Gift a bicycle to enable the education of a girl child by Gram Vikas Trust

Gift a bicycle to enable the education of a girl child

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Every monthly donation helps to educate more girls like Ramila

Ramila is the oldest daughter in her family of eight. She was a bright student but almost discontinued her education as the high school was very far from her village.

There was no transport and she had to spend hours walking from and to school. Keeping her safety in mind, her mother decided to stop her education. She then approached Gram Vikas Trust (GVT) who helped her with a bicycle.

This greatly reduced her travel time and now is a happy student with dreams of enrolling in university someday.

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About The Program

What the beneficiary gets
School Supplies
What you get
Tax Exemption
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Program Description

Studies show that 85% of girls discontinue education after 5th or 7th grade because they cannot access the nearest school. Gram Vikas Trust (GVT) is a national level organization that works with the rural youth in the villages of Gujarat. They work on creating equal opportunities to overcome economic and social challenges for women.

The main purpose of the project is to provide transport facility to girl children who have passed the 7th standard since there is no higher class within the village. This reduces the dropouts among girl children and supports them for higher education in nearby villages.

The program also tracks the children who have received the bicycles through their schools. When you donate to this program can help a girl child continue her education and secure her future.

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About The NGO

Gram Vikas Trust
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Gram Vikas Trust

Hailing from a rural background, the founder of Gram Vikas Trust (GVT) was no stranger to hardships. Ramesh Kasondra, himself, has undergone several economic and social challenges.

In order to convert his experience and exposure to support and uplift his society, he established Gram Vikas Trust. GVT now operates in more than 100 villages of Bharuch district with the key areas being child rights, education, health and hygiene, sustainable livelihood, and women empowerment. GVT's belief that knowledge is the path to self-development has re-enrolled thousands of school drop-outs back to school. To promote an equitable living environment, GVT gives vocational training to hundreds of students each year along with awareness on health and hygiene.

The organization was actively involved in constructing and renovating the sanitation facilities of the Government Schools in and around their district. GVT is committed to creating a strong and independent society without inequality. It aims for a society free of discrimination and where everybody enjoys equal opportunities.

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founders
Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Ramesh J. Kasondra

areas of operation
Area of Operation
Area of Operation

Girl Child | education

location of work
Location of Work
Location of Work

Gujarat

Gram Vikas Trust has

provided vocational training to 675 unerprivileged youth across the country

last audited
Last Audited
Last Audited by GiveIndia

December 2018

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Program Updates

Program Updates

22 July, 2019

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Program Update

Gram vikas trust works in Remote villages of Jagadia block where we have schools till 7th standard only, for further studies students have to visit other villages, in jagadia block local transport facilities are very poor and this increases dropout ratio among girls. We provide bicycle so that girls can visit schools in nearby villages and can continue further studies. We get a list of girls who have passed 7th standard from school principals after that home visit and FGD with parents are conduct. After providing bicycle we continuously take follow up from each village and schools to ensure regular attendance of Girls. This reduces the dropouts among girl children and supports them for higher education in nearby villages.

GVT has provided a total of 21 bicycles in January to March 2019 from which one girl was in 5th standard 14 girls was in 6th standard and 6 girls in 7th standard. Girls from Untiya Village have to visit schools at Sardarpura village which is 4 km away. 3 Girls from Untiya village have cleared 6th standard with good grades and regular attendance in school. 3 Girls from Moran Village have to visit Primary school at Dariya Village which is 5km away from which 2 girls have cleared the examination of standard 6th with good grades and regular attendance 1 girl from 7th standard cleared the exam with good attendance. 4 Girls from Gula faliyu village have to visit Primary School at Dariya Village which is 5km Away this all Girls now passed the exams with good marks. 6 Girls from Virvadi Village have to Visit Primary School at Dumalpor Village which is 5km Away, 1 have successfully cleared 5th class, 3 girls have passed 6th standard and 2 girls have passed 7th standard. 2 Girls have to visit Primary School from Moti Jamboi village which is l this school have shared that after receiving a bicycle from gram vikas trust attendance of these girls 4km away from Lakdiya Village and Vadhvana Village they have cleared 6th standard with good marks. The school principal of al is increased and also attend school on time. Girls shares that now they can easily participate in any cultural events or functions at the school level end enjoys bicycle riding in a group.

Story from the field

Ankita vasava lives at Moran Village of Jagadia Block that contains population of tribal communities,most of the people from this community are underprivileged and they do not get proper opportunities to study further.Jagadia block have only one high school all the students from different villages have to attend high school at Jagadia Village. Transportation facilities in Moran village is very poor people have to walk 5 km to reach out proper transportation. Ankita was a bright student but almost discontinued her education as the high school was very far from her village. There was no transport and she had to spend hours walking from home to school. Keeping her safety in mind, her parents decided to stop her education. School principal visited her house and share this issue with Gram vikas trust. He then approached Gram Vikas Trust (GVT) through village sarpanch and after home visit and meeting with her parents GVT helped her with a bicycle. GVT continuous takes follow up from her parents and School Principal about her attendance. This greatly reduced her travel time and now she is enjoying visit to school with her friends she also shares story about her regular journey towards school. She is a happy student with dreams of enrolling in university someday.

What is the expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19?70
What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date105
Village/City/State where project is locatedBharuch District
Total Budget for the project for FY18-19350000
Total Expenses for the project YTD320000

23 May, 2019

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The main purpose of the project is to provide transport facility to those girl children who have passed the 6th or 7th standard and there is no higher class within the village to reduce the drop out among the girl children and support them for higher education in nearby villages which is 3 to 5 km distance.

Gram Vikas Trust in association with women SHGs providing assistance to the poor family to invest in the education of their girls child and on other way promote the culture of girl education. The most challenging task is to create the motivation among the marginalized communities for the education.

Story from the field

At the age of 12, Vasava Sanjanaben Sanabhai lost her mother towards sickness and is left all alone with two brothers and a father. Sanjana stay in Virwadi village. Sanjana father is a daily wage worker and her two brothers are still studying along with her. Sanjana willingness to study did not keep her away from school even after the loss of her mother. Being a girl child of the house Sanjana truthfully completes all the cleaning work in the house and cooks food for Sanjana father and two brothers. Sanjana fetches drinking water from far for the family and then dresses up for school, as Sanjana stays in Virwadi and goes school to Du:malpur which is 4-5 kms away from home has to walk all the way to meet her thirst for learning thus Sanjana decide to drop out from the school and discontinued. Gram vikas trust promoting girl child education identified and intervened in the matter and provided bicycle to Sanjana as she can save the walking time to reach school and fulfill her task at home at the same time with more energy and positivity. Sanjana now reaches school on time and her performance in studies is excelling day by day, being a bright students Sanjana helps her classmates to learn new things and lives happily.

What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date100
Village/City/State where project is locatedBharuch Disctrict
Total Budget for the project for FY18-19525000
Total Expenses for the project YTD350000

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