"Hey, What is ICHCHHA?"
ICHCHHA translates to desire. It defines the spirit that holds the organization together. It is the desire to learn, explore and grow. It is the desire to look within and change oneself. ICHCHHA is a community filled with change makers who constantly make the choice to be, and do more.
Our community consists of the students that the organisation stands to serve, the youth force that executes this dream and the families that support their dreams and aspirations. We are constantly learning and making memories together.
We are a family that makes mistakes, but never gives up on a better tomorrow. ❤️
"That's beautiful. What is the story, though?"
Back in 2016, fresh out of college, the Founder, Poorvaja Sundar had an idea to teach entrepreneurship to underprivileged students. She wanted to teach business concepts in fun ways that would be practical and easy to implement. ICHCHHA was born soon after. We started out with 1 school and 10 students as part of the pilot project. We were able to sell our products as part of a corporate gifting initiative and raised INR 35,000.
Post which, we also successfully completed a crowdfunding campaign for more than INR 1,00,000 by selling a range of stationery products named ‘Bachpan’.
In 2017, post a lot of brainstorming sessions, ICHCHHA realized in its 1 year of the pilot that for the students to absorb ‘Entrepreneurship’, a solid backing of academic knowledge is equally necessary. Hence, we began our journey toward providing holistic education to every child. This not only included academic know-how, leadership, and entrepreneurial skills but also exposure to competitions, workshops, events and so on.
We have also built a completely youth-based structure wherein every youth member who joins ICHCHHA stands to gain volunteer as well as leadership experience. This is also a great opportunity for the students of ICHCHHA to learn from peers and be inspired to push beyond their own limits.
"Woah, that's inspiring. What's next for ICHCHHA?"
Our Mission is to provide holistic education to every child through a youth led movement.
Our Vision is to ensure no child compromises on their dreams and ambitions regardless of their circumstances.
Our Goal is to create a virtuous cycle of giving back. Our aim is that our very own students should grow to become self-sustainable leaders who come back to serve the organisation or the community as a whole.
We hope to create a youth led moment towards contributing to the education of the underprivileged by focusing on holistic development.
"Impressive! Who are your stakeholders?"