Sohni Dharti

Sohni Dharti (SD) is one of Koshish’s projects. SD has been launched in Pakistan from Jan/2002 . As the name implies it is an effort (a koshish) towards a better Pakistan. Sohni Dharti :
Establishes a computer lab at an appropriate place.
Runs it (all expenses paid) for a fix period of time.
Monitors the lab condition and students's progress closely.

a) Provide an opportunity for deserving and un-privileged children to learn basic computer skills.
b) Provide a platform for those who want to make a difference to act as donors/teachers/mentors/etc and practically do something good.

Selection Criteria
The location/school where a SD computer lab is launched it selected after due consideration.
- The administration has a proven record and is willing to cooperate.
- An appropriate no of students will benefit.
- School/institute is not-for-profit.
- There exists necessary infrastructure, like room for the lab.
- No security problem.

Koshish pays for the "one-time-cost" - e.g. computers systems, computer tables, chairs, white boards, electric wiring, minor fixes to the room, etc.
For a fix period of time, Koshish also pays for the "monthly-cost" - e.g. instructor salary, class notes, prizes, books, etc.
Koshish works with the school administration to enable them to take on the monthly-operations of the lab themselves.

Labs Launched, Supported and Monitored
Nov/2006 Gulshan-e-Iqbal & Clifton, Karachi SD Empowerment.
Mar/2006 Aroop Village, Gujranwala. SD-VII launched.
Nov/2005 Surjani Town, Karachi. SD-VI moved.
Sep/2004 Surjani Town, Karachi. SD-VI launched.
Aug/2004 Nilum Colony, Karachi. SD-II upgraded.
Jul/2004 Gulshen-e-Iqbal, Karachi. SD-I upgraded.
Jan/2004 Badlot, Jhelum. SD-IV launched.
Jan/2003 Clifton, Karachi. SD-III launched.
Jun/2002 Gulstan-e-Jauhar, Karachi. SD-II launched.
Jan/2002 Gulshen-e-Iqbal, Karachi. SD-I launched.


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