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Anika at Hunar Ghar

A volunteer’s account of Health & Community Engagement at Hunar Ghar

By | Health, volunteers | 4 Comments
Volunteers have constantly been a valuable support for the team at Hunar Ghar, the children and the Bakhel community. Anika, a General Practitioner working in London, UK recently completed a 9 week stint at Hunar Ghar to support the health team. She shares her experience of getting to know the children & community , working closely with the health team and subsequently setting up processes to deliver higher standards of healthcare in Bakhel..

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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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eye check up

Eye camp at Hunar Ghar

By | Community, Health, India | No Comments
An eye camp for the students at Hunar Ghar and the community in and around Bakhel was organised on October 4th in collaboration with Global Hospitaland Research Centre, Mount Abu. Hunar Ghar acts a community hub for undertaking health initiatives to the remote area of Bakhel panchyat.  The eye camp is our one such initiative to secure a good eye health for our students/community and also diagnose serious issues in their primitive stages. Our health and community manager, Madhusudan Singh shares his experience..

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‘It’s more than just a school’

By | Education, India | No Comments
‘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

By | India | One Comment
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