Every monthly donation helps more rural children access education
There is one Government middle school in Jamun, Rajasthan but due to the quality of teachers' attendance as well as the distance from home many of the children were discouraged from going to school. The children were instead sent for cattle grazing. Seva Mandir took up the task of setting up a rural school as an alternative.
The village youth counseled parents and enrolled children into the school. Today, all the children at the Jamun center can read and write. After graduating from the rural school the children go to the Government schools for higher studies, sometimes outperforming the students there.
The parents also understand the importance of education because of the rural schools. You can help these tribal children get quality education Shiksha Kendras.
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You will be sponsoring the benefits for different beneficiaries every month
About The Program
What the beneficiary gets
Seva Mandir's education strategy focuses on ensuring education for the school dropouts between the ages of 6-14 years in tribal areas and enables communities to demand quality education from the Government.
Seva Mandir runs Shiksha Kendras in places where the quality of education is either dismal or available at all. Shiksha Kendras are single classroom, single teacher schools providing education up to 3rd grade. Surveys are conducted to assesses the quality of existing education system, if any and availability of eligible children through continuous interactions with the villagers. After an assessment, a Shiksha Kendra is opened in the said village and a local teacher is employed. The required material is distributed to the children and the school.
The entire village is involved in monitoring the school. Seva Mandir runs 205 schools serving 6000 children every year. When you support this program, you enable tribal children to dream of a better future.
About The NGO
19 November, 2019
Children enjoying fun activities
Children enjoying fun activities
22 July, 2019
Seva Mandir’s education program attempts to ensure primary education to out-of-school children through Shiksha Kendra’s (SKs) and Residential Learning Camps (RLCs), other interventions include Activity Centers at government schools and Scholarship Programme to ensure continuity of education. During January - March 2019, 147 SKs are being run in the 5 blocks of Udaipur district in which more than 5,326 out-of-school children aged 6 to 14 are studying, out of which there are 56 children under scholarship program and 159 children are participating in the second RLC. During the period a total of 1659 (31%) children took new admissions in 147 SKs. Out of 1659 children, 44.4% are girls.
Story from the field
Limited access to quality education is a significant development challenge in Udaipur district. In Seva Mandir’s work area, poverty and the lack of quality education are the key factors that lead to a child not going to school. Furthermore, the condition of schooling in the tribal areas is often one of severe neglect, with high rates of teacher absenteeism, teacher’s posts lying vacant, poor teaching methods, a paucity of required materials and inadequate infrastructure. These conditions coupled with poverty de-motivate children and force them to drop out from school. Seva Mandir design and implement programs based on the needs and demands of the communities. These programs include Bridge School Program known as Shiksha Kendra’s, Residential Learning Camps, Activity Centers at government schools and Youth Resource Centers and Scholarships to ensure continuity of education.
Asha Kumari, a 10 years old girl lives in NaalFala, at Chanawada village in Udaipur District. Her father Hira Lal ji works as a laborer in Udaipur city. She used to go to a government school which is situated more than one kilometer away from her home. It was very difficult for her to go to school as she had to cross a mountain to reach the school. Asha stopped going to school and stayed back home for more than one year. Her mother came to Seva Mandir's Shiksha Kendra (SK) and talked to the teacher about her daughter’s education as soon as she got the knowledge about the centre. The teacher suggested sending her daughter to Shiksha Kendra for her further studies. Asha started coming to SK from July, 2018 and now she comes to the centre daily. Her younger brothers Sahil and Ganesh also got admission in SK. Asha has now learnt writing her name, counting till 20, alphabets and spellings of basic alphabet words.
|What is the expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19?||6753|
|What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date||5741|
|Village/City/State where project is located||Udaipur District, Blocks- Kherwada, Jhadol, Kotra, Badgaon, Girwa|
|Total Budget for the project for FY18-19||37647270|
|Total Expenses for the project YTD||37561115|
23 May, 2019
Seva Mandir’s education program attempts to ensure primary education to out-of-school children through Shiksha Kendra’s (SKs) and Residential learning camps (RLCs), Other interventions include Activity centers at government schools and scholarship programme to ensure continuity of education. During April-September 2018, 148 SKs are being run in 5 blocks of Udaipur and Rajsamand districts, in which more than 5,000 out-of-school children aged 6 to 14 got education. There are 56 children under scholarship program and 180 children are participating in the first RLC.
Story from the field
Eight-year old Khuma was among the first students at the Camp in 2000. “While coming through the Training Centre of Seva Mandir gate for the first time I felt nervous. I wasn’t sure why I was here”, he recalled. He remembered how he overcame his initial anxiety at the 25-day camp and eventually made friends with children from other villages. Nobody could have guessed that 13 years later Khuma would return to this center as a teacher at the Camp. He began his schooling at a Seva Mandir non-formal education center in 1998. He was then recruited to enroll in the first Camp at Kaya, which he now remembers fondly. After the camp, Khuma enrolled in a nearby government school, but maintained his connection with Seva Mandir by becoming active in the local Youth Resource Center. As the first person in his family to receive an education, his commitment never wavered. In an area where most children never make it through primary school, Khuma, the son of a poor farmer, graduated from secondary school in 2011. He was then recruited to work at a shop in Mumbai, but feeling dissatisfied with the pace and strain of urban living, he left after two months to pursue a college education and work towards a better future. Soon after returning from Mumbai, Khuma was approached by a Seva Mandir zone worker who asked him if he was interested in working as a teacher for Seva Mandir. When we asked him about why he took the offer he said, “I benefited a lot from Seva Mandir, I have taken [their] help every time in my life. I will never turn down any job from Seva Mandir”.
His eyes swelled then swelled with pride, “I got offers from other NGOs, but I declined them. I will only work for Seva Mandir”, he said.
At the Camp, Khuma is quite the hero. He laughed when he recounted the disbelief and astonishment when, on the first day of the camp, he revealed to all the children that he is a former Camp student himself. To these new first-generation learners, he serves as a living role model who can relate to these students better than anyone.
Khuma’s story is an example for the 10,000 first gener¬ation students in our schools, and speaks to the deeper change we are nurturing across 700 villages, including a demand for quality education and a commitment to public service.
|What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date||5983|
|Village/City/State where project is located||Udaipur district, Blocks- Kherwara, Jhadol, Kotra, Badgaon, Girwa|
|Total Budget for the project for FY18-19||17957247|
|Total Expenses for the project YTD||17957247|