Intel Sponsored Projects

Social Initiative Contest (SIC) Porjects 2017-18

Creating Leaders of Tomorrow : Public Speaking Workshops for High School Students 

1. Target Area or Community:What is the target area or target community that you want to implement this project for

  • Disadvantaged rural school children, who in the present educational system lack access to activities that help promote holistic development. 

     300 Primary and High School Students @ Anjana Vidya Kendra 

    600 Primary and High Schoool Students @ Ranganatha Rural High School, Kalkunte (4km off Anjana Vidya Kendra).

    300 High School Students @ Kugur High School, ( 4 km off AVK)

     All of them are rural children; Majority of them belong to small time farmers or farm workers belonging to BPL families. Most of them are first time learners. Health & Hygiene are neglected areas in most households due to lack of awareness or facilities.

    1. Aims and Objectives:What does your project aim to achieve (broad achievement) and list out the different short term objectives of the project in points

    Providing much needed Confidence training to  500 rural High School Students @ Anjana Vidya  Kendra (and two high schools nearby)  and empower them.

     

    1. Methodology:How do you plan to implement the project? List out the different activities to be taken up under the project and who will be implementing them. Please furnish a structure wherever applicable in your project

     

     

    • Weekend Sessions with at least 10 Workshops for students (split into groups of ~40 students each) involving volunteers from Intel.
    • Train them to face audience and overcome stage fear
    • Expose them to different platforms ..by taking them to different schools and speak on varied topics

     

    Outcome – make them think and speak cleary, Give them confidence to speak to  groups clearly and confidently.

     

    1. Timeline of Implementation: Provide an activity-wise specific timeline to be followed during the implementation of your project

     

     

    October 2016 to August 2017 – taking into account exams and festive breaks for children will account for 30 weekends for the volunteers to be available and to execute the program.

     

    1. Measurable Outcome and Impact:What will be the result of implementation of the project and how will you measure your outcome? What difference will it make in the area/community after the projectimplementation with regard to addressing a problem statement/enhancement?

     

    Overall improvements at the personal level.

    • Confidence to express himself or herself
    • Improvement in class participation and develop confidence to ask simple questions clearly
    • Express ideas clearly
    • Enhance interaction with strangers.
    • Actively participate and work in teams
    • Make him/her develop skills needed to become useful and productive individual.
    • Accept failures and rebuild oneself

     

    1. Roles and Responsibilities of the Implementers including Roles and Responsibilities of any other partners, resource persons, organization, service providers if any: Please mention the specific roles to be taken by the Intel volunteer(s), NGO any other.

     

    • Project managers – Intel volunteers
    • NGO School – will provide halls and venue, audio-visual equipment, food &refreshments to visiting volunteers, facilitate workshop and organize recipient students and adults.

     

    1. Monitoring and Evaluation:How will you monitor the implementation of the project and how will you evaluate its success

     

    • Intel volunteers group will take the responsibility of ensuring sessions would happen either by being do-ers or by being enablers.
    • The children’s enthusiasm and support will be an indicator to the success of the program.

    intel Bhaskar 17 June

    Developing Eco-Friendly Pesticides

    1. Aims and Objectives:What does your project aim to achieve (broad achievement) and list out the different short term objectives of the project in points

     

     

    Organic food contributes to better health through reduced pesticide exposure for all and increased nutritional quality leading to better quality of  life . Excessive use of harmful pesticides has been the cause for several ailments among farmers.  In fact several banned pesticides continue to be used by farmers. The aim of  this project is to

     

    1. a) educate farmers on harmful effects of exessive use of pesticides
    2. b) educate farmers on simple and effective pest management techniques based on techniques popularized by Vanagam/Nammalvar Ecological Foundation.

     

    1. Methodology:How do you plan to implement the project? List out the different activities to be taken up under the project and who will be implementing them. Please furnish a structure wherever applicable in your project

     

     

    • Cataloging of existing pest control methods along with Vanagam methods based on cowdung and plant extracts
    • Conducting at least 4 student and farmer training  workshops at Anjana Vidya Kendra  for preparation of organic pesticides
    • Student sessions – monitoring by Volunteers
    • Demonstration on a 100×60 plot of kitchen garden
    • Student Presentations to students and parents
    • Documentation and learning experience

     

    1. Timeline of Implementation: Provide an activity-wise specific timeline to be followed during the implementation of your project

     

     

    One academic year in school – typically 8 months starting Aug.

     

    August to April – taking into account exams and festive breaks for children will account for 30 weekends for the volunteers to be available and to execute the program.

     

    1. Measurable Outcome and Impact:What will be the result of implementation of the project and how will you measure your outcome? What difference will it make in the area/community after the projectimplementation with regard to addressing a problem statement/enhancement?

    [Limit of 300 words]

     

    Overall benefits to individual families of students and community at large.

    • Quarterly evaluation based on a timeline

     

    • Conducting a quiz program among beneficiaries to assess pre- and post workshop learning

     

    1. Roles and Responsibilities of the Implementers including Roles and Responsibilities of any other partners, resource persons, organization, service providers if any: Please mention the specific roles to be taken by the Intel volunteer(s), NGO any other.

     

    • Project managers – Intel volunteers
    • NGO School – provide a list of teachers, assist in preparation of material, halls and venue, audio-visual equipment, food &refreshments to visiting volunteers, facilitate workshop and organize recipient students and adults.

     

    1. Monitoring and Evaluation:How will you monitor the implementation of the project and how will you evaluate its success

     

    • Monitoring and evaluation to be carried out every month by intel volunteers
    • Timeline chart would be followed based on the key tasks
      • Preparation of modules (1 month)
      • 4 Workshops Oct. Nov, Dec 1 each month)
      • Demonstration of effectiveness of pesticides (one month)
      • Evaluation Dec. last Saturday.
      • Documentation and review

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