Our capability & capacity is demonstrated by the 4000+ awareness generation programs having covered close to 150,000 people in around 110 districts in India.
1.Our current spread gives an immediate scope for scalability.
2. Our experience in conducting more than 4000 Investor Awareness Programs under the Financial Inclusion agenda of the Government, and another such 10,000+ programs conducted by our trustees in their earlier roles makes for a team that is aware of all possible nuances and intricacies of conducting awareness generation programs across the country.
3. Our process gives immense confidence to our clients about minimal lapses hence increasing effectiveness of such programs and efficiencies in the allocated budget.
Investor Awareness Program – A Glance
IAPs are conducted in colleges, hospitals, large clubs, government offices etc. The exact target demography is identified by the sponsor. Field Mobilisation for such programs include putting up of posters & banners, distribution of pamphlets, and announcements using a pedal-rickshaw or auto-rickshaw. Tiksna does not take responsibility of media promotion.
The IAPs are usually a 2hr program presented by a certified facilitator. We currently conduct about 200 IAPs a month, but have the capability to increase the number to 500 IAPs a month and that depends on complexity of organising and executing the same. We currently focus on having 40-50 people participating in every IAP.
Facilitator Certification: We follow a structured yet simple facilitator-certification. Facilitators are identified & screened by Tiksna. We now have approximately 65 certified facilitators for IAPs.
We have created special interventions such as Art & Science of Money and Pehla Kadam which help initiating children to the world of finance.
Preface on Art & Science of Money
Motivated from what Robert Kiyosaki, author of the best-selling ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’, says, our schools and the entire academic system does well at teaching reading, writing and arithmetic, but they are horrible at preparing our children to work with money. Nearly every child, who graduates from school and college, in India is financially illiterate. As adults, most of us know how to read, and we’ve gone through the struggle and frustration of becoming literate. Thankfully, that is one thing our schools do well. But for most there is one type of literacy that is sorely lacking... financial literacy.
So, this course is about building the child’s foundation in becoming a responsible adult, and while parents take care of building the moral values, the school takes care of providing academic inputs, this course will build the foundation of the child’s financial acumen.
Parents often remain baffled, ‘is it not too early?’. Well, without even knowing, adolescents are already getting exposed to money; starting from buying a mobile to buying an X-Box or to buying a bicycle, to them overhearing parents’ worries about increasing inflation or the family’s plans to save to buy a new house or to how the financial markets are behaving… today’s adolescents are deep into it, already. The only problem is that the child is not being able to understand what is happening and what to make out of these conversations… and therefore the child makes one’s own judgement, and most of the time rescinds to the fact that ‘papa and mumma are there to tackle all of this’. Well, that is true!
As parents, would we not want our child to think prudently about expenses, about saving, about the future – and how uncertain it is. We can surely afford to buy the mobile, the x-box, the bicycle, but would we not want our child to think through and make his / her own effort to understand the value and start saving towards it. Well, this course aims at doing that and much more.
Preface on Pehla Kadam
As a parent, if our goal is to set your child on the right path financially, it is not as simple as just giving them money. Teaching them the proper tools of money management is just as vital, and this includes connecting money to your child's reality. It seems that there are more things for teens to spend money on than ever. There are expensive clothes, video games, mp3 players, and more. If you aren’t made of money, it’s hard to give your kids everything they want. That’s why it’s important to help them understand the value of money.
So, this course is about sensitizing the child about the various facets of money and initiate the behaviours that are required to build themselves as responsible adults.
As parents, would we not want our child to think prudently about savings & expenses, but this is a dangerously tender age, and most parents would not be having their second experience in doing this. We try to get in touch with the child’s perspective – his or her needs and desires. Rather than sitting them down and saying, 'You're 14 now, let's talk about retirement,' or telling them, 'That pair of shoes you bought is a complete waste of money,' instead help them understand how tools like Pehla Kadam saving and spending mindfully can help them get what they want. And this course aims at exposing children to these basics.
In case you are a school and wish to know more about these programs, kindly feel free to write to firstname.lastname@example.org.