Creating an India of happy, healthy childhoods

 

We integrate education, healthcare, and community work to create life opportunities for one of India’s most marginalised rural Adivasi communities.

 

Our community development hub, Hunar Ghar, in Adivasi community near Abu Road/ Udaipur, South Rajasthan

 

Hunar Ghar in August 2007

 

Hunar Ghar today - 416 students enrolled from balwadi to Class 8

 

We provide training to support rural teachers achieve high standards

 

We work closely with the community

 

Integrating healthcare – twice a month mobile clinic

 

Providing the support that’s needed - working directly with every child and family

 

Advocating for change and creating a platform for marginalised voices to be heard internationally

 

Achieving high impact

 

Creating a network of expert partners to support marginalised communities

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Educate for Life action-research sustainable development by running a school in rural India that integrates education, healthcare, and community work.

Educate for Life is a small organisation that aims to transform rural education in India.

For the past seven years we have been running an innovative primary school called Hunar Ghar in a marginalised community in a remote area of rural Rajasthan. We currently have 412 pupils, ranging from four to fourteen. All students that attend the school are first generation learners. We have adapted how the curriculum is taught to meet their needs. They are achieving good academic results with literacy and numeracy skills above the state average. We are documenting our experiences with a view to being a role model for other schools in rural areas.

The school acts as a hub for community related development as we provide seamless support for community members from pregnancy to adulthood through community services focused on maternal and child healthcare and education and mentoring.

We’re a tiny team making a big impact, and you too can be a part of what we do.

Discover Bakhel watching our inspiring short video on the left. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Join our newsletter and follow our blog below to get regular updates on our work.

Should you wish to support our work we would be very grateful if you donate or become a Friend of Educate for Life.

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Tackling malnutrition through our Hunar Ghar kitchen team

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One of the integral components of our holistic approach towards education is providing healthy, nutritious meals for all pupils at Hunar Ghar. It is all the more important in a village like Bakhel, where 61% of children are malnourished, resulting in stunted growth and wasting (as shown in our Early Childhood Development Study). In this blog, we give you an insight into the kitchen at Hunar Ghar and the people involved in running it, who through their dedication and effort, prepare and serve nearly 900 meals a day… Read More

Crowdfunder 2015 classrooms in action

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In 2015, we ran a crowdfunder in which people from five continents came together to raise £10,000. This was used to build two new classrooms at Hunar Ghar. The construction of these classrooms took a longer time than expected to complete. There were several odds presented before us in this extremely resource poor remote village of Rajasthan. However, we kept on learning from all the challenges we encountered, and the new classrooms are now fully constructed and furnished and are being fully used as fun-filled and vibrant learning spaces.

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