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    Ashita Nath

    from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Hello friends.

My name is Ashita and I am a co-founder of The Good Harvest School.

In 2013, my husband and I decided to leave our jobs in Delhi and move to a small village to invest in the lives of rural farmers. Little did we know that more than seeds or loans they needed basic education. Visiting families and spending more time in the villages I felt the disparity in education levels between city and village schools. To make matters worse it was mostly the boys who went to school in the village. Girls are held back at home to do household chores. Slowly, we reached a point where we couldn't ignore it anymore. So, we decided to open our farm doors to girls and give them the same quality of education as compared to city-based schools. And to create better opportunities for them in the future, and we incorporated agriculture as a core subject in the curriculum.

Today, The Good Harvest School is led by young individuals from diverse fields, providing green education and skill development internship to rural women, and nurturing in them values and competencies to become responsible food growers in the future.

This year we are organizing an event on 8th March to celebrate womanhood in our community ROSHNI - Women for Women

Our mission: Empowering women in the agriculture sector.

In 1989, the government released its first report on India’s women workers in the unorganized sector, of which agriculture forms an overwhelming majority. The findings stated that 85 percent of employees in the farm sector were women, be it as cultivators or daily-wage laborers. The report also discovered that women were equal toilers in traditionally men’s activities like transplanting, harvesting and threshing paddy, treading pulses, and breaking stones. They did this in addition to performing their socially assigned roles of child-rearing and household chores. But to the Census, they were just ‘housewives’.

Agriculture is not a male-dominated field anymore. It is actually women who often outdo men. From selecting, preparing, and sowing seeds to transplanting the seedlings, applying manure, and then harvesting, winnowing, and threshing, women work harder and longer on the field than men. Yet, we fail to recognize their hard work. The Good Harvest School is a small and long-term effort to support young girls from the farming community to make the right choices from the beginning.

How you can be a part of it?

Women in our community need your support. You can physically be a part of the event. Your presence and experience will greatly benefit the local community. But if you are unable to come, you can sponsor women in the rural sector to attend the event. 

Entry Ticket: 1500/-
Entry tickets include free refreshments and when you buy the entry ticket you are supporting two rural women as well.

Donate for the cause:
1. Help a woman learn an employability skill
2. Support a girl child's education

Highlights of the event
1. Culinary workshop
2. A panel of inspiring women
3. Music
4. Workshops on gardening, wellbeing, healthy breakfast
5. Display of village craft and food

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