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Stanford Social Innovation Review
Making Education Relevant Where You Least Expect It - The IBT education program in India better prepares students for future opportunities than traditional teaching.
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Forbes India
In many communities, nonprofits and social enterprises have played a critical workforce development role. Lend-A-Hand-India (LAHI) complements secondary schooling with skills education to ensure employability of rural school children
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Commonwealth Education Partnerships
Introduction to Basic Technology (IBT) programme uses a pre-vocational training module to give students a hands-on learning experience that they do not typically benefit from in traditional Indian schools, whose curricula emphasis rote memorisation
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Hidustan Times
Lend A Hand India operates a carefully crafted skills development programme in rural Indian schools, funded significantly by marathon runners.
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Daily News, New York
Raj Gilda could run only two miles at a time when he decided that the best way to raise money for his new nonprofit was to run a marathon in 2003. Gilda and his wife cofounded Lend-A-Hand India that year, and had just $500 to start with.
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Results for Development (R4D), Washington DC
As the runner-up for the Asia region in R4D's "Innovative Secondary Education for Skills Enhancement Competition" supported by Rockefeller Foundation, Lend-A-Hand India's model struck the jury as particularly responsive to the real needs of the population it serves. The potential for scale-up is also significant, and it has buy-in from both local institutions and the community..
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Education World
EducationWorld profiles 22 innovators who are re-arranging the goal posts of Indian education. In scattered urban and rural habitats across the country, committed educationists in private education and voluntary organisations are ideating pedagogy and process innovations which could revive India's moribund education system, and enable the nation to reap its much-trumpeted demographic dividend.
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Crosstown Chronicle, New York
When freelance editor Ilise Weiner runs the New York City Marathon this Sunday, each mile she completes will help two children learn carpentry, welding, electrical wiring and plumbing in a rural classroom 8,000 miles away in India. Weiner is one of 31 marathoners who will run for a charity called Lend-A-Hand-India.
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Vocational training program encourages innovation and creativity in its students. Kasim Inamdar, a student, designed and built these domes as low-cost housing options that are also earthquake-proof.

 

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