Udaan (flight of a bird) is a story of one of most ambitious projects undertaken by Save Indian Farmers. Like all things, it started with a thought, simple yet powerful. How do we utilize our current technologies to help farmers and their families? I had seen mobile app developed by pratham.org through my numerous discussions on the subject with Prajakta Mahajan. This webpage is an online diary of Udaan team musings. Udaan team consists of 4 NGOs and a corporate giant, each with a role that is challenging yet impactful towards farmers education.
With project Udaan, it is our attempt to take farmers education beyond schools and bring it to their doorstep. In 2016, we will launch android tablets with educational pratham app in 100 villages across 4 districts of Maharashtra. Over 1000 farmers will learn innovative farming techniques and their children will learn through interactive learning platform.
Other than SIF, 3 other NGOs have made significant contribution towards making this project a grand success. Vivekanand Seva Mandal from Dombivali, which installs and maintains educational android app developed by pratham.org. Finally Deendayal Bahuuddeshiya Prasarak Mandal is our local partner to distribute these tablets to eligible schools. Mahindra & Mahindra is our corporate sponsor for this project. It is Mahindra team’s vision that has encouraged us all to work towards a common goal. We acknowledge all our partners for their contributions towards project Udaan.
From SIF side, the team consists of Milind Puranik, Udaan Project Director, Priya Godbole and Kasturi Joshi. Our blog posts regarding Project Udaan below.
– SIF Project Udaan Team