Youth Council for development Organisation

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Youth Council for development Organisation : Child Savings

Boudh,Bolangir, IndiaBoudh,Bolangir , India
Year Founded:
2010
Organization type: 
for profit
Project Stage:
Scaling
Budget: 
$1,000 - $10,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

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

As children grows from infancy to adolescent they need to learn different skills which helps them to cope with day to day life . "Child Savings " is a concept where children in child participatory approach learn about individual rights ,responsibility and importance of saving,spending & budgeting.

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

Children act as a "change agent "
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

The most important goal of education is to prepare children for life and to impart knowledge, skills, and attitudes which make them self-supportive individuals and productive citizens.But our formal school curriculum has less importance on that .Classroom transaction is hardly encourage children to learn about the life skill which helps them to cope with day to day life . The children often dropout at early age me and become dropout

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

The project unite children in form of children club where they make fun,joy,mutual sharing in a child to child approach and in a joyful way learn about health,hygine ,displine ,child rights and savings . They do Savings not only in terms of money,do it in terms of food,electricity,water,environment.Teachers who are they key actor of education are trained in such a way they help the children to discuss and act on issue affecting their school and community ,encourage to conduct savings .The children are encouraged to think independently about their decision ,differentiate right from wrong . Peer group pressure helps dropout to come back to school . Parents become mobilize to send their children regularly .
Impact: How does it Work

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

Bipram Suna , proud father of Sanjukta told YCDA staff “I am proud of my child ,she contributed Rs 1200 for roof threshing in rainy season which was so urgent for me and also I am thankful to YCDA for teaching them savings and social responsibility”. Sanjukta Suna, a 13 years girl is reading 8th class in Jamtangi School contributed to her family for the construction of the cottage and with the support of the small saving Sanjukta her father became able to repair his small hut which is the only room for staying of a six members poor household It is not only an example to the other children for saving but also it teaches a lesson to the parents to encourage their children for saving.

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

The children got aware on child rights and develop a sense of social and financial responsibility which leads them to build up a positive attitude and behavior for career development. 2. The children became the change agent for their communities on culture of savings and financial management. The thought of the Education department regarding financial management and savings was not very positive .But beating the challenges we have reached 450 govt. schools holding the child savings concept where we got the positive answer from the govt. teachers who gladly accepted the theory and facilitating the process in the respective schools.

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

10000 underprivileged children and their families will be engaged in sound social,economic and financial practice .The children will understand money and the market that governs them .They will understand their rights and exercise regularly .They will grow up to become responsible citizen ,aware of the uniqueness in different people and will have the open minded to respect that .Overall the children will be ready to face "Life" .Life skill is neglected in present education curriculum so there is need to strengthen the people centric advocacy to influence policy &make education "Relevant"
Sustainability

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

From previous experiences of organization it has been proved that concept has a great potentiality to be replicated and it has been well accepted by parents, community. So it is expected this concept will be widely accepted by other like minded NGOs, financial institution and community .Basically for scaling up and maintaining quality there is need for financial resources, capital support, and technical support. There is a possibility that Govt also adopt the process as already we have experienced that different innovative approaches has been accepted by Govt in different times and upgraded .

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

We request viewers of this project to link us with financial institutions/donor agencies so that we can carry out this work in a long run & can reach to more number of children
Team

Founding Story

Mithun ,a 10 years old child of DIGI, was migrating to other places with parents in search of livelihhod . Obvious he bacame dropout and child labour . DIGI children club identified Mithun as dropout and started their efforts to bring back in school .After several round of discussion with parents,teachers,SMC at last children became able to convince his parents to work and stay in village . Mithun admitted in 5th class as per his age appropriate education. From the date of admission Mithun has been continuing education. similar examples of intervention encouraged founder to scale up the programme at different districts of Orissa where poverty ,migration compels the children to end school life and enter into unskilled labour work

Team

A 6 members staff team and 20 volunteers are working in 450 schools of Boudh ,Bolangir and Sonpur . They are well trained and 250 teachers has been trained who are working as a change agent for spreding the concept among larger community
About You
Organization:
Youth Council for development Organisation
About You
First Name

Rajendra

Last Name

Meher

About Your Project
Organization Name

Youth Council for development Organisation

How long has your organization been operating?

1‐5 years

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Project
Organization Country

India, OR, Boudh,Bolangir

Country where this project is creating social impact

India, OR, Boudh,Bolangir

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

Foundations, NGOs, Other.

Supplemental
Awards

Our initiative has recognised and stories of changed got award as one of the best story of change

Primary Target Age Group

13 - 17.

Your role in Education

Resource Officer, Social Worker.

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)

Public (tuition-free).

Intervention Focus

Curricular, Policy or Analysis, other.

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

Putting Children in Charge: Giving children a voice and cultivating agency via experiential learning, project-based learning, and civic engagement.

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

One size fits all fits none: Students are disengaged and not being prepared for "real life."

Need

There is need for financial resources .

Offer

Already we worked on the concept and have good experience of working with the marginalised children . SO we are having a profess

What key learning outcomes does your work seek to improve?

Children engage in such activities that bring profit – both monetary as well as knowledge
4. Children learn savings, risk, profit calculation market, etc.
5. Child sees the resources around and markets to convert them into money.
EWYL Help parents to change attitude towards education.

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.

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