Initiative: Project Utkarsh
Organisation: Moinee Foundation
Moinee Foundation, since 2012, has been working on “Right to Quality Education” at grassroots, primarily focusing on rural and deep-rural/tribal areas. They have two flagship initiatives in Project Utkarsh. First is smart class initiative for non-functional ICT labs in Government Schools. Second is – Community eLibraries – An Offline Smart Knowledge Server based on eLibraries for last mile delivery of eLearning to the digitally disconnected communities and schools/hostels in rural/tribal areas. Project Utkarsh has helped revive over 1500 ICT labs in Govt schools in last 5 years and directly touched over 5,00,000 students of Government schools. Majority of the beneficiaries are from rural and deep rural areas and a good majority is of first generation learners with 35% of them being girl students.