Jul 13, 2021

Sriaparna* awaits to go to school....when opens...

With enduring smiling eyes awaits school to open..
With enduring smiling eyes awaits school to open..

Around 10 years old Sriparna* lives at remote Kailashpur village in Mathurapur II administrative block of forest infested Sunderbans Delta in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal. She stays with her little sister, Parents and Grand Parents in a small house. Her father sustains the family expenses very hardly as a marginal farmer and also by running a small business of making Spice Powder and Threshing Rice etc. The present Covid-19 situation has put the family in deep misery. The small bussing is enduring a stagnancy ever since the recent ‘Yaas’ cyclone made devastating landfall on 26th May, 2021 at the region. The cyclone has destroyed all stocked and cultivated crops. Thus no consumer came up to them to make powder or thresh their Cultivated Produce.

This entire uncanny has impacted Sriparna* also. Admitted 6 years back in the Nursery level presently she studies in 5th standard of model school Kishalaya Sishu Siksha Niketan. She is missing her friends, teachers and the overall school ambience ever since the school was closed under the Government Directives due to Covid -19 Pandemic. The only means of communicating with teachers is the Distance Class mode that he attends along with his friends by sharing a smart phone.

The Pandemic has made her more Hygiene conscious. She exerts s hand washing frequently to be within a safety circle.

Sriparna* aspires to be a Teacher when grows up. She loves reading English Books loudly. These days she is waiting for the school to re-open with an eager eye.

* All names altered to maintain safety & privacy.

In studies .... at Home
In studies .... at Home
Learning by Distance Meet Mode with Smart Phone
Learning by Distance Meet Mode with Smart Phone
With Mother, Little Sister and Grand Mother...
With Mother, Little Sister and Grand Mother...
Jun 25, 2021

'Nayantara' Girls are now forward at removing Social Perils against Girls

Jubilant -successful in resisting a Child Marriage
Jubilant -successful in resisting a Child Marriage

Even amidst the long and still continuing Covid-19 Pandemic and devastations by 'Yaas' Cyclone that made cataclysmic landfall left a long lasting impact in our operational areas of coastal and riverine Sunderbans we remained steady in consolidating our efforts to build the future generations here prepared and befitting for all future struggles. 

Our endeavour to empower and capacitate adolescent girls- ‘Nayantara’ also thus continued. With time and pace Nayantara Girls are now becoming more confident with their studies and involvement with various activities that helping grow leadership qualities among themselves.

Thus, for the enduring Pandemic and Yaas the Nayantara Girls have now come forward to stand by the severely impacted people here. They are moving out in the communities to make them sensitize on Preventive Measures for arresting the spread of the deadly Corona virus with face to face communications, miking etc.

The present situation has contributed to the rise of Human Trafficking, Dropping Out from Education, Early Marriage and many other social perils even in these remote Sunderbans villages in search of assured and secured life, food etc.

The confident and prudent the ‘Nayantara’ Girls became vigilant and had shown their active involvement to stop such trends. In recent times they were proactive in resisting a Child Marriage and remained successful. These have created new energy among them and make them more confined about their own capacity.

This bulk of Girls gradually forming their own identity and has giving us the confidence in our mission to empower more such adolescent Girls who gradually will come out of all social stigma and form a new order in the society- without any disbar and despair.

In our operational area of remote coastal and riverine villages at Sundarbans there are so many young buds waiting to be blossomed with your care, support and blessings.

Beaten by ill fate of social malices consequent to poverty and being from remote hard to reach areas they still dreams of a brighter tomorrow and with their identity established.

Please extend your helping hand to fulfill their aspirations and dreams.

Distributing Foods to Yaas impacted families
Distributing Foods to Yaas impacted families
Distributing Books to Yaas impacted families
Distributing Books to Yaas impacted families
Miking for Covid-19 Preventions
Miking for Covid-19 Preventions
Jun 24, 2021

Sunita*- Waiting for the Computer Training Classes to Open Again

Sunita* with wonders in her Eyes
Sunita* with wonders in her Eyes

8 Years old little Sunita* has been a student in our Model School- Kishalaya Sishu Siksha Niketan ever since she joined. Resident of remote Nandakumarpur village in Mathurapur II block of Sunderbans infested South 24 Parganas district in West Bengal, India she is the only child of her Parents. Her father Sunirmal* is a marginal farmer with a very little tract of land they own. As the earnings are not sufficient to run all family expense only by cultivating in own land, he also works as Daily Wage labourer for cultivation in others’ fields in the vicinity. Sunita’s* mother is a homemaker and struggles with the enduring drudgery of finance steep.

Calm and quiet by nature Sunita* with wonders in eyes is always eager to learn new things. Ever since she was promoted to 3rd standard in 2021 academic session, she is eagerly waiting for the Computer Classes to start.

As per the rule of school Computer Training Education starts from 3rd Standard. But with continuing and increased spread of Covid-19 Pandemic all educational institutions are closed since long period. So do our school as well as the Computer Classes.

The only mode of communication with her teachers are the classes for major subjects of Vernacular, Maths, Science, Social Science etc. being carried by creating WhatsApp groups. With dire poverty in house Sunita’s* father can’t afford to buy Android Phone.

In this situation Sunita* sometimes sharing the Smart pone of a friend stays nearby. She is excited with this digital experience, but still remains at gloom without any phone of their own.

With the long starched closure along with many other kids of the School she is now eagerly waiting for the classes to start again – more specifically awaiting the First Experience of touching the Computers and Operate.

* Names altered to maintain privacy & safety.

 
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