We are working with our local partners in India to ensure support for community members in our project areas at this time. Our immediate priorities are to ensure awareness and understanding of the current situation and clarity around public health messages. We are also working with our partners to make sure that families are not going hungry. We are planning for the coming weeks and months to ensure that community members are still able to access healthcare support and that children have access to learning opportunities. For further details about what we’re doing to support community members, visit the Our Coronavirus Response page. Any donation you are able to make will help enable our response to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in and around Bakhel.
Educate for Life, a UK registered charity, works to ensure integrated provision of education, healthcare and community development services in Bakhel, an extremely deprived and remote rural community in Rajasthan in India. Our aim is to enable socio-economic transformation in Bakhel and the surrounding area. Educate for Life works in close partnership with local organisations to successfully achieve this and to comply with Indian legislation.
Our aim is for all our projects and services to be sustainable, with local involvement and ownership. Our expert partners consult with community members and potential beneficiary groups to identify needs. Together we design evidence-based projects and services which will have a long-term beneficial impact. We continually monitor and evaluate the impact of our projects and make improvements to them if needed.
Rajasthan Bal Kalyan Samiti
Rajasthan Bal Kalyan Samiti (RBKS) is an Indian non governmental organisation with over 35 years of experience in rural education and development. We have worked closely with RBKS since 2006. Today, RBKS is responsible for educational provision at Hunar Ghar School, running the school in line with our shared vision for holistic education.
Global Hospital and Research Centre
The Global Hospital and Research Centre (GHRC), based in Mount Abu, provides a bi-monthly mobile clinic service, which ensures regular free access to professional healthcare and advice for Bakhel community members. The Global Hospital and Research Centre also runs annual health camps from Hunar Ghar School, benefitting students and community members.
Geetanjali Hospital in Udaipur (GMCH) supports our child health at Hunar Ghar programme. It provides a team of doctors to conduct annual health checks on all pupils and accepts referrals for diagnosis and treatment made by our team.
Kshamtalaya is an Indian non-profit organisation founded to support school children in disadvantaged settings so that they develop into socially and economically active young adults. We have partnered with them to improve the quality of education provided by two secondary schools near Hunar Ghar.
Friendsline uses technology to provide mental health seminars to women and girls in developing countries. Friendsline is working with RBKS to deliver weekly mindfulness and yoga seminars at Hunar Ghar School. This initiative is benefitting female students and community members and is raising the profile of the importance of mental health.