Nominated Literacy Heroes

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SPARK- Bringing Light to Lives

Name : SPARK- Bringing Light to Lives

Address : SPARK-Bringing Light to Lives E. Nongkynrih Road, Near Health Complex, Laitumkhrah, Shillong East Khasi Hills District, Meghalaya Pin Code 793003


Place : Shillong

Mobile : 9863595300

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Work in field of literacy : SPARK addresses the educational and developmental needs of the deprived and distressed children. Initiative is undertaken to bring education to the doorstep of every child and hence, it is located within the slum and community itself for easy accessibility and to make Education a Reality for Every Child. The idea was that if children cannot reach out to education then why not education reaches out to the children.The prime objective is to bring about desired changes in the pace and quality of the socio-economic development of the under-privileged sections and to address to the educational needs of the most marginalized section of the society with major thrust on children and women and strengthen their life and livelihood.

No of Beneficiaries : 400

Social Impact : Since the initiation of the Organization, it has been bringing about positive changes in the lives of many. Children being debarred of education due to family constraints and other crises started attending school and doing very well in studies. Children and community as a whole are empowered with knowledge and information affecting their lives. They are receiving platforms at different levels to display their skills and talents. Drop-outs and Crimes rates among children are addressed to a large extend. Community has been acknowledging the importance of education in ones’ life . Gender disparity is reduced with equal opportunities being provided to both girls and boys. Apart from children, the community too are benefiting the services being provided interms of awareness and sensitization programme, health camps, Nutrition Prog and from other networking activities for the cause of the community

Fund Outlay : 400000

The challenge of arranging funds is being met : Initially SPARK did not receive any support from anywhere and all the needs were fulfilled by on personal basis by the administrative head from the money she earned while working in another Organization. Gradually teachers were appointed on minimum honorarium which is paid to 15 members by the small little support received from the education department at the end of the year after regular follow-up. Also the Organization has been approaching the concerned people for their support in times of emergency. For the teaching learning materials, SPARK goes from door to door to collect used copies, books and stationeries as well as being donated by the well-wishers. Also approaching the hotels and restaurants requesting for food during special occasions. And, collecting old clothes from family and friends.

This Award is going to impact the work in future : It will give recognition to the work being undertaken for the cause of the children and their education. People will learn about SPARK and the initiatives undertaken by it and in turn, SPARK will be able to reach out to more and more children debarred of education and lighten up their lives with education.The award will play a very important role in taking forward the work and address the educational needs of the children. It can also encourage many others to join the initiative and step towards social cause and social development. Besides Government may also respond to the services rendered by SPARK and will come forwards with assist SPARK to meet the requirements.The challenges for fund will be met which will led to the smooth functioning of the educational centres. On the other hand more of such centres could be introduced in many more areas. It will also help in main-streaming the children.

Blood relative a member of 'Rotary Club': No

Whether received any major State/National/International recognitions or award/s earlier : No

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