THE PIRAMAL FOUNDATION
The Piramal Foundation is a private philanthropic foundation established in 2006. Through the pursuit of practical innovations for India's development, it aims to create replicable solutions to some of our nation's most pressing challenges. Its method is based on a belief that talented young people when challenged to address the country's most common development issues, will find innovative solutions that are relevant, cost-effective, and applicable to the nation at large. Their primary areas of focus include democratizing healthcare, sustainable solutions and rural employability among other worthy causes. The foundation's emphasis is on engaging young people and finding systemic solutions for the delivery of quality education. The Piramal Foundation has been a key supporter of the Fellowship: they funded the launch in 2008; they also gave invaluable inputs on strategic questions.
MICHAEL AND SUSAN DELL FOUNDATION
Michael & Susan Dell Foundation (MSDF) was founded in 1999 in Texas, USA. MSDF's India chapter started in 2006 with the main focus on urban programs that foster high-quality education and childhood healthcare and improve family economic stability among India's urban poor. MSDF is funding KEF's projects since 2010, currently co-funding 293 schools in Surat.
Porticus is the international organisation that manages and develops the philanthropic programs of charitable entities established by Brenninkmeijer family entrepreneurs. Porticus Asia is currently being co-funding KEF's project of 293 schools in Surat, Gujarat.
USAID is the leading U.S Government Agency that works to end extreme poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential. Currently, USAID is co-funding KEF's project of 293 schools in Surat, Gujarat.
The philanthropic trusts held by the TATA promoter holding company; have created national institutions for science and technology, medical research, social studies and the performing arts. The trusts also provide aid and assistance to non-government organizations working in the areas of education, healthcare and livelihoods. Tata Communications Limited also extends social welfare activities to communities around their industrial units. The TATA Companies' philanthropic trusts and global community initiatives develop and sustain services that promote health and education, leadership and technical training, and arts and sports programs.
Rotary International is an international service organization whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and to advance goodwill and peace around the world. It is a non-political and non-sectarian organization open to all people regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, or political preference. There are 34,282 member clubs worldwide. 1.2 million individuals called Rotarians have joined these clubs.KEF received the Global Grant Award which will fund the School Leadership Development Program for 100 Municipal Schools in the district of Thane, Maharashtra.
The Hans Foundation (THF) is a charitable trust fund that was created to provide a source of endowment for not-for-profit organizations in India. As one of India's largest funds, THF have funded hundreds of charitable organizations across India. THF value its partners' hard work and fund their efforts, which cater specifically to the needs of underprivileged people in their localities.
EdelGive Foundation is the philanthropic arm of theÂ Edelweiss GroupÂ and was established in 2008. Since its inception, EdelGive Foundation has worked towards being a bridge between the users and providers of philanthropic capital and knowledge by bringing the skills, resources and talents of the for- profit world to the not- for- profit arena. The Foundation is inspired by the idea of collaborative philanthropy and its continuous efforts that are aimed at creating a well- knit network of non- profits, philanthropists, foundations and the corporates to ensure a healthy flow of capital and expertise into the social sector.
Central Square Foundation
The Central Square Foundation (CSF) is a venture philanthropy fund and policy think tank focused on demonstrating high quality in the school education space. CSF is currently funding the District Transformation Program in Surat, Gujarat.
HSBC is one of the worldâ€™s largest banking and financial services organisations. We serve more than 37 million customers through four global businesses: Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, and Global Private Banking. Our network covers 70 countries and territories in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, North America and Latin America. HSBC India operations CSR wing is funding KEF operations in Greater Mumbai Urban Area impacting over 100 schools.
The MA is an inclusive platform to leverage Indian creativity, expertise, and resources to identify and scale innovative solutions being developed and tested in India to address development challenges that will benefit base of the pyramid populations across India and the world. The MA is a network to bring together various actors within Indiaâ€™s social innovation ecosystem including, but not limited to, social innovators, philanthropy organizations, social venture capitalists, angel investors, donors, service providers, and corporate foundations, to stimulate and facilitate financial contributions from the private and public sectors and offer a range of support to innovators.KEF won the Millenium Award and received funds for School Leadership Development Program for 100 public schools in the district of Udaipur, Rajasthan
SARVA SHIKSHA ABHIYAN
A Government of India flagship program for achievement of Universalization of Elementary Education in a time bound manner, as mandated by the 86 th amendment to the Constitution of India making free and compulsory education to the children of 6-14 years age group, a Fundamental Right.
