The GTPS, popularly known as THE GLOBAL TIPPING POINT SUMMIT conceived and led by Dr. Coomi Vevaina, Education Futurist, award-winning writer, TEDx speaker, storyteller and former Head of the Department of English, University of Mumbai. The Founder of LSF, Nitin Orayan was invited to present a session at the GTPS on November 27th 2020, and post the session, GTPS helped gather a group of professionals to institute an Action Group that would take the project ahead.
The GoodEdge Advisory company has introduced LSF to many corporate entities in the last few years, and has played an active role in bringing major funding for constructing girls’ restrooms in remote rural schools. By engaging the State Bank of India General Insurance Ltd, a government undertaking, funding has been provided consistently for 3 years, establishing the concept and the outcomes of such restrooms and menstrual health awareness in Zilla Parishad middle level and high schools, and making a difference in the lives of rural adolescent girls.
Kalpesh Thakare an active social worker of Wada Taluka who was previously trained as Master Trainer and Coordinator at LSF in the English language development project, ETeach, started this Public Charitable Trust in 2017, and has been doing very good work across the Palghar district. The Gramseva Pratishthan is a close associate of LSF and together have completed tree plantations, training in menstrual health awareness and Covid relief grain provision and distribution between 2020-21.
Muktanagan has been a close associate and knowledge resource partner of LSF since 2015. They have offered their insights into early and primary education so that rural educated youth can become ECE teachers, facilitators and trainers. During their association, the Trust actively engaged in rural social service by sending their senior staff to the LSF learning center for running training programs, and also to various rural locations for monitoring and assessment of the implementation of two valuable models for early learning, developed by LSF.
LSF’s association with the prestigious DAIS goes back to 2011 when the school sent their first batch of std 8th students for a day long service trip to the Learning Space center, and the experiential outcome for the students was appreciated by teachers as well as parents. Ever since, the DAIS sent their newer batch of 8th & 9th grade students each year to serve at Zilla Parishad primary schools, organic agricultural farms and high schools in Wada Taluka of the Palghar district. In this manner, a whole generation of DAIS students have been able to access and experience village life through volunteering.
Princeton University's IIP began their partnership with LSF in 2021. The IIP sends over 200 Princeton University undergraduate students to complete 8-week internships at various organizations in 45 different countries each summer. In 2021, IIP sent interns Patrice McGivney and Sophie Singletary, both third-year students, to LSF, where they worked with LSF team members to design the new LSF website, newsletter and prepare a course in Warli art.
Jamnabai Nursee School (JNS) was integral in helping raise funds for the Step4Girls project. Students from JNS have been volunteering for LSF projects working closely with village school students for teaching programs. This has worked to familiarise urban and village students with one another. JNS students also visit and work at the organic farm run by the Saha-astitva, who have partnered with Learning Space to make use of the farm for supporting the study of organic farming methods among rural and urban students.