Ten years since we set up our first few centers in the year 2003-2004, IIMPACT has become a driving force for literacy, education and even social reform in several Indian states. This special report focuses on several proud alumni from our pilot project in Alwar, Rajasthan.
After more than a decade of hard work, there is nothing more gratifying than seeing thousands of girls graduate from IIMPACT’s learning centers and further continue their education in the 6th grade and beyond. In areas where schools are few, and incomes are exceptionally low, the obstacles that our girls face are wide and varied. But they have demonstrated considerable strength in the face of adversity, and have worked hard for what is rightfully theirs – the opportunity.
Many of our alumni in secondary schools and colleges dream of becoming teachers, lawyers, police officers, members of the local panchayat and are pursuing courses in nursing, food preservation and computers. They aspire to give back to the society, and to their parents, who made sacrifices for them and were instrumental in their success.
Today, they are confident, and have a progressive vision. A vision for a good life and a bright future.
All the above validates – ‘’Educate a girl and you benefit generations to follow.’’
Download April 2015 Special Report.
We thank you for your valuable support. With the support of our well-wishers we have been able to reach out to more and more out-of school girls in over 1000 Learning Centres in 11 states of India.
We thank you for your valuable contribution towards educating girls in remote and rural areas of India. Your support has helped improve their lives by making their parents and communities more responsible towards them. Together we have created ways in which everyone – the teachers, learners and the local community – contribute to making the lives of the girls in these remote areas a little better. I must mention here that skepticism and distrust has slowly been replaced with a sense of community pride and ownership.
The Learning Centers for closed for the summer holidays. It was during this period that teacher training was organize across all our hubs. Our teachers also took this opportunity to conduct Parent Teacher meetings, community meetings as well as Village Education Committee meetings.
The highlight of the story is teachings science experiments to teachers in a very simple way. Raghav Mehrotra, currently studying at Stanford University, showed a keen interest in conducting Science Workshops. This was the first exclusive Science Training Programme and the teachers were happy to gain inputs from the workshops.
Download the July 2015 quarterly report here.
With best regards
Director Marketing, IIMPACT
IIMPACT Australia was an idea that found favour with the IIM Alumni in Australia and the Indian community and we started work on establishing the organisation in January 2013. We have now completed a little over two years of operations in Australia and have funded five Learning Centres in India. We are proud to be supporting the continued expansion of IIMPACT Learning Centres who now have 45,000 girls enrolled in 1,000 Learning Centres across 11 states.
As we commence another year of iIMPACT’s operation in Australia, we invite our sponsors, donors, members and ‘friends of iIMPACT’ to join us in celebrating what has been achieved with your support.
- 26 January 2013: Mr Arun Goel, Consul General of India in Sydney, announces iIMPACT at the official Republic Day address in Sydney. VFS Global enables Donations of Spare Change at 32 countertops across their offices in Australia.
- 7 February 2013: Announcing iIMPACT in Australia, a non-profit charity is registered in NSW with the first managing committee and members drawn from alumni of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad in Australia. Mrs Alka Goel, wife of the Hon. Consul General of India, joins iIMPACT as Patron.
- 9 August 2013: iIMPACT Australia Launches with Passionate Appeal, with eminent guests conversing with Mrs Nirmala Tandon, CEO iIMPACT India, via Skype. The resulting goodwill and media exposure starts to spread the word about this worthwhile cause among Australian Indians.
- 30 September 2013: The First iiMPACT Australia funded LC is Launched in Village Indpur, located in the Nogaon Block of District Alwar at a distance of around 130 km. from New Delhi. Teacher Ms Raslu Deen will instruct 30 young girls at Indpur. iIMPACT Australia Patron Mrs Alka Goel inaugurates the Learning Centre to an enthusiastic welcome from village parents and children.
Our goal is to provide $6,000 for 3 years’ funding of each LC we open. We also encourage donors and members to visit our LC to get a first hand impression of the outcomes being achieved in closing the female literacy gap and empowering women in India. How many such LCs do you think we could support in 2016?
Join us as a member of iIMPACT Educating the Girl Child, Inc. and lend your weight to this cause.
‘Educate a girl, change a community!’
Warm regards to you and your family from iIMPACT Australia.