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Support Women of SHG Federation to fight For Education
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    Narmada Mahila Sangh

    from Betul, Madhya Pradesh


Why this Campaign:
“Nisha, a 6th standard student from rural Betul, Madhya Pradesh is unable to read her own class textbooks, while Sanju, her classmate from the same village struggles to do basic arithmetic expected of a student in 4th class”. Despite the quantitative achievements in enrolment after the RTE, living examples of thousands of Nishas and Sanjus are not so hard to find in this poverty-stricken part of our country. The data is well backed by the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) which highlights the dismal state of affairs prevalent in primary and secondary schools in rural areas.
At a time when we take Parent-Teacher Meetings for granted and refuse the progress cards of our children to be signed when a few marks are down, there are villages where any parent has ever dared to venture into schools; ever had a conversation on the progress of their pupil with the teacher – eventually resulting in appalling dropout rates; with girl children being the worst hit!!

What is to be done:
Narmada Mahila Sangh(NMS), a women federation presently working in Betul and Hoshangabad district in 200 villages with more than 800 Self Help Groups(SHG) with member strength of 10,000 women which primarily works around creating awareness in its women collectives around "Rights and Entitlements" and enhancing their" livelihood " opportunities.  NMS has pondered over this issue which has a serious impact on the future generations to come - yes, the probability of educated children coming out of schools which could eventually shape their future. With an experience of consolidating their organization in 60 villages and around 300 SHG groups in Shahpur block, they deliberated upon the root of the problem, which eventually circled upon few conditions – the vision of parents and their participation in School Management Committees, quality of teaching and presence of sufficient infrastructure in schools.

How to do it:
Finally, the Federation has decided to take a step together with the help of an expert organization which specializes in strengthening the learning outcomes of the children – by building their foundations in Primary Level schooling. ‘Multigrade multi learning teaching centers’ is a potential intervention in this Schedule V area, coupled with capacity building of women collectives at the grass-root level and also strengthening the School management Committees along with. In order to venture into this path of shaping the future generations, materials and support cost has to be mobilized by these women who predominantly belong to tribal communities and depends heavily on forest resources to meet their own needs.
How you can be a part of this initiative:
To initiate this mission and to cover a significant number of children along with awareness generation of village masses, these women need an amount of Rs. 2,40,000 by September 2019.
Let’s join hands together to build a generation of well-educated children from these tribal pockets of rural Madhya Pradesh. Donate generously to help them make a change – support these Women in their endeavor to secure the life of their future generations.

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