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.