As anticipated the response was great, we were able to generate enough money for all our endeavors.
After successfully leading these two major events, the last step is to impart this to poor children hereby fulfilling the purpose of teach a man to fish.
The enterprise team went to villages and taught them how to make diyas, vases and other items giving them a chance at better livelihood. The students were amazing to see how lovely these people can be, isolated from the city still the feeling of innocence among the underprivileged children remained to be same everywhere. Its one of the greatest feelings.
It gives me great privilege to apprise you that we have got an incredible response, with more 70% of the items sold in the first 2 hours of selling; we have clarity on what to do next. The next goal is to set up stalls but to a wider audience with partnership with reliance store the stalls we are all ready to set up and open for sale to all reliance customers, people walking on street, and all the locals. The stalls will be completely set up and managed by the students, and all the selling items will be made by them as well.
The first goal was to have a soft opening, thus few stalls were set up during the annual exhibition of the school. This act has dual purpose to achieve, firstly it would generate the money we needed to carry out the operation and second it would give us the much needed proof of concept, and prove our business idea was a ravishing success.
We believe that education is the key to tackling youth unemployment and poverty worldwide. The School Enterprise Challenge, run by Teach a Man to Fish, is a global business start-up Awards Programmed for schools around the world. Students get the chance to gain hands-on experience of running a real business and generate real profits to help support their school or a social cause of their choice. Students develop essential skills in business and entrepreneurship in a practical, fun and innovative way.
This organization works with schools to set up school businesses. These businesses are both educational and profitable – teaching students business and entrepreneurial skills, and generating much-needed income for schools.
The enthusiastic enterprise team comprising of more than 30 children took part in many activities to contribute towards the same.
The foremost responsibility was to drive out a business plan with all the budgets, funding and costs.
After the formulation of the plan, the question left to answer was how to target our audience. The soul aim remained to bring a change in the society, and to work towards upliftment of the poor strata.
At Indraprastha, we inculcate values among our children that are imbued in our cultural ethos. Our social values ensure that every student is deep rooted with a holistic personality and a technological edge challenges him/her to find joy and self worth. At Indraprastha every expertise is taken in charge and is polished.
“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”
It is winning situation because it will contribute to our society and will help the underprivileged strata to make living. the goodies and articles made from the clay are distributed and the amount collected is given to the backward strata to enhance their living.
Our enterprise team under our leader Chhavi Bahmba aims to bring a change in the life of an individual: making him more efficient and self-reliable and shackling off the roots of unemployment and poverty from India.
We have completed our financial reports for the year 2015-16. We are still determined to bring a change, and we will.
‘Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and conspires only to give the best to those who dream and work.”
Though it is very easy to admonish the harsh realities that world is facing, but it seems that very few have the concern and power to change, to migrate and make the situation better.
At Indraprastha, we strongly believe that actions speak louder than words. So the visionary vanguard of Indraprastha went to local slums with a premium principle of awareness.
Though, in the journey to success, they did face a lot of obstacles. The most herculean task of the visit was to overcome the hesitancy of the local children.
Though, our team was unambiguous when it came to their determination. They were persuasive and dominant for the betterment of society. They spread the eminence of knowledge and hard work and indeed made a change.
“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”
Indraprastha Schools are proud partner schools of ‘Teach a Man to Fish’, a School Enterprise Challenge, an endeavor that aims at fostering and supporting educational projects that generate sustainable livelihoods for young people across the developing world. The enterprise aspires to make a long term impact on global poverty by reinforcing educational projects that provide young people the skills to help themselves and Indraprastha fraternity has collaborated with them to teach a man how to fish and add to their global perspective.
So we convert our vision into mission and have started a small yet promising initiative “shaping and molding future at Indraprastha”
Under this we have aimed to make as many as many people as possible self-reliant and dignified.
With more determination and galvanized enthusiasm, we again start our very own enterprise to help the underprivileged strata of society.
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”
A Parent-Teacher Meeting was organized by the school in the month of September 2014. A stall was put up displaying the products i.e. handicraft items (flower pots, jewellery boxes, decorative items, etc.) and organic fertilizers prepared by the students in the school premises under the project ‘Teach a Man to Fish’.
The stall selling the handicraft products and organic fertilizers in the school campus had such a tremendous response for our relatively ‘unprofessional’ and unconventional products. Be it the origami or paper mache products, the small idols and pen stands made of clay and the organic fertilizers, everything attracted the customers to our stall, just like a magnetic pull! It induces a feeling of ecstasy to realize that we have been successful in sensitizing the parents in the contribution we are trying to make for the under privileged people.
Ipites took the initiative to prepare organic fertilizers as it is scientifically proven that the food grown with the organic fertilizers is more nutritious, dense and ultimately better for you. Full of zeal and zest, they initiated the work. The ‘Go Green’ team at Indraprastha prepared the organic fertilizers under the guidance of the school gardeners. The enthusiasm and energy was reflecting on every face of young entrepreneurs.
Every child seemed to be ready to face the challenges that lie ahead. The preparation began with the motive of raising funds for donation to the underprivileged sections of the society. Kudos to Ipites!
“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. “
The scout of Indraprastha World visited the slum once again, this time at a different location, to impart the skills of clay modeling to the slum children. Taking clues from their earlier experience, the team members this time, carried extra load of the raw material to teach the children and the adults alike. The team members equipped with the requisite raw material organized a ‘training camp’ for the slum dwellers of the local vicinity. The experience was nothing short of revelation as the response received was awe-inspiring.