Jun 29, 2020

Future of Girls

Dear Well-wishers,

Regards from Gram Vikas Trust and the beneficiaries.

In this pandemic situation, GVT is supporting the girls with different medium and try to engage them in learning activities, so that they do not get disengaged with education. At GVT we believe that continuous learning and support of parents in children’s learning will help the children to achieve their goal or smooth education will occur.

GVT has connected with all the girls, who were benefited with the bicycles and other education support. Most of the girls were enjoying their vacation time as per out initial communication with them. And they were not studying at home, and supporting the family in home chores or agriculture work. GVT’s field team have talked with all the girls and have asked them to join in government Home Learning program daily so that they do not get distracted from education.

In this conversation we have engaged some of their school teachers, who can help them by providing some homework, so lessons to read and simple exercise they can do it their own. We have also interacted with some of the parents, who were strongly believe that education will not happen at home (specially on TV and or mobile), we have educate them about the importance of daily some exercise about learning and how it will help the students in after school reopen. We have also support the girls if they do not have TV/Mobile at home, ask their neighbours to support.

The elder girls who were in 12th standard, we have asked them to read and some practice for their upcoming courses. 12 girls will join bachelors (Arts, Commerce and Science), 3 girls will join GNM nursing and 2 will join computer courses. Our team is supporting them in how they can practice at home.

We at GVT are trying to support the girls by different modes so that they cannot think to drop out after this pandemic, let us come together so that we can save the girls future.

Jun 16, 2020

Home Learning

Dear Well-wishers,

Regards from Gram Vikas Trust, Bharuch.

We as GVT team hope that you all and your loved once are safe and healthy in this pandemic time. While writing this in Bharuch, Gujarat our team, our stakeholders and our beneficiaries are also doing well and safe at their homes. Our team at GVT are still working from their homes and not allowed to visit the field area physically. Looking at the current situation we are working from home only and also suggest to our network to avoid frequent travelling and ensure the safety measures.

About Give a girl a future project, there are some updates which in this report GVT wants to share with you all. GVT has not stopped working in this situation, and have continuously supporting the stakeholders and beneficiaries. Our girls from different villages are at home due to school closure. But GVT helping them to keep studying at home only. GVT have also started some awareness programs for the students who are enrolling this year in 1st standard to take admission. As Government of Gujarat has started enrollment process from 8-Jun to 13-Jun and GVT has reached to almost 30 school in project area for the admission process in the school.

GVT has also developed some awareness messages for the classes which are going to delivered for the students from class 3 to 12 on DD Girnar channel from 15-Jun to 30-Jun. Contacted different government teachers, parents and other likeminded people and take their help in spreading the message of the TV program. GVT is also trying to help by sending some of the reading materials and other sources to the children’s parents whatsapp numbers so that they can study at home. GVT also try that children are studying from home, and learning.

GVT is really appreciating for the work by the stakeholders in awareness program, and also to become the part of the noble cause. Our staff members from their home calling and chatting with almost thousands of the parents for the maximum use of Government programs.

May 21, 2020

The Initiative

Dear well-wishers,

Regards from Gram Vikas Trust, Bharuch.

As the schools are closed and students and teachers are not able to come to the school, our Para Teachers have innovatively connected with all the children. Most of the Para Teachers are staying at the village level only, where they are teaching. But due to lockdown they are unable to meet the students or do not able to gather them at any place.

Initially GVT thought that our Para Teachers should engage the children in street, and spend some time with them doing some teaching or some games, so that the children can feel refresh and also the lessons can be revised. But due to safety measures GVT drop this idea and shared with the Para Teacher to remain at home only till lockdown ends.

One of Para Teachers, share with us about help the children virtually. Gujarat Government shares some of the assignments to the parents’ numbers and children to study from that assignments. Our Para Teacher observed that the materials is reaching with the students but the students some time does not able to do it at their own, they need some support in solving the assignments. The government teachers are not able to reach out with all the students. So our Para Teachers started approaching some of the students over phone or whatsapp application. They started calling some of the children daily and supported in government program.

Our 12 Para Teachers, are daily in connection with the children and parents as well. They helping the children in study well. We believe that the major gap due to pandemic will ruin the child’s education if parents or teachers do not support them on right time. We have taken a simple step, which might helpful for the children in continuing their study after the pandemic gets over.

GVT is also trying in some of the other villages, where our Para Teachers are not there but the local youth can help some of the children, the cost of the phone bill will be bare by GVT. Some of the government teachers have also shown interest in this and giving the names of the youth for the support. You can also help by donating to our project which will support the children who is need.

Note: Due to the pandemic situation, we are not forcing our staff to click images.

 
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