Hailing from Assam, Priyanuj is a Teach For India alum who for the past 2 years has been working with elementary students in a low income government school in Munirka, New Delhi towards ensuring a quality education for children from under-resourced backgrounds. He is a strong believer in student leadership and community empowerment to drive an excellent education for children from disadvantaged communities. Currently serving as an Assistant School Leader at Sunbird Trust, a non-profit working in the North-East at grassroot levels of education, he aspires to work towards equity and inclusion in the education space.
Our survey with 100 women in 3 low-income communities in Delhi shows women in under-resourced communities experience a feeling of lost individual identity and poor mental health due to a multitude of interconnected contributors. A lack of an ecosystem of support and a lack of financial decision-making power within their households contributes to this problem.
We want to create a community of women, empowered to take financial decisions, with a renewed sense of individual and social identity. Our mission is to provide these women with basic English literacy skills, basic financial management skills and opportunities to build an ecosystem of support. To achieve this we want to run an adult literacy program, a financial literacy program and a self-help group for catharsis simultaneously.
Project Noor was founded in 2020 by a group of Teach For India fellows under Teach For India's social entrepreneurship wing.
Our vision: We will create a community of women, empowered to take financial decisions, with a renewed sense of individual and social identity.
Our mission: We will provide basic English literacy skills, basic financial management skills and opportunities to build an ecosystem of support.
AIMS & OBJECTIVES
Goal 1 : By the end of May 2022, 50 enrollees will have acquired the basic skills of writing, reading and speaking in English.
Goal 2 : By end of May 2021, enrollees will have equipped 5 financial skills : account management, budgeting, risk management, investment and savings.
Goal 3 : By the end of May 2022, enrollees will have created a strong ecosystem of support, increased their emotional vocabulary and possess the necessary skills to help them navigate through their emotions.
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
GOAL 5: Gender Equality
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