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Diwali celebrations

Diwali Celebration at Hunar Ghar!

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We had a joyous Diwali celebration at Hunar Ghar this year. The celebrations were an amalgamation of festivities as well as learning for the children. The children performed skits, recited poems and shared stories. The teachers were given gifts by the team to celebrate their hardworking spirit. Here’s a glimpse of the occasion..

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Second school management committee meeting at Hunar Ghar

School Management Committee Meeting

By | Administration, Community, School Management Committee | No Comments
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… Read More

Fundraising and Communications joins Hunar Ghar

Fundraising & Communications Manager joins

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I am Renuka Bhati, and I have recently joined the very enthusiastic and inspiring team at Educate for Life as Fund Raising and Communications Manager, India. Hunar Ghar set in a picturesque location in Aravalli hills is a unique school for children from a marginalized Adivasi community. It is not just a school; it also caters to the health needs, holistic development and education of the community in and around Bakhel panchayat. The inaccessibility and the challenging environment has not deterred the team at Hunar Ghar, and it is their indomitable spirit that has had me hooked. Read More

‘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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Increasing community involvement through community newsletters

By | Community, Community Newsletter, community participation | No Comments
We, at Educate for Life, believe that community engagement is vital for the success of a school. One of the ways through which we foster meaningful community involvement is through community newsletters. These newsletters act as tools for establishing parent-teacher relationships and help us understand the expectations of the community so that we can continuously work towards keeping the curriculum relevant. 

Pankaj, our Balwadi Lead, has been organising the content of Community Newsletters for the past two months. He writes about his experiences of engaging with the community and the impact of the newsletter he has witnessed.

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