Our mission is to impact 1 Lakh children by 2025
In the academic year 2018-2019, E&H Foundation supported the education of ~7000 children through the GyanShala and Bharti Foundation models in the state of Uttar Pradesh from Std 1-5.
Of this, approximately 6200 children are covered under the GyanShala model in Farrukhabad and Lucknow districts and 720 students are supported through 3 operational Bharti schools in Farrukhabad from Std 1-5.
From a Participant to a Leader: The Unrivalled Joy of Giving Together
We started this project in September 2018 and have steadfastly moved on from a project leader to a superstar partner, all because of our supporters. We are now one of the top ranked organizations on Global Giving, thanks to the unwavering support from our donors and socially conscious individuals all over the globe.
So far, our project has raised $8581 and has made 64 new friends, all united for a good cause. Their recurring support and collective effort of supporting the education of children has enabled new horizons for E&H Foundation.
Reminiscing the Year That Was: Overview of our Primary Program in U.P.
Under the Primary Education Program in association with Gyanshala, E&H Foundation ran a total of 217 classes covering 5736 students from Class 1-3 in Farrukhabad and Lucknow in the year 2018-2019. 50% of our students under the program are girls. This is extremely good given the average % of girls in private and government schools in UP is much below 50%
Of these 5736 students in Uttar Pradesh, coverage in Farrukhabad is through 138 classes supporting the education of 3676 students and coverage in Lucknow is through 79 classes supporting the education of 2060 students from Std 1-3.
Your Support is Our Strength: This is What You Helped Us Acheive
- We ran a total of 217 classes in over 100 localities (57 in Farrukhabad and 47 in Lucknow)
- These classes are held in the poorest sections of UP, India and 80% of our students are first generation learners.
- 50% of the children under our program are girls.
- Average student per class in both districts is 26.
- We enabled reading, writing and arithmetic abilities at the foundation level for ~7000 children (5736 from Std 1-3) and supported their education in 2018-2019.
- We worked with marginalized families and encouraged them to send their children to classes regularly.
- We maintained average attendance of 70% in all our classes. This good attendance is attained due to significant efforts made by project teachers and supervisors throughout the year, in motivating parents regarding the importance of attending classes for improved child performance.
- Year- end assessments were conducted in the month of March 2019 in all the four subjects i.e. English, Hindi, Mathematics and projects. Exams were conducted in all the 138 classes being run in Farrukhabad, Of the total 3676 students enrolled in these classes, 86% of the students gave exams.
- 66% students scored between 80% and 100% marks and only 4% sored below 40%.
- Overall learning level of the students has been consistently good. Performance of each student was shared in the annual parents’ meetings. Report cards were handed over to all students and the graduated batches were enrolled into Class 2,3, and 4.
We Continue Writing Stories of Success: The Way Forward
I am delighted to report that one of our third graders, among many others, became the first in his family to ever read and write. Priyank* (name changed) has exceptional aptitude for logic and reasoning. He is an acknowledged scholar of his class, often finding his own way to solve questions, always challenging the status-quo in class. Priyank’s parents have never been to a school. His mother is a house wife and father is a wage labourer, earning somewhere between 200-250 per day.
Being the only one in his family to read and write efficiently in Hindi, Priyank can often be spotted reading the daily news to his family from the local newspaper. He feels that E&H Foundation classes have given him a lot of confidence and have made his base stronger than most of his friends in the basti. (slum).
At present 60% of students in U.P cannot read words as yet. In such a scenario, this video of him reading the newspaper is a testament to the good work we are doing and results that we are trying to achieve.
In the absence of support from our donors, there is high probability that Priyank would not have achieved these strong foundational standards and would have dropped out of school years before he reached this level of learning. In the academic year 2019-2020, E&H Foundation aims to support the education of 7500 children like Priyank in the most dismal sections of India. I hope that you will continue being a part of our journey and keep engaging with our project in this new academic year.
Year-end papers being checked in Farrukhabad Mar19
66% of students that gave exams scored b/w 80-100%
Priyank becomes first in his family to read&write
Home Visit:Field officer shares a moment w Priyank
Proud parents pose with their kids post results