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Design & (dis)Abilities Group

Discussion on the conscious creation of places, policies, and products in light of the diversity of human abilities such as age, stature, and differences that are often referred to as disabilities.Keywords: Universal Design, Active Aging, Visitability, Development & Disability, Adaptive Technology  

Young Men at Risk

Young men are increasingly at risk of suffering from societal problems. This group is an open and collaborative space that explores new approaches to helping young men overcome pressures and challenges, build on their assets and succeed in life. Join us by contributing to the dialogue and sharing models, best practices, solutions, opportunities and resources.

"Pieces of Me"

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Project Street Address

420 Boulevard of the Allies

Project City

Pittsburgh

Project Province/State

PA

Project Postal/Zip Code

15219

Project Country

United States

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Name Your Project

"Pieces of Me"

Describe Your Idea

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What is your idea? What makes your project innovative? Why is it important?

Our project is to incorporate artistic creativity through elementary level students into a three-dimensional art installation. Lightworks, a photography club at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, would like to have students from around Allegheny County, take their own pictures and use them to create a wall or “floor” that expresses who they are in relation to their communities. This project will incorporate other forms of medium like trinkets and personal objects that can express again, who they are. This is important because in 25 years time, these students can revisit the wall or floor and remember who they were at that age of innocence, but will also allow them to leave their own little mark on the world.

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What will be the impact of your idea?

The impact of this project will have the greatest role in the project's intention. We hope that many people, child and adult alike, will come visit the piece and see that when many individuals come together, the voices of all become a voice of one. We hope that the children involved in the project will discover their talents, creativity, and uniqueness. The creation of this piece will involve the youth for each part of the process. They would help in the creation of the photograph to the actual assistance in the installation. This would be a lasting piece that could be viewed by the community as a whole. And the permanence of the piece would allow revisiting or addition to the work for an “evolutionary” effect.

What will it take to launch your idea? How will you secure community support and youth participation?

To get this project going, we would ask elementary schools in and around Pittsburgh to participate through their art classes, after school programs, etc. Our organization would come in to the school , demonstrate the project, and then leave them with disposable cameras for up to three weeks. Afterwards, we will pick up the cameras and process the images onto tiles of varying shapes and sizes. We will then invite all the students to participate in the process of creating the wall. To do several walls, the cost of each one would include about 100 disposable cameras each (including the processing) ranging from $1,200-1,500 and the supplies for the wall ranging up to $2,500. The wall(s) will be installed in a section of their playground, other local parks, child hospitals or museums. When the wall(s) are complete, we will hold a community “unveiling” where family, friends, and neighbors can come see the finished piece. We encourage local media to come and be involved in the process.

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We are looking for ideas from people who can make them happen. Tell us about yourself or your team.

Our organization is a photography club called 'Lightworks'. We consist of approx. 20 students from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh all majoring in Photography. We also have the assistance of alumni and instructors, many of which have experience in installations of this kind. Our club participates in local exhibitions and organizes workshops for members and other students. As a brand new club, we are in the process of reaching out to Pittsburgh and offering our services as emerging photographers. We are excited to carry out this project with a desire to not only expand the artistic vision of our club, but make a positive impact in the community through public services of this kind.

Mobile Resource Center Initiative

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Project Street Address

Arusha Nairobi Road in Sakina section

Project City

Arusha

Project Province/State

Tanzania

Project Postal/Zip Code

None

Project Country

Tanzania

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Country your work focuses on:

Tanzania

What stage is your project in?

Operating for 1-5 years

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What is the average monthly household income in your target community, in US Dollars?

<$50

Name Your Project

Mobile Resource Center Initiative

Describe Your Idea

The Mobile Resource Center combines an English library with donated school materials and volunteer educators who provide training to Tanzanian primary school English teachers. The goal is to increase English literacy so that more students will pass the entrance exam into secondary school. Currently, only about 30% of students do.

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Describe your idea in fewer than 50 words.

The Mobile Resource Center includes an English library, school supplies and an education team that provides extended training to primary school English teachers. The goal is to help more students pass the English entrance exam into secondary school, where English is the medium of instruction. Currently, about 70% of students fail the exam, thereby ending their education in the 7th grade.

What makes your idea unique?

Responding to the plea by Tanzania’s Minister of Education and Vocational Training for help providing English books and teacher training in English instruction, the Mobile Resource Center takes the concept of a mobile library and combines it with a teacher education team. The Mobile Resource Center visits the public primary schools in the Arusha community of Tanzania.

