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RIDING TOWARDS THE FUTURE

by Gram Vikas Trust
RIDING TOWARDS THE FUTURE
RIDING TOWARDS THE FUTURE
RIDING TOWARDS THE FUTURE
RIDING TOWARDS THE FUTURE
RIDING TOWARDS THE FUTURE
RIDING TOWARDS THE FUTURE
RIDING TOWARDS THE FUTURE
RIDING TOWARDS THE FUTURE
RIDING TOWARDS THE FUTURE
RIDING TOWARDS THE FUTURE

Dear well-wishers,

Regards from Gram Vikas Trust, Bharuch.

As we all know that the pandemic situation has not over yet, but the world has started functioning except the schools. Education has not resume in this crisis situation, but the government of Gujarat has tried its best to reach out to the last children of the village. As government is more focused on online education but also encouraging the teachers for the children who do not have any devices to be part in online education. The government teachers are supporting the children and the parents at their best to provide education.

Still many interior children are not able to connect in this initiative, due to lack of resources, connectivity issues, electricity issues, parents are not capable to recharge their TV or mobile and so on. These issues are not able to solve so quickly, as these situation are faced by so many rural India people. Hence, due to the pandemic situation has also affected on small scale and rural people so the financial problem are also the major reason.

We at Gram Vikas Trust, have started helping out our beneficiaries by providing some books, hard copies to the children who are staying in very interior areas, and/or do not able to avail the online education. We have tried to encourage our supporters at the village level to identify such persons who can donate or provide some set of books for our girls. We had also started gathering smart phones for our girls but due to other societal issue we dropped that idea. The text-books or other reading materials are really helpful, which they can share with each other also.

Till now we have able to gather more than 300 books from the villages only and shared among our beneficiaries, which is really helpful for our girls to be connected with learning. We encourage our girls to read maximum they can, which will help them to be connected with learning. As the riding towards the future project is highly linked with education, we have initiated this steps for our beneficiaries.

Let us come together, and help our beneficiaries in this noble cause, by sharing a small amount for a book or two. Which will definitely help the girls in riding towards the future.

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Dear Well-wishers,

Regards from Gram Vikas Trust,

In this report GVT wants to share some of the updates from the field. Due to pandemic we are working from home and not able to travel to the field and not able to meet the beneficiaries and stakeholders directly. But GVT has not stopped working. Our support to the stakeholders, beneficiaries are still the same just we have changed our medium to reach out to the beneficiaries.

Due to school/college closure our girls are not able to visit it and somehow they are little away from education. Some of the parents are at home due to less manpower at companies, and they have forced to work as laborer in agriculture and some of have no work. For financial crisis the other members are also forced to work as laborer to support in family income. And due to similar situation the focus from education is little bit diverted. Children are happily enjoying their longer vacation, girls are supporting in family chores and other financial earnings.

We as GVT team are supporting the parents, children and teachers to support the girls in education and same ways not to divert their focus from education in this crisis situation. Though it is tough for them to only focus on to education where school are closed and learning is virtual. Parents are not able to understand this concept same as some of the teachers and children. But we are trying to engage them in home learning concept of Gujarat Government, so that they can remain in touch with study.

We are engaging parents, children and teachers so that specially the girls can learn and study at home for some time. One to one visit by the teachers and some of our volunteers to the parents and children for some basic understanding about home learning concept is going on. We are supporting the girls for regular study.

This time is really difficult for all of us, but may be more difficult for the girls and their parents in rural areas of India. GVT is trying its best to reach out to the girls and support them in different ways. Let us come together for the noble cause so that girls can continue their study in the future and do not get dropout from schools.

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Dear Well-wishers,

Regards from Gram Vikas Trust, Bharuch!

In this project report, GVT wants to share some of the updates about the project ‘Riding towards the future’. In this academic year GVT has supported 33 girls by providing school materials, such as school uniform, note books, school bag, bicycles. All the girls are from interior villages and from very poor economic background.

Starting of this academic year, different schools and some of the likeminded persons from the community gave these girls information to us, our field staff surveyed these girls for their required support, situation of the family and willingness of the parents for their daughters’ higher education. After this survey GVT provided different support as per the need of the girls.

It has observed that, if one or two parents take step in sending their girls to schools, than other parents also do the same. At some point of time, the parents who are sending the girls for higher studies are tried to demotivate by the other parents or community members. But the courageous step is required. Our field staff are working with the parents for the awareness of the girls education. As many villages have the culture of not educating girls after 8th i.e. primary education.

We could say there are many other girls are left out by us, or we are not able to reach them. But slowly we are trying our best for the best future of these girls. Let us come together for the noble cause, and support the girls by giving them a bright future and a better education.

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Dear well-wishers,

Regards from Gram Vikas Trust, Bharuch.

While thinking to update the report of “Riding towards the future”, a girl Maya (name changed) came in to mind. But the thoughts were quite confusing, what to write about her as she has just joined the school after almost half at the year. It is success for us that we could able to re-enroll her in the school in the mid-term, but also unhappy moment for us that we could not identify her before six months. Which could have helped her in her schooling.

Maya, daughter of a farmer in the rural belt of Jhagadia block of Bharuch district. She left her schooling after completing 8 standard in her village school. She wished to go for higher studies but her father and mother was not ready, as they thought that she is now mature girl and have to learn the household stuff for marriage. And they stopped her schooling. Few of Maya’s friends have enrolled in the nearby high school and regularly going to the school, which Maya felt bad for herself. But not able to convince her mother and father for her wish about study further.

As GVT is working with this village, around in the month of August-19 our field staff come to know about Maya, and started exploring about her and her family. It took almost three and half months to convince Maya’s father and mother to send Maya school. There were some financial difficulties, managing household and other work which was quite difficult for the family to manage. But at the end GVT could able to make the parents aware about her future without education.

Maya is in school now, with her bicycle. She attends school regularly with her friends. But GVT believes that still there are many girls who do not able to study further because of some minor reasons, parents are also not able to think about their daughters’ future and just make their lives worst by not giving them education.

Little help, by giving school materials, bicycles or may be tuition fees will make some girl’s future bright. Let us help them to educate, let us make their future bright.

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Dear well-wishers.

Regards from Gram Vikas Trust, Bharuch!!

In this report Gram Vikas Trust (GVT) wants to share some critical things observed in the rural area where we are working. The condition of education and its important is not being accepted by the rural tribal people. As well the condition of government education is also not making major changes on the mindset of rural communities which help them to change their mindset. Many tribal people have get good education and also are on the respective posts of the society. But majority of the people still thinking “what will our girls do after getting education, as she has to work as house-wife only.”

The simple sentence from the tribal people can show their willingness, awareness on education and its systems. There are different reasons for it, and each reasons are interlinked with each other. And the major reason we believe is the parents are not educated and specially the mother. In comparison with the local city the tribal villages are still 20 to 30 years back. And if this generation will not able to get good education then it will take another more 10 to 15 years.

In our record more than 450 girls are supported for higher education with different support provided by us. Many of them have able to get good education and some of them could not able to visit the classes as lack of support from parents, villagers and other reasons. We at GVT believes and working on the issue of lack of awareness on education, providing material support is required as the financial condition is not good but the major need is to work on changing the mindset.

Gujarat might be a developed state but still the rural villages are under developed. Many of our sisters and daughters are still facing the issues which have been faced by our ancestors’ years ago. Let us come together for the education of the rural tribal girls for giving them wings, to fly and to see the world. Let us help them for a good ride towards education.

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Gram Vikas Trust

Location: Bharuch, Gujarat - India
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Project Leader:
Ramesh Kasondra
Bharuch, Gujarat India
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