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FoCh Day presentation 2010


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FoCh Day presentation 2010

  1. 1. FoCh Day 2010 Friends of Children Trust ®
  2. 2. Our Philosophy <ul><li>Every child has the right to lead a quality life through a quality education. </li></ul>
  3. 3. We are A team of individuals from various professional backgrounds
  4. 4. Our Goal A better future for children of economically weaker sections of society through quality education Our Approach Personal and professional development through sponsorship, motivation and mentoring
  5. 5. Our Inspiration Children who strive to attain their dreams despite all odds
  6. 6. Inspirational…. <ul><ul><li>Meenakshi </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Preparing for IAS + self motivated + bagged a free scholarship for IAS coaching in Delhi. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nagarjun and Kiran </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>First ones’ from FoCh to complete MTech from IIT </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rajesh </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Exceptional determination shown in overcoming failures & completing PUC II Science </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lohith </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Patent has been filed from IBM ISL </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Inspirational…. <ul><ul><li>Usha </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Helping FoCh with her art and creativity in events and activities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mukul </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Travelling >40 kms (from Doddaballapur) for volunteering </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leema, Zahid </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Were selected in their respective companies for overseas assignments </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Our Method Support Mentoring Selection
  9. 9. Identification <ul><li>Students from the nearby communities approach us directly. </li></ul><ul><li>We approached nearby Govt Schools requesting references for students. </li></ul><ul><li>References </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Current and former students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prerana </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteers, Friends and Donors </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Selection <ul><li>Initial discussion with the student </li></ul><ul><li>House visit to understand the condition of the home </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion with the parents </li></ul>House visit and Assessment Recommendations
  11. 11. Support <ul><li>College fees </li></ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><li>Bus pass </li></ul><ul><li>Skill improvement courses </li></ul><ul><li>Health aid </li></ul>Partial Support Full Support Mentoring
  12. 12. Mentoring <ul><li>Weekend sessions at St. Teresa’s </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personality development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Goal setting </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interactions with parents </li></ul><ul><li>Exposure visits and team building activities </li></ul>
  13. 13. Funding and its usage <ul><li>Fund raising is through personal contacts </li></ul><ul><li>The funding is used for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bus pass </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lunch expenses for the children on Sundays </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health Aid </li></ul></ul>We have no overheads
  14. 14. Journey over the years … 83 students 67 girls, 16 boys
  15. 15. Students and courses – 2009-10
  16. 16. Financials Total expenditure : ` 4.61 lakh
  17. 17. Activities <ul><li>Regular mentoring – all Sundays </li></ul><ul><li>BOOTCAMP – Personality development course by Oracle volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Disha </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Science workshop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Science Exhibition </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Exposure visits and Outings have been planned </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping in touch with passed out students – alumni group, placement assistance </li></ul>
  18. 18. Spreading the word <ul><li>Participation in Sunfeast Marathon Run </li></ul><ul><ul><li>80 participants supporting our cause </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Spreading the word … Times of India : City of Angels 31 st May
  20. 20. Graduates <ul><li>Praveen: 70% (BCom) </li></ul><ul><li>Nishanti: 63% (BA) </li></ul><ul><li>Shakthi: 61% (BBM) </li></ul><ul><li>Shashi: 84% (BSc) </li></ul>
  21. 21. PUC Results <ul><li>Distinction : Vasanth Kumar ( 89% ) </li></ul><ul><li>First class : Krishnaveni(72.5%), Kiran Kumar(65%), Suma(60.5%) </li></ul><ul><li>Others (passed): Shantha Kumari, Nithya, Preetu, Usha M, Shalini R, Nalini, Shubapriya </li></ul><ul><li>Yet to clear : 4 students </li></ul>
  22. 22. Top scorers in individual subjects <ul><li>Krishnaveni </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kannada ( 90/100 ) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Vasanth Kumar </li></ul><ul><ul><li>English: (74/100) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accounts: (95/100) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Studies: (92/100) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economics: (90/100) </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Successes and Challenges <ul><li>Our students are working with – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alcatel, Nokia Siemens, Oracle, HP, Amicorp, IBM, Bangalore Hospital, Citrix, BEL, TIDE, … </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Students looking beyond graduation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>M.Com, MBA, CA foundation, IAS, CPA, … </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Worked as informal group of volunteers for 10 years </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability: Students coming back and volunteering </li></ul><ul><li>Improving Volunteer Student Ratio </li></ul><ul><li>Addressing Drop out triggers </li></ul><ul><li>Improving English & Computer skills </li></ul>
  24. 24. Our Requirements <ul><li>Projector </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jobs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Part time, summer jobs, Graduates </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Volunteers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mentoring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personality development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>English classes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commerce/Science streams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skill training </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Laptops </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic computer skills </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Our Thanks… <ul><li>St. Teresa Girls High School </li></ul><ul><li>Donors </li></ul><ul><li>Prerana </li></ul><ul><li>Colleges - especially BMS, MES College </li></ul><ul><li>Synopsys - Disha </li></ul><ul><li>Iquest </li></ul><ul><li>Belaku </li></ul><ul><li>Dream School Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Anjula Gurtoo, Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Science </li></ul><ul><li>TOI </li></ul><ul><li>Students! </li></ul>
  26. 26. Thank You Friends of Children [email_address]