The education team provides teacher training through classroom demonstrations and co-teaching support. Teaching children a second language requires a different set of skills than it does when children have spent their preschool years interacting with family and peers in a language.

It requires much more oral language development with a focus on listening and speaking; ample opportunities for children to hear and discriminate the words and sounds of English and to practice their oral English skills in the classroom. Our education team provides teachers with English literacy learning activities, lesson plans, and examples of effective classroom instruction.

We have available 3,000 early English readers, 60 for each classroom, for three primary schools. The books, complete with lesson plans, study guides and planned activities, created by a volunteer US education team, are rotated on a monthly basis.

Our education team and the local school English teacher make an initial overall evaluation of students’ reading abilities using vocabulary assessments and reevaluate their comprehension periodically.

What is your area of work? (Please check as many as apply.)

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What impact have you had?

In October of 2007 we started with a pilot program that reached 76 students in two classrooms. After the first six months, there was a significant improvement in the students’ English vocabulary, as well as an excitement and eagerness to learn that hadn’t been there previously. In addition, the teachers in these classrooms were not only better able to teach the language, but were more enthusiastic about doing so.

Based on these results, and with the assistance of our US fund-raising source, The Jim Arden Foundation, we began expanding the program by securing additional books, classroom materials and volunteer educators to join the training team. Our volunteer educators began developing lesson plans and study guides for use with the English books to be used in the classroom.

With this preparatory work completed and four volunteer educators ready to go, we will begin working with Tanzanian English teachers and their students in three primary schools this July and August. With this expansion, the program has the ability to reach over 3,000 students.

With the commitment our volunteers have to this program, we expect to see an initial increase in the English vocabulary of the students, a more effective method of teaching English used by the local English teachers, and over time an increase in the number of primary school students who will be able to attend secondary school.

Describe the primary problem(s) that your project is addressing.

One of the biggest hurdles to climbing out of poverty in Tanzania is that higher paying jobs – those in the professions, government services, and tourism – go to individuals who are fluent in English. Those who are not are relegated to low-paying menial jobs.

Students must pass an English exam to enter secondary school where English is the medium of instruction. Unfortunately, the primary schools are ill-equipped to prepare students for it. As a result, nearly 70% of primary school students fail the exam, thereby ending their education in 7th grade.

The reason for this is that typically the only English book in the English classroom is a single copy for the teacher, who must write the story or text on the blackboard. In addition, few primary school teachers have been trained to teach English.

Describe the steps that your organization is taking to make your project successful.

To see if our idea had merit we established a pilot program in two primary school classrooms. We secured English books and a volunteer educator to assess students’ English fluency and provide teacher training through classroom demonstration and co-teaching support.

Following the success of the pilot program, we acquired 3,000 donated English books and raised funds, through a grant and private donations, to ship the books to Tanzania. We also obtained school supplies for use in the classrooms.

We recruited volunteer educators from the U.S. to become members of the teacher training team; four will travel, at their own expense, to Tanzania in July and August of this year. We’ve also developed lesson plans and study guides for the English books being utilized in the program.

We’ve made arrangements with three local primary schools to begin the program in July.

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What will it take for your project to be successful over the next three years? Success in Year 1:

We need to (1) recruit additional volunteer educators to continue the program throughout the school year; (2) obtain donations to make small stipends available for volunteer educators to offset some part of their travel and lodging costs; (3) ensure administration of follow-up evaluations of students by local English teachers; (4) expand the program to reach additional primary schools; (5) and raise money, through fundraisers, grants, and/or private donations, to obtain new English books for use in the classrooms.

Success in Year 2:

We need to (1) obtain an audit of our financial accounts to apply for grants; (2) expand our volunteer educator team; (3) develop study guides, lesson plans, and classroom activities for our new books; (4) arrange a training schedule for classroom teachers and undertake assessments of the English capability of students at the new schools; (5) provide teacher training, perform follow-up evaluations and obtain school supplies for use in the classrooms of all new schools through donation.

Success in Year 3:

We will need to (1) obtain a vehicle to transport the volunteers, books, school supplies and other materials to all participating schools; (2) form partnerships with additional schools; (3) obtain donations to purchase new English books; (4) find additional volunteer educators to join the teacher training unit and stipends to help offset some travel and accommodation costs; and (5) obtain computers, software and other related resources to introduce the students to technology.

Do you have a business plan or strategic plan? (yes/no)

Yes, with a 1 year, 3 year and 5 year horizon for this program as outlined above.

