Girl Child Education Our story of Change fromSatya Bharti School, Kali Pahari, Alwar, Rajasthan, Bharti Foundation The change we plan to bring about in the community: Girl Child Education
Introduction• Bharti Foundation – Bharti Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Bharti Group Companies. – The Foundation aims to help underprivileged children and young people of our country realize their potential.• Satya Bharti School Program – The Satya Bharti School Program is the flagship program of Bharti Foundation. – It aims to deliver free quality education to underprivileged children, with special focus on the girl child across rural India. – The program goal is to establish 500 Primary and 50 Senior Schools reaching out to over 200,000 students – The promise of this large scale program, through its operation, is to create a replicable, scalable and holistic model of quality education in rural India – Present Operational Status: • Number of Schools Operational: 250 • States of Operation: Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh & Tamil Nadu • Number of Students Enrolled: Over 36765
About the CommunityGeographical Location:– Kalipahari is situated very near to National High Way No.8 (Delhi – Jaipur High Way).– The nearest Govt. Sr. Secondary School is in Neemrana which is aprrox. 5 kms. From Kalipahari,– The Nearest Government Primary Health Centre situated in Neemrana.– The nearest Post office & Banks is situated in Neemrana.– The nearest Police station is Neemrana ,which is approx. 5 km form the village.– The nearest market is Neemrana which is approx. 5 km form the village.– Drinking water facility provided by government and constructed water supply tank, apart from this Hand pumps and bore wells are other source of water.– The main occupation of villagers are mining, working and other Business but few people are also engaged in agriculture.– The village is well connected with approach road and connecting to NH 8.– The village situated in the centre of Japanese Zone and Indian Export Promotion Zone of RICCO is also very near.
About the Community Cultural Background – Majority of the population belongs to Hindu community . – Dominant cast in village is Gurjar. – The villagers followed the all Hindu rituals and festivals. – The dressing style of community is long white Kurta & Dhoti / Pant & Shirt, for men and women dressing style is Ghagra & Odhni. – It’s a mix culture of Rajasthan & Hariyana as Hariyana border is very close to this location. – They are the followers of all Hindu God & Goddess. – It is Men dominant community and they are the main decision makers. – Prevalence of Dowry is very high in the village. – They are still following the Early Marriage/Child Marriage. – The majority of villager are consuming Alcohol most of the time.
We ‘Felt’:There are many problems in the village but we felt that Girl Child Education is one of the major problem in the village. Very few girls or women are literate in the villages.
We ‘Imagined’:As this community issurrounded by the RIICOindustrial area, a great scope isbeing developed for the nextgeneration. If the parents canbe counselled and explained ofthe recent professional coursesand technical education for girlchild education, they will bemotivated for these throughcampaign and door to doorcounselling and will be aware ofGirl Child Education
We ‘Did’:• Organised a meeting with community people to make them understand about the initiative of Satya Bharti School.• Organised a rally on Girl Child Education and educate community people about the importance of education.• Conducted Street play in different location of community.• Prepare the Slogans & posters on Girl Child Education.
Impact on Community: • People understand the importance of professional Education • They are willing to enroll their children in different technical Courses which can help them to get good job near to the village as there are many companies which are looking for competent candidate from local area.
Impact on Us:• Understand the felt need of community and work on it.• Children feel proud to be a part of this campaign and become change agents.• The satya Bahrti Staff members were with positive attitude to take such initiatives especially in Gurjar Community.• The Motivation level of Girl Child was very high and put their best effort to encourage such practices.
Experience of Community Members & Teachers:• The teachers feel that they can make a difference by initiating such kind of campaign in village and protect the Childhood of many children.• The community people felt that they have to change themselves as per present society norms and Culture.
The Road Ahead…..(in the next 3 months)• We will educate the community people in Parents Teacher Meetings as well as educate the members of School Development Management Committee so that they can educate the other community people.• To make villagers aware about the impact of Girl Child Education.
Students Participating in the Contest:Name of Mentor Teacher: Mahipal jangid No. of Students Name of # State District School Class Participating Student SBGPS Kali Pahari 10 Monika Kumari IV Pooja Kumari V Champa IV Kumari Chetna Kumari III Rajas Komal Kumari V Alwar than Rekha V Yogesh V Meena Kumari V Monika IV Anil IV