THE BACKDROP :
One of the most powerful tools for social and economic progress is education. It brings equality among people. Quality education is very critical for every individual. Children from low-income homes do not have access to proper school infrastructure with most institutions lacking basic facilities. This results in students being exposed to poor quality of education and they in turn do not develop important life skills. We have identified 10 schools in Chennai with 6300 students who need help to dramatically improve the quality of education that they impart.
THE SOLUTION AND THE INITIATIVE :
Installing smart classrooms which involve the right educational software + hardware + display devices wrt projectors and screens transforms the quality of education by making it interactive, interactive, visual and engaging. This leads to better learning and attention. Smart classrooms is a long -term solution as they impact thousands of students per classroom over years.
Me and other members of The Rotary Club of Madras East have taken up this initiative. We aim to do this in Chennai by upgrading the infrastructure at Vivekananda Vidyalayas (a part of Vivekananda Education Society) and Ramakrishna Mission Schools in and around Chennai. This involves a total of 110 smart classrooms across 10 schools and will impact 6300 students.
This project is called E-SHALA.
Each Smart Classroom costs INR 1.15L. To get 110 smart classrooms installed we need to raise INR 1.27 Crores. So continue to please fund my campaign even after it goes past its goal as we need to raise a massive amount together. The 110 smart classrooms will impact 6300+ students in year 1 itself. This works out to just INR 2000 per student in YEAR 1. If you look at the impact over 5 years the cost comes down even further.
All funding is eligible for 80G tax benefits.
THE IMPACT IT MAKES:
This initiative will have a huge impact on the students who come from low-income homes. The learning process will become more practical, interactive and innovative. Smart Classrooms will help in their overall development and improve their quality of education.
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THE KIND OF STUDENTS YOU CAN IMPACT :
EACH SMART CLASSROOM CONSISTS OF:
My name is Sudarsan Ranganathan. I am a proud member of the Rotary Club of Madras East.
It is disheartening to know that several underprivileged children do not have access to quality education.
Education is the fundamental right of every individual. The Right to Education Act is becoming a reality in India. We at RCME, through our smart classroom project, are on a mission to make a profound impact on the lives of underprivileged students studying in Government aided schools such as Vivekananda Education Society and Ramakrishna Mission. These schools are located in and around Chennai.
Providing smart classrooms will make a remarkable change in the lives of these students. The learning process will become more fun, interactive and exciting. This will help in their overall development.
Please support my campaign and together let us transform lives through quality education.
WHERE ARE THE SCHOOLS LOCATED ?
This initiative will be done across 6 Vivekananda Vidyalaya's and 4 Ramakrishna Mission Schools in Chennai.
ABOUT THE ROTARY CLUB OF MADRAS EAST :
The club was inaugurated on 3rd April 1985 and has held Rotary principles and values enviably high. The founding fathers gave it the character it retains even today while at the same time strongly believing in its need to evolve with passing time. 30 years down the road, you see a vibrant club, young at heart and face, happening and vivacious.
The club has been in the thick of action conducting programmes and running projects that are pertinent and of value to the beneficiaries. Additionally, it has been holding for several years in a row, national events like – National Fair on Water Management in Agriculture, BioMass (waste reduction, reuse and recycling), Energy ’91 (conservation and alternative sources), Green Expo (balancing development and environment issues), Green Earth ’94 (population, pollution and poverty), Food Security Expo ’96, Millennium Fair – 99, with the help of our Honorary member the world-renowned scientist Dr M.S. Swaminathan and elderly statesman Sri. C. Subramaniam, the former Governor of Maharashtra.
TAX BENEFITS :
Funding for this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as ROTARY CLUB OF MADRAS EAST is a registered NGO and you can avail of benefits under section 80G of the IT act. Foreign funding is not accepted.
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