Our story of Change fromSatya Bharti School, Basai Bhopal, Alwar, Rajasthan, Bharti Foundation The change we plan to bring about in the community: To promote using of toilets
IntroductionBharti Foundation Satya Bharti School Program • The Satya Bharti School Program is the flagship• Bharti Foundation is the program of Bharti Foundation. • It aims to deliver free quality education to philanthropic arm of Bharti underprivileged children, with special focus on the girl Group Companies. child across rural India. • The program goal is to establish 500 Primary and 50• The Foundation aims to help Senior Schools reaching out to over 200,000 students • The promise of this large scale program, through its underprivileged children and operation, is to create a replicable, scalable and holistic model of quality education in rural India young people of our country • Present Operational Status: realize their potential. • Number of Schools Operational:250 • States of Operation: Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal & Tamil Nadu • Number of Students Enrolled: Over 36,000
Geographical Location:• Basai bhopal Singh is located at 20 km from NH-8 and District office of Bharti Foundation.• - With a total population of 1572 In 756 no. of households.
- Dominant Caste in Village is Rajput. - women dressing style is Ghagra & Odhni.• Cultural Background: – Majority of the population belongs to Hindu community .They followed Hindu rituals and traiditions.
• Community people are habituated to use open space (field located in front of Satya Bharti school) for toilet purpose and polluting the environment of school and village. Next generation studying at our schools has realised the adverse impact of using open space for the same not only on our environment but also it effects our health. We felt it a first hand negative impression of our village.
• ‘Promoting of using toilets at every home rather than using the open space’, we imagined and make the people imagine the same.• Aware the community people on benefits of using toilets.• Make the community responsible of prohibiting to use open space in future for toilet by involving them to clean the field (located in front of the school and earlier being used for toilet) and prepare it as a playground for the village kids.
• Organised a meeting with community people to make them understand about the initiative of Satya Bharti School.• Organised the rally against the identified issue.• Make them aware about benefits of using toilets rather than doing it in open space.• Door to door counselling and discussion with villagers• Conducted Street play, sang motivational songs, slogans with prepared ply cards, poster and banners.
• Community people have understood the benefits of using toilets at homes rather than using the open space located in front of Satyabharti school.• Community members involved and contributed their efforts to clean the field located in front of our school.• All of the participants in our joy for giving campaign have signed on the common memorandum and took oath to use toilets and
Upsarpanch giving appreciation letter to our Ht
• Understand the felt need of community and work on it which gives new learning to them .• Children feel proud to be a part of this campaign and become change agents in the community.• Staff members gained the confidence to deal with community problems which is totally different from daily class room teaching.• They are curious to do such activity in near future and willing to do something different from their daily routine work.
• Community members: - ”Aaj hamare bachho ne ankhe khol di, hum apne gaon ke prati aur apne prati bahut galat kar rahe the. Aaj se hum apne gharo main hi sauch karenge aur dusre logo ko bhi samjhayenge..” -Bijendra Singh Upsarpanch• Teachers: - ”Hame gaon main ye change lane ke liye, bahut mehnat karna padi. Aur aaj hame ye dekh ke khushi milti hai ki log gharon main hi sauchalya banakar uska upyog karne lage hai, aur bahar ka watavaran saaf rakhte hain.” - Rajaram Yadav HT, Basai Bhopal
• Periodic and timely follow-up through: - Door to door visit. - Parents Teacher Meeting. - Individual data keeping.• Regular counselling to every stake holders. - Students. - Parents. - Community members. - Community key persons.• Trying to impart knowledge on making: - Low cost toilets. - Less cost on its’ maintenance.
Name of Mentor Teacher: Nidhi Sharma No. of# State District School Students Name of Student Class Participating SBGUPS BASAI 5 Sapna Chauhan VII Khushbu VII Neha Sharma VII Babita Chauhan VIII Komal Bai VIII Rajasthan Alwar