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Gold Medal for Hunar Ghar

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Over the past fortnight, Hunar Ghar has undergone its second school self-review facilitated by our partner Adhyayan. The process helps us to improve the quality of education at Hunar Ghar and provides our team with invaluable feedback. Following the review, Hunar Ghar has been awarded a State Gold Medal – a fantastic achievement which reflects the hard work and dedication of our team. Vice Principal Ajeet Sangia shares some details of the review process… Read More

Rural Changemaker joins Hunar Ghar team

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People working at Hunar Ghar have been key to the change that has come over the past 10 years in the remote marginalised village of Bakhel. They are also pivotal to the transformation we envision in similar settings across India. Rahul Dubey, a young and dynamic development professional, joined the Hunar Ghar team recently as Rural Changemaker and will be contributing to the ongoing initiatives. He will also be spearheading some new projects he has been passionate to work on, such as creating a bal panchayat – children’s local self-government body – that will work on real issues in and outside Hunar Ghar and setting up a really strong internship and volunteer programme at Hunar Ghar. In this blog Rahul talks in detail about what motivated him to join Hunar Ghar and what his plans are for his role at Hunar Ghar…

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Kotra Learning Festival 2017 organised by Kshamtalaya

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Kotra Learning Festival 2017 was hosted at Hunar Ghar by one of our partner organisations, Kshamtalaya. It brought together a group of Kshamtalaya interns with children living in the area around Hunar Ghar. All involved flourished through the creative learning activities they participated in together. Kshamtalaya core team member, Soumya, gives an introduction to Kshamtalaya and writes about the aims and achievements of the first ever Kotra Learning Festival in this guest blog…

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Second batch of Hunar Ghar graduates starting secondary education

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This is the second year in succession that we have been able to get 100% of our class 8 graduates from Hunar Ghar enrolled in secondary school. This is a particularly noteworthy achievement in the light of the latest report from Secondary Education Management Information System (SEMIS) maintained by National University of Educational Planning and Administration which shows that the transition rate from primary to secondary education in Rajasthan is 68%. The fact that we have been able to accomplish this in a community where over 85% of adults have never had school education, speaks volumes about the efficacy of approaches adopted by Hunar Ghar in transforming the way primary education is provided in a remote, marginalised community in India.

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Health and Community Team attends workshop on maternal and newborn care

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We constantly strive to offer opportunities for learning and development for our team. Most of our team members come from rural or semi-urban areas of Rajasthan. While they bring with them invaluable insights into the needs of  the local community, these learning opportunities offer them exposure to best practices implemented in other organisations and new developments that continue to take place in their area of work. Our Health and Community team at Hunar Ghar recently participated in a state level workshop on maternal and newborn care…  

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