A Unique Budget School trying to connect RURAL children to Mainstreams

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Background:
Jharkhand being a backward state in terms of literacy having literacy rate of just 67.2 %, takes the state to the rank of 25th in the list of Indian states. The very reason for this backwardness is that, since times, the maximum parts of the state have been overlooked because of which people here got diverted towards the wrong ways of demanding their rights like Naxalism and other criminal activities. The girls of this state have the highest rate of getting trafficked and indulging into prostitution, the reason being the poverty as well as lack of education among the community. Even government agencies found to be ineffective in bringing some development in the interior villages of this state due to prevailing Naxalist activities. Due to the presence of schools which are mostly run on an adhoc basis, the children of these areas found the illegal ways of earning livelihood more comfortable. Moreover, parents also found themselves helpless in preventing their children to get involved into these sorts of activities.

In order to break these shackles, Pratigya has set up a budget English Medium school in a rural village namely, Chandapara in Khunti district of Jharkhand state. The school is now in the verge of ending its first academic session and has been quite able to bring about an impact of the children studying here mostly from the families of first generation learners. Moreover, the children have performed outstanding well in their school examinations, proving themselves confident towards the challenge of making them competitive to other privileged children. Pratigya has also been able to sensitize the village about the importance of education in one's life, the result of which the villagers have gifted the organisation with a community center equipped with computer, electricity and library facility, where the children use to do combined studies everyday from 6 pm to 9 pm.

Our Programme Goals: 
The objective of this programme is to develop an English medium budget school in an underprivileged village and initiating the basic education to the children. Along with the basic education, a proper counseling of the school pass outs and youths can be also offered so that they can be guided to a correct path of earning a good livelihood. The school can be a center for the following:
· To give access to a basic quality education for the children
· To equip the classrooms and office to required standards
· To employ qualified and skilled teachers to teach & able to act, think and act outside the box
· To educate each child as per his/ her unique needs
· To encourage sports among children, so as to develop team spirit and maintain good health
· To build a child with the best possible human values
· To meet national education standards

Our Beneficiaries:
· Disadvantages tribal population of Jharkhand
· Single parent children
· Orphan children
· Specially-abled children
A beautiful art made by a Class 2 student of this unique school
A beautiful art made by a Class 2 student of this unique school
Arts classes at Pratigya's first Budget school
Arts classes at Pratigya's first Budget school
Pratigya received "Jharkhand Gaurav Award"
Pratigya received "Jharkhand Gaurav Award"
Education Voucher Distribution Ceremony
Education Voucher Distribution Ceremony
Letter of appreciation from GSDS, Ministry of Culture, GOI
Letter of appreciation from GSDS, Ministry of Culture, GOI
Pratigya started a programme namely, "URGE" to set up libraries
Pratigya started a programme namely, "URGE" to set up libraries
Story Coverage in Hidustan (Hindi)
Story Coverage in Hidustan (Hindi)
Story coverage in Hindustan Times Front Page
Story coverage in Hindustan Times Front Page
Story coverage in Dainik Bhaskar
Story coverage in Dainik Bhaskar
Donation of book shelves by Punjab National Bank
Donation of book shelves by Punjab National Bank
Story coverage in BBC
Story coverage in BBC
Karate performance by girls in Baadiutsav
Karate performance by girls in Baadiutsav
GM (RBI) and Circle Head (PNB) as Chief Guest in Baadiutsav
GM (RBI) and Circle Head (PNB) as Chief Guest in Baadiutsav
Glimpses of Pratigya's work since its formation
Glimpses of Pratigya's work since its formation
Pratigya awarded by Rotary Club
Pratigya awarded by Rotary Club

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BK
Birendra donated Rs.5,000

Let me also contribute to the fulfilment of "Pratigya". Can count on me. Wish you all three very best.

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