Send a Child in India to School for a Year

by Seva Mandir
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Ravina, aged 9, lives in Sada, a village in rural Rajasthan. Her father is an alcoholic with mental health issues. She also has a younger brother. Ravina lost her mother 4 years ago and she and her younger brother started living with their maternal grandparents. She stopped her studies and started assisting her grandmother in household chores and grazing livestock in the field all day.

A Shiksha Kendra (bridge school run by Seva Mandir) teacher, Laxman, noticed Ravina and her brother during one of his community visits. Upon learning about Ravina's case, he insisted that her grandmother enroll Ravina in Seva Mandir’s Shiksha Kendra. After multiple appeals by Laxman, Ravina was finally enrolled in a Shiksha Kendra.

Ravina, a shy kid, and took some time to adjust. Laxman gave her special attention and with his help, Ravina slowly became an active student of Shiksha Kendra. Now she is able to identify alphabets and do basic counting operations in Mathematics. She is regularly attending classes at Shiksha Kendra. She also enjoys the sport of skipping, along with her studies. Her younger brother is also enrolled in the same bridge school.

Laxman’s efforts are commendable as it has improved the future prospects of both the children. He happily says-

"I am glad that I was able to enroll Ravina in our Shiksha Kendra and hope she continues her education."

This is just one example of the effort and commitment of our teachers and staff. They want to see all children enrolled and attending schools. A big thank you also goes to you, our supporters. With your help, we have been successfully running this program.

We are excited to share with you that we are participating in GlobalGiving’s Little by Little Campaign, which will run from 04th to 08th April 2022. It is a five-day crowdfunding campaign. All eligible donations of up to $50 will be matched at 50% during the campaign.

We need your support once again to help us get matching funds, this will then help us reach out to more children in need.  For only $60, you can send a child to school for a year.

Your donation will build brighter futures for underprivileged children. We thank you once again for your continual support.

Regards

Atul Lekhra & the Seva Mandir team

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Dear Friend,

From all of us here in Seva Mandir we wish you and your family Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! May the new year brings to you lots of love, laughter, and joy.

We are happy to share with you that we have opened our Bridge School centers again from 18th October for classroom-based teaching, after a long gap of one & a half year, and after seeing a very tough and unprecedented time. Though the time was tough but the hopes were high, we can now see the happiness on the faces of children and their parents again. Our Teachers are also very happy seeing the children coming back to the school.

Constant support from communities, group-based teaching, regular home visits, and various telephonic learning tools have helped in making learning for the remotest child possible in the last one and a half years. Our teachers worked tirelessly to keep the joy of learning alive for rural children.

But coming to school and studying is in altogether a completely different experience.

We are so very thankful to you for supporting our programme during the most needed time. World is changing every day for good because of the people like you.

It only cost $60 (Rs.4,500) to send a child to school for 1 year. This is a very small amount for you but this can completely change the life of a child. We hope that you will continue your support to our programme.

Thank you and Take care.

Best Wishes,

Atul Lekhra & the Seva Mandir Team

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Dear Friend,

We deeply appreciate your support for the education of children in underserved communities. Your support will go a long way to improve lives of many children as well as teachers in the remote tribal areas of Rajasthan.   

We are happy to share with you that we have opened our Bridge School centers again for classroom-based teaching, after a long gap. Constant support from communities, group-based teaching, regular home visits, and various telephonic learning tools have helped in making learning for the remotest child possible in the last one and a half years. Our instructors worked tirelessly to keep the joy of learning alive for rural children.

We are so very thankful to you for having our back during these crucial. World is changing every day because of the people like you.

We are excited to share with you that our project is participating in GlobalGiving’s Giving Tuesday Campaign. The campaign will last 24 hours, from 00:00:00 EST to 23:59:59 EST on November 30, 2021. Please help us win the Incentive Funds by donating again to our project.

Thank you once again for all your help and support. From all of us here in Seva Mandir we wish you and your family a very HAPPY DIWALI, the Festival of Lights. Let us spread the light of education everywhere.

Warm regards,

Atul Lekhra & the Seva Mandir Team 

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Jeevan is a teacher at one of our Bridge School at Damana Talab village in southern Rajasthan. He is passionate and a dedicated teacher who always strives beyond his regular responsibilities. During one of his every day remote teaching visit during lockdown, he came to know about his 3 students- Radha, Lokesh and Lali who were living alone without parents and starving as there was no food left at home to eat.

After talking to the children, he found that their parents went to Gujarat state for doing labor work and got stuck due to sudden lockdown during the second wave. On seeing the vulnerable condition, Jeevan immediately requested their neighbors to look after these children till their parents were back and also arranged food through Panchayat (local government body) to meet their daily needs. With this timely help, these children came out of a big crisis.

Now, the parents are back and are grateful for the support provided by the teacher. Jeevan not only remain committed to his teaching profession but also go beyond to fulfill his duties. Humanity is much needed during these difficult times and Jeevan is a real example.

Young children in tribal areas of south Rajasthan are able to continue their education despite of all the challenges and pressure to drop out of education. We deeply thank you for all your support and do hope that you continue to support our project.

We are also happy to share with you that Seva Mandir’s education programme photo has been selected as a finalist in GlobalGiving’s 2021 Photo Contest!  The winning of this contest will surely uplift the spirit of our staff and motivate them further to continue the work in the fields.

Now, for winning the contest and rewards we need your precious support and vote. Request you to please VOTE for our photo. The link to our selected photo is: 

https://www.globalgiving.org/poll/vote/?pollOptionId=1641

Casting your ballot is easy: simply click to cast your vote on your chosen photo and jump over to your inbox to confirm your vote via email. Voting will take place from Monday, August 16, at 00:00:00 EDT until Friday, August 20, at 23:59:59 EDT.

Please get your friends vote too for Seva Mandir. Thank you so much in advance for your time and support.

Warm regards

Atul Lekhra & the Seva Mandir Team

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The current time is challenging! The world is fighting its toughest battle against the pandemic. India has just seen the devastating effects of the second wave and the loss it has made to the lives of hundreds of people.

During this medical emergency, Seva Mandir team continues to work remotely. We are working closely with health experts and organizations to understand needs and provide responses. Undeterred by the present situation and have learned our lessons from the previous year, Seva Mandir is ensuring an extended hand of support to the families during emergencies and also maintaining a continuous dialogue between teachers and students to keep the momentum of education running. Seva Mandir’s supreme focus is to keep the students in the education net, by continuing the engagement with them and to make some level of teaching accessible to them.

We, hence, have opted for a dynamic revision in the group teaching program by inculcating adaptive strategies like phone call support for students and their parents. Alongside, to rebalance the educational needs, the capacity of the instructors is being enhanced by conducive online training programs.

Prioritizing the protection of the health of children and their families, we are continuously reviewing and re-strategizing our efforts based on the further guidelines issued by the Government.

"Education becomes a tough priority for families here. Children of my center live very far from each other and most of them do not have either smart phone or internet. Their parents are daily wage laborer. Meeting parents and children in smaller groups is the only way I can ensure dropouts are reduced"- Kantilal, one of our teacher.

We greatly appreciate your trust in Seva Mandir and for supporting our project. We hope that our project keeps working towards making this world a better place and this certainly has not been possible without your support. 

Thank you so much once again for your generous support.

Warm regards,

Atul Lekhra & the Seva Mandir Team 

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