Ravi Kumar Dhanuka

Placed at:   :  Munger, BiharRavi Dhanuka

Education::  BA (Honours) Economics, Hansraj College Delhi University, Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management, Institute of Rural Management (IRMA)

Prior work experience:

  • Ravi Dhanuka has worked in the area of microfinance and rural livelihood for two years. His key responsibilities included managing a branch at district level with the portfolio of INR 14 crore, forming Self Help Groups/producer companies and providing professional management to these institutions, establishing market linkages and providing other business development services. He also helped in the recovery of an ailing microfinance unit

One key work during fellowship
Issue:

  • Last mile delivery of public services faces huge challenges. In 100 such field visits to interior, extremism affected areas , we saw poorly functioning education systems, leading to poor education attainment and lack of opportunities among children and youth.

What was done:

  • We initiated to involve local youths, and community to strengthen the education eco-system. Youths are trained on teaching skills, computer skills, and functional English that help them self-learn, and improve their job prospects. With the aid of various additional education services, we encourage these youths to provide education to poor children from marginalized communities.

Impact:

  • We have 50 community learning centres operational where rural youths are providing primary grade education to approximately 750 children.