This expedition will immerse you in the strengths and weaknesses of Delhi’s education system. Education in Delhi is the focus of Effect.org’s work; you’ll speak with nonprofits and visit Effect.org Schools to see ideas in action. You’ll then create tech-focused solutions to Effect’s biggest issues in our education Hackathon.
During this expedition, a team of volunteers will participate in an incredible opportunity to see and understand education in India.
Since 2010, Effect.org has been working in India to create quality, affordable education. With Effect.org staff, you’ll visit our schools, learn about various education models, and failures & successes of the local education system.
The team’s biggest goal is to leverage each individual’s technical skills during a Hackathon. You’ll spend 4 days learning about the barriers that Effect Schools face, and then apply your learings to create solutions during the Hackathon.
Whether you are a marketer, HR, developer or have other skills, every professional background assists in making this Hackathon successful!
Travel through New Delhi visiting Effect.org schools, learning about education models, and successes & failures of India’s education system.
Working with a team of fellow volunteers, you will come up with solutions to barriers that are presented by Effect Schools. Coding, marketing, designing- all skills are needed to make this happen.
You’ll have the chance to see and understand how education works in India. Working with nonprofits and applying your everyday skills, you’ll create solutions to help change communities. Most importantly, you will see the consequences that exist when there are barriers to education.
Working directly with Effect Schools, you’ll help with the biggest problems they face. Your projects will be provided with grant funding so the ideas are actually implemented.
Starting her career in marketing and events for corporate america, Sandy turned her attention to international development when she moved to India and scaled programs centered around Social Enterprise throughout the country. Sandy administered and created programs both helping the homeless and preventing homelessness in her hometown of Turlock, CA. Sandy has a true passion for everything India, is addicted to coffee and loves boxing, reading, and travel!
Hailing from a small town in Idaho (USA), Casey’s love of international development started at age 19, as he lead others in life changing activities in Albania for 2 years. He started Effect.org in 2010, opening a school in rural Bihar, India. Passionate about filmmaking, he produced Stolen Innocence, a documentary exposing human trafficking. In 2015, Casey led the largest volunteer group rebuilding after the Nepal earthquake. An outdoor fanatic, Casey is happiest in the mountains and loves getting out on his bicycle.
Aashima's passion for social development pushed her to pursue her Masters in Social Work. She started her career in the field of Development Sector Consulting where she worked with several Indian government bodies and ministries to undertake extensive research and strategy to improve stakeholder engagement and last mile delivery of government programs. She loves working with children and now aims to use her skill set to add value to their lives. She is an avid reader, does not go anywhere without her Kindle, and loves Zumba and power yoga.
This was the most amazing trip and experience I have ever had in my life. Not only do I feel I was able to have an impact on the schools effect.org currently has opened but feel our work will be instrumental in opening several more. I also made friends I will have for the rest of my life and formed special bonds that will never be forgotten.
Pretty solid. I enjoyed getting to learn a lot about education in India, meet new people and felt we were able to leverage our expertise to help in a short period of time. I came back with a much better appreciation for challenges for education in India and hope to stay involved!