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
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. 

26th June 2018
Friends, summer vacations are almost over, we will be re-opening the school on 2 July and this year we encourage you to visit us and meet our students.

During the holidays, we have been on our toes to plan a better and more product year ahead. We have recently registered ourselves on workaway.info to get volunteers to help us in teaching or farming. We are also on airbnb now to raise more funds for the school. We attended a workshop on Earth and Bamboo construction in Auroville. And have also started working with an architectural firm in Delhi to plan a basic layout of the school.

On agriculture front we are doing cauliflower (early crop) this month. Our plan is to slowly become self-sustainable through agricultural income.

We are truly thankful to you for donating your hard earned money. But we would like you to continue your support this year too. Our new campaign is up and running. Kindly take a look and help us continue on our free green education mission.


Regards,
Ashita
Our New campaign: https://milaap.org/fundraisers/thegoodharvestschool2017 


28th April 2018



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Rs.231,637
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Rajat donated Rs.250
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Suraj donated Rs.5,000
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All the best with this wonderful endeavor!

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If you have newsletters or e-bulletins, please keep me informed of your achievements.

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