Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.
We have started our journey by convincing education institutions about the issue of vacant seats and made them understand that resources are being used commonly, So admitting students free of cost will not burden them much. They may offer us the left out seats. This has brought more than 5 colleges in 1st year. For student counselling, psychometric analysis we created team of counsellors trained ,studied at TISS. Few Senior students, Faculties also joined us for noble cause. We started visiting Panchayat and holding camps, awareness drives, Calling Campaigns, Nomination request from Teachers.440 competent students for Diploma, Degree in Engineering , BBA,MBA Courses were trained with basic coaching later they joined courses as per choice.
Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.
Till the date this campaign has spread in entire Bihar & Partially in UP, Jharkhand and NE States. It can be replicated across country with slight modification,. Networking and Mobilization is key. If replicated across India, we will be able to professionally educate more than 30 lakh economically backward Schedule cast and Schedule Tribe students each year on scholarship. It will change cast dynamics of India. The percentage of professionally qualified SC & ST students will raise to 80% from 3% in just 4 years. This is the only way to let them use benefits of reservation and later it will have potential to abolish this reservation policy.It will impact more than 6000Lakh Peolpe.
we were able to create impact over 1 Lakh families and strengthen their social status of equality with upper cast people. In Last 4 years we have manged to touch each and every panchayat of Bihar.
Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?
Our strategy is to create network, make associates and use PRI leaders for the same. We do cold calling to CBOs, NGOs and Youth Associations. Hold workshops, Conferences , PRI leaders meet and Youth Summits. We also use to contact school/College Teachers and request them to nominate 5 SC &ST Students for this.
We are working to reach each panchayat of Jharkhand and UP this year and targeting 1 lakh students to send for professional education.We are trying to establish communication with State Government for the same. If we will get more partners in other states , we may start in West Bengal