What are the three most important actions needed to grow your initiative or organization? STEP 1:

Recruit volunteer educators, with an expertise in teaching English, who are willing to join the team for periods of four weeks or longer over the course of 10 months each year; and provide each of the volunteer educators, whether they are active or retired, with a stipend to help defray the travel and accommodation costs they currently pay to participate in the program. We are presently attempting to identify potential new volunteer educators through school and retired educator associations in the US and elsewhere.

What are the three most important actions needed to grow your initiative or organization? STEP 2:

Obtain a financial statement audit of our accounts in order to apply for grants to help fund the costs of this program. This will be difficult because Tanzanian business is conducted almost entirely in cash with few organizations providing receipts or taking credit cards. We presently have an accounting volunteer working with a Tanzanian auditing firm to determine what documentation is necessary for a financial statement audit and establishing procedures to obtain this documentation for a year end audit.

What are the three most important actions needed to grow your initiative or organization? STEP 3:

Obtain the funds to acquire a large, multi-seat, van or bus-size vehicle, with a computer work station area which has both computer network connectivity and wireless internet capability. The van will offer more capacity then the small rented vehicle we now have available to us and will allow us to expand our educational offerings to include the teaching of basic computer skills. This will be done in the vehicle because of either the absence or unreliability of electricity in the local schools. Presently none of our partner schools offer any computer training to their students.

Describe the expected results of these actions.

Initially, our program will give students an expanded vocabulary of English words. As it progresses and the Tanzanian English teachers become comfortable with the new texts, materials and teaching skills, the students will begin to learn to read and write in English.

Long term, more of the primary school students will be able to pass the entrance exam into secondary school and have the English capability to actually complete secondary school. By giving these students the chance to further their education, they will have the opportunity to either participate in higher learning or find higher paying jobs than would otherwise be available to them. Additionally, with basic computer skills these students will be better prepared to function effectively and efficiently in the Tanzanian workplace.

What was the defining moment that led you to this innovation?

As the operators of the TACODA Children’s Center, where we give orphaned and abandoned children a home, medical care and access to education, we were concerned with our children’s’ ability to obtain an education that would allow them to avoid a life of poverty.

When we realized our children weren’t able to speak any English after three years at two government primary schools, it became clear to us that the English fluency they needed to get into secondary school was not going to be developed in the current education system. As a result, we examined the situation at the primary schools our children were attending and determined what the problem was.

What we discovered from our investigation was that there were no English texts in the classroom for the students, no English workbooks and study guides available for the teachers or students, and very little in the way of school supplies available for the students.

With such a lack of resources it was clear that most students' education would end at the 7th grade. Their futures would hold only the opportunity to live at the edge of poverty unless somehow they developed the ability to read, write and speak in English.

This was an unacceptable result for our children and we felt it was equally unacceptable for the other children at the school. So, with the aid of some volunteers who were teachers, we discussed what could be done. The result is our Mobile Resource Center.

Tell us about the social innovator behind this idea.

Donata Tarimo Arden was one of 7 children from an impoverished Tanzanian family. As a child, she labored for others in order to earn money to attend school. At a young age she decided she would someday help other children in her country.

In 2005, Jim Arden, a retired U.S. school teacher, whom she later married, offered to help her fulfill her dream. Mrs. Arden founded TACODA and gave 12 young orphaned and abandoned children a home in Arusha. Since then, she and her husband, who established The Jim Arden Foundation in 2002, have combined their efforts to help other homeless and at-risk children through other educational and recreational initiatives.

After Mrs. Arden’s marriage, her sister, Gema Tarimo, took over the operation of the orphanage and offered to lend some donated English books to one of the schools that our children were attending. That initial loan resulted in a monthly exchange of English books.

When volunteer educators arrived the next summer they visited the school. The local English teacher invited them to join her in teaching the class. The result was a group of enthusiastic children and a teacher who felt she had learned a lot about teaching English just from working side-by-side with our volunteers. Through this experience, the idea of how we might be able to help children learn English was born.

Together, TACODA and our volunteer educators developed the Mobile Resource Center imitative.

How did you first hear about Changemakers?

One of our volunteers told us about it.

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What would prevent your project from being a success?

The single most important impediment to our program’s success would be the inability of the local English teachers to continue using the skills that we will have taught them in July and August. In many other environments, two months of hands-on experience as well as seeing the use of those procedures and materials demonstrated would be enough to ensure the continuation of the teaching methods. However, high teacher turnover will undoubtedly make it necessary for us to reinforce the methodology.

