Hijli Inspiration - Kamarhati Centers Kolkata

Project Brief: This project is to support Community based Accelerated Reading and Bridge Course Programme with a special focus on mainstreaming children at risk.
Project Type: Alternative Education (description)
Primary Focus: children of migrant workers (description)

Secondary Focus: children of sex workers

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: Atlanta
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Padmanava Sen
Project Partner(s): Chandreyee Das
Other Contacts: Anuradha Bulusu
Project Address: , GC-1, 1st Floor, Sector-III, Salt Lake City,Kolkata,
WEST BENGAL  700106
Tel: 913323587241
Stewarding Chapter: Atlanta
Apr 2020AtlantaUSD 4864
Nov 2019Research Triangle ParkUSD 4229
Jun 2019AtlantaUSD 10957
May 2018AtlantaUSD 14889
Nov 2017AtlantaUSD 8093
Apr 2017AtlantaUSD 14063
Jun 2016AtlantaUSD 1605
Apr 2016AtlantaUSD 8248
Jan 2016Research Triangle ParkUSD 1719
Jun 2015AtlantaUSD 6021
Feb 2015Research Triangle ParkUSD 1167
Apr 2014AtlantaUSD 4997
Mar 2014AtlantaUSD 2834
Jan 2014Research Triangle ParkUSD 801
Apr 2013AtlantaUSD 3797
Sep 2012AtlantaUSD 2850
Feb 2012AtlantaUSD 310
Dec 2011AtlantaUSD 1700
Jul 2011AtlantaUSD 850
May 2010AtlantaUSD 1800

Total = $95794

The bridging the divide program intends to adopt a bi pronged approach :
Accelerated Reading : Exposing children, in general, to the world of books and subsequently enhancing their reading and comprehension capabilities
Bridging the curricular gap : Identifying not going-to-school children and mainstreaming them through a bridge course syllabus

The combination of the two will ensure the quantitative and qualitative aspects of universalization of education. Another cross cutting approach would be
1. Community Institutionalisation and stakeholder integration for sustainability: Interacting with the community, the parents , the local institutions to initiate a process of social auditing and ownership.
2. Strategic research and documentation : Research and documentation of success cases would help in organizational learning and sharing among the network.

Partnership with Asha Atlanta Chapter started in 2010 with a backup coaching and basic skill development programme for 100 children in the slums of Kamarhati. As of 2019, the number of children are grown to 150 in 6 centers. The centers have different language media as well - Bengali and Urdu depending on the mother tongue and school of the students.


Donors can also support 5 students for a year using the donation link in this page with $30 a month.
This project is to support Community based Accelerated Reading and Bridge Course Programme with a special focus on mainstreaming children at risk.

Institute for Planning, Innovative Research, Appropriate Training and Extension (Regd. Name: Hijli INSPIRATION)was established in 1996. INSPIRATION was formed by a group of IIT Kharagpur Alumni. The genesis of the organisation was caused by the need for an organizational platform that would be able to provide the multidisciplinary support and integrated treatment for effective and appropriate solutions to a spectrum of national socioeconomic problems.The main objective of the organisation is to carry out research / study / action oriented projects on socio-cultural, economic and environmental issues aimed at improving quality of life of people especially the weaker sections of the society and promoting eco-utilisation and preservation of natural resources.
Mar 2020 Detailed Budget
Mar 2020 Proposal Long Term
Mar 2020 Gender Sensitivity Proposal
Feb 2020 Site Visit Report
Apr 2019 Detailed_Budget_2019_20
Apr 2019 ApprovedBudget_2019_20
Mar 2019 Annual Report 2018-19
Mar 2019 Gender sensitivity report 2018-19
Jun 2018 Visit June 2018
Mar 2018 CoachingCenterReport2017_2018
Feb 2018 INSPIRATION Visit Feb 18
Jan 2018 Visit Jan 18
Oct 2017 Gender Sensitivity Equality Workshops Proposal
Oct 2017 Gender Sensitivity Workshops Proposal 2017_2018
Mar 2017 Budget 2017-2018 & Report 2016-2017
Mar 2017 UpdatedBudget2017_2018
Dec 2016 Site Visit Padmanava Sen December 2016
Oct 2016 Site Visit Anu Bulusu October 2016
May 2016 GenderSensEquityTrainingWorkshopProposal
Mar 2016 Report 2015-2016 and Proposal 16-17
Dec 2015 InspirationSiteVisitDec2015
May 2015 Modified Budget 2015-2016
May 2015 Drop-out Discussions
Mar 2015 Proposal & Progress Report
Jan 2015 Site visit Summary
Feb 2014 Proposal for Nishtha Training Updated
Jan 2014 Proposal 2014-2015 & Progress Report
Jan 2014 Training for Nishtha
Aug 2013 Annual Report (2012-2013)
Apr 2013 Modified Budget 2013-2014
Mar 2013 Report 2012-13 & Initial Budget 2013-14
Nov 2012 Site Visit Report - Lalit Goel
Jul 2012 Presentation Slides for 2012-2013 budget
Jun 2012 Report 2011-2012
Dec 2011 Asha Wide Call Minutes
Dec 2011 Duplicate Minutes
Aug 2011 Budget for Support-A-Child
Jul 2011 Site Visit Notes and Presentation to Chapter
Jun 2011 Revised 2011 Budget
May 2011 Progress Report June 10-May 11
Sep 2010 Progress Report
Apr 2010 Revised Proposal for Backup Coaching
Sep 2009 Discussions after Review
Aug 2009 Budget Details
May 2009 Project Proposal
May 2009 Project Details
Apr 2009 Organization profile