Application Date: April 1, 2009
There are?three grants available with a?maximum value of $5,000 each. These grants are available to:
?1. Registered secondary schools, vocational colleges,?and tertiary education institutions
?2. Non-profit organizations, NGOs and social enterprises working in partnership with secondary or tertiary level education institutions.
In either case, beneficiaries should be in the age range of 12-25 years old and predominantly from low income families.
At Teach A Man To Fish, a UK based NGO, they believe that economic self-reliance is not just for individuals, but that schools can also help support the cost of the services they provide through their own income generating activities.The Competition is to find the best school-based income-generating initiatives in India, projects which are both educational and financially sustainable. The competition represents a great chance to develop students’ and teachers’ natural entrepreneurship, harness local creativity, and build momentum for ‘ Education That Pays For Itself ‘ across India.
From student-run cybercafes funding classroom improvements, to schoolyard chicken-runs laying aside profits to pay for books, the competition aims to encourage education initiatives to come up with ways to boost their financial resources at the same time as teaching practical and business skills to their students.
Winners will receive the funding and consultancy support needed to help turn their ideas into reality.