That is why we believe it’s important to have volunteer educators in the classrooms with the local English teachers for as many months as possible in the school year. This presents us with the major challenge of identifying retired educators to fill this void during those months when practicing teachers are unavailable to volunteer. While we have sufficient experience with retired volunteers to know that we can access and recruit them to participate in the program, given today’s economic climate it is likely that we will have to provide small stipends to help defray some of the costs of travel and accommodation in Tanzania during their volunteer period.

If we receive a $5,000 Changemaker award, we would be able to offer stipends of $625 to 8 retired educators. This would cover approximately 40% of their costs while giving us a year to generate additional donations to provide future stipends.

Financing source

Yes

If yes, provide organization name.

Tanzanian Community Development Alliance (TACODA)

How long has this organization been operating? (i.e. less than a year; 1-5 years; more than 5 years)

Since early 2005; 4 years

Does your organization have a Board of Directors or an Advisory Board?

Yes, TACODA has a Board of Directors.

Does your organization have any non-monetary partnerships with NGOs? (yes/no)

Yes

Does your organization have any non-monetary partnerships with businesses? (yes/no)

Yes

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Does your organization have any non-monetary partnerships with government? (yes/no)

No

Please tell us more about how these partnerships are critical to the success of your innovation.

We work with other Tanzanian NGO’s in a variety of ways. With some, we provide food and supplies when we have extra. With others, we share information and experiences. And, with yet others, we share the expenses of shipping donated goods or provide recommendations and references for students in need of educational scholarships.

Our relationships with businesses are generally limited to obtaining donated goods and services that we would otherwise have to pay for. One organization prints all of our materials at no cost to us and provides us with computer equipment for use by the homeless children we care for. Others donate soccer equipment and clothing for our recreational football league. Still others donate scholarship money to help educate our TACODA orphans.

How many people will your project serve annually?

Approximately, 3,000 the first year; over 4,000 the second year.

What is your organization's business classification?

Non-profit/NGO/citizen sector organization

What is the total number of employees and total number of volunteers at your organization?

We have 3 employees and 71 volunteers globally.

Have you received funding from any of the following groups? (Please check as many as apply.)

None of the above.

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Employability of the disabled person -people suffering from mental illness

 

Providing employment & rehabilitation to people suffering from mental illness throughout India with the help of available human resource that is utilizing the hidden potentialities of the sufferers & their family members to run low cost centers through a central teleconferencing center

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Project Street Address

27 Jadavpur East Road

Project City

Kolkata

Project Province/State

West Bengal

Project Postal/Zip Code

700032

Project Country

India

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Year initiative/program began:

1997

Field of work

Health

If Field of Work is "Other" please define in 1-2 words below (and explain in detail in the entry form):

Rehabilitation, employability of people suffering from mental illness

Service / Activity focus (If "other" please explain in entry form)

Technology

Year organization founded (yyyy)

1997

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Positioning of your initiative on the Mosaic of Solutions™ diagram:

Which of these barriers is the primary focus of your work?

Social benefit businesses not deemed investment worthy

Which of the principles is the primary focus of your work?

Prove that social return doesn’t preclude financial gain

If you believe some other barrier or principle should be included in the mosaic, please describe it and how it would affect the positioning of your initiative in the mosaic

Discrimination & Stigma regarding mental illness
ü Abuse & Violation of basic Human rights
ü Differentiation amongst different sectors of disability as a mentally ill person is included in PWD Act but do not get equal facility like other disabilities
ü Lack of initiative to issue disability card & job reservation
ü Lack of facilities like National Trust
ü Lack of professionals compared to the magnitude of the problem
ü Lack of funds available
Lack of employment facilities for people suffering from illness
Lack of community involvement

Name Your Project

Employability of the disabled person -people suffering from mental illness

Describe Your Idea

 Providing employment & rehabilitation to people suffering from mental illness throughout India with the help of available human resource that is utilizing the hidden potentialities of the sufferers & their family members to run low cost centers through a central teleconferencing center

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What is your signature innovation, your new idea, in one sentence?

ü Transforming non performers in to performers & reinitiating life through employment & earning.

Describe what makes your idea unique—different from all others in the field.

Mental Health has so far been grossly neglected in India because of the blind belief that once an illness is always an illness. Compared to the magnitude of the problem the number of professionals available is far less. The person suffering from mental illness lacks the initiative & the mental strength to fight for their own human rights, proper treatment facilities & right to continue their career.. This asocialisation alone is sufficient enough to make them pathologically involved with uncreative & unrealistic thinking.

