What is IIMPACT Australia?

IIMPACT Australia was established in 2013 to fund the education of the girl child in rural India. We are a small band of professionals, volunteering to raise donations from individuals and foundations.

IIMPACT Australia is an endorsed Deductible Gift Recipient from 1 July 2017 so donations to the organisation are tax deductible. 100% of donation funds received by iimpact Australia are applied to the operation of a Learning Centre for the education of primary school aged girls. Members fund all administrative costs so donors do not have to.

IIMPACT Australia was approved by and registered with the Australian Charities & Not-for-Profits Commission on 14 March 2013. 

What is IIMPACT India?

IIMPACT Australia works closely with IIMPACT India, our service delivery partner for the education of girl children in rural India. IIMPACT India was founded in March 2003 by the alumni of the 1978 batch of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA).

IIMPACT India provides an alternative educational opportunity to girls, mostly from disadvantaged sections, who have limited or no access to schools. This is done through community-based Learning Centers, where they get meaningful and stimulating education up to Class 5 and are supported to enter mainstream education. 

With over 15 years of experience in delivering outcomes, IIMPACT India is 90% funded by Indian corporate sponsors and charitable foundations.

Over 1,500 Learning Centres are now operational and 100,000 girl children have been educated since 2003.

How are educational services delivered?

We deliver educational services in India via Learning Centres managed by our partner, IIMPACT India and their selected NGOs across the country.

IIMPACT India identifies rural areas with significant gender gaps in literacy. Via partner NGOs, they engage with the village community to secure their commitment – to support girl children attendance and to provide a physical facility that meets safety and educational requirements.

IIMPACT India has developed the educational curriculum, teacher recruitment and training programs and services delivery methodology as well as outcome management systems. They are accountable to us for delivery of services to Learning Centres sponsored by our donors.

Each Learning Centre educates 30 girl children between the ages of 6 -14, in a safe and trusted faculty close to their homes.

What is a Learning Centre?

A Learning Centre offers primary education to 30 girl children in a selected rural location in India. 

Today there are over 1,500 IIMPACT Learning Centres operational in over 1,500 villages educating over 60,000 girls in 11 States of India: Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar, West Bengal, Orissa, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Chattisgarh.

How much does it cost to sponsor a Learning Centre?

At this time, we are collecting $2,500 from Australian sponsors to cover the cost of operating a Learning Centre for one year. 

This covers the salary of a dedicated teacher, their quarterly training and educational materials delivered by our partner NGOs.

Can I volunteer at IIMPACT?

Yes! IIMPACT Australia is run by volunteers and we need supporters to help with fundraising campaigns, digital and social marketing and much more. Check out our Volunteers page and reach out to us!

How can I contact iimpact Australia?