Help Haji Public School get a reliable solar grid.

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Please contribute and get involved in our effort to provide solar powered classrooms at Haji Public School,Breswana.

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  • Happy Diwali!

    by Nagakarthik on October, 20 2017

    #3

     

    Hello, 

    A very happy Deepavali and festive season to you and your family from us at Team SauraMandala.  Thank you once again for your incredible support.  

    With your amazing support we have reached 60%of the goal.  Though, we still have a large part remaining.  We have increased the last date by a week to give it one last push.  

    Please continue to support us.  We will be putting out the design plan, implementation plan and other details soon.  

    Thank you, 

    Nagakarthik behalf of team SauraMandala. 


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  • Thank you for your amazing support!

    by Nagakarthik on September, 28 2017

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    Hey there,  

    Thank you for your support,  it is what is keeping us going. 

    This is a big deal for us and the  kids at the Haji Public School.  We have now reached about a third of our goal,  this wouldn't have been possible without you. 

    Though we have a long way to go, we have started work on identifying vendors and equipment required for the project and will keep you updated on the same. This will help us execute on time before the roads close for winter.

    Could we make a request to you? Please continue your support by speaking to people around you and on social media and help us spread the word.  

    Here is wishing you a very Happy Navratri and Durga Pujo, where ever you are in this world. 

    Team SauraMandala. 

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About the Fundraiser

 

Hi there!

 

Thank you for your interest in this fundraiser. We are SauraMandala, a group of like minded people who intend on picking up causes that bring about long lasting change and impact into society. 

Find us on Facebook at - www.facebook.com/sauramandala.in 

As our pilot project we aim to

'Provide a reliable solar grid to power smart classrooms at Haji Public School,Breswana'.

Haji Public School is located in Breswana, a high altitude agrarian Himalayan village in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The school caters to the students in the region and surrounding villages and currently educates  about 350 first generation learners in its three branches. The school runs a successful volunteer program to be able to impart education to the students. 

 

Why Breswana and Haji Public School?

- We have been previous volunteers at the school and have faced all the problems first hand. It is also our personal effort to give back to the school and village.

More details at www.hajipublicschool.org

What is SauraMandala?

-SauraMandala is a group of people who want to be the change they want to see. 

- Right now it is three people 

 Nagakarthik - Electrical engineer by education, ex-volunteer at Haji Public School and has experience with solar energy for remote communities and regions for about 2 years now. 

Prateek - Computer Science engineer by education, ex-volunteer at Haji Public School and is extremely passionate about societal development. 

Keerthi - Mechanical engineer by education, ex-CISCO and is an avid traveler with his heart set on bring about change in society.

More at www.facebook.com/sauramandala.in

What is the scope of the project?

- To provide a solar powered grid at each of the three branches of Haji Public School.  

- To setup smart screens with educational content to aid volunteers and local teachers in classrooms. 

What challenges will you be addressing?

- To address the lack of dependable electricity to light up classrooms and run labs due to the terrain, weather and power cuts. 

- To aid the volunteers to use audiovisual aids in classrooms to explain concepts better to these kids who have had limited exposure to the world outside. 

- To introduce the kids to the internet and experiential learning.

What are the challenges you will face?

- Breswana is not connected by road, this makes it difficult to transport materials, all the components will have to be transported on horseback or carried up. 

Isn't it cold there, will solar panels work?

- The region receives abundant sunlight during the months that the school is operational ( March to December)

How will I know where my money is going?

- We believe in complete transparency and will follow the same for the project. There will be frequent updates both from our end and the school to keep us accountable. We are happy to address any concerns that you may have, please feel free to contact us. You can find a rough breakup of costs here.

Is this a one time gig?

No. We plan to learn from this project and replicate it in different regions. We also plan to expand to more community level projects in the regions that we work in. 

Why don't you approach a corporate sponsor instead?

We would love to work with a mix of corporate and individual sponsors for our projects, we believe that joint efforts will have more impact. If you are a corporate who shares the vision and want to get involved, please contact us, we would love to work with you.

 

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