Fair Chance Foundation
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. 1E has committed to supporting several projects in India to help the foundation in their mission.
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, as well as providing after-school tutoring. The first ever children from the ashram to go onto further education started going to university from 2012. Gagan, who graduated last year 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 later on this year.
Gaurav is studying for a Bachelor’s degree in Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences from the Subharti University, Meerut, U.P. He was awarded a First Division in his 3rd year exam and is currently in his 4th year. Ashok, who is currently in Class 12, received a Certificate of Merit from the Indian Schools’ Board (C.B.S.E.) for his outstanding performance in Class 10 where he obtained a C.G.P.A (Cumulative Grade Points Average) score of 10 out of 10. We are extremely proud of Gagan, Gaurav and Ashok’s achievements and hope to see many more children thrive through their 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 employ a child psychologist to help with the pastoral care of the children, provide counselling and help guide them through their education and future career choices.
We have also employed a Special Educator to tutor a few of the children with dyslexia and dyscalculia. And last year, we implemented a mentoring programme with volunteers from our Indian office to help guide the children in Classes 10 and 11 in their decisions and preparation for university and beyond. We want the children to be able to achieve the best outcomes possible.
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.
Innocent World Charitable Society
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.