Fellowship: Aheli Chowdhury

Project Brief: To use RTI to understand and review the different schemes and projects of the Delhi Government for elementary education.
Project Type: Fellowships (description)
Primary Focus: other (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: Silicon Valley
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Amit Sharma
Project Partner(s): Uday Gosain
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , 405, F, Pocket II, Phase I,,Mayur Vihar,,,
DELHI  110091
Tel: (91)(011)(43042669)
Stewarding Chapter: Silicon Valley
Apr 2016Silicon ValleyUSD 5499
Mar 2016Silicon ValleyUSD 3634
Nov 2014Silicon ValleyUSD 3910
Jan 2014Silicon ValleyUSD 3915
Jul 2012Silicon ValleyUSD 3273
Nov 2011Silicon ValleyUSD 1800
Mar 2011Silicon ValleyUSD 2000
Aug 2010Silicon ValleyUSD 1940
Feb 2010Silicon ValleyUSD 1960
Jun 2009Silicon ValleyUSD 1915
Dec 2008Silicon ValleyUSD 1840
Jan 2008Silicon ValleyUSD 2346
Sep 2007Silicon ValleyUSD 2250
Aug 2007Los AngelesUSD 4500

Total = $40782

Aheli is an Asha Fellows identified for her work in the Right to Information movement. As the founder of JOSH, she has been organizing college students and youth to use RTI as a tool to take up socially relevant issues and initiate systemic chances. Through workshops, seminars, campaigns etc they have trained and energized students in the Delhi, Noida area and have also trained citizen groups in West Bengal, Orissa and Bihar. AfE supports their work by providing a fellowship.
To use RTI to understand and review the different schemes and projects of the Government for elementary education. Under this different budget allocation for these schemes and
program will be studied. Develop understanding of the functioning of Government run MCD Schools (Municipal
Corporation of Delhi), the recruitment process, the decision making procedure and all such details of operation of these schools. To assess the quality of delivery of education in these schools. The research to culminate into advocacy and campaigning on the emerged understanding of how MCD schools can operate efficiently and deliver better quality of education.
JOSH (Joint Operation for Social Help) was conceived as an idea, a movement, a philosophy, and a way of life. It aims to provide youth of present generation a platform that can provide opportunities for political, social and environmental activism.

Objectives of JOSH

To mobilise youth on matters relating to national and international importance. This also includes creating sensitivity on important social, economic and environmental issues.

To create a network of universities, colleges and other youth groups and to develop linkages among them.

To develop better inter-linkages among students, young professionals and youth from slums, such that all come together on a single platform for sharing, learning, and acting for change.

To promote use of the Right to Information Act 2005, among students and communities, as a tool of strengthening democracy and to promote transparency and accountability in various areas of public importance.

To provide opportunities to youth of interaction with eminent personalities from various walks of life and to provide them with behavioural experiences with an aim to bring out there enabling capacities.