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  project name ~ Reading Class Project, Pune

category ~ Education - Child




  Project Name


Reading Class Project, Pune



Identity foundation, Pune



Education - Child







  Budget Approved


$ 6152


  Year Approved







1   2   3  

  Chapter Coordinators


Santosh Gupta
Vinnie Manne







Reading Class (pilot project) in session. Kids reading books as per their skill level.





AID Blacksburg and AID Boise chapters have reviewed and approved the proposal submitted by Identity foundation for running a remedial reading class program for 1st to 4th grade children in three government-run municipal corporation schools in Pune, Maharashtra. Santosh K. Gupta, from AID Blacksburg has interviewed Identity Foundation and also conducted a site visit in February 2007. During his site visit he visited one of the schools where Identity Foundation is presently running a pilot project. The pilot project was well conducted and Santosh reported that this project is effective and also well appreciated by both students and teachers.

The estimated budget for implementing the program in three schools for one year for four different grades/classes is $6,152 USD. Since it will take 4 years for a student in the 1st grade to reach 4th grade, Identity Foundation therefore plans to assess the impact of the program throughout, beginning with the 1st grade for the entire period of 4 years.

AID Blacksburg and AID Boise are funding this project together. The budget would be split evenly amongst both sponsoring chapters every year.

To learn more about the project, please read the project proposal and annual report of Identity Foundation, Pune.

1. The original proposal is here (“iF_SLP_Proposal_2006-2009-.pdf”)
2. The annual report is here (“AnnualReport_2005-2006%2014Nov.pdf”)

If you have any questions, please contact the project coordinators for additional information.





Identity Foundation successfully conducted a pilot project in one of the PMC Schools and reached about 300 children belonging to the 1st to 4th grade. Starting june 2008, Identity Foundation will reach out to children belonging to the 1st to 4th grade in 3 PMC Schools till 2012.





The Reading class project aims at: - providing children with the reading material as per their reading capacities - providing assistance to children in reading thus inculcating reading habits in them - providing one-to-one assistance and give individual assistance to each child



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