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1 0 Building a Future For Children Round Table India In pursuit of Educating Underprivileged Children

2 1 Our Background1 2Our Dream Contents 3Our Success so far 4Our Invitation This presentation covers four sections.

3 2 Round Table India Community Service Internationa l Relations Self Development Fellowship We are an organization of young achievers driven by our aims and objects of community service, self development, fellowship, and fostering international relations. This unique movement works through Tables comprising 20-25 members. Round Table India is an active member of the world wide organization of World Council of Service Clubs and Round Table International. Member of Round Table International Key Objects of Round Table

4 3 Round Table India- Service through Fellowship From a small beginning in 1957 at Chennai, Round Table India has grown to 180 Tables. Round Table India has a National & Regional leadership with a pan India reach in 75 cities and towns. The profile of the 2500 members include professionals & businessmen with diverse backgrounds and talents. Members commit their time and talent to community service in the spirit of fellowship. 180 Tables National Leadership 11 Regional Areas Reach in 75 Cities and Towns 2500 Members Age group 25 -40 Diverse backgrounds and talents Service through Fellowship

5 4 Our Background1 2Our Dream Contents 3Our Success so far 4Our Invitation This presentation covers four sections.

6 5 Fifty seven years since we achieved our Political freedom, we are far from being truly free as we are yet to achieve Economic and Social freedom. As Round Tablers we too believe Social, Economic and Political Freedom can only result through Education. Are we really free ? Social PoliticalEconomic Extensive empirical studies have demonstrated the critical role of basic education in economy and social development in Europe and North America The concentration on education was responsible, to a large extent, for the nature and speed of Japans economic and social progress Freedom Through Education Prof Amartya Sen To Build a Country, build a Schoolhouse

7 6 Over 50 million Indian children in the age group 6 to 14 are out of school Over 68% of all boys and 73% of all girls drop out of school before class 10 Over 34% of Indias adult population does not know how to read or write Almost a third of the entire non-literate adult population in the world lives in India HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU BEEN TOLD THAT INDIA FACES AN EDUCATION CRISIS? Source: MHRD estimates, Census 2001, Human Development Report

8 7 Economic development Economic development Education: allows individuals to get jobs, support themselves financially and improve their standard of living Health Helps raise awareness of and achieve good health, helps protect children from disease Social progress Helps improve self esteem and status in society Improves the quality of public debate; enables people to recognise and assert their rights Helps reduce social and communal tensions Helps improve self esteem and status in society Improves the quality of public debate; enables people to recognise and assert their rights Helps reduce social and communal tensions Population Helps control population growth by raising awareness of need for and methods of family planning, and giving women a greater say in family planning decisions Universal primary education has both social and economic benefits THE GOAL IS UNIVERSAL PRIMARY EDUCATION IN INDIA

9 8 Extract from the Infrastructure section of PROBE Survey Buildings soon deteriorate when the roof leaks – as the monsoons in our country are so generous. It disrupts schooling activity. Both teachers and parents complained bitterly about the state of the school building during the monsoons, when teaching activity was often disrupted, sometimes for weeks, or even months at a time. The Children huddle in two rooms, on sacking brought from home. The second room is very dark. The playground is full of muck and slime. The overflowing drains could easily drown a small child. Mosquitoes are swarming. There is no toilet. Neighbors complain of children using any convenient place to relieve themselves, and teachers complain of neighbors using the playground using the playground as a toilet in the morning. Public Report on Basic Education ( Probe) is an outcome of a detailed field survey covering five states. It is acknowledged as a landmark report, giving the true picture on the status of Primary Education in the country

10 9 GIVEN THE NEED AND OUR COMPETENCE, ROUND TABLE CONCENTRATES ON THE ELEMENTS IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION Provision of Pucca Class rooms, so that the children are protected from the vagaries of the weather Proper play ground, play pen and playing equipment for all round development Provision of drinking water/ Bore well where required. Clean and pollution free environment. Emphasis on Hygiene by providing Toilets in all schools built. FireEarthWaterAir

11 10 ROUND TABLE HAS SET ITSELF AN AMBITIOUS TARGET Our Effort Create infrastructure for educating underprivileged Children Our Approach Supplement existing initiatives working on Universalizing Primary Education (UPE) through partnerships with the Governments, NGOs and Corporates

12 11 Our Background1 2Our Mission Contents 3Our Success so far 4Our Invitation This presentation covers four sections.

