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 public and private schools to see ideas in action. You will then create tech-focused solutions to Effect's and our grassroot non profit partners' biggest issues in an Education Impact Workshop.
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 an Impact Workshop. You’ll spend 4 days learning about the barriers that our grassroot partners face, and then apply your learnings to create solutions during an Impact Workshop.
Whether you are a marketer, HR, developer or have other skills, every professional background assists in making this Impact Workshop successful!
Travel through New Delhi visiting public and private 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 our grassroot non profit aprtners. 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.
The money raised for this expedition will be used for operational expenses while on the ground and programs at the school.
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.
This expedition was amazing. I was able to completely immerse myself into the culture and grow to love India and it’s people in just a week. The Effect team was filled with supportive, helpful and amazing people to guide us on this expedition. Effect International is fighting all odds to create schools for those who need it most. This organization as a lot of potential and it was honoring to be apart of its growth.
The expeditions are well coordinated and run! The balance of hands-on volunteering and a Hackathon sets Effect apart from others. It is a "real" experience, not overly choreographed or planned... offering the chance to experience local culture and interact with the people you're servicing. It is very rewarding.