Apni Pathshala

Start an Apni Pathshala Pod

We want our PCs to be used in learning pods which are community based digital learning centres, open to everyone, that share their lessons online by creating a website, and making sure that every student has their own website. This has a ripple effect and amplifies impact.
Our interns will be happy to hand hold during the process, and provide any technical assistance they need.

Why should you start an Apni Pathshala Pod in your community?

A child without a computer today,
a citizen without opportunities tomorrow.

A majority of children growing up in India today do not have access to computers – we at Apni Pathshala hope to change this by helping build 100 Apni Pathshala Pods across the country, where any child from any social or economic background can freely walk-in and acquire skills and knowledge to operate a computer and use it to acquire professional skills, in a safe, positive and encouraging environment.

Those who run an Apni Pathshala Pods often tell us, that setting an Apni Pathshala Pod was one of the best ways to give back to their respective communities and one of their greatest learning experiences.

Teaching has always been considered as one of the best ways to learn and equipping the kids of today with the skills of tomorrow can be really rewarding. Apni Pathshala also encourages Pods to monetise their facility if feasible.

All Apni Pathshala Pods also get access to an ever growing national network of leaders, educationists, activists, organisations, public servants and government officials who collaborate and collectively help deliver critical skills, training and know-how to thousands of young Indians, every day.

What do you need to start an Apni Pathshala Pod?

Selligion Praho 2

To start a new Apni Pathshala pod is simple. Here below is a check-list of qualifiers that we check for in our due diligence:

Pod Space: You need to have at-least 200 sq feet of space either owned or rented by you or your organisation.

  • Electricity: At least 6 hours during the day time.
  • Access and Safety: Located ideally on the ground or first floor with ample space for movement and windows for proper air ventilation.
  • Infrastructure: You need to have tables, chairs and electrical sockets in place to help deploy the computers immediately.
  • Tables: Standard Tables with at least 2 sq feet of surface area per computer.
  • Chairs: Comfortable chairs for children to sit, while using the computers.
  • Electrical Sockets: 2x electrical sockets per computer (1x for Monitor and 1x for the CPU) – Even extension cords will do

Internet: You should have at least 10 Mbps internet connection on the premise to help support the computers.

Expertise: You need to have at least one person in your team who is comfortable around computers – can un-box and install new machines – can share regular updates, videos and images from your Pod.

Website and Social Media Presence: We also expect all Apni Pathshala Pods to maintain a website (a simple one pager blog will also do) and social media handles on Twitter and Instagram. This helps the Apni Pathshala pods share their learnings and build in public.

What do you get from Apni Pathshala?

We want to equip a new Apni Pathshala with all the computing tools needed to deliver a world class learning and up-skilling experience for their students. We also want to ensure that a new Apni Pathshala Pod kickstarts operations from the day the computers and peripherals are delivered.

Our offer is simple. If you qualify and get through our due diligence – we ship the following to you:

  • 10x Selligion Praho computers
  • 10x Wired Keyboards
  • 10x Wired Mouse
  • 10x ~15 inch monitors
  • 10x Wired Headphones
  • 10x USB Webcams with mic

Please note: The computers and peripherals are delivered to a new Apni Pathshala centre for a period of 12 months, post which, we reserve the right to get the devices picked up and re-allocate the computers to any other Apni Pathshala centre.

This apart, Team Apni Pathshala also delivers assistance in curriculum – hardware servicing and access to a nation wide community of likeminded learners and educators which regularly share their knowledge and experiences.