My specific programme would be utilizing the human resource of people suffering from mental illness & their family members to run the rehabilitation centers. The rehabilitated people( once suffering from illness) would be the leaders & resource person & would be able to run many such rehabilitation centers at low cost enabling many people suffering from mental illness to opt for this facility. We could run centers throughout India, which would be controlled centrally through Teleconferencing facility.

How do you implement your innovation and apply it to the challenge/problem you are addressing?

In this bleak background a mentally ill person is discriminated & they fail to get adequate support, treatment & training to sustain their livelihood. They remain burden on the society. Involving community, training them the rehabilitation modules, training the suffers to learn appropriate coping strategies as well as skills to earn their livelihood can be made possible through the help of Information & communication Technology (ICT).

Compared to the magnitude of the problem the number of professionals is far less. So maximum utilisation of human resource can be the needed solution
Successful engagement & Individual centric vocational trainings to make them adequate to earn their livelihood is needed to improve their quality of life
The rehabilitation services of the persons suffering from mental illness do not need a special educator like MR, but individuals trained to understand their problems is needed. So community involvement focusing on Prevention, treatment & rehabilitation is needed. Contact for Consultation of Psychiatrist & professionals are to be maintained through teleconferencing facilities.

Do you have any existing partnerships, and if so, how did you create them?

We do not have partnership but we have networking with a number of NGO’s in mental health field working all over India

In which sector do these partners work? (Check all that apply)

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Provide one sentence describing your impact/intended impact.

Inclusion & Mainstreaming people suffering from mental illness & making them a productive member of the society enabling their optimum growth, employment & development

Please list any other measures of the impact of your innovation.

This initiative would help to reach maximum number of people in minimum time & resource. This programme would not only enable to serve more people but also the mental health care system would be of the people, by the people & for the people. The sufferers after completion of any training would be the trainers of the programme who would help other sufferers in the process of recovery. The recovery story of others would inspire the unfortunate victims of mental illness to believe that once an illness is not always an illness & it would instill hope for development & growth .In this health care system every people can have access to health care, access to professional guidance without any hindrance caused by distance. Community can make participation the inclusion of the disabled in to the society. This would also transform & change the old myths prevalent in the society on mental illness & wipe away the stigma associated with mental illness

Does your innovation address and/or change banking regulations?

Banks also have some initiative now to help the NGO’s or developmental projects like swanirvar Joyona or schemes for entrepreneurship project to help people start their earning opportunities in life.

How many people does your innovation serve or plan to serve? Exactly who will benefit from your innovation?

There are 40-50 million people in India who are the victims of some form of Mental Illness (ACMI).
My innovation would target to serve this population from a centralized training center & a number of branches all over India

Project Details

No. of mentally challenged people in each batch 25
No.of people selected for the entrepreneurship project from each batch 5 Ratio of 1:5
No.of batches in a span of 2 years @ 3 months for each batch 7
Total number of persons enroled in the project in year 1 35 (both Primary and Secondary enrolement)
Total number of persons enroled in the project by the end of year 2 295 ( Primary, Secondary and tertiary enrolement)
Total number of mentally challenged people enrolled for rehab end 1st year 450 (Primary Phase 100, secondary phase150, tertiary phase 200)
Total number of mentally challenged people enrolled for rehab end 2nd year 1150 (Primary Phase 200, secondary phase350, tertiary phase 600)

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Fixed Cost/Investment

Items Qty Unit Price Total Amount
Rent Advance 6 10000 60000
Machine Computer 5 15000 75000
Printer 2 5000 10000
UPS 1 50000 50000
Furniture Computer Table/Table 5 1500 7500
Chairs 6 1500 9000
Almirah/Cupboard 2 2500 5000
Interiors (sq ft) 1000 0 0
Air conditioners 2 25000 50000
Start up Support 40 10000 400000
Total Fixed Cost 666500

Revenue/Month

Items Qty Unit Price Total Amount
Cyber Café DTP 220 10 2200
Net surfing 660 10 6600
Training fees 5 3500 17500
Rehab Fees 25 1000 25000
Franchise fees 2500 0
51300

