Sohni Dharti Computer Labs

Sohni Dharti 

Introduction
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.


Objectives
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.

Operations
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.