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‘It’s more than just a school’

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‘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…
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Developing a literacy culture from scratch

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Hunar Ghar children come from primarily illiterate families. The literacy rate among women in the village, the primary care givers of our students, is 11%. During an Early Childhood Development survey conducted by us in the community in 2015, we found that for 60 randomly selected children and their caregivers, 51 sets of caregivers knew no age appropriate songs, stories or poems to be able to tell their children. The same number also possessed no age appropriate books and had no pens, pencils or crayons for children to draw with. This means that children living in the community around Hunar Ghar depend almost entirely on Hunar Ghar to develop literacy.  Read More

Being an Adhyayan Assessor is fantastic!

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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

100% ‘A’ Grades for Standard V Students at Hunar Ghar

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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