Community Action Society

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Community Action Society

Kolkata, IndiaKolkata, India
Year Founded:
2008
Project Stage:
Idea
Budget: 
$10,000 - $50,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Children do not feel school as an interesting place to stay and learn as its often a claustrophobic place, colourless,uninteresting , where children are scared of.Hence, we will create an child friendly environment, which is colourful, learning materials are as interesting as a child's play.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

What if ,children does not need to read any books to study till class 5?They will be taught through IEC,Games,animation films
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

The Students are supposed to carry a huge amount of books everyday to school. There are different books for different subjects, most of which are colourless and uninteresting. Hence, students do not find the enjoy of learning through these colourless theoretical books.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

If, we can introduce animation movies. video games, IEC materials for learning instead of books, children would be more industrious towards school, education. They will learn language, science, social science through films, IEC materials, games etc. They do not need to carry loads of books, excercise books, give periodical exams, education will be as fun as playing cricket with friends.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

A student does not need to read lengthy texts to learn history to learn about the mughal emperor Akbar. There will be animation movies, IEC materials which will provide detailed information about Akbar.Children will personify the emperor in the images & imbibe the historic incident just like any other animated character. It will give them more fun to learn history, instead of reading cliche history texts. Thus History which is often considered to be trashed, uninteresting subject, will automatically become an enlightening subject.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

It is yet an idea, we are yet to implement it. hence, we can not provide any quantitative or qualitative data.However, we are sure that it has a huge replicable possibility in India

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

1.This method can be introduced on a pilot project basis in one school to evaluate the impact. 2.If successful, the model can be replicated in other private schools. 3.After successful completion of the project, it can be relicated in different government schools, in collaboration with Sarva Shiksha Mission. 4.Advocacy will have to be done with the government for policy level changes and provide adequate budget. 5. Within 10 years at least all the primary schools will adopt this procedure.
Sustainability

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

At the primary stage it shall be financed by individual donor agencies. however, in the long run it shall be imbibed at the policy level and government will provide financial assistance to all the schools for introducing this method.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

There are many schools who are using play method to teach. However, that is only upto Kindergarten/pre-primary stage. Whereas, we propose to introduce it upto class 5. and apart from playful methods, Video, animation, IEC materials can be used for this purpose.Its different from other ideas of joyful learning.Not only education, we will look after the behavioural changes of a child, as he/she slowly moves towards adolescence.
Team

Founding Story

This is an idea, we are yet to launch it.

Team

The project team will consist of Project Coordinator, Assistant Coordinator, Supervisor, teachers.The number of teachers and supervisors will increase with the expansion of the project.
About You
Organization:
Kolkata Konsultants
About You
First Name

Mr. Partha

Last Name

Roy

About Your Project
Organization Name

Kolkata Konsultants

How long has your organization been operating?

More than 5 years

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Project
Organization Country

, WB, Kolkata

Country where this project is creating social impact

, WB, Kolkata

What awards or honors has the project received?
Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Foundations.

Supplemental
Awards
Primary Target Age Group

Your role in Education

After-School Provider.

Please specify which of the following best applies:

I am applying on behalf of a particular program or initiative.

The type of school(s) your solution is affiliated with (if applicable)

None.

Intervention Focus

Childcare, Curricular.

Does your project utilize any of the innovative design principles below?

Actively Designing Space & Culture as Essential Elements for Learning: Creating cost-effective methods to infuse a school with habits, language, and materials needed for learning through play.

Is your project targeted at solving any of the following key barriers?

Whole child development is undervalued: Essential parts of development get left behind as children get older, such as healthy habits, executive function, and social and emotional learning.

Need

Creating video,animation films for learning students.such videos are not easy to prepare.Hence,others can help create such video

Offer

Positive parenting is imp issue for holistic development of child.we provide training to parents,caregivers and ngo workers

What key learning outcomes does your work seek to improve?

The project have not started, so its tough to provide any outcomes.

Secondary Form
PROGRAM DESIGN CLARITY: We are hungry to know more about what exactly your model consists of. Please succinctly list a) what main activities are you doing with your beneficiaries, b) where you carry out the activities? c) how often? d) for how many hours? e) who delivers the services? and f) any other brief details
INSPIRATION: What do you consider the most important trends or evidence that inspire you to believe the world is ready to Re-imagine Learning? Please elaborate.
LEARNING THROUGH PLAY: What does “learning through play” mean to you and why it is a must-have, instead of a nice to have?
SUSTAINABILITY: Please list a quick breakdown of your funding, indicating the percentage that comes from each source.
MODEL: How does your mission relate to your business model (i.e. Non-profit, for-profit or hybrid)?
FUNDING PRIORITIES: If your organization were given $20K in unrestricted funding today, how would you use it? Why?
PARTNERSHIPS: Tell us about your partnerships that enhance your approach.
COLLABORATIONS: Have you considered or initiated partnerships with any of the other Challenge Pacesetters? If so, please share.
VISION: If you had unlimited funding, and you could fast forward 15 years to when your program has been able to achieve wild success - what will it have achieved?
IMPACT - KEY METRICS: Please list the key data points that you would cite as evidence that you are able to achieve lasting learning outcomes. Please also share one data point for which you most hope to see better results over time
IMPACT - REPORTING SAMPLE: Please attach any examples of your impact reporting. [optional]:
RESEARCH AND EVIDENCE: Please link or attach any research or evidence resource you are open to sharing more widely [optional]. Building research and evidence is a key aim of this initiative, and the resources you share may be chosen for listing in the Center for Education Innovations library:
SOURCE: If applicable - who created the research or evidence you are choosing to share? :
IMPACT - REACH: How many people did your project directly engage in programmatic activities in the last year?

STUDY: Has an external evaluation or study been conducted of your organization?

Other (please specify)
Number of Employees:

Number of Volunteers:

APPROACHES: Given the complexity of play, it is not surprising that there have been numerous research attempts to categorize the different types and approaches! Please indicate which of the following your project focuses on.

Other (please specify)
AFFILIATION: Please specify if your organization has any existing affiliations with the LEGO Group.
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