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.
A June Orientation was organised for the teaching and non-teaching staff of Hunar Ghar between the 19th and 29th of June in Udaipur. The dates for the Orientation are just ahead of the new academic year that begins with an enrolment period at Hunar Ghar at the start of July. It is a nice opportunity to have everyone from Hunar Ghar in one place for 10 days and through different sessions discuss (a) the new initiatives in the school in the coming year, (b) new concepts and (c) ideas from everyone on making improvements. Here our new Chief Operating Officer, Sanjiv Ray, shares an overview of the sessions that took place… Read More
‘It’s more than just a school’, these are the words of one of our supporters who visited Hunar Ghar for the first time in April. Amit Chadda is a teacher from London, who spent time with our local team, helping to develop a teacher appraisal system to help with our teachers’ professional development. Here he shares his experience of being at Hunar Ghar…
Our School Administrative Manager Imrana Khanam is working with our partner Adhyayan as an external assessor for their school reviews. She has been involved with five school reviews so far and features in their recent newsletter alongside Ajeet Sangia, our Education Co-ordinator at Hunar Ghar and one of our teachers, who has also become an Adhyayan Assessor. Here Imrana shares her experience of getting involved and what she has learnt… Read More
In April, our Standard V students sat compulsory state board examinations in Hindi, English, Maths and Environmental Science. They have just received their results. All 34 children who sat the exams have been awarded ‘A’ grades as an average grade score of all their subject results. This is a phenomenal achievement and true reward for the hard work of the children and their dedicated teachers, Pushpa Dama (Hindi), Parakash Kasota (Hindi), Shantilal (Maths), Kailash Cindal (English), and Bhuvnesh Kumar (Environmental Science). Read More