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              Agenda

1. Deepam – Need / Solution
2. Deepam - Model
3. Deepam – Educate Program
4. Deepam - Curriculum
5. Deepam – Learning Concepts followed
6. Deepam – Groups
7. Deepam - Projects
8. Deepam - Story so far
9. Deepam – Roadmap 2010
10.Deepam – Media Mentions / Recognitions
11.How can you help
12.Contact Deepam

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                   Deepam – Need / Solution
Need
Less privileged children lack access to opportunities. They lack the necessary
tools to identify / utilise an opportunity.

Deepam Solution

                               Unlock the door to opportunities through
                               1. Education – Computers / Internet /
                                  English skills / All – Round development
                               2. Mentoring




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                              Deepam – Model



                                                                      • Volunteers
    Less privileged                                                   •Friends of Deepam
     Community                                                        •Mentors
      ( Children )                                                    • Corporate Partners


                                   Deepam Centre                    Deepam Resource



• Less Privileged Children       • Community Centre / School       • Volunteers – Young , Working
• Students in class 4 to 10      • Located close to a less-        Professionals
• Children attending Govt.       privileged community              • Organised online group /
Schools                          • Volunteers teach children       forum
                                 with help of laptops / desktops   • Teams for Teaching /
                                                                   Curriculum / Fund Raising etc




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             Deepam – Educate Program
   Deepam class spans over 40 weeks / year, with planned
curriculum
   Volunteer - Student Ratio 1: 5
   Class every weekend, for 2 hours
   Students given a certificate at the end of the course




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                    Deepam - Curriculum
At Deepam, we aim to light the spark in the child’s mind, by focussing on 4
pillars :


                                          Computers &
                                          Internet
               English
               Skills




                                                   General
                                                   Awareness
                         Personality
                         Development



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Deepam – Learning Concepts




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                           Deepam Groups



        Deepam Lead                                           Friends of Deepam
                                                             Partner      /  Get
     •Identify       and                                     support from
     organise Volunteers                                     • Individuals
     • Identify      new                                     • Corporates
     teaching Centres                                        • NGO’s


1.   Friends of Deepam – Program to get the community / corporate to support
     Deepam’s initiatives. Partnering with corporates / other NGO’s / individuals for
     monetary or any other support to ensure sustainability of Deepam Programs
2.   Deepam Lead – Platform for volunteers to lead and contribute to Deepam
     programs. Through this program, Volunteers can take initiatives to teach /
     organise / ideate / Contribute in any way to Deepam Objectives
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                   Deepam Projects
1. Deepam Educate – The program Deepam organises at each
    centre to teach the kids. Volunteers spend 2 hours with the kids
    every weekend, following a planned curriculum, for 30 weeks

2. Deepam Stars        –   Program to help deserving children through
    continued support. Deserving kids are shortlisted and mentorship /
    tution fee / Other support is provided to the them, throughout their
    education
3. Deepam-Nalanda Library – Library at each centre, to
    encourage book reading habit in a child
4. Take Home a PC - Deserving kids from each graduating class to
    be given a desktop PC, to take home




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                   Deepam - Impact
                       • Over 80 % attendance / participation in all
Student Feedback         centres
                       • Visible increase in Confidence / Enthusiasm
                       • Eagerness to return to Deepam, next
                         academic year


                       “Our Students got a lot of Exposure ,
School / Community
                           Excitement , Joy and Fun at Deepam”
    Feedback
                       Latha Devi.M
                       Principal - Sri Venkata Nivasam Primary School



                       • 55 Active volunteers , in a completely
Volunteer Commitment     volunteer driven organisation
                       • Organised 140+ class’ in 6 centres last year
                       • Organised 6 events in 6 centres last year


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                 Deepam Story So far…

         Deepam is a registered NGO – A society                       registered
Deepam under Societies Registration Act, 1860
         Founded in January 2008, with the 1st class in April 2008


            Over 240 + less-privileged children taught every week, currently
Students
            60 students have graduated from the program in 2008/2009

            310+ volunteers registered with Deepam
            55 Active volunteers ( informally mentored / trained )
Resources
            11 Laptops , 10 OLPCs & 10 Desktops
            Deepam-Nalanda Library Launched at 2 Centres in 2009

            6 centres in Chennai ( 4 in Besant Nagar and 1 in West Mambalam /
Teaching
            Alwarpet )
 Centres
            3 Govt Supported Schools (Tamil Medium) and 3 community centres


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                 Deepam Roadmap - 2010



Students    Teach over 300 students, every week



            100 active volunteers in the group ( trained volunteers )
Resources   45 Laptops & 20 desktops
            2000 books at Deepam-Nalanda Library


Teaching    Provide internet at all deepam centres
 Centres    Expand and run 8 centres




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Deepam – Media Mentions / Recognitions

•   India Today : Recognised Deepam as a top initiative by youngsters in 2009
    http://indiatoday.intoday.in/site/Story/55396/Fresh+faces.html?page=2
•   The Hindu - http://blog.deepam.org.in/?p=21
•   Times of India - http://blog.deepam.org.in/?p=12
•   Go Ergo ( The Hindu ) - http://blog.deepam.org.in/?p=38




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              How Can You Help ?

• Volunteer to teach at the Deepam Educate
  sessions
• Donate unused laptops to Deepam
• Sponsor / Support the Deepam Stars
• Contribute to ‘Friends of Deepam’
• Spread word about Deepam
• Organise Deepam Programs


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Dream the Deepam dream – Join us!!




                                    !!!!

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                   Contact Deepam
                Karthikeyan
                Co-Founder & Vice President
                kk@deepam.in
                Mobile : +919884217276


Website : www.deepam.org.in
Blog : http://blog.deepam.org.in/
Google Groups : http://groups.google.com/group/bridgethedivide
Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/pages/Deepam/121443232797?ref=ts
Twitter : http://twitter.com/Deepam_

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Thank You !




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