The Nataraja Foundations activities are currently supported fully by one of the Trustees and his personal earnings. This has limited the work that we have been able to do in the field.
Our Current budget upto March 2016 is Rs 3 Lakhs and we are spending this money in a very targeted way for maximum impact.
From the next year onwards we are working to considerably increase our activity through specific projects.
We are looking for funds to support the Five Pilot projects that are on our Agenda for 2015 – 16 as well as our Teacher Training and Career Councelling & Inspirational Site visits for secondary school children.
The Nataraja Foundation has a hybrid Capital Structure that allows for both Current Operations and Expansion. The Nataraja Foundation has obtained necessary Income Tax clearances and all donations made to us will receive a 50 % Income-Tax exemption under Section 80 G of the Income Tax Act. For more information on donating to the Nataraja Foundation, please contact Ashish Puntambekar at firstname.lastname@example.org
For the year 2016, we are raising funds specifically for the following :
We are taking up 5 rural schools to test Hub and Spoke “ Teacher Sharing “ model while deploying ICT assisted education in rural schools. The concepts will be tested in semi – rural and rural schools near Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra State.
This third pilot project will make extensive use of information and communication technologies ( ICT ) in secondary schools. We will be deploying Rs 3 lakhs over the next few months to test our ideas.
We are looking to get the assistance of a few very senior individuals who will voluntarily spare some of their time to meet senior officials within the Govt. of India, the Prime Minister and members of the Cabinet.
The purpose of this Advocacy project to to launch the Vivekanand Education Megaproject as a “ Central Assistance – to the State Governments “ Project within the Govt. of India.
The Nataraja Foundation is working to set up the first Pilot School project, under the Vivekanand Education Megaproject umbrella at a Rural Location and we are actively looking for CSR partners and financiers for this project.
The Rural pilot will be a 75 – 100 acre, fully residential school using low cost construction technologies. The project, which will be located in a rural area will make extensive use of ICT technologies to reach dozens of Primary and Secondary schools in its area.
The concept of “ Teacher Centricity “ , will be implemented within this pilot project as the pilot will seek to provide world class facilities for teachers to encourage the best minds in the country to take up teaching as a profession.
This will be a web portal focused on cost reduction in the area of School Construction in India.