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Hunar Ghar celebrates 69th Republic Day

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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..

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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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