May 29, 2018

Dispelling deepest darkness through Education

Colors of Wisdom
Colors of Wisdom

Education is and always will be very important in building a strong foundation in one’s life.This is especially true in terms of looking at our future generation. We want our youth to be educated, to be up to date with current issues, and able to provide knowledge to the next generation. Education is a strong building block in building a stronger and healthier community. This starts by putting an emphasis on the importance of education in our youth today. As a community, it is our obligation to help a child develop their identity and be a contributing factor to society. We must refocus on the idea that a child is the centre of our community.

Keeping in mind the same thing, the AROH foundation had also done last month's co-curriculum activities with the children about the Rise Centre and the community.At AROH , the importance of co-curricular activities in education is realised with the teaching curriculum RISE centres follow. The month of saw RISE centres engage in multiple co-curricular activities to engage the students and parents. International Women’s Day is annually held on March 8 to celebrate women’s achievements throughout the world. It is also known as the United Nations (UN) Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace. At RISE, we understand how education can transform the life of a girl, giving them social identity and independence. History has witnessed, that whenever a girl is empowered with education, she has played very significant role in the expansion and growth of the Indian economy, and acted as a force to reckon with. Women education refers to every form of education that aims at improving the knowledge, and skill of women and girls. At RISE, we ensure that maximum number of girls are enrolled and equipped for all battles of life. AROH Foundation marked International Women’s Day within RISE centres even though monthly evaluation tests were in full swing. Educators presented stories of Mother Teresa, Mary Kom and Kiran Bedi narrating the struggles they faced and how they overcame them through their constant perseverance and persistence. Children were seen mesmerized hearing how a normal girl like them could reach up to those high levels just through education, hard work and determination.

Rise Centres also took an initiative into this aspects of all the educators in different centres did a small workshop on health and hygiene in which they were taught the importance of health and what is the meaning of personal hygiene. Like personal hygiene, we should also focus on social and psychological hygiene. We should try to understand the importance of public sanitation. With these good habits, we can have a long, happy and disease-free life. So Stay Clean and Keep Smiling. AROH witnessed World Health Day, Poetry day and conducted rallies to ware children, their parents and related community.

Thus in RISE, we don’t just are catering to 500 individuals but also on concerned community and larger population that also ensures the baton of change being handed over to the change itself!

Educator's Womens' Day
Educator's Womens' Day
Healtj checkup By Govt doctor
Healtj checkup By Govt doctor
Painting workshop for educators
Painting workshop for educators
Health & Hygiene awareness rally
Health & Hygiene awareness rally
WASH workshop at RISE
WASH workshop at RISE
community awareness camps
community awareness camps
Hope in RISE
Hope in RISE
Mar 2, 2018

All work no play makes jack a dull boy

Celebration of colours
Celebration of colours

Education is a pretty broad concept that surpasses the four walls of a classroom. The core aim of education is to foster all round development of a child. All round development essentially means intellectual, physical, moral, sensible and social development. To fulfil these objectives, there is a prime need of striking a balance between syllabus, curriculum, books and also co-curricular activities beyond that. Co-Curricular activities are those which are undertaken side by side with the curricular activities. It gives the students an opportunity to develop particular skills and exhibit their non-academic abilities. Activities such as music, art or drama, participating in school sports team, school debating team or student newsletters all comprise of co-curricular activities. They are the true and practical experiences gained by students by their own learning. 

At RISE, the importance of co-curricular activities in education is realised with the teaching curriculum RISE centres follow. Last few months saw RISE centres engage in multiple co-curricular activities to engage the students. In January, AROH Rise centre undertook a cultural event cum excursion trip in association with Akhil Bhartiya Gayatri Pariwar to JNL stadium. An all day long trip saw students witness the famous JLN auditorium, their cultural events, speeches, behavioural tactic training to tackle day to day life and other struggles. Performances by many children were made. Children also went to attend Food Festival at the JLN stadium only. They enjoyed many delicious delicacies and dance along the tunes being played by open bands at the garden. After having lunch and enjoying various cultural, funs, sports and food activities, all of us moved ahead to visit a temple nearby.

RISE centres also celebrated India’s 68th Republic Day on 26th January, 2017. RISE Team with 500 children, educators and slum community members were seen in full patriotic spirits. Republic Day Celebration was organized at all RISE centres Sangam Vihar and Devli, South Delhi. Starting from flag hoisting ceremony, students of RISE expressed their spirit of unity and secularism by participating in drawing competition, chorus singing of patriotic songs like Ae Mere Watan Ke Logo and singing and dancing competitions followed by speeches that reminded the students of the sacrifices made by the freedom fighters. The students were also awarded prizes for best participation to reward the top performers and motivate others.

Apart from the visits and celebrations, children were also introduced to the scholarship programs which RISE centres in association with Akhil Bhartiya Gayatri Pariwar which provided the best performing students an opportunity to realise their dreams. AVGP has enrolled all over RISE children for yearlong activity program. Around 50 well performing children are engaged for scholarship exams which would allow them to tackle hurdles of financial crisis and continue education with obstacles. Children are given books and educators are being trained to prepare well for the screenings. Children were also introduced to using OMR sheet which will be a common practice when these children would appear for higher exams in future. In numerous ways, these scholarships have been tailored for the purpose of ensuring that each student may avail crucial push during their educational journeys, depending on their personal aspirations.

With your continuing support, RISE fraternity is growing by leaps and bounds and RISE kids are looking forward to their bright future.

Child studying
Child studying
Towards a brighter future
Towards a brighter future
Happy RISE kid
Happy RISE kid
Dec 11, 2017

Metals outside can be destroyed not Metal inside !

Food distribution
Food distribution

Singbahini village in Bihar has suffered unprecedented loss of life and property in the recent floods. Hundreds died and thousands were stranded with no food and water. Sickness prevailed all round creating epidemic situation. Also, as most of us are aware, the immediate impacts of flooding included loss of human life, damage to property, destruction of crops, loss of livestock, and deterioration of health conditions owing to waterborne diseases. Singhbahini was on a zoom phase towards development as link roads and bridges were recently made by local administration (panchayat), but this disaster caused damage to life and property which was unprecedented, as thousands became homeless, newly made roads caved in and along with physical damages, dreams and hopes were swept away too.Floods had traumatised these victims and their families for longer periods of time. The loss of loved ones has deep impacts, especially on children. Displacement from one's home, loss of property and disruption to business and social affairs has caused continuing stress.

As the relief phase is in full swing, and people were coming back to their homes, there was an urgent need to support the recovery of the flood-affected population from the impact of the recent floods.

AROH Foundation, in aid with local panchayat of Singhbahini has so far supported around hundreds of flood affected people with initial relief support of dry ration, emergency shelter along with water, physical support and intense psychological counselling. Millions of affected people have now returned to their native places only to find their homes destroyed and disruption of essential facilities such as hand pumps, toilets, roads, dreams, memories etc. but hopes are not shattered as they begin to rebuild their homes and communities on their path to recovery.

The damage caused by the flood is immense in many areas and people are in dire need of support. With the recent floods, livelihood opportunities have decreased up to a very large extent.  A lot of work needs to go in to bring the life of people back on track. We are determined to provide all possible support for the rehabilitation of the affected area and people and help them survive through immense stress. We have joined hands with selfless local panchayat to recover and develop with a pace which Singhbahini has dreamt of.

We thank our generous donors who have supported the cause. We cannot change the whole world, but with a mere thought of change, we can change one life, and that’s the beginning of changing of whole world. Thank you for walking through the path that has a long way to go.

Emergency shelter & food supply
Emergency shelter & food supply
 
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