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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


Call/whatsapp- 9161438161
www.thegoodharvestschool.com/
www.facebook.com/thegoodharvestschool/
www.yourstory.com/2017/12/good-harvest-school/
www.thelogicalindian.com/my-social-responsibility/ashita-anish-nath-agriculture-good-harvest-school-uttar-pradesh/
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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.

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

6th October 2018


Warmly,
The Good Harvest School


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The Good Harvest School
Rs.252,822 raised

Goal: Rs.1,097,000

69 Days to go

Beneficiary: The Good Harves... info_outline

Fundraising campaigns (1)

Supporters (87)

VB
Vittal donated Rs.300
A
Anonymous donated Rs.2,500

Great work!!!

MM
MAITHILI M SHETTY donated Rs.3,000
SV
SANTOSH donated US $40
GN
Gauresh donated Rs.1,000

You are doing a great job , specially with girls education and agriculture , I can name it green education for girls .God bless you for doing such noble work helping lost of needy soul and joining education with agriculture , God bless every one who is working for this cause, I pray to God that you will get everything what you need for this cause and in you life too . God bless to both of you . take care keep doing such good work , and I am sorry for not donating big amount .

SM
Sabyasachi donated US $20