SHOSHIT SEVA SANGH

The musahars are landless laborers caught in a vicious cycle of poverty. Quality education can empower and bring change. Government's affirmative action has failed to reach this rural community at the lowest rung of the socio economic ladder. Empowered by education musahars can make a quantum jump in life, become role models and catalyst of change in the community what has not happened in more than 2000 years can be achieved. Mission is to bring about a 'Silent Revolution' .
May 27, 2015

A Silent Revolution - Helping The Helpless

Impressionism & Pollock-style Action Painting
Impressionism & Pollock-style Action Painting

The first quarter of 2015 was both demanding and exciting for the students and staff of Shoshit Samadhan Kendra, a fully free English medium residential school, for the children of the musahar community of Bihar, run by Shoshit Seva Sangh. The process of settling down in the new premises was not easy. However, the new building with all its facilities and its play-grounds make the children proud and excited about their new abode. The new walls and ambience gained the familiarity of a home during the quarter.  

We welcomed the New Year with a bang and Littis! The boys prepared their very own delicious littis cooked the traditional, goitha (cow-dung cake) way.

 

February, 2015

Exam time! The entire month students worked long and hard for their final examinations with the 9th and 10th graders giving two pre board examinations as they prepare for their D-Day in March!

 

March, 2015

Students learnt the style of Impressionism & did some Pollock-style Action Painting!

As the students excitedly prepared for their Holi vacations, our 10th graders continued their rigourous hard work for their first out-of-school, board examinations. We saw 7 of our best students appear for the CBSE Board examinations this year. 

 

We had the Young India Fellows visit again. This time they conducted Art and Theatre workshops. The boys performed their very own nukkad naatak titled Bachpan on the day we announced results. The play, through self composed songs and drama, tackled various social issues of child marriage and child labour that continue to plague much of their society.

April, 2015

We are proud to announce that Rahul Kumar (XI)  and Chandan Kumar (VIII) have bagged a full scholarship seat in the upcoming Dexterity School of Public Speaking, Leadership and Entrepreneurship being one of the winners of Dexterity’s ‘17 under 17’ competition held earlier in 2014. DexSchool is a week-long program where leading professionals meet students to inspire them to unlock their own innovative potential. We hope Rahul has a fruitful experience.

 

Our 11th and 12th graders (9 students) visited Ashoka University (Sonepat) and Delhi for a ‘Career Orientation Week’ organised by the ELM team of Young India Fellowship. It was a busy schedule with workshops by professionals like Mr. Sushil Jhangiani, counseling and psychometric profiling by Ms. Richa Saklani, demo IIT prep classes and Aptitude tests by Avanti, a visit to Habitat Learning Centre where we met students who are changing their lives with vocational training. There were also many interesting workshops and events by the YIF Fellows. Our students even got to sit for some of the undergraduate classes. A fantastic exposure visit for which we are grateful to the vibrant and extremely energetic group at YIF!

 

While the seniors were broadening their perspectives in Delhi, our little ones (class UKG, I & II) had a day out at the zoo! We also now have 33 new & very young members added to the SSK family.

 

On the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti, grades VI, VII & VII got to watch ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’, the movie at Cinepolis, PM Mall. It was exciting day for learning and fun. It was also the first time for most visiting a mall in the hub of the city.

 

J.K. Sinha

Founder-Chairman

Dexterity
Dexterity's '17 under 17'
Dexterity
Dexterity
Mar 6, 2015

A Silent Revolution - Helping The Helpless

The new admissions at Shoshit Samadhan Kendra joined the school in November/December 2014. These are boys in the age-group of 7-8 and have joined in the pre-school class. They are drawn from musahar families living well below the poverty line from the remote and backward villages of Bihar. For these children it is a transition from hopelessness to hope. The process of settling down in the new school building which has a floor area of over 54220 sqft. is just about complete. The facilities in the school building are comparable to the better schools of India. Some photographs of the new school building are placed below. There are now 330 students in the school.

 

Three students who were picked-up for quality education as part of the private initiative of the Founder-Chairman way back in 2006 graduated from the school in 2014 and are now doing university courses in leading institutions. Two of them are in St. Xavier’s College, Patna, and the third one is in the prestigious Central University of Bihar. Their performance has been very satisfactory and after passing-out in the next two years they shall be qualified and equipped to get high end jobs both in government and in the private sectors. This shall be a land mark achievement and hopefully the beginning of many such achievements.

 

The annual examinations at the school was held in the 1st week of March, 2015 and all the students have now gone home on vacation. The students are expected to be messengers of social reforms in their community, the most deprived, exploited and unfortunate community in India. While at home they take classes of the children of their community and also educate even the elders on matter of child marriage, alcoholism, need for observing social and personal hygiene etc. Feedback from the students indicates that the elder children belonging to the senior classes of the school are heard with respect within the community. Such is the power of quality education. 

Dec 11, 2014

A Silent Revolution - Helping The Helpless

New SSK school building
New SSK school building

Shoshit Samadhan Kendra the fully free English medium residential school shifted to its own building from the hired premises on November 12, 2014. The double storied school building with a compound of 2.16 acres will have a capacity to accommodate about 600 children in residence has a total floor area of 54220 sqft. Almost 80% of the building has been completed. The classrooms are spacious, there is a big courtyard in the middle of the school building and the pride of place ofcourse are the dining hall and auditorium, each having a capacity to accommodate almost 1000 persons. The front elevation is simple but impressive.  

The school celebrated Children’s Day on November 14 at which Hon’ble Shri L.K. Advani, Member of Parliament, former Dy. Prime Minister of India, was the Chief Guest.  The function held at the new auditorium of the building was attended by Special Invitees and over 500 parents and guardians of the children. The students put-up an extremely impressive cultural performance. 

The Chief Guest went round the building and saw the painting and science exhibition put-up by the students. Speaking on the occasion Shri Advani said that India needed many more institutions like SSK and many more people like J.K. Sinha. He was truly moved by the performance of the students. Shri J.K. Sinha, Founder-Chairman, Shoshit Seva Sangh and Lt. Gen. S.K. Sinha (Retd.), former Governor Assam and Jammu & Kashmir and Patron-In Chief of SSS, also spoke on the occasion. 

Audience at the auditorium
Audience at the auditorium
Cultural performance by the students of SSK
Cultural performance by the students of SSK
VVIPs
VVIPs
The function was widely covered in the print-media
The function was widely covered in the print-media
A round of the new school building
A round of the new school building

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