Sivasri Charitable Trust - Sikshana

Project Brief: Sikshana is all about improving the quality of education in the state-run schools so as to provide an opportunity for children from the lower strata of the society to raise their living standards.
Project Type: Working with the Government (description)
Primary Focus: other (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: Seattle
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Sudhi Gulur
Project Partner(s): Prasanna Vadayar
Other Contacts: Sudhi Gulur
Project Address: , Attn : Mr Prasanna Vadayar,298/C 7th main, 4th block jayanagar,Bangalore,
KARNATAKA  560011
Tel: (91)804121 0762 (M)9972039890
Stewarding Chapter: Seattle
Nov 2017SeattleUSD 74796
Nov 2016SeattleUSD 20777
Feb 2016SeattleUSD 18655
Jun 2015SeattleUSD 19387
May 2014SeattleUSD 17112
May 2013SeattleUSD 18933
Nov 2011SeattleUSD 20590
Oct 2010SeattleUSD 21600
Mar 2010Boston/MITUSD 10000
Nov 2009SeattleUSD 167
Sep 2009SeattleUSD 19200
Aug 2008SeattleUSD 22100
Mar 2007SeattleUSD 6500
Dec 2007SeattleUSD 22755
Sep 2006SeattleUSD 6500
Dec 2006YaleUSD 3000
Dec 2005Boston/MITUSD 1000
May 2004Boston/MITUSD 400
May 2004YaleUSD 500
Dec 2004YaleUSD 1
Apr 2003Boston/MITUSD 1

Total = $303974

Sikshana is all about improving the quality of education in the state-run schools so as to provide an opportunity for children from the lower strata of the society to raise their living standards. In the process, we expect to make a dent on the negative image of the Public school system. The exercise is also aimed at developing a sustainable model which lends itself to replication at higher levels.
The focus of Sikshana is not just to improve the state of a few schools or a few children studying therein. Rather it is aimed at evolving a sustainable model, which will lend itself to replication on a larger scale.

It focuses on the child as the sole beneficiary of all efforts; in cases where its interests clash with those of others around it, the former prevails. We believe that the interest of the child can and should be served even if the Community and / or the parents are not adequately motivated towards this objective.

Sivasri Foundation is a Trust that was formed for the specific purpose to raise resources through networking among like-minded people and organizations. The project was begun by a set of individuals committed to the cause of primary education in the Public Schools of the State of Karnataka. It is being implemented in close co-ordination with the State Government and its agencies.

Sikshana's Mission
- Improve learning levels in the Public education system,
with quantitative targets and time schedules.

- Adopt modern teaching techniques and aids.

- Work in collaboration with the Government and from within
the system.

- That any meaningful effort needs to be from within the
system, using its strengths and overcoming its
weaknesses.

Sikshana Aims at:
- Improvement of learning levels in the Public education
system, with quantitative targets and time schedules.

- Adoption of modern teaching techniques and aids.

- Working in collaboration with the Government and from
within the system.

- Mobilization and deployment of resources, concentrating
on core essentials and avoiding frills.

- Using a zero overhead system in the conveyance of
resources.

- Applying management concepts commonly used in other
sectors- such as budgeting and targets, accountability,
return on investment, motivation and non-fiscal reward
systems.

- Developing a sustainable model for replication on a wider scale.
Sikshana is run by Sivasri Foundation.
The address and contact numbers provided are those of Sivasri Foundation.
Check out their web site and blog for more exhaustive information.