First Steps Forward - Ongoing Project
It has been our observation that 1st standard children of government schools do not reach expected levels of reading. Our data since 2008 shows that only 8-12% reach the expected levels. So more that 80% children move on to 2nd standard without the level appropriate reading skills. There is a need to focus on this group to address this problem.
A special focus program needs to be designed to address the issue. As part of our School Intervention program, we have launched First Steps Forward program which is designed to provide regular guidance to the children. Our teachers ( called Book Fairies) visit each 1st standard class in 123 schools every day and conduct 30 mins session with children which includes fun learning using innovative teaching aids. At the end of the year, learning levels a measured to assess progress.
Funding Duration: April 2014 to March 2015
Total Budget: Rs.3,195,000
Funding Requested: Rs.2,556,000
Contribution by Other Organisation: Rs. 639,000
- Increased confidence levels in children
- Increased number of 1st standard children reaching expected reading levels compared to previous years
- Increased number of 2nd standard children in expected levels of reading in the beginning of the year compared to previous year
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I also certify that the organization and I will abide by the terms and conditions of the
grant/fund as established by granter/funder. I further certify that all received funds/grants
will be used exclusively for the purpose stated in this proposal unless I normally request and
receive prior authorization from funder for any changes. Further, I understand that if the
funding is granted for the project described above it will be for an initial period of ONE year
and can be extended, if necessary, by renewing the proposal. Also, regular status reports on the
project will be provided by the organization to funder for the duration of the
Sept. 17, 2013
Door Step School
80G Number: DIT(E)/MC/80G/3145
35AC Number: N.A.
FCRA Number: 83780514
Number of paid staff: 605
Annual Budget: Rs.100,900,000
Key Corporate Funders for last 3 years: 1. Wipro 2. HDFC Bank 3. Tata Motors 4. HSBC Bank 5. RABO Bank 6. UBS Bank 7. EQT 8. Think Solution
Key Foundation Funders for last 3 years: 1.Help them grow (Vibha) 2.Forbes Marshal 3.Ernst and Young Foundation 4.Sir Ratan Tata Trust 5.Asha for Education 6.Plan International India Chapter 7.ASMAE 8.Azim Premji Foundation
Vision: All children deserve an education. An alarming number of India's urban poor still remain without an opportunity to receive formal education. Our mission at Doorstep School is to bridge this divide using innovative programs that will bring education to these children and help them make the transition to literacy and a brighter future.
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