Be the Spark of Change: Digital and STEM Literacy Libraries in Rural Dharangaon, Jalgaon District

by UCatapult Foundation

  • 9000

    Books Goal
  • 5543

    Books Received
  • 2

    Days to go
Raised Percent :
61.59%
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Dharagaon Block, Jalgaon District, India

Know more about us

Who we are

The UCatapult Foundation is spearheading change in rural education in India through our Digital Machaan initiative, designed for students in grades 6 to 12. This program not only enhances educational opportunities but also provides MTSE Scholarship recipients with the chance to further their studies. Unique in our approach, we are committed to facilitating the entire education-to-employment journey by offering targeted scholarships and internships.

Our initiatives are strengthened by collaborations with local communities. These partnerships have been key to tailoring our digital educational offerings and overcoming both geographic and financial barriers. Through this integrated approach, we are setting new benchmarks in making education more inclusive and accessible for students in rural India.


Our work and its impact

The UCatapult Foundation significantly influences societal development through a two-phase approach. Initially, we strengthen rural communities by enhancing the skill sets of headmasters and teachers, thereby ensuring the delivery of high-quality education. A particular focus is placed on fostering STEM literacy among young students to build a solid educational foundation.

In the subsequent phase, we extend educational opportunities to students in grades 6-8, specifically targeting those who have performed exceptionally well on our aptitude tests or have been recipients of MTSE scholarships. This initiative not only paves the way for higher education but also provides hands-on experience through internships.

Collectively, our endeavours work to eliminate educational inequities in rural regions, thereby empowering students for brighter futures and contributing to the socio-economic upliftment of rural India. We serve as the vital link that bridges the gap from the "Hinterland to Harvard."


How we will utilise these books

Pratham Books storybooks will be provided through the funds raised from this campaign. They will be instrumental in augmenting digital literacy and STEM education within our Digital Machaan program, particularly in our partner schools located in the Dharangaon Block of Jalgaon District, Maharashtra. These educational materials will be thoughtfully integrated into our existing curriculum, making STEM concepts more approachable and stimulating for students. The resources are closely aligned with the Ministry of Education's Nipun Bharat initiative, thereby complementing our ongoing efforts to achieve its goals.

In addition, we place great emphasis on the role of headmasters and teachers in the educational landscape. These books will feature prominently in our training sessions for headmasters, enriching their comprehension of the critical role that STEM literacy plays in education. School teachers will also incorporate these books into their daily instructional activities, enabling more structured learning and facilitating assessment



Supporters

Name Donate Amount Date
Ajit S Ailani 15,000 September 27, 2023
Anonymous 15,000 September 27, 2023
Lalit Mehta 15,000 September 27, 2023
Ajit Sheth 8,269 September 27, 2023
Anonymous 7,500 September 25, 2023
Aashish Jha 7,500 September 23, 2023
Anonymous 7,500 September 22, 2023
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Ravneet Kaur Dawar 375 September 20, 2023
Gangotri V Naik 750 September 20, 2023
Anonymous 7,500 September 20, 2023
Madhu Kumar Balasubramanian 7,500 September 19, 2023
shailendra saxena 750 September 18, 2023
Anonymous 7,500 September 17, 2023
Rajeev Tivari 2,500 September 17, 2023
Ashish Gupta 7,500 September 17, 2023
Jayal Guha 7,500 September 17, 2023
Srinivas Gopal 750 September 17, 2023
Sachin Kumar 2,500 September 17, 2023
Jasmeet Singh Bhatia 7,500 September 17, 2023
R Gupta 2,500 September 17, 2023
Anonymous 7,500 September 17, 2023
Manish Aggarwal 7,500 September 16, 2023
Anil Chawla 3,750 September 16, 2023
Abhishek Karmakar 10,000 September 16, 2023
Anjana Kshatriya 7,500 September 16, 2023
Anupam Bhatnagar 7,500 September 16, 2023
Anonymous 2,500 September 16, 2023
Anukumar Ramesh 7,500 September 16, 2023
Ajit D. Nayak 75,000 September 16, 2023
Saurabh Singh 60,000 September 16, 2023
Manish Sajnani 3,750 September 16, 2023
Ajay K Jha 750 September 15, 2023
Vijay Bisht 2,500 September 14, 2023
Tamanjit Chadha 7,500 September 14, 2023
Anonymous 15,000 September 14, 2023
Gaurang Desai 25,000 September 13, 2023
Priyanka Nabda 1,500 September 13, 2023
Anonymous 2,500 September 13, 2023
Natasha Jha Bhaskar 7,595 September 13, 2023
Deepak Gupta 7,500 September 12, 2023
Saurabh Singh 15,000 September 11, 2023
Name Donate Amount Date
15,000 September 27, 2023
15,000 September 27, 2023
Lalit Mehta 15,000 September 27, 2023
8,269 September 27, 2023
Angan Guha 7,500 September 25, 2023
Aashish Jha 7,500 September 23, 2023
Shyam Balasubramanian 7,500 September 22, 2023
Jason Rego 7,500 September 21, 2023
Ravneet Kaur Dawar 375 September 20, 2023
Gangotri V Naik 750 September 20, 2023
Ramakrishnan Sunderraman 7,500 September 20, 2023
Madhu Kumar Balasubramanian 7,500 September 19, 2023
shailendra saxena 750 September 18, 2023
Amod Manjrekar 7,500 September 17, 2023
Rajeev Tivari 2,500 September 17, 2023
Ashish Gupta 7,500 September 17, 2023
Jayal Guha 7,500 September 17, 2023
Srinivas Gopal 750 September 17, 2023
Sachin Kumar 2,500 September 17, 2023
Jasmeet Singh Bhatia 7,500 September 17, 2023
R Gupta 2,500 September 17, 2023
Saurabh Singh 7,500 September 17, 2023
Manish Aggarwal 7,500 September 16, 2023
Anil Chawla 3,750 September 16, 2023
Abhishek Karmakar 10,000 September 16, 2023
Anjana Kshatriya 7,500 September 16, 2023
Anupam Bhatnagar 7,500 September 16, 2023
Bhavesh Pande 2,500 September 16, 2023
Anukumar Ramesh 7,500 September 16, 2023
Ajit D. Nayak 75,000 September 16, 2023
Saurabh Singh 60,000 September 16, 2023
Manish Sajnani 3,750 September 16, 2023
Ajay K Jha 750 September 15, 2023
Vijay Bisht 2,500 September 14, 2023
Tamanjit Chadha 7,500 September 14, 2023
Savitha Shetty 15,000 September 14, 2023
Gaurang Desai 25,000 September 13, 2023
Priyanka Nabda 1,500 September 13, 2023
Sunita Kujur 2,500 September 13, 2023
7,595 September 13, 2023
Deepak Gupta 7,500 September 12, 2023
Saurabh Singh 15,000 September 11, 2023