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 - 500 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
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.
Since 2007, 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 502 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.
The annual health check-up is done for all the children at Hunar Ghar to ensure general health and adequate nutrition. In the first round of the check-up held on December 8th and 9th, some 70 children had missed the health consultation. A second round was facilitated by the health team to ensure that maximum number of students undergo the screening.
Hunar Ghar is set in a geographically isolated location of Southern Rajasthan. In the marginalized community of Bakhel people live in incredibly deprived and challenging conditions with very poor access to government health services. Educate for Life has transformed the community’s access to reliable and professional healthcare by arranging bi-monthly Mobile health clinic visit, regular Eye-camps & Dental camps and an Annual health screening. The Annual health screening this year was held on Dec 8th and 9th to assess the general health and nutrition for 427 pupils at Hunar Ghar. Our Administrative Manager Kanan shares a detailed report..
Volunteers have constantly been a valuable support for the team at Hunar Ghar, the children and the Bakhel community. Anika, a General Practitioner working in London, UK recently completed a 9 week stint at Hunar Ghar to support the health team. She shares her experience of getting to know the children & community , working closely with the health team and subsequently setting up processes to deliver higher standards of healthcare in Bakhel..