Regards from Gram Vikas Trust, Bharuch and also from the students who are supported by you.
"A man without education is like a building without foundation"
Sometimes education means a lot for some families, who are totally deprived. Education becomes only a hope for them and also a long term investment of the families. In the earlier report it has been mentioned about the condition of the villages and the communities resides here. The economic development in the society has not able to change their lives hence it has become worst for some communities.
Khushboo, was referred to GVT by her school teachers when she completed her 12th. She was the youngest daughter of her mother, she has lost her father in an accident years ago when she was very young, and she has two sisters. All the three sisters are studying in private colleges, she has started doing BA in this academic year. But when she completed her 12th her mother was not ready to send her for further education as she was not able to justify the expense of other daughters. When this thing heard by Khushboo’s teachers, they contact GVT to help this girl by providing educational help.
GVT has always come forward to support such children for their higher education, Khushboo’s mother works as a contract gardener in a company and earns very less to survive, also to pay the fees of three daughters it becomes very difficult for her. GVT has seen many such cases, some children are orphans, some are one parent, some parent are not able to afford and many such issues.
It could be better if you people can be the foundation for such students.
Greetings from Gram Vikas Trust, Bharuch.
In the earlier report I have mentioned about the strategic planning conducted by Gram Vikas Trust (GVT) for its professional and strategic growth, as it has completed 15 years in the field and now becoming more strategic towards its work done in the field and where to focus more. For the strategic planning GVT has conducted a survey of different beneficiaries and stakeholders of different projects. By this GVT has come to know about the current work progress and where GVT can contribute more.
By the time of conducting survey GVT has come to know about a girl’s (beneficiary of Riding towards the Future) feeling towards GVT. She shared that Mittalben (Field Officer) is a real angle for us, as if she did not come to our village and help us in sending school it might be very difficult for us to continue the study. She told that she would have been got married if she had stop studying after 8th standard. (The higher secondary school is very far and parents do not allow girls to send school after completing primary education.) We have come across many cases for whom GVT has become a chance to study further and helped them to save their future.
Many girls in the area of Bharuch district are really need support for studying further, as the schools are very far from their interior villages, financial condition of their families are really worst, parents are not motivated to send their girl child to school for higher studies and so on.
GVT has supported many girls to those whom it has reached, but still there are many girls who needs support, it is the request to our donors and also to those who wish to support these girls for their future they can help them.
Once again thanks to the donors for their support for this noble cause.
Best wishes for christmas and new year.
Arpita is a student who had got benefit of bicycle and books for the study under the education support programme by Gram Vikas Trust.
She is coming from Tribal community and having very low income at her family as her father is working as farmer and mother is a housewife. The village called “Padal” almost 25 km from Jhagadia block and around 47 km away from Bharuch district. The village is having primary school up to 8th class and after completing primary school she got admission in Diwan Dhanji Shah High School Jhagadia as there is no nearby highschool. She faced the problem of going to school hence she has to walk almost 5 km every day to catch the bus, sometime she missed the bus and have to stay at home by walking back 5 km to home. She was not able concentrate on study because of long distance walking as she got tired of walking and not able to do homework other hand she has to help mother for house work. She was almost neglecting going to school but there was happy news came to her that she got bicycle when she was studying in 9th class. She was too much happy with this gift other hand her friends also got bicycle which is motivated to her for going school with friends. Parents also feel safe to send the girls in school as they go and come with their friends.
The gift has made her successful as she used to go to school every day with friends even she had no bunk single class. She used to reach on time and easily get the bus form Vakhatpara, started concentrate on study and regular doing homework and even she always helps her mother at home as she come on time to home. She is so happy with Gram Vikas Trust for such support providing useful help for such family.
She is in 11th standard now, in few months her examination will come, she is working hard for the best result she can get.
"Success is a journey, not a destination"
- Ben Sweetland