The villages of Sundarban are situated in very remote areas. There is no good school in most of the areas. Most of the inhabitants are illiterate and less-conscious about the education. Therefore, the students face the problem that a first generation learner faces. Most of the times, the children are engaged into household chores or income generation activities. In addition, the teaching quality of the government schools is not up to the mark and teachers are engaged in different types of work other than studies. As a result, they do not have much time in hand to teach. The students are neglected since not getting quality education.
Shrestha reads in class VI in our model school K.S.S.N. Her Parents are Radhakrishna and Doli. They are very poor. She was admitted in this school five years ago with the expectation of better education. She commutes to school by cycle. She lives in Nandakumarpur, Raidighi, not far from the school. Right from the start, Shrestha was an average student. But over the years, she has been able to upgrade her status regarding examination and other performances. Shrestha is a motivated child. She has growing interest in mathematics. Not that well in sports, but she is a talented dancer. She is equally good in drawing and her drawings regularly appear in school wall magazine. Due to regular health-check-up, she is physically healthy. She is a sparkling child, shaping her future.
Shrestha in drawing class
Aug 12, 2016
Model School enhances lives of children
By Surojit Mondal - Programme Coordinator
Biswanath ready for School
The villages of Sundarban are situated in very remote areas. There is no good school in most of the areas. And the most of the inhabitants are illiterate and less-conscious about the education. Therefore, the students face the problem that a first generation learner faces. Most of the times, the children are engaged into household chores or income generation activities. In addition, the teaching quality of the government schools is not up to the mark and teachers are engaged in different types of work other than studies. As a result, they do not have much time in hand to teach. The students are neglected since not getting quality education.
Biswanath, a student of class VI, has been reading in Sabuj Sangha's Upper Primary School i.e. in Kishalay Shishu Shiksha Niketan (KSSN). He resides in Nandakumarpur village, P.S. Raidighi and not very far from School. His father is Sibram who is a local priest. Barnali, his mother is a housewife. They are not financially bright. Biswanath is the first of their two sons. Despite their poverty, they want the children to access education. He was admitted in this School in class I. Little Biswanath was very shy and introvert. He hardly talked and played with his classmates in initial days. After these six years of special care, his shyness has been reduced. He is now very friendly with his classmates. He is among the best in their class. He is popular for his decent behaviour. Besides, he loves to read science books from library and issues such books regularly from library; he is also having keen interest in indoor games.
Biswanath engaged in drawing
Jun 29, 2016
Child labour prevention through Residential School in Sundarban
By Surojit Mondal - Programme Coordinator
Sujon - rescued child studying in Model School
In the Sundarban area, there are several islands. The villages are situated very far. There is the lack of transportation and communication. The families are very poor. For thelivelihood, all the family members have to work.Lack of proper nutrition is another problem. The children of the families are very much neglected. The family sends their children to the tea-stall or hotel or any other places to work and earn. Therefore, as a result, children do notget propereducation and proper nutrition. Under these circumstances, Sabuj Sangha set up the Residential School for the prevention of child labour. Sabuj Sangha dreams of a society where all children will access education and there will be no drop outs. Therefore, this School is being run by the Organisation to prepare the young breed as first generation learners.
Sujanis a 13 years old boy studying in class –VII in Sabuj Sangha’s upper primary model school i.e. Kishalay Shishu Shiksha Niketan (KSSN). He is a boarder of the Residential School. His father’s name is Dilip and his mother’s name is Mita. He belongs to Kumrapara village. His family is economically very poor. His father is a day labourer and his mother works in Bangalore as a maid servant. So his father sent him to a tea stall for work. Sabuj Sangharescued him and admitted in the Residential School and he is staying here for 4 years now.
There has been quite an amount of improvement in the study that has been observed in these years. He is excellent in drawing and co-curricular activities He is regular in his class and attentive too. With appropriate amount of food containing adequate nutritional value,Sujan is growing both physically and intellectually.
He says, “I am very happy today as Sabuj Sangha rescued me from a tea stall. I am getting good food three times daily. The teachers are very good and they take care of us. I have so many friends. We study and play together every day. My life is so full of joy today."