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HELP US TEACH AGRICULTURE TO GIRLS IN RURAL UNNAO.

The Good Harvest School is an initiative by young individuals 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. The Good Harvest School is bringing quality education to young girls in rural Unnao and giving them a fair chance to learn and grow.




OUR JOURNEY SO FAR (2016-2018)

In 2016, the school started with 6 girls and today we have more than 30 students. From being non-school goers to becoming regular to school, our students 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 fluently 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.
All of this happened because you supported us. Our journey started with an idea and many believed in it. We are growing gradually and becoming stronger in our mission to bring quality education to young rural girls without any fee.





WHY DO WE NEED TO TEACH AGRICULTURE TO OUR GIRLS? 

In 1989, the government released its first report on India’s women workers in the unorganised sector, of which agriculture forms an overwhelming majority. The findings stated that 85 percent of employees in the farm sector were women, be it as cultivators or daily-wage labourers. The report also discovered that women were equal toilers in traditionally men’s activities like transplanting, harvesting and threshing paddy, treading pulses and breaking stones. They did this in addition to performing their socially assigned roles of child-rearing and household chores. But to the Census, they were just ‘housewives’.

This prejudice continues today, as Mrinal Pandey points out in a searing article on invisible female farmers. From preparing the land, selecting seeds, preparing and sowing to transplanting the seedlings, applying manure/fertilisers/pesticides and then harvesting, winnowing and threshing, women work harder and longer than men. Yet they are under paid and remain invisible. But the undeniable fact remains that India’s agricultural industry, which employs 80 to 100 million women, cannot survive without their labour.

The Good Harvest School is a small yet a long-term effort to groom young girls from the beginning to make right choices. And groom them to become better future farmers.
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.









Dear friends,

The school started its first batch with 6 girls in September 2016. But we did not have any plans to open a school initially. My husband and I started a small animal farm in 2013. Before opening a school, we worked closely with the farming community providing them better seeds, connecting them with agriculture experts and providing assistance. After spending a lot of time working amongst the farmers, we realized that we’re only helping them on small issues and neglecting the most basic of all. Primary education. But unfortunately, the local schools struggle to provide holistic education. The prime reasons are shortage of qualified teachers, poor infrastructure and lack of teaching skills. Due to which rural students suffer the most, especially girls. Finally we reached to a point where we couldn't ignore it anymore. So we decided to open our farm doors to girls and give them the same quality of education as compared to city-based school. And to create better opportunities for them in the future, we incorporated agriculture as a subject in the curriculum.

We are extremely happy and nervous at the moment. This time we are raising quite a bit of funds to achieve our goal of self-sustainability. We require teachers, better transport system for students, new sheds for animals, and some basic housing. We are hopeful that this campaign would reach to enough number of donors so that we can meet our needs. I urge you to give generously and help us spread this campaign. Only through your generous giving we can continue to give free education to our girls.


Regards
Ashita Nath
The Good Harvest School


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26th April 2019

Dear friends,

We are humbled by the amount of support that we have received in the last three years. You have helped us establish, sustain and now we are planning to expand the school. We are about to finish this year’s academic session and the entire year has been truly encouraging. Our students have become a better version of themselves. And so have we.

Their lives inspire us every day. But now that we are growing we are making some big decisions for the next year. We need more classrooms to accommodate new children and better basic facilities. Currently we are working on our campus’s layout, voluntarily a team of Delhi Architects is helping us. Along with this mail I am sharing the first draft of it. We would be happy to receive any feedback on it. We have always believed that The Good Harvest School is a collective effort and we have come thus far with the continuous support extended by you dear partners.

In the month of April, we were invited to give talks at two TEDx events, where we could share about the school and the importance of teaching agriculture from the beginning. And all this we were able to do because you believed in us.

For this academic session we are extending our campaign for two more weeks. We will end the campaign on 15 May. Thank you again for supporting us. We wish that someday you can visit us and see how much change you have brought in the lives of young girls.

Thank you so much for all the love and support.

Much love.
The Good Harvest Team.
https://milaap.org/fundraisers/thegoodharvestschool2018/

Dear friends,

We are humbled by the amount of support that we have received in the last three years. You have helped us establish, sustain and now we are planning to expand the school. We are about to finish this year’s academic session and the entire year has been truly encouraging. Our students have become a better version of themselves. And so have we.

Their lives inspire us every day. But now that we are growing we are making some big decisions for the next year. We need more classrooms to accommodate new children and better basic facilities. Currently we are working on our campus’s layout, voluntarily a team of Delhi Architects is helping us. Along with this mail I am sharing the first draft of it. We would be happy to receive any feedback on it. We have always believed that The Good Harvest School is a collective effort and we have come thus far with the continuous support extended by you dear partners.

In the month of April, we were invited to give talks at two TEDx events, where we could share about the school and the importance of teaching agriculture from the beginning. And all this we were able to do because you believed in us.

For this academic session we are extending our campaign for two more weeks. We will end the campaign on 15 May. Thank you again for supporting us. We wish that someday you can visit us and see how much change you have brought in the lives of young girls.

Thank you so much for all the love and support.

Much love.
The Good Harvest Team.
https://milaap.org/fundraisers/thegoodharvestschool2018/
12th March 2019
4th January 2019



For a plant to grow, it needs many things. And our all girls agri-based school is no different. Over the past few years, The Good Harvest School has been given all the love and support it needs to grow. With the help of partners around the globe, what started as a vision has now become a small movement. People like you have come forward and donated their time, talent and money to keep this mission going. And with a bunch of teachers, a few acres of land, and an unrelenting spirit, we managed to change people's perspective towards education, towards agriculture, and most importantly towards their girl child.

But what remains unchanged is our aim: to bring the joy of growing food to our community. At The Good Harvest School, we introduce farming at early learning ages with the primary education to village girls. Hopefully with your support, this mission will continue to touch and transform many lives by next year.

Happy New Year.

Ashita Nath
www.instagram.com/thegoodharvestschool

This Calendar is designed by
www.instagram.com/noppe.elien

Noppe Elien, an art teacher from Belgium. She enjoyed her time with the girls of The Good Harvest School when she volunteered in August ‘18.




For a plant to grow, it needs many things. And our all girls agri-based school is no different. Over the past few years, The Good Harvest School has been given all the love and support it needs to grow. With the help of partners around the globe, what started as a vision has now become a small movement. People like you have come forward and donated their time, talent and money to keep this mission going. And with a bunch of teachers, a few acres of land, and an unrelenting spirit, we managed to change people's perspective towards education, towards agriculture, and most importantly towards their girl child.

But what remains unchanged is our aim: to bring the joy of growing food to our community. At The Good Harvest School, we introduce farming at early learning ages with the primary education to village girls. Hopefully with your support, this mission will continue to touch and transform many lives by next year.

Happy New Year.

Ashita Nath
www.instagram.com/thegoodharvestschool

This Calendar is designed by
www.instagram.com/noppe.elien

Noppe Elien, an art teacher from Belgium. She enjoyed her time with the girls of The Good Harvest School when she volunteered in August ‘18.

Rs.318,612 raised

Goal: Rs.1,097,000

Beneficiary: The Good Harves... info_outline

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Supporters (105)

Fien
Fien donated US $60

With love for Elien

S
Swathi donated Rs.250
S
Sushmitha donated Rs.500

Great Work, keep up the good work

N
Navyaa donated Rs.2,000

All the best in your studies and for your health

VM
VISHAL donated Rs.10,000

ALL THE BEST.

SM
Sabyasachi donated US $20