1E is the primary funder of the Fair Chance Foundation, whose aim is to improve the future livelihoods of disadvantaged children and young adults through education. The Fair Chance Foundation helps by directly funding education, and by promoting education as a means to a better life.
Research attitudes towards education as a means to end poverty and gender bias.
Develop interventions which create desire for education as a means to end poverty and gender bias.
Formally research and publish interventions and outcomes.
Develop guides and promote the research to help policy makers make informed choices about which interventions are likely to have most impact.
Provide direct support to children and young adults.
1E has committed to supporting several projects in India to help the foundation in their mission. To find out more, see below.
Manav Mandir Ashram
The Manav Mandir Ashram, located at Sarai Kale Khan, New Delhi provides a home for destitute children and there are currently 36 children and young adults homed there.
1E has been supporting the ashram for almost 15 years since taking on responsibility for funding the children’s education in a private school. The first ever children from the ashram to go onto further education, started university in 2012. Sushant, who graduated from the University of Delhi with a History degree, is currently preparing to take the exams for the Indian Administrative Service, the premier administrative civil service of the Government of India. Gagan, who recently graduated with a B. Tech in Computer Science from the Greater Noida Institute of Technology, is currently tutoring the ashram children from Classes 7-10 in Maths and Science and plans to start his M.Tech next year. We are extremely proud of Sushant’s and Gagan’s achievements and hope to see many more children through further education over the coming years. The children are bright and motivated, and have the determination to do well at school given the right opportunities.
We have recently employed a child psychologist to help with the pastoral care of the children, to provide counselling and also help guide them through their education and future career choices. We want the children to be able to achieve the best outcomes possible.
Click here to find out a little bit more about each child.
Research Project in partnership with the University of Warwick
1E is funding a research project in Haryana, India with the University of Warwick and several Indian partners, including the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) and the Centre for Policy Research in Higher Education (CPRHE) to discover what is limiting girls’ chances of taking advantage of increasing education and life opportunities available within the National Capital Region. Our aim is to develop sustainable programmes which can provide impartial guidance so policy makers and governments can make informed choices about which interventions are likely to have most impact.
The project will include a bass line survey to establish assumptions and attitudes, dissemination of the survey findings and development of policy interventions, development and implementation of intervention plans, monitoring and assessment, and then dissemination of knowledge to policy makers with recommendations for action. We want to see more girls through higher education in India as we believe it will help improve their future livelihoods.
Warwick in Africa, a project started 10 years ago by the University of Warwick, harnesses the brightest brains of Warwick students and alumni to help improve the education & life chances for children in some of Africa’s poorest schools. Over the past 10 years, the project has reached over 280,000 young Africans and their teachers; improving Maths and English teaching and making a lasting difference to their lives. The approach has proven to be sustainable and is delivering significant improvements in performance, ambition and motivation for learners and their teachers. Learners’ test results have improved on average by 57%.
1E has helped Warwick in Africa expand to new schools near Morogoro in Tanzania for the summer 2016 program.
Masoom Duniya is a school for physically and mentally challenged children run by the Innocent World Charitable Society. It takes special care of children suffering from Down’s syndrome.
The school was founded in December 2004 in Dwarka by Mr. Nayal. The school is run from Mr. Nayal’s house who is extremely dedicated to serving the children. The 33 students attending the school suffer from a range of problems. 1E pays the salaries for a speech therapist and a psychologist to come in and train the children. A special educator is also employed to manage the program with the aim of teaching the students the different life skills required in their everyday lives.
1E is actively involved in sponsoring the education of children from the underprivileged classes. We provide funding for children to be sent to reputable schools, along with their tuition fees, uniforms, books and extracurricular requirements. We are currently sponsoring children from the Khaitan Public School and Maharishi Vidya Mandir school in Noida and St. Clares Convent in Mussoorie.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
St. Jude is leading the way in which the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. In an effort to help find cures and save children, 1E has raised thousands of dollars in funds to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.