13 12 3700 class rooms in 1200 Schools built across the Country. Over 800,000 Children benefited. Rs 80 crores spent. Partnership with Donors, NGOs and State Governments. Increased enrollment and retention Ownership by the community Donors Government NGOs OUR SUCCESS SO FAR We have witnessed dramatic surges in enrollment and retention when a clean and cheerful environment is provided. We have also seen communities take ownership of the infrastructure created.

14 13 Case Study - With Donors Round Table Netherlands & India Partnership with fellow International Tablers Dutch Twinning started in 2000. Matching contribution by RT India Tables. Leveraging of funds through other agencies like Cordiad, Novib – Doubling contribution. Built around 100 schools till date at the cost of about Rs 6 crores Wipro Corporation Gujarat Earthquake in 2001 Round Table has been part of all relief activities from Lathur, Orissa, Kargil to Gujarat. Round Tables appeal raises over Rs. 2.7 crores. Wipro Corporation donates Rs. 80 lacs 14 schools built in the Earthquake regions at the cost of Rs. 2.7 crores

15 14 Case Study - With other NGOs Pratham Partnership that blossomed with the Mumbai Tablers. Funding of Pratham projects – Balwadis Bridge Courses, Balsakhi programs. Tables across the country helped Pratham to incubate in each city – helping with Admn, banks, coordinations. Implemented projects in Mumbai, Surat, Baroda, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Patna and Delhi. MV Foundation Built over 12 schools schools in Ranga Reddy District at a cost of Rs 25 lacs. Built 10 schools in Nalagonda District at a cost of Rs 35 lacs.

16 15 Case Study - With State Governments Project Paathshala – Govt. of Karnataka MOU with the Karnataka Govt. to build class rooms and schools in Govt. schools in Karnataka. SDMCs contribute 50% towards the construction of the schools Under project Paathshala – 150 schools built. Round Table identify areas where schools will be built with BOEs Complete execution by Round Table Janmabhoomi – Govt. of Andhra Pradesh MOU with Andhra Pradesh Government under Janmabhoomi scheme. Build class rooms and schools in Govt. schools in Andhra Pradesh. Upto 70% funding from the Govt. Over 75 schools built. Schools built and handed over to the Govt.

17 16 SOME OF RTIS SCHOOLS Name of SchoolGovt. High School Sundakamuthur, Coimbatore Class Rooms Built11 Children Benefited600

18 17 SOME OF RTIS SCHOOLS Name of SchoolSchool Building at Hosur, Hubli Class Rooms Built4 Children Benefited240

19 18 SOME OF RTIS SCHOOLS Name of SchoolPresidency School, Chennai Class Rooms Built6 Children Benefited300

20 19 SOME OF RTIS SCHOOLS Name of SchoolSamata Vidyalaya, Pune Class Rooms Built6 Children Benefited300

21 20 SOME OF RTIS SCHOOLS Name of SchoolMandi Vidya Niketan, Delhi Class Rooms Built14 Children Benefited700

22 21 Inaugurating a Round Table School Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam

23 22 Our Brand Ambassadors Mr. R K Mishra at a press conference promoting Freedom Through Education

24 23 Our Brand Ambassadors Actor Madhavan inaugurating a Round Table School

25 24 Accountability of Round Table India Round Table India is a ZERO Overhead Organization Round Table India Trust is registered under Section 12 AA of Income Tax act, with 80G IT exemption. Accounts of Round Table India are audited annually by reputed auditors – M/s Deloitte Haskins & Sells Round Table India conducted Road Shows in the US in 2005 – US$ 110,000 raised from various donors which resulted in 18 schools being built across the country at a total cost of US$ 350,000. All donors from US get 501(c)3 Tax exemption. Money can be paid to Freedom Through Education – USA Account in the US Dutch World Tour for Children – Group of 45 Dutch Nationals traveled across the country. 18 Schools were built with Euro 90,000 contribution leading to total spending of Euro 300,000 Regular Updates of schools built sent to Donors alongwith photographs