STATE GOVERNMENT OF RAJASTHAN
The State Government of Rajasthan has been working towards expanding literacy and awareness in all corners of the state. Various innovative programs have been launched for the enhancement of literacy. The Directorate of Literacy and Continuing Education, Rajasthan has been endeavoring for the expansion of literacy by bringing the left out illiterates in the literacy net, educational and social economic development of the neo-literates.
Govt. of National Capital territory of Delhi (GNCTD)
The Govt. of NCT of Delhi has taken big leaps by launching multiple interventions to improve quality of education. The public education system has been going through a transformation. It has doubled the investment in education over the past year. The GNCTD facilitates learning through more than 1000 schools where more than 10 lakh students are enrolled.
Government of Haryana
The Government of Haryana has over 15000 schools and over 28 lakh students. In the past decade the Govt. of Haryana initiatives have successfully focused on improving access and equity to children. It has initiated various interventions for the promotion of girls education under National Programme for Education of Girls at Elementary Level (NPEGEL) through 393 MCS (Model Cluster Schools) functional in 31 EconomicallyÂ Backward Blocks (EBBs).
SURAT MUNICIPAL CORPORATION
Surat Municipal Corporation is a local self government which came into being under the provisions of the Bombay Provincial Municipal Act, 1949. It was established on 2 October 1966. It carries out all the obligatory & discretionary functions prescribed there under. Currently, our organization is working with Nagar Prathmik Skikshan Samiti (NPSS) of the corporation.
Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC)
The Thane city is situated on the western banks of Thane creek with Parsik hills on the east and Yeour hills on the west. The Thane municipal Corp was established on 1st Oct, 1982. It caters to providing quality education to more than 130 plus primary schools and secondary schools.
BODH SHIKSHA SAMITI
Bodh Shiksha Samiti was established in Jaipur and is guided by leading educationalists and social sector specialists. Bodh has created a system wherein children and the community are involved in school activities at all levels of the program: learning, school administration and curriculum development. It reaches out to more than 26,000 deprived children (urban and rural) through its bodhshalas and government schools in Jaipur and Alwar. It has been instrumental in designing the Learning Quality and alternative Pedagogy processes for Instructional part of the Leadership Development curriculum. They have guided and supported the capacity development for school staff and Fellows.
HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION(HGSE)
HGSE's Global Education Initiative, together with partners around the world, aim to address the knowledge and innovation gaps in education leadership. Our organisation is one of the six global partners of this comparative study. This research focuses on the study of educational policies and programs that develop 21st century skills. These skills include knowledge areas such as financial literacy, entrepreneurial skills, civic and leadership competencies, engineering and design skills, and global citizenship competency.
Kaivalya Education Foundation has partnered up with Mindtree to productize the School Transformation Program (SEP) by developing platforms to organize and analyze assessment data of students, teachers and principals. KEFâ€™s tech team along with Mindtree is developing a tech platform for learning and sharing for Gandhi Fellows, alumni and internal staff. Mindtree delivers digital transformation and technology services from ideation to execution, enabling Global 2000 clients to outperform the competition. Mindtree takes an agile, collaborative approach in creating customized solutions across the digital value chain.
Sattva Media & Consulting Private Limited
Sattva Media & Consulting Private LimitedKaivalya Education Foundation has partnered up with Sattva to create an Ed-Venture Hub for Social Entrepreneurs to support Gandhi Fellowship Alumnus having innovative ideas and solve problems across various categories and districts of India.Sattva works with social organizations and corporations to help them find their â€˜magic quadrantâ€™ where they can maximize their social impact along with economic value. Sattva help organizations design and execute inclusive models that are innovative, economically viable and add equitable value to all the different stakeholders involved in the chain of change.
EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVES (El)
Educational Initiatives is an Ahmedabad-based consultancy working in education research and assessments in India. The company is headed by IIM graduates, Sudhir Ghodke and Sridhar Rajagopalan. It aims to promote an atmosphere of equality within India's primary school system. El has been working alongside us to conduct research and assessments to improve our programs.
Ashoka India is the global association of the world's leading social entrepreneurs-men and women with system changing solutions for the world's most urgent social problems. Over a 30-year span, they have elected and funded over 2,800 leading social entrepreneurs in more than 70 countries. Rather than building one school or clinic in one community, Ashoka Fellows work at the systemic level, transforming the way children learn or creating new healthcare delivery systems. Ashoka then distills action-principles that cut across the work of these social entrepreneurs and creates frameworks for collaborative entrepreneurship to author global change. Aditya Natraj was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2010.
General Atlantic launched Echoing Green in 1987, naming it after a Wiiliam Blake poem about creating a better world. Echoing Green is committed to foster individuals who are committed towards social change. In 2002, Cheryl L. Dorsey took over the leadership of Echoing green and reshaped the organization into a global non-profit. Since then this initiative has been providing funding to about 500 social entrepreneurs who have launched bold new organizations to generate positive systemic change across the world. Aditya Natraj is an alumnus of the Echoing Green Fellow.
Harvard University was established in 1636 under the name of the college's first benefactor, John Harvard of Charleston in Cambridge, MA. The motto of Harvard is 'Veritas' (Latin for Truth). The institution, since
its inception, has evolved as one of the finest institutions in the world with more than 323,000 alumni and 44 Nobel Laureates spread across the world. Harvard is known for its global leadership in education with faculty and student composed of world class scholars.
Established in 1998, Jodo Gyan is an organization of professionals and social activists who have come together to find workable solutions to the problems in classroom practice in schools across India. Jodo Gyan tries to take a fresh look at these problems and draws upon cutting-edge research to solve them. They are a social enterprise motivated by the need to find sustainable and broadly applicable solutions to make education meaningful for every child in India. Jodo Gyan provides training in the pedagogy of Mathematics and teaching materials for the Fellowship.
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT, AHMEDABAD
The Ravi J. Matthai Centre for Educational Innovation of IIM- A was set up in 1986 to conduct research and undertake training activities to influence the management of education systems in India. Its areas of research include literacy and popular culture, educational performance among disadvantaged communities, teacher-generated innovations in primary education and the role of teachers' associations in educational reform. The Centre also focuses on curriculum development, framing quality assurance policies and accreditation mechanisms in higher education. We have always been associated with experts from the Centre to develop and finetune our Leadership Development Curriculum.
Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam : Best Experience of knowing fellows and Headmasters My Best wishes
HBS professors participated in the Delhi conference are:
NYU professor :
Edward Seidman is a Community Psychologist, Professor of Applied Psychology and a member of the Executive Committee of Global TIES for Children at New York University visited Piramal School of leadership. His message for Gandhi Fellowship:
I had the good fortune to see first-hand the Gandhi Fellowship Program in action during the last 10 days in Bagar, Rajasthan. The Fellowship capitalizes on the best of other training programs that focus on educational and social change, such as Teach for India and the Peace Corps, but goes much further. The program is structured so that the fellow is immersed in the community, living with a family in the local community for a month at a time, and working with a different school each day of the week repeatedly for the duration of the two-year fellowship. This gives them a unique cultural understanding and the ability to be an innovative social change agent at the interface of classrooms, schools, families, and community organizations. Not surprisingly, Fellows develop and implement needed and innovative programs in the community, and at the same time, release the potential of head masters and teachers in the local schools.
For the fellows themselves, this turns out to be a personally transformative experience. Not only does the program propel them into a life-long trajectory as a social change agent, but it gives them great insights into who they are and what they are capable of. I only wish I could be eligible to apply for the Gandhi Fellowship Program.
Shri Kailash Satyarthi I strongly believe in 3 D.