Total revenue 4051200

2 year calculation
Costs 1926500
Revenue 4051200
Total Profit in 2 years 2124700

Variable Cost

Items Qty Unit Price Total Amount/month
Manpower
Trainer 0 15000 0
Counsellor 1 5000 5000
Office Boy 1 1000 1000
Cleaner 1 1000 1000
Manager 1 15000 15000
Electric 1 4000 4000
Broadband Internet 1 2000 2000
Advertisement 1 10000 10000
Misc 1 1000 1000
Maintenance 1 1000 1000
Activity cost music 1 0 0
art and creativity 1 0 0
sports and games 1 0 0
annual functions 1 0 0
Rent 1 10000 10000
Total Variable Cost 50000

Per Annum Cost 1st Year 2nd year
Fixed Exp 666500
Variable Exp 600000 660000

1st year 2nd year
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total revenue
No of new Entr 0 0 0 0 5 5 5 10 10 10 15 15 15 20 20 20 25 25 25 30 30 30 35 35
Royalty fees/entr 3000 3000 3000 3000 3000 3000 3000 3000 3000 3000 3000 3000 3000 3000 3000 3000 3000 3000 3000 3000 3000 3000 3000 3000
Revenue/month 0 0 0 0 15000 15000 15000 30000 30000 30000 45000 45000 45000 60000 60000 60000 75000 75000 75000 90000 90000 90000 105000 105000 1155000
2nd line new entr 10 10 10 20 20 20 30 30 30 40 40 40 50 50 50 60
Royalty fees/entr 1500 1500 1500 1500 1500 1500 1500 1500 1500 1500 1500 1500 1500 1500 1500 1500
Revenue/month 15000 15000 15000 30000 30000 30000 45000 45000 45000 60000 60000 60000 75000 75000 75000 90000 765000
3rd line new entr 20 20 20 40 40 40 60 60 60 80 80 80
Royalty fees/entr 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000
Revenue/month 20000 20000 20000 40000 40000 40000 60000 60000 60000 80000 80000 80000 600000
4th line new entr 40 40 40 80 80 80 120 120
Royalty fees/entr 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500
Revenue/month 20000 20000 20000 40000 40000 40000 60000 60000 300000
Total Beneficiaries 35 295 2820000

Total Patients under Rehabilitation Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
No.Mentally challenged people treated Primary Phase 25 25 25 50 50 50 75 75 75 100 100 100 125 125 125 150 150 150 175 175 175 200 200 200
No.Mentally challenged people treated Secondary Phase 50 50 50 100 100 100 150 150 150 200 200 200 250 250 250 300 300 300 350 350
No.Mentally challenged people treatedTertiary Phase 100 100 100 200 200 200 300 300 300 400 400 400 500 500 500 600
450 1150

Fixed Cost/Investment

Items Qty Unit Price Total Amount
Rent Advance 6 2000 12000
Machine Computer 2 10000 20000
Printer 1 3500 3500
UPS 2 2500 5000
Furniture Computer Table/Table 2 1500 3000
Chairs 3 1500 4500
Almirah/Cupboard 1 2500 2500
Interiors (sq ft) 0
Air conditioners 0
Start up Support 0
Total Fixed Cost 50500

Revenue

Items Qty Unit Price Total Amount
Cyber Café DTP 88 10 880
Net surfing 264 10 2640
Training fees 2 3500 7000
Rehab Fees 10 1000 10000
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20520

Total revenue 701320

2 year calculation
Costs 290500
Revenue 701320
Total Profit in 2 years 410820

Variable Cost

Items Qty Unit Price Total Amount/month
Manpower
Trainer 0 15000 0
Counsellor 0 8000 0
Office Boy 0 1500 0
Cleaner 1 1000 1000
Manager 0 30000 0
Electric 1 1500 1500
Broadband Internet 1 1000 1000
Advertisement 1 0 0
Misc 1 500 500
Maintenance 1 1000 1000
Activity cost music 1 0 0
art and creativity 1 0 0
sports and games 1 0 0
annual functions 1 0 0
Rent 1 2000 2000
Franchise Royalty 1 3000 3000
Total Variable Cost 10000

Per Annum Cost 1st Year 2nd year $
Fixed Exp 50500
Variable Exp 120000 132000

1st year 2nd year
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total revenue
1st line new entr 2 2 2 4 4 4 6 6 6 8 8 8 10 10 10 12
Royalty fees/entr 1500 1500 1500 1500 1500 1500 1500 1500 1500 1500 1500 1500 1500 1500 1500 1500
Revenue/month 3000 3000 3000 6000 6000 6000 9000 9000 9000 12000 12000 12000 15000 15000 15000 18000 153000
2nd line new entr 4 4 4 8 8 8 12 12 12 16 16 16
Royalty fees/entr 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000
Revenue/month 4000 4000 4000 8000 8000 8000 12000 12000 12000 16000 16000 16000 120000
3rd line new entr 8 8 8 16 16 16 24 24
Royalty fees/entr 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500
Revenue/month 4000 4000 4000 8000 8000 8000 12000 12000 60000
4th line new entr 16 16 16 32
Royalty fees/entr 500 500 500 500
Revenue/month 8000 8000 8000 16000 40000
Total Beneficiaries
373000
Project Details

