• About Us

    Enhancing general awareness and values among children in low-income schools

    We are a non-profit NGO focused on improving general awareness levels in low-income schools in India. We prepare in-house animated video content in conjunction with teachers and we distribute this content to schools. 

     

    By exposing children to role models, stories, and a world beyond their neigbourhood, we try to inspire them to pursue their own unique dreams. By embedding values in stories, we help them become better citizens.

  • wHAT WE DO

    VideosForKnowledge (VFK) creates brief, animated videos to build general awareness of role models and values essential for success. We use the 7 values proposed by KIPP and Dr. Angela Duckworth.

     

    In a 5 minute video on Milkha Singh, students learn about the Olympics, Partition and how his grit (KIPP value) motivated him to continue until he reached his goal.

     

    By learning about 25 such personalities, students are exposed to a world beyond their community and values required to be successful.

  • WHAT HAVE WE ACHIEVED

    More than 3000 students in 75 low-income classrooms benefited from the VFK Values Curriculum. Here are a few stories of impact.

    Growth

    More than 3000 students in

    75 low-income classrooms

    benefited from the VFK Values Curriculum and grew phenomenally across three categories:

    1. General Awareness

    2. Value identification: 83%

    3. Vocabulary: 84%

    *Data from 55 classrooms

     

    Transformation

    I firstly want to thank you for letting me be part of this amazing program. My classroom basically transformed. The videos directly resulted in them showing the values learnt in every possible occasion. Words like Grit and Self control, Malala and Milkha Singh are more common than hello and thank you.

     

     Siddharth Chellappa, Teach For India Bangalore Fellow

    Exposure

    "Thanks for providing our kids a wonderful opportunity on both exposure and values. It would have been an impossible task for one person to collect so much information about these great personalities and integrating them with the values would be a herculean task. My congratulations to VFK for such a brilliant idea. "

     

    Roopa Sundar, Teach For India Chennai Fellow

  • VFK IMPACT PROGRAM in Numbers

    We work tirelessly to improve our numbers on a daily basis.

    15000

    Students who have watched at least 1 VFK video

    300

    Low-income classrooms in which VFK videos have been shown

    160

    Present video collection

    4 to 9

    Target grades for a VFK video

    6 Minutes

    Maximum length of a VFK video

    INR 6 (US$ 0.09)

    VFK's cost per reaching a student (per video)

  • Reflections

    We share our experiences in scaling up VFK, the challenges, the successes, and the ideas we stumble upon. 

  • The VFK Team

    We are a team of working professionals, teachers, and students united by passion to improve the quality of education in India.

    Ankit Vyas

    Ankit is a 2011 Teach For India Fellow and currently works at STIR Education as a Senior Program Manager. He is a Chevening Scholar and 2017 M.Phil candidate of Cambridge University.

    Shreemathi Tumkur

    Shreemathi is an engineer by qualification and a 2013 Teach For India Fellow who currently works at the Education Alliance. She is 2018 MPA candidate of Columbia University.

    Yasaswy Mulpuri

    Yasaswy worked at Infosys as a consultant for 5 years and has been managing several social initiatives focused on educating the underprivileged. He is 2018 MBA candidate of ISB, Hyderabad.

    Praveen Chunduru

    Praveen is a 2017 MBA Candidate of The Wharton School and previously worked with IFC (World Bank Group).

    Priyambada Seal

    Priyambada has a background in Economics and Statistics, and is a Project Associate in IIT-Delhi. She is a 2017 Masters candidate at IDS, Sussex.

    Sai Pramod Bathena

    Pramod is a 2013 Teach For India Fellow and currently leads the Hyderabad chapter of India School Leadership Institute.

  • Contact Us

    Nominate a school that we can reach out to, enhance our network,

    share with us your ideas, or ask a question, and we'll respond right away!

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