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.
A dental check-up camp was organized at Hunar Ghar in collaboration with Global Hospital, Mount Abu to screen children for diseases and to ensure that a good oral hygiene is being maintained. With limited access to reliable healthcare , health interventions such as this form a critical support for children and their families in Bakhel. An early diagnosis and subsequent treatments keep the children healthy and increase attendance at school manifold. Here is a brief account of the dental camp..
Hunar Ghar celebrated the 69th Republic Day of India this 26th January. The constitution of India came into effect in 1950 on January 26th and this day is ever since celebrated all over the country with great enthusiasm. The children at school participated in cultural programs and the community members were invited to share the joy. The school Principal, Ajit ji shares a brief account of the activities..
Hunar Ghar recently celebrated its Annual Sports Day with rigor and enthusiasm. The event spread over three days hosted 7 schools in the vicinity. Over 200 children from other schools took part in Kho-Kho, Kabaddi, Archery and various track & field events. The value of sport in building character and leadership behaviors has been widely recognized, events like these instill in children a sense of grit, determination and team-spirit. It was heartening to see the community of Bakhel & near-by villages as well as the local administration lending support for the event and cheer for the children. Our program administrator, Kanan shares a detailed description of the event..