Project #1594

Design-Driven Stories Teach Kids Skills

by Going to School Fund
Jul 10, 2014

Back to school in India in 1,159 secondary schools

The Mystery of the Brown Envelope
The Mystery of the Brown Envelope

School has just opened in India and we're delighted to share that skills for kids stories are now about to be read in 1,159 secondary government schools in Bihar. It was hot back to back journey of training teachers in 12 districts: 2,825 teachers and head teachers came for three days to read stories, learn skills and play games. We have a new graphic novel story in play this year: One world, many leaves. It's a story of Archana, a real entrepreneur from Karnataka whose leaf plate enterprise has created 85 jobs for women. The challenge for kids and teachers was to make a plate out of leaves they found where they live. The leaf plates were gorgeous (and eco-friendly super to replace plastic). We also released a new story: The riddle of the brown envelope. Exploring the concept of identifying problems as opportunities, over 120,000 children have each been given two maps, one of a village and another of a slum and the challenge it to 'connect the dots' and name as many social enterprises as you possibly can.

With your support this year we printed over 1.2 million books, a set of 15 stories for every child.

For the first time in India, 120,000 girls and boys are learning entrepreneurial skills at school.

The revolution begins with a story.

Thank you for your support. 

Spot the opportunity
Spot the opportunity
Opportunities are everywhere
Opportunities are everywhere



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Organization Information

Going to School Fund

Location: New Delhi - India
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Lisa Heydlauff
New Delhi, India
$15,030 raised of $75,000 goal
340 donations
$59,970 to go
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