Sumit and Farid walk along the jungle pathways to reach Van Vidyalay Sodinagar Tongia. The rains, heat, muddy paths, no transportation, fear of animals bows down in front of the sheer grit and excitement to be in school to learn and be with friends.
Nandini, Shalini, Aasma and Rafiya walk from their hutments in the forest holding hands wearing the traditional clothes laughing and running as they approach the school. All four are girls aged 7-12 keen on learning alphabets and writing in different languages.
As Rafiya shows the traditional ‘Kaintha’ playfully speaking Gojri (native language) her smile is unmatched. The ease to learn in Gojri is amazing.
We at Samanta Foundation have been working with Sumit, Nandini, Shalini, Farid, Aasma and Rafiya and many more children since 2018. We have taken steps with them to bring them over to school and be regular. Over the years they have learnt alphabets to numbers.
Your support ensures regular teaching and experiential learning in these schools for the children. Your funds help us accomplish -
- Learning kits for children
- Regular teaching in school
- Training of school staff
- Library development
While there are already hundreds of millions of Indians using the Internet, not even 30% of rural India has access. 64% of children in rural, tribal India feared that they will have to drop out of school, only 15% of rural household had internet connection, 80% of parents in government schools and 59% of parents in private schools reported that education was not effectively delivered. [INDIANEXPRESS & COUNTERVIEW. 2021]
*LEARNING KITS* - do yourself workbooks designed to be done in the comfort of home have brought so much learning, experience and happiness to the children. They have helped us mitigate the yet to overcome gap of technology and ensured “Quality learning”.
*LIBRARIES X STORYTELLING* - have altered the experience and love for school. They excitement for these sessions and participation has been no less than “Magic”.
FUNDRAISER IS FOR?
Children in Elementary education schools (FOREST SCHOOLS & PUBLIC SCHOOLS) from rural, tribal and pastoral nomadic communities living in and around forest areas of the Lower Shivaliks (Rajaji National Park & Tiger Reserve).
FUNDRAISER WILL BE UTILISED?
These funds would be utilised as part of our Whole School Transformation plan to reach to 6 schools in the year - 2022-23
** NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED -1000
** PER CHILD PER YEAR SUPPORT - INR 1200 (approximate)
** PER CHILD PER QUARTER SUPPORT - INR 300
** PER CHILD PER MONTH = INR 100
**TOTAL AMOUNT TO BE RAISED - INR 1200000 + INR 60000 (Misc)
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