Nominated Literacy Heroes

Organisational Nominations


ASPIRE (A Society for Promotion of Inclusive and Relevant Education)





Name : ASPIRE (A Society for Promotion of Inclusive and Relevant Education)

Address : ASPIRE, 90/57, Lower Ground Floor, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi PIN – 110017

State : DELHI

Place : New Delhi

Mobile : 9891902652

Email : swatijha.aspire@gmail.com

Work in field of literacy : ASPIRE, a registered non-profit organization, founded on 8th January 1997, and is working towards making education inclusive and socially relevant to meet 21st century challenges. It is amovement of like-minded people who strive to ensure high quality school education for all children,within the Right to Education framework, by strengthening the mainstream/ government school education system through improved school governance, introducing new pedagogic practices and empowering teachers and local communities. Our programs are based on four pillars – Access,Learning, Participation and Governance - a continuum that provides a cohesive framework for intervention.

No of Beneficiaries : 400

Social Impact : The key challenge, in the present scenario, is in laying down the strong foundations of learning inchildren for ensuring their continuity in schools and ultimately completion of the full schooling cycle bythem. Children in Government schools come from a very difficult socio-economic background andacademic support at home is almost non-existent. Parents of children of MCD schools of Delhi work forlong hours and believe that private tuitions enable children acquire requisite competencies and not theschools. The over-crowded classrooms also hamper the teacher’s ability to give individual attention tochildren who have learning deficits. The rural areas of Odisha present a different set of challenges,where a large number of children had remained out of school for multiple reasons.

Fund Outlay : 130000000

The challenge of arranging funds is being met : In 2013-14, ASPIRE initiated the programme in Delhi, with personal funding by its Executive Director. The pilot attracted the attention of the Tech Mahindra Foundation for Delhi and Tata-Steel CSR for Odisha during the 2014-15. In subsequent years, the partnerships with TATA-AIG (in 2015-16 for Delhi) and The Hans Foundation-Tata-Steel (2016) have been established. During the financial year 2016-17, ASPIRE received a total funding of Rs 131,760,905 from institutions and Rs 98,500 from individual donors.

This Award is going to impact the work in future : Literacy Hero’s award will not only give recognition to the efforts of ASPIRE team, but also supplement our advocacy efforts to highlight the impact at a broader forum. The award will also give the impetus to ASPIRE’s efforts to influence the education policy by demonstrating to the policy makers the possibility of improving the quality of education in the government schools.

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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