Sri Ram Goburdhun Charitable Trust - Project WHY

Project Brief: Project WHY is an attempt to achieve community transformation through education, serving 600+ students from urban slums in New Delhi.. ASHA Seattle supports Project WHY to enable sustained growth and planned expansion.
Project Type: Tuition Centers (description)
Primary Focus: children from slums (description)

Secondary Focus: children with disabilities

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: Seattle
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Amol Agarwal
Project Partner(s): Anouradha Bakshi
Other Contacts: Megha
Project Address: , C 15 Chiragh Enclave,,New Delhi,
DELHI  110048
Tel: +91-98114-24877
Stewarding Chapter: Seattle
Feb 2024SeattleUSD 1706
Oct 2023SeattleUSD 26510
Aug 2022SeattleUSD 30955
Sep 2021SeattleUSD 35127
Dec 2020SeattleUSD 3264
Oct 2020SeattleUSD 13961
Apr 2020SeattleUSD 15859
Nov 2019SeattleUSD 1685
Apr 2019SeattleUSD 32233
May 2018SeattleUSD 33381
Jun 2017SeattleUSD 37106
May 2016SeattleUSD 63298
Mar 2015SeattleUSD 31154
Jul 2014SeattleUSD 25886
Jul 2013SeattleUSD 10234
Feb 2013SeattleUSD 11524
Aug 2012SeattleUSD 11250
Oct 2011SeattleUSD 4875
Oct 2011SeattleUSD 7500
Jul 2011SeattleUSD 6000
Jul 2011SeattleUSD 7500
Jun 2011CanadaCAD 3500
Dec 2010SeattleUSD 12606
Jun 2010SeattleUSD 12150
Apr 2010CanadaCAD 2000
Nov 2009SeattleUSD 12140
Jan 2009CanadaCAD 3200
Nov 2008SeattleUSD 22595
Apr 2008SeattleUSD 28001
Nov 2007CanadaCAD 2000
Dec 2007SeattleUSD 11985
Nov 2006SeattleUSD 11880
Aug 2005DallasUSD 1941

Total = $533508

Project WHY set out to create a model whereby quality education support in underprivileged areas could be spearheaded by the community even if most members are illiterate. The idea was to empower the community to pool its resources and run a sound support program for its children.Estimated costs including sustainable expanded services are USD 50000 annually. Project WHY seeks funds to sustain its activities as well as expand services.

Your support to Project WHY will help families grow out of slums into mainstream society.
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Project WHY was conceived to answer a series of questions: Why do children from underprivileged backgrounds perform poorly? What could be done to enhance their performance? What skills should be taught to them to better their employment options? How could this be achieved in a replicable community driven model?

- provide after school educational support to children from disadvantaged sections of society.
- provide pre-school support (care for entire day) for children under age 5 from these communities.
- provide exposure to various vocational skills to secondary school children and provide training opportunities in areas of interest for secondary school children.
- point to overall healthcare support options and provide primary health & hygeine awareness to these children to prevent ailments.
Project WHY started with 40 children and spoken English classes in 1998. Today, it reaches out to over 600 children and runs an early education program, primary and secondary after school support, a day care and life skills program for 20 children with disabilities as well as a computer center in 8 different locations. The kids from Project WHY have 100% pass rate through school and many kids have gone into colleges. Kids guided in other vocational skills by Project WHY coordinators now earn sufficient to move their families out of slums. The organization also has contained drop out rates completely to 0% dropout from Project WHY kids.

Project WHY was started by Anouradha Bakshi, who is the daughter of an Indian Ambassador and has spent her childhood outside India - she has returned to India to serve the people, infused years of her time along with significant portion of her inheritance into sustaining the project. Her daughter, Shamika Bakshi, has dedicated herself to serving at Project Why full time. Project WHY now employs 30+ people from the community as teachers and employs transportation services from people in the community, spending almost all the funds in the community.