No. of mentally challenged people in each batch 25
No.of people selected for the entrepreneurship project from each batch 5 Ratio of 1:5
No.of batches in a span of 2 years @ 3 months for each batch 7
Total number of persons enroled in the project in year 1 35 (both Primary and Secondary enrolement)
Total number of persons enroled in the project by the end of year 2 295 ( Primary, Secondary and tertiary enrolement)
Total number of mentally challenged people enrolled for rehab end 1st year 450 (Primary Phase 100, secondary phase150, tertiary phase 200)
Total number of mentally challenged people enrolled for rehab end 2nd year 1150 (Primary Phase 200, secondary phase350, tertiary phase 600)

How is your initiative financed (or how do you expect your initiative will be financed)?

We expect to get some initial funding from Ashoka to start up this enterprenurship project which would later be a self sustaining project & help to give employment & provide rehabilitation to millions of individuals suffering from mental illness.

If known, provide information on your finances and organization:

The finances that are required for this project is given above.

The annual budget of Turning Point is now 2-3 lakhs rupees. But for the financial constraints we have to do the work in a very small group & we fail to provide rehabilitation to the larger population, which is needed..
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The project that we have described would be a replicated model of what we do at Truning Point but it would help us to reach out thousands of individuals living in far flung areas whom we fail to provide the service now. It would be an enterpreneurship project which would provide rehabilitation & employment opportunities to people suffering from mental illness.

What are the main financial barriers and how do you plan to address them?

We need to open a chain of centers & provide training to large number of individuals. For this we need a bigger infrastructure, few more computers & other gadgets, conveyance to reach the remote part & other needed accessories. We need some initial support to start our chain of centers.

Aside from financial sustainability, how do you plan to grow the initiative?

1)There would be a Central Training institute where we would have Social & economic rehabilitation facilities for people suffering from mental illness
2)This center would enable the care givers, the community, the professionals learn about this unique rehabilitation module .After getting this training these individuals would be the future leaders to open such centers in other parts of India
3)After traing the trainees would open such centers with the support & guidance of this central training center.
4)The new centers opened by this trainees would again impart training to other care givers & community people so that apart from providing rehabilitation to people suffering from illness they can train more people in to leaders who would do similar such works

6)The Central training center would earn direct revenue & the chain of centers would also pay a part of their revenue earned for the support & expertise that would be provided to them on their need.

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What was the motivation or defining moment that led to the creation of this innovation? Tell us the story.

Years back my brother started suffering from Schizophrenia. As a psychologist it was painful to be a mere spectator of the agony. The restlessness, the search for complete recovery, the drive to get proper treatment facilities were not very easy one as at that time. Many of the people suffering from Schizophrenia are highly intelligent person but none of the vocational training centers used to provide training according to the needs of these people & so failed to motivate them to complete such trainings. I took the initiative to start a rehabilitation center & introduced a number of vocational trainings according to the potentialities of the candidates’. Gradually their motivation, concentration level starts increasing & they started coping with their symptoms of illness. I want to start this project, which could enable Social inclusion of mentally ill person in to the mainstream of life along with economic rehabilitation. This project could enable me to serve a large number of people who till now remain a burden to the society. The rehabilitation work started by me has been recognized by World fellowship of Schizophrenia & Associated disorder as the ideal rehabilitation model & was taught in a number of countries worldwide.

Please provide a personal bio of the social innovator behind this initiative.

Ishita Sanyal is consultant Psychologist, Founder Secretary of Turning Point, a rehabilitation centre, Eastern regional Director of NAMI, India. Her rehabilitation module has been accepted by World Fellowship of Schizophrenia & allied disorder as the ideal rehabilitation module for all developing countries (www.turningpoint.org.in)
She has received David Feinsilver Award in 2003 as best research, UGC-CEC Award as subject expert & also Manthan Award in 2007.She has received Barbo Sandin Award from Copenhegen & selected for receiving Rashtriya Gaurav Award.She has completed Social Therapy From New York. She has written few chapters in International books. She is also a regular columnist on mental health in Telegraph
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a) Please identify the individuals that your innovation benefits (Please check all that apply)

Producers , Consumers .

b) Do you help the people you serve to buy goods or services using financial innovation? If so, how?

