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Early Childhood Development Survey Complete

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It’s been just over a week and the survey is completed, thanks to the extraordinary hard work of Hunar Ghar Project Manager Kanan Silvera and Community Health Coordinator Vishnu Priya.

Before doing this survey, although I had spent some time exploring the area, I had never fully appreciated how spread out the five hamlets that make up Bakhel are, and how hidden some of the households! For the first couple of days the scootie was at the mechanic’s for repairs, meaning that we had to cover several kilometres on foot, seeking out the survey’s participants. Read More

Early Childhood Development Survey Underway

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Our intern Ellen Goodman gives us an update on her work in Bakhel…

This week has been really exciting as we have started collecting data for our survey on early childhood development and caring practices in the Bakhel community.  On the first day we interviewed nearly 10% of our survey population.  The team performed brilliantly and really engaged with both the children and their caregivers.  It was wonderful to see what a strong relationship Hunar Ghar Community Health Coordinator Vishnu Priya and Project Manager Kanan Silvera have created within the community.  No survey was completed without some jokes and laughter being shared by the team and the families. Read More

First ever comprehensive survey of all households in Bakhel

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Our Hunar Ghar Project Manager, Kanan Silvera, and Community Health Coordinator, Vishnu Priya, have just completed the first ever comprehensive survey of every household in Bakhel. Here Akshay Patel, Founder and Trustee of Educate for Life, explains why the survey was necessary…

Back in January 2014, we gathered information from local government offices in Udaipur about the size of the five villages which make up Mandwa panchayat  (the area where Hunar Ghar is situated ) and the numbers of children attending government run schools in the area.  Armed with this data, our team then visited the villages and schools.  The aim was to understand their needs and to assess the proportions of children regularly attending local schools in order that we could plan how we might best support them and their surrounding communities.  What the team found was a real surprise. Read More

Hunar Ghar children sitting reading Educate for Life RBKS

Annual Status of Education Report 2014

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Earlier this month the draft findings of the 2014 Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) were published.  Ash Patel, Educate for Life Founder and Trustee reflects on the latest findings.

The Pratham team which facilitates this annual survey is to be congratulated for their dedication and commitment to ascertaining child enrolment, attendance and achievement in rural schools across India.  In a country where seven million children are not in school, this kind of data collection is essential to ensuring that the right interventions are in place to ensure universal access to education. Read More