Atma addresses the lack of capacity in India to effectively provide Quality Education to all children.
Consider these statistics:
20% of India’s poor have no access to education. 86% have no access to technical and vocational training; 45% drop out before eighth grade. By 2015, 65% of Indian population will be youth.By 2050, 50% of the world’s illiterate will be in India.
In the face of these startling statistics, Atma aims to bridge the education gap through collaborative partnerships.
The Atma Model is a three phase relationship-based intervention which helps organisations move beyond their day-to-day resource constraints.
Atma helps NGOs to break the cycle of insufficient funds, staff and time. This allows Atma Partners to deliver more Quality Education to the children and young adults they serve. The Atma model is defined by three key services: consultancy, skilled volunteers and training.
Consultancy helps Atma Partners to take a step back from day-to-day challenges and think about long term goals. An Atma Partnerships coordinator meets with the Partner organisation on a weekly basis to develop strategic goals, and create plans to carry them out. Consultancy forms the baseline of Atma’s service offering: this hands-on, intensive support allows Partners to set big goals and achieve them
Because of resource constraints in time and expertise, NGOs can often benefit from additional support. Atma brings in skilled volunteers at an appropriate time to complete specific projects that will support the growth of an organisation.Volunteers have developed teaching curriculums, designed websites, planned marketing campaigns, completed fundraising strategies, written HR manuals, verified accounting processes, launched blogs, filmed videos
Training & Workshops
Atma conducts Training and Workshops based on the unique needs of Atma Partners. The training is generally focused at the management and staff of an NGO, to build skills and competency within that organisation.