Mountain Childrens Foundation - RTI

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Project Type: Community Awareness Programs (description)
Primary Focus: creating resources (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Silicon Valley
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Vinod Viswanath
Project Partner(s): Aditi Kaur
Other Contacts: Amit Sharma
Project Address: , 63-A Vyom Prasth, G.M.S Road,,,Dehradun,
UTTARANCHAL  248001
Tel: 91-135-6532937; 91-135-2722097
Stewarding Chapter: Silicon Valley
Nov 2010Silicon ValleyUSD 8513
Nov 2010Work an HourUSD 7867
Apr 2010Silicon ValleyUSD 16620
Apr 2009Silicon ValleyUSD 15780
Sep 2008Silicon ValleyUSD 17920

Total = $66700

The MCF is all about breaking down barriers between people and helping the young people tap the power of collective action. It is essential to the MCF’s success that the young people be able to work with and access the local government, so we have made a great effort to build strong relationships with government officials while remaining apolitical.

MCF recently concluded a year long RTI project working with kids from over 100 villages through 19 partners. Nearly 3600 children filed a total of 479 RTI applications.

A full report on the RTI project
Major Success Stories
NDTV Video of kids at the final workshop
To provide a forum for young people to express their views, share their concerns and learn from each other, to empower the children to change their lives and communities through local, collective action.
The MCF aims to improve the lives of people in rural mountain communities by tapping into their own resourcefulness and energy, particularly the energy and resourcefulness of the children. Working primarily with young people between the ages of 12-18, the MCF works towards broadbased change in attitudes (e.g. sense of apathy and helplessness in changing their lives, gender bias, casteism, etc.) and the physical, economic, environmental and social health of the community. We have found that that children can be powerful agents of change, because they are able to influence the attitudes and beliefs of the entire community. Furthermore, in a few short years, they will be the adults in the community, so by empowering and engaging them now, we are making a significant investment in the future.
Oct 2010 Article in India West on MCF
Oct 2010 Chapter update on activities
Sep 2010 OB Van inauguration report from Horrawala
Jul 2010 Article on MCF in SV newsletter
Feb 2010 Badte Kadam Proposal
Feb 2010 Modified Badte Kadam Budget 2010-11 (for vote)
Feb 2010 Expenditure follow-up for remaining funds of 09
Feb 2010 MCF RTI project budget comparison 2008-09 and 2009-10
Feb 2010 Badte Kadam Budget 2010-11 (all options)
Feb 2010 Asha SV Meeting Minutes
Jan 2010 MCF RTI project report 2008-09
Jan 2010 MCF RTI project expense report 2008-09
Jan 2010 RTI project success stories
Dec 2009 Asha SV Meeting with Aditi
Nov 2009 Remaining funds Budget
Nov 2009 Final RTI Workshop Report
Nov 2009 Site Visit and Eval by Mahesh Pandey
Nov 2009 Visit and Eval by Asha Fellow Mahesh Pandey
Oct 2009 Final RTI Workshop Press Release
Oct 2009 Update about final Workshop
Oct 2009 Workshop video on NDTV
Oct 2009 Workshop report in Pioneer
Sep 2009 Workshop session planning
Sep 2009 Asha SV Meeting minutes
Sep 2009 Village Level Workshop Details
Aug 2009 MCF Annual Report 2008-09
Aug 2009 Teleconference update
Jul 2009 Short update
Jul 2009 Facilitator Workshop Report
Jun 2009 Asha SV Q&A
Jun 2009 RTI Hindi Brochure (longer edition)
Jun 2009 Thati village update
May 2009 MCF RTI Poster (English)
May 2009 MCF RTI Poster (Hindi)
Mar 2009 Workshops update
Aug 2008 RTI survey (baseline and endline)
Jul 2008 RTI Latest Concept Note
Mar 2008 MCF RTI Vote at Silicon Valley
Feb 2008 RTI Concept Note
Feb 2008 MCF RTI Budget
Jan 2008 About MCF
Jan 2008 MCF Project Proposal