KG 12 th 10 th Placed in a job 11 years in Parikrma Centre for Learning 2 Years in Parikrma pre-university Sponsored Under-graduate Degree College Child comes into Parikrma
  37. 41. Thus ensuring a high probability of successfully breaking the cycle of poverty
  38. 42. In 5 years, Parikrma has been able to lay the foundation for a successful Model
  39. 43. <ul><li>97% attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Less than 1% drop out </li></ul><ul><li>Establishing educational excellence (Parikrma received the ICSE board award for education excellence) </li></ul><ul><li>State Governor’s recognition </li></ul>
  40. 45. Ours is a role of a catalyst
  41. 46. A catalyst to systemic change So that many more children can benefit from this Model
  42. 47. With that in mind, we are building a Leadership Training Centre on land given to us
  43. 48. Parikrma Hub
  44. 49. Leadership Training Centre
  45. 50. This is where we will spread our Model to teachers and administrators from Govt. and other schools
  46. 51. It will cost us Rs. 3.5 crs. to build this
  47. 52. We invite you to partner with us
  48. 53.