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Give A Girl A Future

by Gram Vikas Trust
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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.

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Dear Well-wishers,

Regards from Gram Vikas Trust (GVT), Bharuch.

In this report GVT wants to share about the update of few girls who have decided to reenroll in the school almost after one year of drop out from their schooling. It is about a village named Sardarpura (Name Changed) from where 8 girls who got admission in 9th standard after completing 8 from their village. They were regular in the school in initial phase, but somehow they left going to school. And now they dropped out from the school.

It happened like this way, among those 8 girls one of them was reaming sick and could able to remain regular in the school. Because of the irregular girl the other girls also getting demotivated and started not going to school. It was also became the talk of the village that because of travelling to school on daily basis the girl got sick, and slowly all the 8 girls got dropped out.

While interacting with them we come to know that the girl who was remaining sick is suffering from “sickle cell” and that is why she was remaining sick. But some of the villagers was not happy about the girls’ higher education and they were spreading such rumors.

We have discussed with all the girls and tried to convince them to go back to the school regularly. All of them have agreed to attend the school on regular basis, also their parents were council on the same. We are also trying to motivate the villagers for girls higher education and asking about their support.

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Dear Well-wishers,

Regards from Gram Vikas Trust, Bharuch!

Working with rural and tribal girls for higher education of the Jhagadia block and other rural belts of Bharuch district is one of the most fascinating thing for us. Many of the girls have re-enrolled with the efforts by GVT and team, the girls in the school boost our energy for working with them.

In this report, GVT will share a success story of Roshni, who have truly added some lights to her family. Roshni is being supported by GVT while she was studying in class 9th. She had left the school due to daily travelling from her village to school. GVT members supported her and re-enrolled her in class 9th. GVT provided her school materials, uniform, bicycle and other support for her schooling. After completing 12th she started Computer basic course, which was also supported by GVT. After completing her course she started working in one of the company in Jhagadia GIDC as data entry operator. Her starting salary was INR 10,000/-.

Roshni’s father once was against about her higher education, but now he is the most proud person in the village and always talks about her daughter’s success to everyone. Her father Rameshbhai (Name Changed) is supported her for her job. Roshni gave her first salary to GVT for other girls’ education. And shared that GVT has helped me in completing my education, so I will donate my salary to GVT so that some other girls also can be supported.

Roshni’s family financial condition was not good, but after her job her father got the help from her, it is not about the salary or economic condition of the family but the education, which will help the family to think beyond the myths and taboos of the society.

Let us come together for such girls who can light up the family by education.

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Dear well-wishers,

Greetings from Gram Vikas Trust!

While talking about the development has been done in the recent years, we forgot to look in the rural India. The village where the real Indian people are still living under developed or not even on the developing stage. Whereas the education level and the mindset of the people are still not allowing the people to come out from the rigid system. Most of the families in the rural areas are still not able to think about the future of them and their children.

If we talk about Gujarat, and especially about Bharuch and Narmada districts, many villages are still thinking about higher education for girls is not worthy. Still the parents arrange marriages of their young girls in the very early age, and the routine remains continue. And problems like divorce, bad habits, parenting and other social problems remain as it is. Organization like Gram Vikas Trust (GVT), working in this areas since longer time is not only believes in providing the materials for education but focuses on how the parents/society can change the mindset and understand the important of education.

In this report, Reshma’s (name changed) story need to be highlighted. As Reshma has suffered a lot for getting education outside of her village. Reshma’s father is alcoholic and working as laborer in village’s fields, whereas her mother is also alcoholic, and help in household work. Reshma has three elder siblings and they have not studied after 8th class. Reshma was bright in studies and wanted to study further after completing 8 standard in her village. But her parents were not agreed for this. Reshma’s friend was also wanted to study further but she was also facing the same problem like Reshma. Both the girls tried hard for the higher education. Both the girls contacted their principal of the village school, and he motivated both the parents for girls’ education. Somehow both the parents agreed for the higher education.

Reshma in the young age has decided to make some changes in her village, and she have started a small tuition class for the 1 to 8 class children at free of cost after school hours. GVT helped Reshma for settling up a small library and also helped both the girls for their school related materials. “My father has not able to study, even my mother which reflects in our upbringing and many other examples in my village. But I will help my sisters to get education, which may help them to think different.” Shared by Reshma with GVT’s officer.

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Dear well-wishers,

Regards from Gram Vikas Trust, Bharuch!

“Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.”

- Frank A Clark

In this report Gram Vikas Trust (GVT) wants to share project update and how our girls are doing in their studies. This year GVT is supporting 38 girls for their studies, who are coming from rural poor background and from tribal community. Most of the girls’ parents are against further education of their girl child, and the second major reason is lack of interest and/or awareness about importance of education.

Among these 38 girls, 14 are doing their graduates in Science, Arts and Commerce. 12 girls will come in 12th standard in different streams (Arts, Commerce and Science). 6 girls are doing GNM Nursing in different years, 3 girls are doing Basic Compute and English speaking course (One Year), and 3 other girls will come in 11th standard this academic year.

The cost of supporting these 38 girls is approximately 4,00,000 INR for their educational aid only and around other 1 lakh for other cost such as travelling, other school/college materials. As GVT is supporting such tribal poor girls for their education, we have seen some changes in the society, especially in the tribal community. Parents are thinking about their children’s education. And also some parents have started supporting their girl children in sending their children to school regularly and take care of their children’s education.

The journey is not yet completed, GVT has seen many difficult situation and other barriers in making the girl children educated. But with the hope of educated society GVT is trying its best for the end result. As the journey is not completed, many more girls still not able to continue their studies GVT is planning to support more girls.

Your generous support will encourage us to support and educate more girl children. Help GVT with little amount of money to support the girls.

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Gram Vikas Trust

Location: Bharuch, Gujarat - India
Project Leader:
Ramesh Kasondra
Bharuch, Gujarat India
$1,010 raised of $15,385 goal
12 donations
$14,375 to go
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