I Support GMC Affordable Private Schools Initiative

22 September, 2009 at 23:46 1 comment

I have lived in the UK and suffer from a condition that can only be called “charity fatigue”. Like me, there are too many patients who think there are just too many people doing too many things to save too many people. But now that I am based in India and fairly well aware of 3rd world situations, I have to say that there is just too much misery and charities, NGOs, social enterprises et al. put together are nowhere near enough. So much so that I seriously thought about going into the non-profit sector myself and while I again got lost and overwhelmed by the sheer numerosity of it all, one organization stood out from the rest of the pack. It is ‘Gray Matters Capital’ which has been dabbling in an “Affordable Private Schools Initiative” for quite a while now. They have setup India operations and want to build an ecosystem connecting the stakeholders in the education domain viz. principals, investors, parents, teachers, students, media, educationists, volunteers, entrepreneurs, vendors etc. Of course, with a philanthropic ideology, GMC also maintains a wonderful portfolio. I wish someday I could be part of their efforts…

One has to understand the problem (read the documents) of appalling state of schooling in India to understand what am talking about. So, I will take an analogy. Imagine this scenario. You are aware of a potholed stretch of road and complain about it. One day some outsiders come and start resolving this issue. What would you do? I would do as it says in the figure. Try to join them and try my best to spread the word. The former will take time but this is me doing the latter. Go support GMC.

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    Entry filed under: BoP, CWorks, Deesha, India, MCe2.

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    • 1. Portia  |  18 October, 2009 at 23:36

      Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.



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