Gram Vikas Trust

GVT exist to enable rural population particularly women & underprivileged children to control over their lives and local resources through local institution to create a better environment.
Nov 10, 2016

Living a Dream, Building a Future!

Dear Donors,

A very happy new year, may the divine light of Diwali spread into your Life peace, prosperity, happiness and good health to all the good hearted people.

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows!

- Sydney J. Harries

This time in India, we celebrate the festival of lights, there is vacation in colleges and school for almost a half of the month. Gram Vikas Trust, Bharuch (GVT) has started a small campaign to get in touch with all the beneficiaries who have got the scholarship and other educational support from us.

In this campaign, we have gathered all the beneficiaries and organized some motivational talk, career guidance for one day, before this event our field staff visited all the houses of the beneficiaries and spend some good time with them and take the feedback of them and the status of their studies and what more support they required to do best in the examination and in their regular studies.

The idea of campaign is to engage all the beneficiaries with GVT, so that they share their problems and difficulties with us and we can support them as much we can do, also the beneficiaries from different villages can know each other and support each other. As per our objective of the campaign we can say that we have succeeded. Many beneficiaries have shared their personal, family, and educational problems.

There are numbers of problems these beneficiaries are facing day by day, but we have observed that many of them are very much committed to reach to their goals and working hard to achieve it.

Let us come together to support these youth to achieve their goals.

Share your views and concerns with us so that we can do better for our children and our society.

Oct 16, 2016

No fear of perfection

Dear donors,

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.

Sep 26, 2016

The Story of Payal and Pankti

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.

 
   

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