Project WHY has expansion plans that include adding more classrooms, providing expanded healthcare as well as providing vocational training. Project WHY also plans to provide exposure and training for life skills to special needs kids (physically and mentally challenged) to enable them to sustain themselves.

Project WHY is a community upliftment project undertaken by Sri Ram Goburdhun Charitable Trust, an 80(g) exempt organization, registered in India. The charitable trust also has FCRA clearance to accept foreign currency donations. Project WHY is supported in part by Enfances Indiennes, a charity registered in France. Project WHY is also recognized by UNESCO.
Dec 2023 Computer center proposal Dec 2023
Sep 2023 Project metrics 2023
Jul 2023 Annual presentation 2023-24
Jun 2023 Budget 2023-24 Updated
Jun 2023 Budget 2023-24
Jul 2022 Annual Presentation 2022-23
Jul 2022 Annual presentation 2022-23
Jun 2022 Site Visit 2022 June 14
Jun 2022 Site visit 2022
Jun 2022 Site visit 2022
Apr 2022 Annual Report 2021-2022
Apr 2022 Budget 2022-2023
Apr 2022 Budget 2022-2023
Apr 2022 Budget 2022-2023
Jul 2021 Annual presentation 2021-22
Jul 2021 Budget 2021-22
Jul 2021 Annual presentation 2021-22
Jun 2021 Newsletter June 2021
Feb 2021 Site Visit Report Feb 2021
Nov 2020 Site Visit Report Nov 2020
Mar 2020 ITR 2019-2020
Mar 2020 Annual presentation 2019-2020
Mar 2020 Progress Report 2019-2020
Nov 2019 Adopt a teacher
Apr 2019 Annual presentation 2018-19
Apr 2019 2018 Center wise children teacher numbers
Apr 2019 2018-19 Extracurricular activities
Mar 2019 Audit Report 2019
Jun 2018 Audit Report 2018
Apr 2018 Annual Report 2017-18
Apr 2018 Annual presentation 2017-18
Apr 2018 Site Report April 2018
Apr 2018 Annual presentation 2017-18
Aug 2017 One time funding - pictures
Jun 2017 Audit Report for 2016-17
Apr 2017 Budget20172018
Apr 2017 AnnualPresentation20172018
Apr 2016 Site Visit Report 2016
Apr 2016 Monthly Budget 2016-17
Apr 2016 Annual Presentation 2015-16
Apr 2015 Monthly Budget 2015-2016
Mar 2015 Audited Fin Report 2015
Jan 2015 AnnualPresentation2014-15
Jan 2015 AnnualPresentation2014-15
Sep 2014 Audited Fin Report 2014
May 2014 Annual Presentation 2013-14
Mar 2014 Audited Fin Report 2014
Nov 2013 Annual Presentation 2013-14
Aug 2013 Site Visit Aug 2013
Apr 2013 Annual Report 2013
Apr 2013 Annual Report 2013
Mar 2013 Audited Fin Rpt 2013
Dec 2012 Site Visit Report 2012
Jun 2012 Budget 2012
Jun 2012 Annual Presentation 2012
May 2012 Annual Report 2012
May 2012 Audited Fin Report 2012
May 2012 Fixed Assets 2012
Sep 2011 Budget 2011
Jan 2011 Activity report for Oct to Dec 2010
Oct 2010 Activity report for July to Sept 2010
Jul 2010 Activity report for April to June 2010
Apr 2010 Activity report for Jan to March 2010
Nov 2009 Audit Report 2008-2009
Aug 2009 Site Visit Report 2009
Jul 2009 Activity report for Apr-June 2009
Apr 2009 Activity report for Jan-March 2009
Mar 2009 Audit Report 2008-2009
Oct 2008 Site visit report
Mar 2008 Audit report
Aug 2007 Proposal received by Asha-Canada
Aug 2007 Budget to go with proposal
Oct 2006 Proposal
May 2006 Site Visit Report
May 2006 Video of Site Visit to PWhy
May 2006 Site Visit Report
May 2006 Video of Site Visit to PWhy
Mar 2006 Budget Details
Mar 2006 Proposal