Mar 17, 2015

Education is self-empowerment

Jenelia
Jenelia

Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think ~ Albert Einstein

Our whole purpose of providing education to needy is to bring about everlasting social change.  Access to education will help these children to understand their selves better; it helps them to realize their potential and qualities as a human being. The means of giving education is not only to make them literate but also self-dependent. A single person getting an education in the family will think of others around him/her, and children we support through this project are first learner in the family.  

Jenelia get supports to complete their education. She is doing bachelor in commerce stream in first year. She gets supports in term of college fees, tution fees, reading material, stationary, bag and transport charges semester wise. Jenelia’s father works in garage.

Interestingly, I was travelling in a bus yesterday and I happened to meet Jenelia, though she did not see me as she was reading for her second semester internal exams. I just said ‘hello’ to her and she got so excited to tell me that she got first class in the first semester. It was blissful to hear that from her.

Let us help more children like her, to make their life meaningful by investing in their education.

All the blessing that we receive is because of our donors. Thanks to all our donors to support the cause and giving more importance to the education of needy. 

Feb 18, 2015

Education; let's enlighten her life.

They share that they learn, they need a chance.
They share that they learn, they need a chance.

Education is the movement from darkness to light ~Allan bloom

Girl child higher education is a crucial in rural area. Improving access to education for girls is an issue need to be address which exactly Gram Vikas Trust is focusing on in the remote villages of Gujarat. I was reading an article on “why we should support girl education” posted by Chima F. Madu. She has rightly mentioned that “Education is very important for every child whether boy or girl. It is sad that some communities still discriminate against the education of the girl child”.

Recently we have supported 3 girls (Meeta, Rehea, Ileana (name changed)) through this project. They are in 10th standard, sooner they will be appearing for board examinations. I would definitely share their results with you as it’s you all who think of their education. There are many more to whom we still need to support for further education.

I happened to visit the school before 15 days. I do meet and converse with all the girls in the school. Ileana came to me and she simply told me that “I am going to write much better in this exam it seems, Thank you for giving us excellent reading material and all other”  

Thanks to all the donors for making it possible and believe in us. Please share your view about our project and make suggestions if we need to improve in the way we work.

“Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody.” 
Jane Austen

Happy to see new books
Happy to see new books
Yaaaay!!! Our exams are going to be best.
Yaaaay!!! Our exams are going to be best.
Guides, reference books etc provided to the girls
Guides, reference books etc provided to the girls
Feb 4, 2015

Let's drive towards school

''I am going to drive this everyday"
''I am going to drive this everyday"

An educated girl will ‘Stay healthy, save money, build a business, empower her community, and lift her country’

This programme gives much more importance to girl child education because  girls education is like sowing the seed which gives rise to green, cheerful and full grown family plant. She must be given all the necessary education. Ignoring her, keeping her illiterate means we are creating an illiterate and ignorant generation. So it is perfectly true that educating a girl child means educating a family.

This project facilitates the girls who live in interior villages. There is a lack of public transport, which makes very difficult for them to reach school for studies. In the case even family do not have sufficient to help their child as they earn very less in a day. The girls do get education till 8th standard as they have primary school in the village itself, but after that it’s a question mark that who goes for further studies?

We believe that most of the problems of society can be eradicated by educating the girl child. Hence this is our simple approach by providing them bicycle that they continue studies without any constrain. 

Few days ago I met Ella (name changed). She is studying in 10th standard; she lives 18km far from her school. She has to walk 7km every day to catch bus to reach school. She get tired end of the day and do not get time to do extra studies which is her utmost require as she is preparing for board exam. She received bicycle and now she drives bicycle to reach school on time and come back early. Ella conveyed her gratitude “thank you for thinking about my studies. I will study harder’’

Swami Vivekananda has rightly said, “Educate your women first and leave them to themselves, then they will tell you what reforms are needed.”

It wouldn’t have been possible without our donors. Thanks to all donors for your continuous support.

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Ella can't wait to drive it and go school.
Ella can't wait to drive it and go school.
 
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