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Support An Agri-Based Primary School.

The Good Harvest School is an initiative by young women from diverse fields who aim at providing quality education to village-girls and nurture them with values and competencies by giving the right balance between curriculum and extra-curricular activities. We aim to help our students stand abreast with students across the globe.

At The Good Harvest School the girls are given education beyond just books. The school being nestled amidst farm fields provides ample of opportunities to learn from the natural surroundings and breaks the monotony of being restricted within four walls of the classroom.  Basic education, agriculture lessons and co-curricular activities form an integral part of the curriculum. Exposure trips from time to time and interactions with volunteers from across the globe are a regular feature of the School.
Why an agri-based schools?

Agriculture, with its allied sectors, is unquestionably the largest livelihood provider in India, more so in the vast rural areas. It also contributes a significant figure to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Sustainable agriculture, in terms of food security, rural employment, and environmentally sustainable technologies such as soil conservation, sustainable natural resource management and biodiversity protection, are essential for holistic rural development.

The need of the hour is to introduce innovative and new techniques of farming and expose the girls to scientific learning and improved farming practices so that the known problems faced by their family would not deter them from continuing their family profession.  And with the awareness of extensive scope in agriculture they could choose to set themselves a notch above the rest.

At The Good Harvest School an open space is provided for students to learn about good farming practices. The students get a hands on experience in preparing seed beds, grow a variety of saplings/seedlings in nursery and become aware of the know-how of new-age agriculture.


From being non-school goers to becoming regular to school, our girls have come a long way. They have shown tremendous progress in all areas and have emerged confident and expressive, they show readiness to learn and embrace a novel concept with ease. It’s a delight to see some of them being able to read 4-5 letter words in Hindi and their keenness to converse in English.  Their lives are a beautiful story of challenges and hope; they show immense enthusiasm and determination to be present at school every day.

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WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT.

With a good response and support from the parents and girls over the last seven months we intend to run two more classes in the new academic session beginning from July. Our focus is to build low-cost infrastructure in the beginning and save more for educational aids and teachers’ remuneration. We believe spending more on books and not on bricks.

For the next session (2017-18), we will be starting two new classes. We are aiming to have a total of 45 students.
We will need Rs- 1225/month/student.
With the raised donation we will be able to give salaries, transportation fee for students, stationery, educational trips and bear all agricultural expenses.


Meet the team behind The Good Harvest School

You can read more about us on our website - http://www.thegoodharvestschool.com

You can also contact Ashita Nath at 9161438161



Ask for an update
9th November 2018
Dear friends,

We are excited that a lot is happening at the school that you have created. The Good Harvest School is reaching out to more students from marginalized families and helping them stay in school. Not only villagers but local authorities are appreciating the school’s culture. This year, we’ve hosted more friends and volunteers as compared to the last year. Last month, we’ve hosted 6 volunteers and an architectural team from Delhi to help us with sustainable school design. We are also working on calendar for Year 2019 as a part of our fundraising activity - designed by an art teacher from Belgium. Moreover, we are making progress in agriculture too, for the first time we are doing Button mushrooms, and our students of class 3 & 4 are taking a lead in it. It is such an encouragement to see their involvement in growing food.

I encourage you to visit us whenever time allows you. You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Please continue to pray for our school and all our students, your support is our strength.

Much Love
Ashita

facebook.com/thegoodharvestschool
instagram.com/thegoodharvestschool
Whatsapp: 09161438161


Dear friends,

We are excited that a lot is happening at the school that you have created. The Good Harvest School is reaching out to more students from marginalized families and helping them stay in school. Not only villagers but local authorities are appreciating the school’s culture. This year, we’ve hosted more friends and volunteers as compared to the last year. Last month, we’ve hosted 6 volunteers and an architectural team from Delhi to help us with sustainable school design. We are also working on calendar for Year 2019 as a part of our fundraising activity - designed by an art teacher from Belgium. Moreover, we are making progress in agriculture too, for the first time we are doing Button mushrooms, and our students of class 3 & 4 are taking a lead in it. It is such an encouragement to see their involvement in growing food.

I encourage you to visit us whenever time allows you. You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Please continue to pray for our school and all our students, your support is our strength.

Much Love
Ashita

facebook.com/thegoodharvestschool
instagram.com/thegoodharvestschool
Whatsapp: 09161438161


8th September 2018



Dear friend,

It is such a joy for me to write to you. Our school family has grown to a total of 40 students. And most of them are regular at school. We have recently welcomed 6 new girls from a village little further from our school. Their parents are involved with country-made liquor business, and because they don’t have necessary papers to run such a business that worries us for their future. We are trying to slowly motivate them to switch, but we know it will not be an easy task. We want to also give extra attention to their daughters so that they don’t follow their parents. Hopefully with good education they can make wise decisions for themselves in the future.

We are excited to inform you that a friend from Mumbai supported us with the school uniform which was distributed to our girls on August 15th. They are locally stitched by an NGO and made of Khadi cloth.

