On April 1, 2021, IASF launched a new initiative called IASF Shikhya, in partnership with Aveti Learning. The goal of this initiative is to provide world class, digital learning to underprivileged students in grades 1-10 in Odia-medium schools all over Odisha. Each government-run, Odia-medium school has many students from poor families who can't afford after-school tuition, which is essential in proper learning of the subject matters taught in classrooms. With the IASF Shikhya program, these students can get an annual subscription to the state-of-the-art Aveti Learning App, with access to extensive course content, including over 3000 videos and 60,000+ problems. All content is based on the school board syllabus and is regularly updated. Equipped with the Aveti app and the online content, these students can augment their learning from the classrooms and perform better on standardized tests. The combination of cheap smart phones and sharp drop in cost of mobile data has made apps such as Aveti Learning accessible to people at the lower end of economic status.
Because of the online delivery of the content, we will have full insight into the engagement and progress by each student. This will allow us to monitor the overall success of the program and make necessary changes, as needed, to improve the program. We have started an initial pilot with 100 students in Bhubaneswar to get the mechanics of running the program fine tuned. We will be expanding it to 1000 or more students with the help of donors who would like to support this program.
The cost of an annual subscription for one student is only $25
That is less than a dinner for two in an average restaurant!
Please use the following form to make your tax-deductible donation to support any number of students at $25 per student
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About Aveti Learning
HOW WILL THIS PROGRAM BE RUN?
Aveti Learning will run this program for IASF. They will have a dedicated program manager for this program, who will identify students needing financial help, onboard students on the program, monitor student engagement and provide regular updates to IASF. Reports will be available to donors as well, should they need it.
If a student is not engaging with the program after being onboarded, the program manager will intervene to understand and mitigate the root cause. In the worst case, where the student is completely disengaged, the subscription will be disabled for the student and will be given to another deserving student.
HOW WILL PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS BE IDENTIFIED?
Aveti Learning already has contact with government schools all over Odisha. With help from the Head Masters at the schools, they are able to get a list of students from the class teachers who are eager to learn, but are financially challenged. Donors can also suggest any students they would like to support, based on their contacts with specific schools.
THE LATEST STATUS OF THIS PROGRAM (APRIL 10, 2021)
We have launched the first pilot with 100 students in Bhubaneswar. These students were identified by their teachers as needing financial help. Below is a snapshot of the latest scorecard from the Aveti Learning dashboard.