What is the aim of ILP Hyderabad?
The primary aim of ILP Hyderabad is two fold:
· Promote literacy among the underprivileged children
· Contribute something that will sustain and that is beyond token volunteering
The idea is to use effective methodology and ensure a gradual passing on of that training to the school teachers
What methodology does ILP Hyderabad use?
ILP Hyderabad primarily works with the goverment schools. We believe that if we provide the government school children with good quality education, all round development and give them a motivating, fun learning environment then the parents can rely on these schools for their child’s educational needs. They will not need to migrate to private schools or move children out of schools due to lack of funds for educating the children. Many parents are already sending their kids to the government schools. We work towards improving the quality of education so that their dreams of their children being educated citizens is fulfilled.
As with any effort, it’s the people who nourish the spirit of the action. ILP Hyderabad, primarily works with the help of volunteers who strive towards the overall development of children in the government schools.
How can I help
There are various ways in which you can contribute. You can volunteer your time and skills to help us realize our mission. Alternately you can donate money or stationery items (books, pencils, chart paper etc).
What does it mean to volunteer?
We would like to emphasize that participation is completely voluntary and flexible. The degree of commitment / participation is adjustable, adaptable, flexible and it does not have to take over your life
Also, if you are volunteering you can also have back-ups for the responsibilities that you take up, so in case something unexpected comes up you can always call on one of the joint-owners and that way ensure continuity in the activities of the chapter.
How can I volunteer?
How many schools do you work with
We currently work with a total of 33 government schools that come under the Serilingampally mandal and Shankarpally mandal
In which areas are the schools you work with located?
The schools that we work with come under the Serilingampally mandal and the Shankarpally mandal.
They are in the areas sorrounding Hitech city, Madhapur, Kondapur, Gachibowli, Hafeezpet, Miyapur, Madinaguda, Kokapet and Nallagandla.
Can I volunteer at a school according to my location preference?
Yes. Please let us know your location preference and we will guide you accordingly.
I can only volunteer from home. How can I help?
With ILP any little help is valuable. You can help us in creating our big books for Pustakam project, preparing our newsletters, organising book donation drives in your community, spread the word and connect us to more volunteers.
What is the mimum time commitment you expect from volunteers?
Every little amount of time that you can spare is definitely valuable. You can choose to volunteer for any amount of time per week or per month depending on your feasibility.
However we would like the volunteers to stay committed and continue volunteering for at least 6 months regularly with us so as to be impactful.
Are my donations tax deductible? Is ILP registered as a non-profit charitable organization in USA? India? Both?
India Literacy Project is a registered non-profit organization and donations to ILP in the USA are 100% tax-deductible under Section 501(c)3 of the IRS Code in USA. ILP in India is a registered Charitable Organization. Donations made in India are 50% deductible under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961.