26 25 Round Table Indias Initiatives Round Table India always helps in times of Natural Disasters: At the time of Orissa Cyclone, immediate relief work carried out and 14 school cum shelters were built under CYSD at an outlay of Rs. 1.6 Crores At the time of Gujarat Earthquake, apart from immediate relief work, 14 schools were built at a total cost outlay of Rs. 2.7 Crores During the current Tsunami crisis, immediate relief work being carried out in most affected areas in Tamil Nadu, Kerala & Andhra Pradesh. Long term plan of rebuilding large number of schools cum shelters together with the Government in the affected areas, besides rehabilitating fishermen with fishing boats and nets.

27 26 Other Successes of Partnerships RTI and Coke have built had an MOU for 80%-20% partnership to build schools in Hyderabad / Vijayawada / Bidadi / Nemam around Cokes strategic interest locations. Similarly Schools were built with ITC and Mysore Minerals DTDC is undertaking FREE courier services and building schools with us. Bajaj Allianz offered excellent corporate alliance for General Insurance Hewlett Packard also offered deal on Laptops Rotary Clubs of Dist 3230 Endorsement by Central Govt. on RTI for Infrastructure Development. Tie- ups with various other State Govts. MOUs entered In Tamil Nadu, Gujrat, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh.

28 27 Our Record WE HAVE BUILT 3700 CLASSROOM IN LAST 12 YEARS Year 2004299 ClassroomsRs. 5.04 million Year 2005391 ClassroomsRs. 6.06 million Year 2006 878 Classrooms Rs.21.13 million Year 2007 596 Classrooms Rs.12.45 million Year 2008 342 Classrooms Rs.12.54 million

29 28 Our Background1 2Our Mission Contents 3Our Success so far 4Our Invitation This presentation contains four sections.

30 29 Round Table India seeks to bring about this transformation in partnership with Corporates, NGOs and the Government in their chosen Geographical and Infrastructure focus. Round Table India will contribute and ensure proper deployment of the funds and timely execution of the project. Partnership for Transformation Industry/NGO/Govt. Round Table Monitorin g by Area and the national Board Timely Execution by the Tables Contribution Proportiona te Contributio n 100% Funds to the project Transformation in the chosen Geographical and Infrastructure focus Infrastruc ture focus Geographi cal Focus Partnership for Transformation

31 30 PROJECT EXECUTION Key activities involved in construction Round Tables Proposition Site identification Building blue-print development Material procurement Construction project managemen t Round Tables key proposition includes Significant involvement at all stages Project management skills and experience Obtain list of potential sites from Block Education officer and conduct independent need assessment Develop low cost and efficient plans for school based on standard modules already developed Efficient procurement of materials with direct involvement of local tablers Local tablers closely monitor project to ensure timely and quality completion at optimal costs

32 31 Our invitation Identified by RTI Identified by the Donor Native State or Place Infrastructure We invite you to participate in our program Freedom through Education Your participation can be at an overall level in the on going projects identified by RTI or specifically in the projects identified by you. Across the Country Complete School Toilet Blocks Additional Class rooms Water Facilities Cost of each school approx. Rs. 18.30 Lakhs We shall bring in our sweat equity / credibility All Projects will be monitored by Round Tablers at every step 200 children will benefit by every school you help build.

33 32 How can you help? – Partner with us on Building Schools We would like to enter into an MOU on a Pan India basis. Identify Cities / Towns / States of strategic interest (where RTI has presence) and build schools under this Partnership program. A school for us means up to 5 class room with Toilet block, drinking water facility, play pen area, room for head master and can have an outlay of Rs. 18.30 Lakhs. The pace and road map for rolling this partnership out can be worked out jointly.

34 33 Thank You

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