I would like to share a story of a girl who has truly faced the problems of family disputes, though she did a wonderful job to continue her studies.
“Have no fear of perfection, you will never reach it.”
- Salvador Dali
Rekha (name changed) is studying in 12th standard, her father is working as daily wages labor in field. But he has bad habit of drinking alcohol, and due to this bad habit he always waste all his income in drinking. Rekha’s mother was a house wife, but her husband was not giving money to family and that is why she started working to run the family. Rekha has three sisters and one younger brother. All the sisters are studying in school, Rekha is the eldest one. So she has the major responsibilities of the family.
Due to Rekha’s father’s bad habit, quarreled happened every day for small things in family. After all the years Rekha’s mother survived with her husband but in the recent years Rekha’s father started misbehaving with her wife. So her mother took her son and gone to her maternal home. After this incident all the responsibilities of family came on Rekha.
While interacting with Rekha we came to know that she has to start working from the early morning to cook food and other household work to reach school on time. She prepare afternoon lunch in the morning for her father, and all the sister eat mid-day-meal in the school. No breakfast in the morning, they only eats some evening extra food. She also has to wash all the family members’ clothes everyday as well as the burden of other household work. But she has never lose her hope, or never thought to quit her studies.
She shared that she always feel bad about her mother, and also about the bad habit of her father. She tries to convince her father to left alcohol, but her father is not ready to do so.
Rekha is really brave that she do all the work of family and also studies. She wants to become teacher, and she has no fear to reach to the goal.
We have seen so many family disputes in this area, and because of parents internal quarrel children has to suffer a lot. The parents cannot able to give proper guidance or motivation to children. The result is children drop out from school, or start engaging in other activities.
I have just shared a story of a brave girl, who is one of our beneficiaries with lots of motivation.
Kindly support us to help such needy girls.
Distance are easier, you need to step once..
Payal and Pankti (name changed) are best friends from the very young age, both are living in the same village. From class 1st to 8th they studied together, both are bright in studies. After completing 8th standard both wished to take admission in 9th standard but their parents were not ready to send them for further studies because the village is quite interior from the main town, nearly 17 km from the main city. The community people has to walk almost 6 km to touch the road, and the nearby school is almost 5.5 km.
So most of the children do not attend school after 8th standard. Parents also do not wish to send their children to school as the school is far, for the safety issue also because of less motivation towards the education. They mostly engaged in the farming activities, and cattle grazing.
In the month of June-2016, when the school reopened, the primary school teachers come to know about these two girls that they haven’t take admission in school and their parents are not ready for their further studies. The school teacher contacted their parents and try to convince them, as both the girls are good in studies. The teacher tried to convince them but they were worried about the distance and also what is going to make changes in their lives if they study?
The school teacher have idea that Gram Vikas Trust (GVT) is providing bicycles to the needy students for the higher education. And they contacted GVT for help for Payal and Pankti.
One of our field officer visited both the parents and school teachers to understand the issue to support them. The school was reopened and almost one month was passed so it was difficult to get the admission, but somehow both the girls got admission in a government school in 9th standard.
Payal and Pankti are enjoying their school life, and the company of each other. The parents are still worried about the distance but the bicycles have made their road and distance easier.
Thanks for your continuous support, and do help GVT to support the needy ones.
"A good teacher is like a candle, it consumes itself to light the way to others."
In this project report I would like you to take to the classrooms where our Para Teachers are actively educating the pupils with their innovative ideas and creative ways of studying. Ms. Simran (name changed) has completed her PTC but due to family restrictions she was unable to do the teachers job. She is from the same village where there are less government teachers. While interacting with the community members and teachers of the school we come to know about Simran. Usually we hire the Para Teachers based on the availability of the local level highest education in the village or nearby villages.
But we have got the best opportunity that we can get the qualified teacher for the village, we approached Simran and her family members for the Para Teacher, initially her father was not ready to allow her for this job, but later he got convinced for the village and school development.
Simran is very active girl, she uses different teaching techniques to teach the children, play different games with children to improve their interest about teaching and learning. We have seen the changes in the school after Simran has joined us. The attendance ratio has increased, students are happily coming to school to play games and study.
In this rural school there are only two government teachers and the students strength is 134, while interacting with the community and school teachers we come to know that there is not enough teachers in the school and for this reason most of the students did not attend school, as well the teachers also not able to teach the large number of students with the loads of other government work.
Now the happy faces are seen in the village, the teachers are also happy that they got the companion to help and support them, and the students a good friend and also a teacher.
Thanks for your continuous support.