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 500 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 Children’s Day celebration on 14th Nov was followed by week long events & activities at Hunar Ghar focused on Child Rights. The children participated in debates, a rally around Bakhel, painting competitions and sessions with teachers to understand the social causes. Our Rural Changemaker, Rahul Dubey shares a day-wise look at the various events.. Read More
We had a joyous Diwali celebration at Hunar Ghar this year. The celebrations were an amalgamation of festivities as well as learning for the children. The children performed skits, recited poems and shared stories. The teachers were given gifts by the team to celebrate their hardworking spirit. Here’s a glimpse of the occasion..
Hunar Ghar emphasizes on giving the best tools to the teachers that can empower them to make a child learn effectively and creatively. A wholesome education is the one which gives children life skills, a problem solving ability and a balanced temperament apart from just progressing on the prescribed curriculum.