Who are we ?
Galaxy bazaar is a social entrepreneurship programme by the students of TGES for the education of the underprivileged. Something that has started with a simple classroom project in the year 2005, project galaxy bazaar has come a long way. During galaxy bazaar we convert the school into a bazaar and sell festival related goods. It is an opportunity for the students to learn Entrepreneurship skills. The profit that is earned is used to support the education of the students who otherwise cannot afford education. In this three day event, we have visitors all across Rajkot which sums up to be more than 10000 visitors and in all more than 600 sponsors who support us throughout the event. We aim to sell innovative products in canopies, tasty and healthy food in the food court and to add many more attractions like spooky Scary House, gangbuster Game zone, creative competitions, and exciting events. Galaxy bazaar is indeed a hub of enjoyment
GameZone & Competetions
Winner of UNESCO – MGIEP KINDNESS AWARD 2018
Galaxy Bazaar in numbers.
Events Till Date.
Earned & Donated.
underprivileged children are Provided Education Opportunities
Why do we do it?
We are brought in this world not as equals but we believe, it is our duty to help the lesser priviledged. Galaxy Bazaar is an innovative approach towards Social Entrepreneurship – inspiring the Young Turks , catching them young and directing them into Ethical Business Practices and Corporate Social Responsibility . We aspire to bridge the opportunity gap in the community by providing quality education to children, especially girls.
Meet The Founder
Ms. Bijal Damani
Bijal Damani is an educator who brings lots of innovations and perspectives to the traditional education system. An experienced Business Teacher with a demonstrated history of working with major focus on integrating 21st Century Skills along with the prescribed syllabus – giving her students an opportunity for holistic development and career/life readiness. A firm believer in education which has less content and more of context , Bijal has been spearheading many projects and activities.
One such project is Social Entrepreneurship Project Galaxy Bazaar. Her students have earned more than INR 1,00,00,000 ( One Crore Indian Rupees Equivalent to USD $ 1,66,000/-) Bijal and her students have donated these money to provide FREE quality education to girls from underprivileged section of the community. Bijal has received many accolades from institutions like Forbes, UNESCO, Microsoft, Wharton, ShareAmerica, Teach A Man to Fish Foundation, Varkey Foundation etc.
Another project which has been founded by Bijal is called Innovative Product and Marketing Competition. In this competition, students team up, look around their own community , spot a problem and come up with a solution to the problem in form of an innovative product. Her students have been winners at Maker’s Faire, Junior Achievement competition, SSIP Gujarat etc.
Located in Rajkot, Gujarat – Bijal has always overcome the geographical boundaries to wow the world. Bijal has been the receiver of some of the most prestigious teacher awards in the world. She is the recipient of ASCD Outstanding Young Educator Award, ISTE Outstanding Teacher Award, Microsoft Fellow, Google Certified Innovator, HP EdTEch Innovator Award, Forbes Good Samaritan Award, two Presidential Awards for Education and ICT and last but not the least – She was the part of the Top 50 finalist for the most prestigious $ 1 Million Global Teacher Prize Award.
Highlights of Galaxy Bazaar 2017
Galaxy Bazaar originally started with the name ‘Big Business Bang’ with the students of Std. 10F in the year 2002. The original idea behind this activity was to channelize the energy of the students in the right direction and honing their business skills. Big Business Bang was carried out by 29 students in Annexe building ground floor for two days and it was a grand success. Students put to practice the several business skills that were earlier limited only to the textbook. Big Business Bang reported a sale of Rs. 40,000 and an estimate of Rs. 8,000 as the profits which was donated.
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