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					   Requesting The Victoria League support for the innovative
                 'Computer Wallah' Project




Dear Vincent,

I am writing to seek the continuing support from The Victoria League for the innovative
'Computer Wallah' Project which is a recent exciting spin off from the UCH Computer
Centre that was set up by EWB Australia with the help of The Victoria League.

The basic idea is to take electronic learning out to the children in the villages and schools
in the rural district that The East West Foundation serves.

This project is just a year old and is run with the help of EWB Australia and has evoked
an excellent reception from the local population.

We have at present only ten netbooks and as you can see from a few photographs above 3
to 4 kids share a computer!
We could easily do with 10 more netbooks.

I am attaching

1. A recent report on the Computer Wallah project by a volunteer who spent time there
and continues to be involved in the project from UK.

2. An unsuccessful grant application made last year for a 5 year funding of the
Computer Wallah project.

3.   A recent competition report on the Computer Wallah project.

I am also copying below from item 2 an extract of the budget for a year and for 5 years.

I would be very grateful if The Victoria League could kindly consider the one year
budget of US$6212.00, and/or look at supporting this exciting project (the grandchild of
The Victoria League!) for 5 years for a total cost of US$30225.00.

If you need any further information please do not hesitate to contact me. I am leaving for
India on Thursday but will be available on email.

Please do convey my eternal gratitude to all the members of The Victoria League for
what their generosity has set in train.

I am looking forward to members of The Victoria League visiting the Foundation to see
at firsthand what a difference they have made in this rural community.

Please visit www.tewfi.org for a glimpse of the varied activities undertaken by the
Foundation there.

Best wishes,

Chandran
 1.   Current Annual Budget
 Project managers are required to provide in the template below the current annual budget of
 the project.



         Item                      Details                Cost (US $)      Total (US $)

 Personnel
 International           Engineers Without Borders            0
 Professionals           provide professional
                         volunteers
 National                Salary for one professional   Rs 5250 per month
 Professionals           ICT teacher for one year          per teacher
 Consultants             Engineers Without Borders              0
                         provide professional                                  $1289
                         volunteers
 Administrative          Salary for one                Rs 1750 per month
 Personnel               administrative staff




                                                                                $430
                             Total Personnel                                   $1719

 Travel
 No funding obtained                                                             0
                               Total Travel                                     $0

 Contractual Services                                                            $
None required                                                  -                 0
                        Total Contractual Services                              $0

 Meetings and Training
Seminars, workshops, Training to be provided free of
                                                                                 0
training              charge by TEWFI
                     Total Meetings and Training                                $0

 Supplies
Netbooks                10 computers purchased (one      Rs. 18000 per
                                                                               $3683
                        off cost)                          Netbook
                               Total Supplies                                  $3683
 Equipment
No funding obtained                                                                 0
                            Total Equipment                                        $0

 Other Costs
No funding obtained                                                                 0
                            Total Other Costs                                      $0

 Total Direct Costs                                                              $5402
 Indirect Costs (assume 15%)                                                      $810

 Total Project Cost                                                              $6212



 2.   Budget Proposal – 5 years
 Project managers are required to provide a budget proposal detailing how the prize money
 would be used in the table provided below along with a brief narrative. The budget must
 clearly outline and link the use of funds to the project expansion/replication plans described
 in the earlier section (Section A). All expected costs including travel and equipment must be
 included.



          Item                     Details                 Cost (US $)       Total (US $)

 Personnel
 International          Engineers Without Borders               0
 Professionals          provide professional
                        volunteers
 National               Salary for two professional     Rs 5250 per month
 Professionals          ICT teachers for five years         per teacher
 Consultants            Engineers Without Borders                0
                        provide professional                                    $12890
                        volunteers
 Administrative         Salary for one                  Rs 1750 per month
 Personnel              administrative staff for five
                        years




                                                                                 $2150
                             Total Personnel                                    $15040

 Travel
 Car - fuel              This refers to petrol for the    Rs. 12000
                         car only; $ amount is based
                         on 50km/week =                                   $1230
                         200km/month. Total cost is
                         for a period of five years
 Car - maintenance       This includes servicing,         Rs. 20000
                         road tax, maintenance,
                                                                          $2045
                         insurance. Total cost is for a
                         period of five years
                                Total Travel                              $3275

 Contractual Services
None required
                        Total Contractual Services                          $0

 Meetings and Training
Fellowships           None                                                  -
Seminars, workshops, Training to be provided free of
                                                                            0
training              charge by TEWFI
                     Total Meetings and Training                            $0

 Supplies
External mouse          10 required (one off cost)        Rs. 300 per
                                                                           $61
                                                            mouse
External DVD burner     One required (one off cost)        Rs. 3500        $72
Internet connection     CDMA wireless modem to be          Rs. 1650
                                                                           $34
                        purchased (one off cost)
Internet cost           Cost for five years for           Rs. 1099 per
                                                                          $1350
                        connecting to the internet           month
                               Total Supplies                             $1517

 Equipment
Toner and blank         Assume 4 toner cartridges for     Rs. 1775 per
CD/DVD purchase         one year, total cost given for        cartridge    $725
                        five years
Data projector and                                          Rs. 40000
                                                                          $4090
screen
                             Total Equipment                              $4815

 Other Costs
Maintenance of          Required only after one year      Rs 2000 per
netbooks (servicing)    (12 month warranty), total cost       service     $1636
                        given for four years
                            Total Other Costs                             $1636

 Total Direct Costs                                                       $26283
 Indirect Costs (15%)                                                      $3942
   Total Project Cost                   $30225




Dr. Natteri V. Chandran

Founder and Chair, Board of Trustees

The East West Overseas Aid Foundation

The East West Foundation of India

6th Floor, Druid's House

407-409 Swanston Street

Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Australia

Phone: +61 3 9663 6271

Fax: +61 3 9662 3440

Email: chandran@chandran.com.au

www.tewoaf.org.au

www.tewfi.org

www.tewc.org.au

www.tihf.org
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