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.
Every year classes at Hunar Ghar undergo PBSA – Project Based Summaries Assessment to learn through observation and interaction outside the school. The students pick up a topic in consultation with their class teachers and then plan and execute a visit themselves. This year class 4, 6 and 7 visited Primary Health Centre, Mandwa, Forest Deptt office, Kukawas and Post Office at Mandwa respectively for their PBSA. Here’s a brief overview of their experience…
Since the inception of Hunar Ghar, Educate for Life has worked in close partnership with Rajasthan Bal Kalyan Samiti (RBKS), a grassroots India registered NGO, which has worked extensively in the fields of education and community development across Rajasthan since it was founded in 1981. It has been a privilege to serve the Bakhel community together over the past ten years. Read More