ü I shall motivate family members, community people to take training in rehabilitation programme & then serve the community.
ü The people suffering from mental illness would take the training & rehabilitation for their development & growth
ü Exhibitions & outlets would enable us to sell the handicrafts products made by beneficiaries

c) Do you help the people you serve to sell goods or services using financial innovation? If so, how?

ü People in rural areas want some suitable & meaningful job. Training in rehabilitation would enable them to serve the community, earn for themselves & be of help to the society
ü Rehabilitated people who have undergobe rehabilitation programme would be the leaders of new centers & this would also enable them to start earning money I a sheltered atmosphere
ü Selling handicrafts products of different localities made by the sufferers would enable us to promote Indian handicraft as well as culture all over India

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Field of Work

education

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Year project started (or projected start date) (yyyy)

20010

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What is the primary problem your venture is trying to address and how are you addressing it (or planning to address it)?

Poverty Stricken areas are uneducated not by choice, but by force. No money, no schooling, no tools to learn, no hope for children of the future

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Project Description

Give Children hope for a better educated future

Unique and different

Young adults (college age) will venture out to areas either within thier community or globally if given the opportunity to actually meet with children of school age and interact with them by putting on a puppet show focusing on education and the rewards of achieving one. This innovative approach will help young children to easily understand, encourage them to interact with the characters, ask questions, and more so possibly smile; something children of poverty may not do very often.

Project plan

Volunteer programs will reach out to College students who may be interested in assisting in this program, reach out to businesses for donations needed - transportaion, school supplies for children, create a presentaion including a portable stage, puppets characters, etc.

Partnerships

I do not have any partnerships, however I was inspired to include my idea because the class I am currently taking in college is Socilogy and the focus in on poverty stricken areas. In my opinion, it begins within the home and there must be intervention with young children in order to break the cycle. Children need to be instilled as young as possible to know the importance of an education and need to be influenced the importance of staying in school and earning an education. With that said, the conclusion of the puppet show will be about the benefits of earning an education, good paying job, better home, car, clothes, vacation, ect.

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Striving to influence young children the advantage of earning an education for a better life.

Effectiveness

I have not served anyone with my "project". This is just an idea that amy be something for volunteer service(s) to try. Reaching out to children in any possible way to get their attention is worth trying.

How do you engage and impact the community?

Children will be motivated stay in school instead of dropping out. This will prevent less delinquency and possibly less crime from juveniles who cut class just to sell drugs, join gangs, commit crimetyo earn money.

How do you measure this impact?

If volunteers can visit children in poverty stricken neighborhoods, initially to provide a puppet show influenceing children the importance of staying in school and earning an education, and then visit every several months as a follow up - bascailly for the puppets to interact with children to find out how they are doing in school, what they are learning, and still conclude with possitive, motivated words, it may have a very beneficial impact.

Obstacles

Finding the transportation, volunteers who will visit these poverty stricken areas where crime rate is high.

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Financing source

(or how do you expect your initiative will be financed)

I do not have any financing resources. However, if a volunteer service were interested in this program I would think they have resources. Possibly send an e-mail, or mail to businesses about the new program asking for donations

Aside from financial sustainability, how do you plan to grow and sustain your project?

More volunteers from more colleges, would mean being able to visit more poverty stricken communities and possibly influence volunteer services around the world to use this approach.

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Creative funding

As mentioned above.

Other non finance needs

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Motivation

As mentioned above, Taking a sociology class was a wake up call as to how many people who oare living below poverty levels. It is sad that children are being born in this environment and basically growing up only to know one way, the poor way. This effected me as a new mom, knowing how helpless and child is and totally dependent on their parents to teach, give, motivate, encourage, etc. Unfortunatley, living in a poor environment there is not much hope.

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Broader context

Children living in poor social environments will know of another way of living through learning from earning an education. This in turn will lessen the poverty level in society starting from the roots - children. Children can make/break this cycle, given the education, the opportunity to learn a different way. Someone must intercept to break this cycle.

Ongoing

Poverty is something that is not going away tomorrow or the next day. With that said, my idea will continue generations after. It will become part of an ongoing program in schools each year.

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Date Created: 9/18/2007
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