Shaista Naaz is Didi to 45 amazing second-graders in a government school in New Delhi where she practices empathy and compassion with her students. She calls her class "Cottage of mini Sprites" where she sees her students as Elves and angels who hold the power to transform the world through love, compassion and empathy. She dreams for a world where the most vulnerable today will partake in making the world a better place tomorrow. She says, “As I see hope in dark times, I want to be a hope in dark times”. As a passionate educator, she firmly believes that change is a slow process, and it can start from her 45 little munchkins . Where stories and conversations attract her, she is a good listener and a better company! A student of French language, literature and culture studies, she has an affinity towards learning new languages and cultures where she sees language as a gateway to new culture and literature.
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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