Hope For The Hopeless - Empowerment Through Quality Education
Pankaj hails from Musahar ghettos. He lost his father in a drunken brawl and his mother is a landless labourer. They live a life much below the poverty line. Pankaj is a CLass V student. His mother earns a daily wage of Rs. 25 per day for 6-8 months in a year. She can not afford two square meals a day. Shoshit Seva Sangh has ensured that her son studies in an English medium school, free of cost. Pankaj now has all the facilities which a child needs. He is attending classes in English, Maths, Science and Hindi conducted by highly qualified teachers. He wants to become a doctor when he grows up. He says he wants to ensure that his mother has a decent and respectable life in her old age.
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What the beneficiary gets
Shoshit Seva Sangh (SSS) runs a free English-medium residential school in Patna for the children of the Musahar community. Musahar communities live in designated ghettos in the outskirts of villages in Bihar. They get seasonal employment in fields. In 2011, the school, Shoshit Samadhan Kendra, had 250 students - all living in the school hostel. This number increases by 50-55 each year. Due to lack of both literacy and education in this community, almost all the new admissions are in the preschool class. SSS is working to increase this number gradually, and hope to build a capacity to accommodate 800 students in their free residential school within the next 4 or 5 years. They have recruited a well-qualified and experienced faculty in all the subjects taught at the school. Presently the ratio between the taught and the teachers is 1:20. The objective is to give these children high quality education to be able to compete with the best in the country. SSS will also finance and facilitate the higher education of the children passing out from this school. They aim to empower their students in such a way that they become role models in their community as well as catalysts of change.
Shoshit Seva Sangh
23 March, 2021
Introduction of smart classes at SSK
18 students appeared at the class xii exams (2020) and all but five got first division marks. There were four who got more than 80%. Twenty eight boys appeared for the class x examinations. Nineteen students got first division marks with five of them scoring between 81% to 90%. The photographs of the high achievers alongwith their parents are attached.
Under orders of the government the schools have remained closed due to the Covid Pandemic and it is hoped that schools would be permitted by the government to reopen in December, 2020. Shoshit Seva Sangh has utilized the enforced holiday to upgrade the teaching facilities at its school, Shoshit Samadhan Kendra, the fully free English medium residential school for the poorest of the poor. Smart class facility which includes computer, projectors, speakers and a screen have been installed in all the classrooms of SSK. Though the school is closed for the students, the teachers, are going to the school on all working days. They have been tasked to prepared audio-visual presentation. The Principal of the school who has considerable experience in running smart classes is guiding the teachers to prepare the audio-visual presentations for each chapter of the textbooks that they shall teach in the classrooms.
The enforced holiday has also provided an opportunity to upgrade the administrative facilities at the school. Considerable efforts have been made to improve the conditions of the compound and the sport fields.
Hopefully the government will allow reopening of schools for all classes shortly.
5 August, 2020
Freedom from the curse of hunger and malnutrition
Freedom from the curse of hunger and malnutrition
Through our program feed a child from a very poor community in a school hostel we have been sucessful in catering to the needs of a child who does not have the acess to basic necessity of life which is food. Food is the basic requirement for the survival of anyone in today's world which is one of our priority. Apart from this on 26th January, 2020, the school, Shoshit Samadhan Kendra celebrated the Republic Day of India. Addressing to the students on this occasion the Chairman told the students that from the coming the Academic Year beginning April / May 2020 facility of smart classes shall be introduced for all the classes in the school. The audio-visual facility will naturally make learning more interesting and even enjoyable. The sports facilities have been upgraded in a very big way in the school. Artificial turfs have been laid in two hockey fields and three new basket-ball courts and two new volley-ball courts have been constructed. The upgraded facility can cater for more than 600 students in the residential school.On Mondays, the school holds weekly tests followed by co-curricular activities such as one act plays, quiz contest, debates etc. There are more than 500 students in the fully free residential school.