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 - 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

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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.

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.

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.

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Second school management committee meeting at Hunar Ghar

School Management Committee Meeting

By | Administration, Community, School Management Committee | No Comments
The Hunar Ghar School Management Committee (SMC) comprises of community members and the parents of students enrolled at Hunar Ghar as well as Hunar Ghar staff.  Our SMC works with the school administration to manage and monitor school activities. The participation of the parents and the larger community lends us much-needed support on ways to bring about change and strengthens the school’s relationship with local community members.

We cheer the participation of women members. Gender equality helps in ensuring focus on education for girl children and an increased agency for women. An active community interaction, encourages greater students’ enrolment rates besides creating a greater accountability among the school administration and teachers.

The Rural Changemaker at Hunar Ghar, Rahul Dubey who facilitated the recent meeting along with two of our teachers, Gopal and Yudhishtir, shares his experience and observations… Read More

Fundraising and Communications joins Hunar Ghar

Fundraising & Communications Manager joins

By | Administration, India | No Comments
I am Renuka Bhati, and I have recently joined the very enthusiastic and inspiring team at Educate for Life as Fund Raising and Communications Manager, India. Hunar Ghar set in a picturesque location in Aravalli hills is a unique school for children from a marginalized Adivasi community. It is not just a school; it also caters to the health needs, holistic development and education of the community in and around Bakhel panchayat. The inaccessibility and the challenging environment has not deterred the team at Hunar Ghar, and it is their indomitable spirit that has had me hooked. Read More

Bal sansad - Children's Parliament at School

First session of Bal Sansad – The Children’s Parliament

By | child initiative | No Comments
Our newly formed Hunar Ghar Bal Sansad – Children’s Parliament convened its first meeting discussing roles and responsibilities of each member and setting up prospects. The platform gives children the opportunity to voice their opinions and become key decision makers for the school as well as the local community.

Rahul Dubey, our Rural Changemaker who is instrumental in initiating the activity shares his thoughts and expectations… Read More