Education is empowerment. Education gives us hope. Education has the power to uplift not only individuals but the entire world. In today’s world, good education is not always accessible to the underprivileged in our society. There is tremendous potential and talent in these children, all they need is access to good education. At the Sitare Foundation, we believe in providing access to high quality education to the most talented underprivileged children in our society. A mind is a terrible thing to waste.
Project Hope is our first project in our philanthropic journey. Starting in the beautiful city of Jodhpur, India, this project aims to identify the most deserving, under-privileged children, and provide them with a great education through scholarships to attend the best schools in the city. Project Hope is now running in four cities, Bhopal, Indore, Jaipur, and Jodhpur, and has over 250 students, our “Hope Scholars.”
India has a dichotomy in its education system. According to the ninth Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), three in four children of ages six to fourteen go to the government schools. Given the sheer scale of the student population the government run schools in India face unique challenges in delivering quality education to the masses.
India does have a network of private schools in every city which strive to deliver higher quality education to children. Unfortunately this is only accessible to the privileged few in the country. Project Hope identifies the most talented under-privileged children, and alongside giving them scholarships to attend these private schools.
We partner with CBSE schools, the same board that is responsible for high success rates in the elite engineering institutions,
Euro International School boasts of an enriching and stimulating environnment. The learners are continously challenged to think different, question fearlessly and create independently. Each class room is smart class enabled both to reinforce a concept and to break the monotony. Learning is collaborative and active. The focus is on ‘Learning for life’. This means that the learner is taught to think independently and creatively. The learners are taught to develop the skill to learn and understand various school subjects.
The Millennium Schools are a national chain of CBSE affiliated co-educational schools, which use the world class ‘The Millennium Learning System’ created by Education Quality Foundation of India. Our thought and philosophy is based on deep rooted Indian values and rich culture integrated with a global mindset. Our policies represent a vibrancy and sensitivity to the needs of all stake holders.
Shanti Asiatic School Jaipur is established to further the vision of ensuring holistic development of young learners. Established in the year 2013, Shanti Asiatic School has created a niche for itself in the educational scenario of Jaipur by the pedagogy adopted and its stand of ‘Happy Children Learn Faster.
Our founders Shilpa and Amit have been passionate about education as far back as they can remember
Both Shilpa and Amit have directly experienced the transformative effects of education. Their families’ lives have been changed over generations, all because of good education.
Shilpa is a Physicist and a Computer Scientist with degrees from State University of New York (Binghamton) and Cornell University. Her family’s known journey starts four generation back from humble beginnings. Her great-grandfather was a sweet (dessert) vendor with little education. Education pulled her family out of hardships, and her grandfather and father both became Engineers. She worked as a software engineer for many years, before deciding to devote her time to family and philanthropy.
Amit Singhal is known as the man behind Google search. Amit led Google search for over fifteen years (2000-2016). His family story is also that of education. Amit’s great grandfather, Mr. Shiv Gupta was a person of few means. He had very little education, and made his living by repairing bicycle punctures (flat tires) on a roadside in a temporary shop, which was all of four bamboo sticks and a tarp. Again, successive generations’ emphasis on education resulted in Amit’s father becoming an engineer, and Amit getting a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cornell. After fifteen years of leading Google search, Amit, with Shilpa, decided to give back to his community through the Sitare Foundation.
We have learned a lot about working with bright underprivileged children in the two years we’ve run Project Hope. We improvise as we learn, and the learning continues. Here are a few things we’ve learned and how we’ve improvised to make our program more effective.
JAIPUR, OCT 4 (UNI) – Dr Amit Singhal, Founder, Sitare Foundation and former Senior Vice President, Google, at a media interaction on Project ‘HOPE’, to provide free quality education to underprivileged talented students, in Jaipur on Wednesday. (With Varta Story).
JAIPUR, OCT 4 (UNI) – Dr Amit Singhal, Founder, Sitare Foundation and former Senior Vice President, Google, at a media interaction on Project ‘HOPE’, to provide free quality education to underprivileged talented students, in Jaipur on Wednesday. (With Varta Story). UNI PHOTO-13u
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