Who We Are

Samanta Foundation has been working with the rural, other traditional forest dwelling communities since 2018 on the issue of education. We endeavour to do Whole School Transformation of Forest Schools (under Forest Department, Eco Vikas Samiti) and State Govt. run Public schools, support youth development and women education groups. We work in and around the Rajaji National Park and Tiger Reserve in the Lower Shivaliks in state of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.

COVID : In times of COVID we have achieved - 1. At home learning (via kits) 2. Set up Women Education Groups 3. Train youth 4. Relief and response for resilience 5. Project Based Learning. 

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Vision

Education access for all, Leading to holistic development of Communities

Mission

By 2025, enable access of education to 2000 children for literacy and numeracy and get 50% enrolled in schools (K-12)

Goals

  • Enable education for children through Whole School Transformation

  • Work on youth engagement to develop local leadership and initiative

  • Work with girls, women and community on issues of gender&health

Objectives

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Work on Whole School Transformation of State Govt and Forest Schools

  1. Stakeholder engagement

  2. Teacher training

  3. Learning outcomes

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Improve existing learning content and resources (contextual)

  1. Libraries

  2. Lesson planning

  3. Teaching Learning Materials

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Youth Development through Fellowship and voluntarism

  1. Local youth fellowship

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Support Community Based Initiatives working on localised solutions

  1. WEGs

  2. Youth groups

Values

  • RESPECT : All humans are equal

  • INTEGRITY : Honesty in all our actions

  • SERVICE : By the people, For the People

  • COMMUNITY CALL to Action

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LEADS :: Education, Youth & Community engagement

Prashant is a keen social mind with a sense of interdisciplinary approach to problem solving on challenges of people in the current social-economic milieu. He looks at the challenges of - access, availability, affordability - of schools, education, and Youth development as the root for addressing social issues.

Bachelor in Engineering (IT)

Experience : IBM, SunLife, Fellow@American India Foundation 

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LEADS :: Education, Intersectionality (Health & Gender)

Tanya is a creative mind that intends to engage with the strength of ownership, leadership and empathy in girls, women, children to create an alliance of communities to fuel empowerment. She looks at education as a tool of engagement to work on the intersectionality of gender, health, learning.

B A in Political Science, Master in Social Work

Experience : NRLM (Rajasthan), Himmothan

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Dr. Malathi Adusumalli

Professor, University of Delhi

Expertise - Tribal and Rural Development, Gender Development

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Ms. Ruchi Ghose

Director, Viridus Social Impact Solutions

Expertise - Transformation of School Leadership

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Mr K L Mukesh

Venture Partner,

Unitus Seed Fund

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MBA (IIM-C), B.E. (PEC, Chandigarh)
Digital Architect and Technology Consultant

Author - Storytelling with Doodles

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B Tech (IT)

IT Consultant

Avid Traveller

SONAM

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Part time Volunteer

Education

B.El.Ed, M Ed (El. Ed.), M A (AUD)

Interest Area :Teaching, Curriculum Research, Curriculum Analysis

April 2020 - April 2021

BANSRI

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Full time Volunteer

Education

B Sc, B Ed, M Sc (Physics) (Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda)

Interest Area : Science Education, Reorientation of existing Curriculum and Lesson Planning.

April - August 2020

REEMA

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Engagement - Consultant

Education

B Com, M A (English), B Ed., Pre School Education Specialisation (H N B G University, Srinagar)

Interest Area : Content Development, MLL

April 2021 - Ongoing

SAKET

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Intern

Education

Bachelors in Food nutrition and Dietetics

Interest Area : Sports Nutrition and Registered Dietitian

June - July 2021

GUNEET

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LEADS - Library Initiatives

Education : B. Com, M.A. Development Studies

Interest Area :Travelling, Sports, Meditation

July 2020 - Ongoing 

AVNI

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Intern

Education

Bachelors in Food nutrition and Dietetics

Interest Area : Community Nutrition

June - July 2021

The Team

Mentors

Fellow Contributors

Tribe Samanta