Jacob Arikupuram has successfully raised funds & reached the goal amount. We thank all the 46 generous supporters for their kindness.

Help us Upgrade After School Program in Bihar

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Help us to Upgrade our After School Support Program Centre to Digital Classroom; impacting 450 underprivileged children.





Jacob Arikupuram

About the Fundraiser


When I saw them for the first time almost an year back, first time I was visiting a village in Bihar, A typical north Indian Village for that matter, what I saw was lack of any hope in the eyes of many of these children and a hope that is dying in many others. Many of the children here want to study, they are ready to work hard more than any other I have seen in my last 26 years going against all tides. What they wanted at first was a role model, a mentor whom they can reach out to, I tried to be that, Thanks to Doctors for You. With support of DFY I established a learning centre in Masarhi Village and with the support of community volunteers and a consultant have been doing the best of our ability to facilitate the educational pursuits of children primarily from most backward communities including the mahadalits, “Mushars”. Here is a link to a blog post that appeared on Better India, .

Over the last many months we have established an ASSP Program for basic education, a computer centre, story corner and a host of other programs.

· After- School Support Program (ASSP) - Launched by DFY in December 2015, this program is implemented to support rural students a taste of quality basic education. This program is formulated keeping in mind to attain basic literacy and further facilitate whole-person development/personal growth. As of today more than 450 students from more than 7 villages including Masarhi attend this program every day.

· English through Story Telling and Creativity Class - Learning a different language is difficult and that too English Language when it is for kids of rural Bihar. At Learning Centre we use story telling, drawing and painting and even story writing sessions to interest students in learning English or more than that their personality development, creativity and public speaking capabilities.

· English Class - Through these classes, we intend to improve the basic understanding of English language for students above 8th Standard. These classes with limited intake of 30 students per batch is taught basic English grammar and to enable them to make basic English conversation.

· Public School Interventions (PSI) - Through this program, our team visit and support public school facility in the vicinity, including Anganwadi’s and primary schools and conduct story, game and knowledge sharing sessions with the support of teachers.

· Library - EII have inaugurated a working library on 25th June, 2016 which works based on Membership. This small library equipped with 450 odd books is having story books as well as basic science texts.

· Computer Centre: Our Computer Centre established some 9 months ago have trained 35 youngsters in an around this centre. Today the centre is affiliated to NIIT Foundation, one of the leaders in the country in computer education and the successful candidates are provided certificates with Intel approval.


The Proposed Intervention:-  

• Having worked on above areas for the past few years with the support of community Volunteers, with added demand from the community needs to be upgraded with digital content. As of now we have agreement with organisations working on similar project to share their digital content we have to incorporate this and update our centre into a digital classroom.

Breakdown of funds required to sustain the learning centre this year:

Considering the above now we have to purchase around 25 tablets at a ratio of 1 tablet per 5-6 students to benefit >125 student in class 2 &3 for better delivery of learning content.

HeadUnitCost Total
Admin and Training11000010000

Total Requirement: 110,000 INR

We turn to the generosity of each one of you. Every act of kindness counts however small it might be.


Feel free to contact anytime:

Jacob Oommen (Campaigner)
+91-8294 839 340


You may also contact:
Doctors for You 
Main Office, Flat No-101, Building No 31, Natwat Parikh Compound,
Near Indian Oil Nagar, Govadi, Mumbai

About Doctors for You

Doctors for You (DFY) is an international humanitarian organisation from India working extensively amongst vulnerable communities. The work of DFY is guided by humanitarian principles of humanity, impartiality and neutrality. DFY offers services and assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, class, caste, religion and gender. Currently, DFY is working on some ten projects across India, USA and Nepal.

  • DeDe

    by Jacob Arikupuram on September, 15 2017



    Dear Friends, 

    With your support we have reached our target with three days to go ! Thanks for your continuous support, Any support that comes from now on will go towards running cost of the centre including maintenance cost of the tablets. 

    Thanks for joining us in accomplishment for the children of Bihar.... 

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  • Past 65% Mark, Continue Supporting...

    by Jacob Arikupuram on August, 16 2017



    Dear Folks, We need have passed 65% mark, we need another 40k, to create this beautiful space of Learning.....

    Thanks for the support, Please continue to support and???????????? we can do this........

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