In August we had a Canadian volunteer to help us with teaching. She is a traveler, a yoga teacher and workaway volunteer. We hosted her for two weeks and her presence greatly benefitted our students. And currently we have twin sisters from Australia to help us with gardening and teaching.  

On the farming front we are all set to introduce Zero Budget Natural Farming model by Subhash Palekar. We are raising chickens and ducks as a part of our animal husbandry unit at the moment, though a proper housing for them is underway. But we are hopeful that by the end of this month we will have it too.

Please continue to look for a school vehicle for us as we are struggling to accommodate all the students in a small car.  Any pre-owned bigger vehicle that can fit 20 students would be good for us.

We are extremely grateful for your support and trust. Please visit us whenever time allows you.

Regards,
Ashita



Dear friend,

It is such a joy for me to write to you. Our school family has grown to a total of 40 students. And most of them are regular at school. We have recently welcomed 6 new girls from a village little further from our school. Their parents are involved with country-made liquor business, and because they don’t have necessary papers to run such a business that worries us for their future. We are trying to slowly motivate them to switch, but we know it will not be an easy task. We want to also give extra attention to their daughters so that they don’t follow their parents. Hopefully with good education they can make wise decisions for themselves in the future.

We are excited to inform you that a friend from Mumbai supported us with the school uniform which was distributed to our girls on August 15th. They are locally stitched by an NGO and made of Khadi cloth.

In August we had a Canadian volunteer to help us with teaching. She is a traveler, a yoga teacher and workaway volunteer. We hosted her for two weeks and her presence greatly benefitted our students. And currently we have twin sisters from Australia to help us with gardening and teaching.  

On the farming front we are all set to introduce Zero Budget Natural Farming model by Subhash Palekar. We are raising chickens and ducks as a part of our animal husbandry unit at the moment, though a proper housing for them is underway. But we are hopeful that by the end of this month we will have it too.

Please continue to look for a school vehicle for us as we are struggling to accommodate all the students in a small car.  Any pre-owned bigger vehicle that can fit 20 students would be good for us.

We are extremely grateful for your support and trust. Please visit us whenever time allows you.

Regards,
Ashita
12th July 2018


Dear friend,

It’s a joy for me to write our first update of the year. More than ten new girls have joined us and we are hopeful that a few more would enroll by the end of this month.

Regular classes have started and the girls are excited to have a piece of land allocated to each class to grow seasonal vegetables. The older girls are getting hands on experience in making a low cost coop and are eagerly looking forward to raise chicks all by themselves.

We are grateful to have your financial support, please continue to spread our campaign so that we would have our needs met. Our primary need is to raise salaries for three teachers and a caretaker. Considering our target, we are increasing our deadline. And we are hopeful that we will be able to reach our target in its due time.

We have another request, kindly let us know if there’s any school/institution who would like to donate/sell their old vehicle which can be used for pick and drop. We are currently using our personal small car.

Along with this mail I am excited to share couple of images of our girls making a chicken coop and sowing turmeric.


Love,
Ashita
 
https://milaap.org/fundraisers/thegoodharvestschool2018
Our new campaign is already up and running. For any future donations kindly visit our 2018 campaign. 



Dear friend,

It’s a joy for me to write our first update of the year. More than ten new girls have joined us and we are hopeful that a few more would enroll by the end of this month.

Regular classes have started and the girls are excited to have a piece of land allocated to each class to grow seasonal vegetables. The older girls are getting hands on experience in making a low cost coop and are eagerly looking forward to raise chicks all by themselves.

We are grateful to have your financial support, please continue to spread our campaign so that we would have our needs met. Our primary need is to raise salaries for three teachers and a caretaker. Considering our target, we are increasing our deadline. And we are hopeful that we will be able to reach our target in its due time.

We have another request, kindly let us know if there’s any school/institution who would like to donate/sell their old vehicle which can be used for pick and drop. We are currently using our personal small car.

Along with this mail I am excited to share couple of images of our girls making a chicken coop and sowing turmeric.


Love,
Ashita
 
https://milaap.org/fundraisers/thegoodharvestschool2018
Our new campaign is already up and running. For any future donations kindly visit our 2018 campaign. 

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Rs.239,466
raised of Rs.290,000 goal

86 Supporters

Beneficiary: The Good Harves... info_outline

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SASIDHARAN donated Rs.200
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Anonymous donated Rs.500

All the best. U r an inspiration..

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Somrita donated Rs.500

Hello Ashita, I am Dr. Somrita This is my 1st donation towards your school , I know it's a very small amount. But I would like to continue the same and visit your school someday. As of now, I am sustained by my parents, have no savings on my own. But I will definitely do so when I have my own. I wish all the girls a great life ahead...The Good Harvest School will keep growing for sure.

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Anonymous donated Rs.28.40
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MohanBabu donated US $100
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Rajat donated Rs.250