What has been the impact of your solution to date?
This is just an idea. Since it needs financial support and support of people who can contribute in collection of data, development of website and spreading of idea.
But i have a firm belief that once developed, the "Acharya" website can really give the best solution to more than 20 million orphans, and give them a better childhood, education and perhaps someone to call their own.
What is your projected impact over the next 1-3 years?
This website, will take around 5-6 months of development, if provide with financial support and technical expertise.
And within 1 year of their launch it will provide Millions of "Acharya" to all the orphans living in orphanages in metro cities.
Later on it will go ahead to cover all the orphanages in smaller cities and towns.
But if implemented properly, provision of direct benefit to orphan child by the supporter, with sense of personal touch and responsibility. And also tax rebates on donations will motivate people to support orphan children and become their "Acharya" .
What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?
There might be few barriers-
Financial barrier- The website covering all orphanages of Delhi-NCR only, for a start in small fund of 2 lakhs rupees($4000) approximately.
We need to provide tablets/computers & internet connection in every orphanages(if not available) to help people connect with orphan children.
Later on after success in city, we can ask people for donations and financial support.
Technological barrier- The need of people to build the website can be easily overcome by asking people with technical expertise to work as volunteer. Ask students to work as volunteer and use it as project/internship in their course work.And training of Orphanages Head/Workers.
It can be easily done, as i am an IT engineer and well in touch with friends and people who will support it.
Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and track growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact
Launch the website "Acharya", popularise the website, collect donations and ask for volunteership.
Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone
Popularise the website, urge people to become"Acharya", expand the website to cover all metro cites,collection of donations.
Founding Story: We want to hear about your "Aha!" moment. Share the story of where and when the founder(s) saw this solution's potential to change the world [125 words]
My inspiration are my parents, who have been supporting many orphanages as much as possible, by donation of money, old clothes, celebrating birthdays of family members in orphanages.
It gives me a "shock", when i come across the pity state of orphan children across the world and in India. Despite all our growth, globalization and modernization, there are millions living in utter poverty. An adult has at least strength to earn somehow, but what about the orphans, who with no mistake of their own are forced as labors, beggars and sex workers.
The amount of money we spent on our kids for their burgers, can actually give food to an orphan for a month.
Being an IT engineer, when i see our country developing into super power, growth of internet, technology, launch of new e-commerce websites everyday.
This idea of using technology to actually help millions of orphan children to grow up not a beggar, labor or an adult in illegitimate work , but as good citizen of our country.