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Don't let COVID19 infringe their Right to Education.

Mihipurwa block of the aspirational district of Bahraich, U.P. comprises of 104 villages and most of them are situated in dense forest regions. The treacherous geographical and the preserved ecological aspects of this region have made it largely inaccessible to technology and modernization. The impact of this remoteness has attained utmost significance in the recent times when everything from schools to rallies has moved online.


High rates of migration, unemployment and poverty has forced many kids to leave schools and resort to streets in search of menial ways of earning and feeding the family. Besides, with the access to smart phones, mobile network and even electricity limited to a very small population of Mihipurwa, most resource deprived kids here are susceptible to be the eventual dropouts or the illiterate adults. The community ultimately left with faint possibilities of leading a dignified life beyond obscurity.


As a foundational effort to keep the first generational learners connected to school and inclined towards education, we have initiated the concept of mini-schools. Here, a group of maximum 6-8 students will be taught by a volunteer from the village itself at easily accessible and centrally located centers. These volunteers are college students, recent graduates or teachers of private schools who lost their jobs amidst the COVID19 crisis. Students from classes 1-12 have been enrolled at our mini-schools so far. The schools will focus to develop and enhance the basic language and mathematics skills among students from classes 1-8. While students of higher classes will be provided with career guidance and counselling based on their areas of interest to help them generate better income through farming or non-farming activities or find employment.


So far, around 65 students have enrolled at the 9 centers located at- Mourahauwa, Barkhadiya, Bankati Rampurwa, Tepra Sujauli, Chaphariya Bazar and Joripurwa villages of Mihinpurwa block. Each center will strictly follow the precautionary measures including- physical distancing, use of masks, hand sanitization before and after the classes. These schools will thus, also serve as a platform to aware and educate the communities on the myths and facts around the COVID19.
To make all this happen we need the monetary aid of 30,000 rupees. This fund will be utilized to-
  • Provide each student with a stationary kit costing 100 rupees each.
  • Procure basis stationary for the schools like roll-up black- board, chalks, pens and registers.
  • Distribute masks and sanitizers to the students and volunteers.
  • Provide the teaching resources in the form of handouts to the volunteers.
In association with the Dehat foundation, we are planning to set-up these schools in a few more villages which are located in denser forest areas. At present, this initiative is targeted to run for the duration of atleast a month until further notification of school reopening are received.

Help us to kindle interests and nurture dreams where there is no Airtel, Idea or Redmi!

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31st August 2020
Dear Donors,

My heartiest congratulations to you all.  ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
 
We have been successful in sustaining the educational foundations of 220 kids for 3 months now. It wouldn't have been possible without our amazing volunteers who haven't backtracked from their commitment even once. And it wouldn't have been possible without you all.

The story is not over yet. We are now in the second phase of the campaign where we'll be extending it to the Fakharpur block of Bahraich where only 30% of all government school students are able to receive unhindered online education. For the remaining 70%, future is getting darker and uncertain with each passing day. Let's try and anchor the boats of learning to the shores of a few lives there.

The upcoming project is still in initiation phase. You can receive more updates on all latest developments on our Facebook page. We'll keep you informed of all activities in progress and we promise to make you a part of all moments of pride and excitement.

Thanks a lot for being a part of this journey.

Rashi Agarwal, 
Co-Director, 
Panchlight, Bahraich. 
Dear Donors,

My heartiest congratulations to you all.  ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
 
We have been successful in sustaining the educational foundations of 220 kids for 3 months now. It wouldn't have been possible without our amazing volunteers who haven't backtracked from their commitment even once. And it wouldn't have been possible without you all.

The story is not over yet. We are now in the second phase of the campaign where we'll be extending it to the Fakharpur block of Bahraich where only 30% of all government school students are able to receive unhindered online education. For the remaining 70%, future is getting darker and uncertain with each passing day. Let's try and anchor the boats of learning to the shores of a few lives there.

The upcoming project is still in initiation phase. You can receive more updates on all latest developments on our Facebook page. We'll keep you informed of all activities in progress and we promise to make you a part of all moments of pride and excitement.

Thanks a lot for being a part of this journey.

