Ramila was a migrant labourer, she is now graduating as a nurse!
Ramila worked as a cotton field labourer in Gujarat with her parents. She is from a remote village called Bakhel in Udaipur, but her family used to travel across the state to earn a day’s meal.
Their village is home to tribals who are poor and have no access to education. Ramila’s family was the same and did not think it was important for her to study. So at a young age, she was already a migrant labourer like them.
Rajasthan Bal Kalyan Samiti discovered Ramila and wanted to help her. They enrolled her in the RBKS bridge course for primary education. She was then sent to their residential school. They paid for all her expenses such as lodging, fees, books and uniforms. Since her family had no extra financial pressure, they were happy to see her progress.
Today, Ramila is on her way to becoming a nurse. She is doing a course in a government college that she will complete in two years.
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What the beneficiary gets
Rajasthan Bal Kalyan Samiti runs residential schools and girl hostels in tribal areas among the deprived and underdeveloped areas of Rajasthan. Close to 360 underprivileged and orphan girls in the age of 5 to 17 years stay in these hostels.
The beneficiaries are identified based on their family annual income. The school and hostel are on the same campus for safety and convenience. A warden and team of staff look after the children. Girls residing in the hostel who have homes are allowed to go home for vacations. They also undergo a medical check-up every quarter. Along with quality education, the girls are provided nutritious food and holistic development to build their confidence and to promote overall growth.
Many girls in our country discontinue their education as they cannot access the schools. Donate to this program and help a girl child with residential care so she can secure her education.
Rajasthan Bal Kalyan Samiti
28 November, 2021
Protecting girls from corona and provide them residential care
Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months
We use several indicators to measure the impact and success of our work to ensure that children growing up in our hostels benefit from the education and healthcare services.This time, the second wave of Corona spread rapidly and the situation in India has been extremely challenging. This year, there have been Corona positive cases in the project area.The school reopened to older students from classes 6 to 12 for about 4 months, by Indian legislation. It was wonderful to see that after about 10 months’ girls are going to school. But the school has remained closed for younger girls, again in compliance with Indian legislation. We are committed to providing necessities as part of residential care and ensuring that girls staying at hostels can continue learning outside their normal classroom environment, while the school remains closed. We connect them with the school's online education programme, their online classes supported through laptops, and smartphones. There are regular storytime sessions taking place in Hostel’s library. Library books are being enjoyed by girls. Other enrichment activities over the past few months have included debating, essay writing and drawing competitions with prizes for winning entries, indoor sports like badminton, Frisbee, local games are played by girls every day and morning Yoga classes. All the festivals are celebrated with girls. Recently girls celebrated 15th August, Janmashtmi and Ganesh Chaturthi. Girls are provided with new casual uniforms and shoes. Girls birthdays are being celebrated at hostel.
Challenges faced and next steps
Due to corona, the girls living in the hostel have to take extra care, there is always a fear that the girls may not get corona. Special care is taken on their health. Every month doctor's visit is done and a general check-up of girls is done. Due to Corona exposure visits are not taking place. Our next plan is to call an external person for regular yoga so that the girls can be given good yoga classes, as well as planning to organize certified computer and sewing classes for the girls so that their professional skills increase.
Stories from the ground
Usha is an orphan girl, she lives with her grandparents. She has been studying in the hostel of the institution for a long time. Currently studying in class 11th. After the death of Usha's parents in a road accident, she felt alone and preferred to be alone. She often misses her parents. Despite facing so many difficulties and challenges, she kept her spirits up. She studies diligently, here her time with her friends is well spent, she does not feel the lack of family in the hostel. Right now she has secured 75% in the 10th examination and for this excellent performance, she was also given Gargi Award by the government. This award is given to those girls who score above 75% in the board examination.
23 March, 2021
Residential care become important during covid-19 to protect and provide safe stay to girls
We have been continually adapting our education and healthcare programmes, to ensure safe provision of vital support during the ongoing pandemic. This is a time of greater vulnerability for children. By working hard to ensure all girls have regular contact with us, we have been able to monitor their health and well being whilst supporting them to continue learning. It is not viable for children in this community to learn remotely using digital devices, not least as most families do not have access to technology, or indeed electricity, at home. So we provide them all possible facilities in our hostels. As schools are remain close we provide them tuition in hostel, we arrange online classes through different devices, reading and learning materials provided in hostel.
23 May, 2019
Rajasthan Bal Kalyan Samiti started their education programme for girls in 1985 with 17 students in one school. Today they run seven schools, which cater to students from Grade 1 to Grade 12. These schools are all located in tribal populated areas of Jhadol and Kotra in Udaipur District, among the most deprived and under developed areas of Rajasthan. Girls residing in the hostel go home in summer vacations and on festivals like Diwali and Holi. Girls studying here are between 5 to 17 years. Girls are provided breakfast, lunch, evening tea with biscuit, fruits or toast and dinner. The school and hostel are on same campus so girls come to the hostel for lunch during school days. Typically breakfast is at 8.00 AM. One of Upma, Poha, Dalia is served. Lunch is at 12.30 PM and consists of Rice, dal, rotis and vegetables while dinner is at 7.00 p.m. and usually the girls have dal or vegetables with rotis
Story from the field
Kisni is a 10 year old studying in Class I. She has 1 sisters.She is from Badgoan village of Girva block of Udaipur district. Kisni’s father is no more and her mother is labourer. So there is no one to take care of her at home. She didnt study at all. She has less interest in Study. Here at Rajasthan bal Kalyan Samiti deve;lop a interest in study by Samrt Classes and Digital Learning. Now she is more interested in styudying.
Rajasthan Bal Kalyan Samiti is doing overall development of tribal Girls
Children came from tribal background where the literacy and hygiene levels are too low. They were very shy, introvert and unhygienic at the time of admission. But with our great effort and children support to lift themselves in society the tremendous modification are seen like talking in English, maintaining hygienic, Extrovert, Competitive towards participation and many more.
The Additional Classes:-
- Special Meditation classes
- Yoga classes
- Special classes for weak students
- Spoken English Classes
- Educational TV Channels
- Dancing Classes
- Dramas are conducted
- Computer classes
- Cooking Classes
Festivals Celebration, Diwali Celebration, Holi Celebration, Janamastmi Celebration, Navratri Celebration, Christmas Celebration, New Year Celebration, Children’s Day Celebration
|What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date||16|
|Village/City/State where project is located||Udaipur/ Rajasthan|
|Total Budget for the project for FY18-19||1120000|
|Total Expenses for the project YTD||138260|