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…
A School Management Committee meeting was conducted on September 12th. 14 members from the community participated in the meeting along with two Bal Sansad members. We had a very interactive discussion around why SMC is important, why community participation matters and how the SMC can help in the whole transformation of the school. We formed various sub committees – Food Committee, Education Committee, Class observation Committee, Cleanliness and Environment Committee.
The community showed keen interest and understood the importance of regularly being engaged with Hunar Ghar. We encouraged Bal Sansad members also to work together with SMC on a regular basis and take steps along with them to make Hunar Ghar school a role model for every other school.
One of the community member expresses his views on SMC:
“I promise to come and visit the school every 15 days and am taking the responsibility to look after the education status and the cleanliness being maintained in the school. I feel proud to be a part of this Committee and it is very important. I’ll do what I said.”