Rashi Agarwal, 
Co-Director, 
Panchlight, Bahraich. 
9th July 2020
Hello,

It's been almost a month since we started this campaign. It gives me immense pleasure to share with you the progress we have made so far.
Currently we are operating the Panchlight program  at 15 centers where around 120 students have been enrolled. Along with imparting elementary education to the students, in the second phase, we have also initiated the process of organizing weekly career counselling sessions for the volunteers and competitions for the students. For the same, the volunteers are being provided with basic stationary, subject supplementary books and some career guidance and motivational books.

None of it could have been possible without your generous support. So, thank you so much for igniting Panchlight.

Thanking you
Rashi Agarwal
Co-director,
Panchlight.



Hello,

It's been almost a month since we started this campaign. It gives me immense pleasure to share with you the progress we have made so far.
Currently we are operating the Panchlight program  at 15 centers where around 120 students have been enrolled. Along with imparting elementary education to the students, in the second phase, we have also initiated the process of organizing weekly career counselling sessions for the volunteers and competitions for the students. For the same, the volunteers are being provided with basic stationary, subject supplementary books and some career guidance and motivational books.

None of it could have been possible without your generous support. So, thank you so much for igniting Panchlight.

Thanking you
Rashi Agarwal
Co-director,
Panchlight.



18th June 2020
Hello Contributors,

It gives us immense pleasure to present this note of thanks for your generosity towards our initiative and faith in our commitment. With your support we have been able to buy the stationary and the safety essentials- masks and sanitizers, for all the 65 students enrolled at nine locations active currently. We are hopeful that these little things will encourage kids to continue their studies even during this distressing time.

Instead of buying masks from the pharmacy, we obtained them from the local rural Self-Help-Groups. With the location of this initiative being not easily accessible, engaging SHGs in this process is helping them is supplementing their earnings and enabling them to fulfill the local needs of safety equipment.

Volunteers have been assisted financially, through direct cash transfer, to meet their travel expenses and pay the phone bills incurred mainly for the weekly counselling and sharing sessions.

Apart from this, a part of money is also being spend to transport the materials to the villages located at a minimum distance of 130kms from the main city.

We are just a few steps away from reaching our goals and we are confident of receiving your further help. Remaining areas where we need to invest funds are-
  1. Initiate classes at 5 new locations.
  2. Provide each center with low-cost TLMs.
  3. Provide necessary books to kids are not enrolled in schools yet.

We are eager to reach out as many kids as possible. Your contributions encourage us to work hard and make lives better and happier.

We also thanks our volunteers from the NYK for their tireless efforts to run processes at the ground.

 We are closing the donation drive. We express our deepest gratitude to you all. Be assured that your contribution would be utilized in the most effective way possible.
We will keep you updated on all developments on the ground. Stay tuned as we bring back the smiles to you.

Thank you once again.

Hello Contributors,

It gives us immense pleasure to present this note of thanks for your generosity towards our initiative and faith in our commitment. With your support we have been able to buy the stationary and the safety essentials- masks and sanitizers, for all the 65 students enrolled at nine locations active currently. We are hopeful that these little things will encourage kids to continue their studies even during this distressing time.

Instead of buying masks from the pharmacy, we obtained them from the local rural Self-Help-Groups. With the location of this initiative being not easily accessible, engaging SHGs in this process is helping them is supplementing their earnings and enabling them to fulfill the local needs of safety equipment.

Volunteers have been assisted financially, through direct cash transfer, to meet their travel expenses and pay the phone bills incurred mainly for the weekly counselling and sharing sessions.

Apart from this, a part of money is also being spend to transport the materials to the villages located at a minimum distance of 130kms from the main city.

We are just a few steps away from reaching our goals and we are confident of receiving your further help. Remaining areas where we need to invest funds are-
  1. Initiate classes at 5 new locations.
  2. Provide each center with low-cost TLMs.
  3. Provide necessary books to kids are not enrolled in schools yet.

We are eager to reach out as many kids as possible. Your contributions encourage us to work hard and make lives better and happier.

We also thanks our volunteers from the NYK for their tireless efforts to run processes at the ground.

 We are closing the donation drive. We express our deepest gratitude to you all. Be assured that your contribution would be utilized in the most effective way possible.
We will keep you updated on all developments on the ground. Stay tuned as we bring back the smiles to you.

Thank you once again.

Rs.37,563 raised

Goal: Rs.30,000

Beneficiary: Rashi Agarwal info_outline
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