On 10th February 2016, vChalk was selected as winner of the NASSCOM Social Innovation Forum (NSIF) 2016. Along with great organizations such as EducateGirls and Humana People for People, we won one of the four prizes in the Primary and Secondary Education category and will receive the great Mphasis Education Honors this year.
vChalk has been researching and working with children in the low-fee urban schools in Bangalore, Karnataka for the last one year to address an acute learning challenge. The jury has appreciated our work on the learning-progress-tracking-system aimed at tracking the progress and performance of students, as part of our in-school remedial program.
All shortlisted projects including ours were evaluated on five parameters during a rigurous 7-month selection process validated by Ernst & Young: ICT innovation, Social Impact, Scalability and Replicability, Cost and Sustainability. The members of both the initial jury and grand jury found that our project idea encompassed all of these criteria and is ideal for representing game changing innovation in India.
NSIF network will support us on financial analysis for scale and on strengthening the business model towards self-sustainability.
The NSIF is a ‘Tech for Good’ platform that believes that innovation through technology is the ideal way of creating long term sustainable social impact solutions. Instituted by NASSCOM Foundation in 2008, the NSIF has been instrumental in bringing to the forefront 1000 ideas and more from the field of Corporate, NGO, Social bodies, students, Government and other individuals who want to create sustainable social impact.