GREAT Foundation Presentation


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GLOBAL Research Education and Training (GREAT) Foundation,
A Pune based, non-profit organization with a mission to impact the lives of less privileged school children and to help them maximize their potential and prepare them for a better life.

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GREAT Foundation Presentation

  1. 1. Come join us Dr.Viney Kirpal- Executive President GREAT Foundation
  2. 2. PRESENTATION OUTLINE <ul><li>Who are we </li></ul><ul><li>What is Pehel? </li></ul><ul><li>What we do – The difference </li></ul><ul><li>How we achieve this </li></ul><ul><li>Become a part of this movement </li></ul><ul><li>Advisory Board, Schools adopted </li></ul><ul><li>Our Collaborations, Achievements, </li></ul><ul><li>Future plans </li></ul><ul><li>Our constant endeavor </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who are we? <ul><li>We are the GLOBAL Research Education and Training (GREAT) Foundation, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A Pune based, non-profit organization with a mission to impact the lives of less privileged school children and to help them maximize their potential and prepare them for a better life. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Registered under the Bombay Public Trust Act vide n. E/3501(Pune) on 6 March, 2002 we offer: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial and academic support to 2,000 students of six Cantonment Board Schools in Pune. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It offers school students voluntary teaching service. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It also offers training programs to teachers - Effective Teaching Skills. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Pehel: ‘If you care enough about a less privileged child and want to change their situation, YOU CAN.’ <ul><li>Working professionals, house wives and student volunteers teach basic subjects (on a pre-set curriculum) such as English and Mathematics to students across 3 schools. </li></ul><ul><li>A few professionals impart additional skills such as computer usage and dance to the students. </li></ul><ul><li>At present we have more than 20 volunteers teaching across the 3 Cantonment Board schools – Mhadji Shinde, Dr.Ambedkar and Ghorpade Village High school in Pune. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Pehel: Our Volunteers
  6. 6. What we strive to do.. <ul><li>We strive to empower the children by helping build a stronger foundation with their basic education. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Spoken English </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mathematics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop and hone their skills by providing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Career counseling </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Group career coaching </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Individual career coaching </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Aptitude test preparation </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vocational skills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Computer education – dedicated program for </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vth- Xth grade students </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. What we strive to do.. (contd..) <ul><ul><li>Enhance by helping them with </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Attitude building </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Time management </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stress Management – Meditation sessions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Inter – personal communications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sponsorships – SSC form fees, Higher education, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stationery – Pens, pencils, notebooks, crayons, erasers, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Basic schooling necessities – school bags, uniforms, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Sponsor a child: Packages Cost (per child in an academic year) One year Sponsorship Rs.1,200 per child Stationery (Pens, pencil box, notebooks, crayons, etc) Rs. 250/- per child SSC exam Form Fee (Internal + External) Rs. 500/- per child Other requirements (School uniform, shoes, lunch box, etc) Rs.450/- per child Half year sponsorship Rs.600/-per child Higher Education - > 10 th grade Rs.5,000/- per child Premium donations Rs.5,000 and above
  9. 9. How we achieve this? <ul><li>Volunteer initiative </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteers contribute as less as two hours to conduct an interactive and fun filled study session for these children at the schools. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sponsorships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Help children with sponsorships covering the schools fees and examination fees. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provide basic necessities (via donations, etc.) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide uniforms, stationery, books, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other fun activities: </li></ul><ul><li>- Drawing competition, Toy distribution, Meditation sessions, etc </li></ul>
  10. 10. Become a part of this movement? <ul><li>Be a volunteer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We believe that you and I have had the privilege to have been educated the right way and guided with the knowledge to make us who we are. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By being a volunteer you help another person, a child, become a bright young mind of tomorrow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>One can always question and debate on this fact that funds can be obtained from the govt. and other sources. Agreed, but can everyone afford education. Therefore </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sponsor a child or contribute in kind </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Help aid a child’s education </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Donate in kind </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sponsor a program – corporate initiative </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. ADVISORY BOARD <ul><li>The Great Foundation Advisory Board comprises of eminent </li></ul><ul><li>professionals advising the Trustees on the </li></ul><ul><li>future growth of the NGO </li></ul><ul><li>Note: A list of the names of the members on the board and the schools adopted are present in the following slides. </li></ul>
  12. 12. ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS <ul><li>Dr. Vijay Bhatkar, Director I2 IT, Pune </li></ul><ul><li>Prof. Gautam Sen, Former Director BCUD, Pune Univ . </li></ul><ul><li>Prof. Shridhar Gokhale, Former Head, English Dept, Pune Univ. </li></ul><ul><li>Ms. Madhavi Kapur, Director, Aman Setu </li></ul><ul><li>Ms. Anil Bakshi, Former Head, British Council Library, Pune </li></ul><ul><li>Ms. Mary Kurian D’Souza, Social Worker and Education Management Consultant, Pune </li></ul>
  13. 13. SCHOOLS ADOPTED <ul><li>Schools adopted and their enrolment </li></ul><ul><li>Mhadji Shinde High School, Pune (900 students) </li></ul><ul><li>Mhadji Shinde Primary, Pune (400 students) </li></ul><ul><li>Ambedkar High School, Pune (500 students) </li></ul><ul><li>Ambedkar High Primary, Pune (400 students) </li></ul><ul><li>Ghorpade High School, Pune (2,000 students) </li></ul><ul><li>Ghorpade High Primary School, (600 students) </li></ul>
  14. 14. Our Collaborations <ul><li>Sterlite foundation: Computer literacy </li></ul><ul><li>KJ Somaiya: Higher education </li></ul><ul><li>sponsorship </li></ul><ul><li>Naach India: Dance sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Toy Bank: Toy distributions </li></ul>
  15. 15. Our achievements <ul><li>GREAT Foundation effort in 2009-10: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The 10th std school results recorded an increase (the number of students passed increased). The effort of both School authorities and GREAT Foundation paid off with an improvement of 10-15% in school results (with a significant change in the English and Math pass percentage) . We hope to achieve the same level or higher results in 2011. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>GREAT and Vedanta Foundation collaboration: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer classes begun successfully for the Vth, VIth and VIIth grade across the 3 high schools. We are going to extend the computer teaching coverage to VIIIth and IXth as well </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Drawing competition 2009: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More than 300 students participated in a GREAT Foundation organized event </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Donations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Distributed 4,800 Long scape notebooks and 1,050 compass sets to students studying at Mahadji Shinde High School, Ghorpade High school and Dr. Ambedkar High School </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sponsored 30+ students for higher education </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Future Plans <ul><li>To set up libraries… </li></ul>
  17. 17. Our constant Endeavor <ul><li>To make these under privileged children employable </li></ul><ul><li>To make them capable of facing this world on a level playing ground </li></ul><ul><li>We have collaborated with: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vedanta Foundation - Computer literacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>KJ Somaiya Trust & TopSource - Higher education sponsorship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Naach India - Teach dance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ToyBank - To provide toys </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We are not making them adopt the rote method but are igniting their minds to “THINK” and “QUESTION” </li></ul>
  18. 18. Give back to the society
  19. 19. Where can you find us <ul><li>For more information you can visit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Our website – </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Our blog – </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Download our brochure - </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To make donations or join as a volunteer send us a mail: [email_address] </li></ul></ul>
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