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Sports intervention in Jhed

A Fellow’s Journey : How sports intervention can help in learning

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 Educate for Life has supported Kshamtalaya, an Indian non-profit organisation founded to support school children in disadvantaged settings. We have enabled three local government schools in the vicinity of Hunar Ghar to benefit from the inputs of three committed Kshamtalaya Fellows who have been working to support students and teachers since the start of the 2017 academic year in August.

Here Kshamtalaya Fellow Stephen Charles, a former Bank of America employee, shares his experience of working in Jhed Secondary School, helping 46 children to develop a greater interest in their studies and learn valuable life skills through participating in sporting activities. 

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Republic Day parade at school

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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Second school management committee meeting at Hunar Ghar

School Management Committee Meeting

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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

Women at Hunar Ghar: Challenging multiple stereotypes

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The team at Hunar Ghar consists of people who not only work in extremely challenging situations, but also act as inspiring changemakers working towards creating a lasting transformation in a remote rural area. These changemakers, not least the women who teach at Hunar Ghar, who carry out our health and community work, and who manage administration matters, are not only breaking gender stereotypes but also playing a pivotal role in dispelling the myths around adivasi communities that leads to untold discrimination and marginalisation.

It has been almost 8 months since Imrana, our Administrative Manager joined the team. She has been a key member of our team offering help and support to the health, education and construction teams, looking after administration of offices and taking care of interns, guests and team members. In this blog she talks about her work and her experiences at Hunar Ghar.

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