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GAP Intensive Initiative

Betterment Of Slum Children

Start Date : August 2017

Big Impact Goal

To get 1000 children off the streets to schools by doubling the number of Building Blocks pre schools from 7 to 14.

About Building Blocks

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Suresh Ambat

Building Blocks


Building Blocks is an organisation committed to breaking the poverty cycle in India by providing free quality education to underprivileged children who lack the opportunity to receive any form of instruction. This organisation works for the betterment of slum children across India by providing them with a well-rounded education on par with most private schools.

Currently running 7 schools across Bangalore with a total strength of 700 children in their regular preschool and after school activities.


Current focus is on building a model school which is child centric and will make them entrepreneurs right after they pass out by imparting various skills and trades.

GAP Intensive Initiative images for Suresh Ambat, Building Blocks
GAP Intensive Initiative images for Suresh Ambat, Building Blocks
GAP Intensive Initiative images for Suresh Ambat, Building Blocks

Key Achievements

Explored the potential of scaling up current model. Currently Suresh has set up 7 kindergarten schools for the slum children over the past 10 years.

With GAP’s intervention, he is open to double up the number within a span of 3 years which would otherwise not be possible with his current bandwidth.

  • 11th Sept 2017

    Intensive Leader & Changemaker Connect

  • 1st Oct 2017

    Formation of 'A' Team

  • 4th Oct 2017

    Initial 'A' Team & Changemaker Connect

  • 1st Nov 2017

    Field Visit by 'A' Team

  • 1st Nov 2017

    Deeper Understanding by 'A' Team (weekly calls)

  • 27th Nov 2017

    Defining Big Impact Goal

  • 30th Nov 2017

    Brainstorming on Strategies/Ideas

  • Day 70

    Choose Key Strategies

  • Day 60 - 200

    Leverage Partners & Connections

Planning & Execution
  • Day 60 - 70

    Create Big Impact Plan

  • Day 90

    Power Up Session with Intensive Council

  • Day 70 - 364


  • Day 180 & 270

    2 Power Up Sessions with Intensive council

  • Day 365

    Final Impact Presentation


GAP Intensive Initiative images for Suresh Ambat, Building Blocks
GAP Intensive Initiative images for Suresh Ambat, Building Blocks

‘A’ Team


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Dharmesh Mistry

Dharmesh Mistry Consulting

With over 25 years of experience in the Corporate industry in Engineering operations, Advertisi...


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C J Jeyachander

Master Trainer, Author

Jey, Executive & Leadership Coach brings in a feeling of accomplishment and add colours tha...

Business Expert

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Dharshan Mutha

Aditya Edu Ventures

Dharshan started his career as the Director of Jain Group of Institutions. He is presently the ...

Business Expert


Priyanka Bapna

Priyanka Bapna
Founder of Meemansa

She manages the entire design and manufacturing of women's ethnic wear to branded store at Meem...

Social Sector Expert

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Venkatesh Murthy

National Organising Secretary

After working in the US for nearly 12 years, and observing the deep sense of community service ...

Business Expert

Sandeep Kohle

Sandeep Kohle

Sandeep Kohle
Executive Director Hindustan Unilever Ltd | Vice President Personal Care – South Asia

Started his career as a Management Trainee at Hindustan Unilever Ltd in 1993. Sandeep joined HU...

Student Volunteer

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Adityesh Mitra


Second year PGP student at IIM Bangalore. As a fresher from St Xavier's Mumbai, he dealt with M...

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