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Value Based Skills Oriented Quality Education

by Bhagavatula Charitable Trust
Value Based Skills Oriented Quality Education
Value Based Skills Oriented Quality Education
Value Based Skills Oriented Quality Education
Value Based Skills Oriented Quality Education
Value Based Skills Oriented Quality Education
Value Based Skills Oriented Quality Education
Value Based Skills Oriented Quality Education
The school has earnestly started its academic year but with a great challenge. a sudden announcement of the State Government to award scholarships for the children, many parents wanted to have their wards join Government schools to avail that scholarship. But with advocacy, the state government revised its criterion that any child in any school shall get the scholarship, BCT was able to have the total strength to 175. This school complex is an integrated one with Speech and Hearing Impaired children also residing with the high school children. 
Amenities are also being provided so that the children have a comfortable living and learning environment, for which, classrooms are being equipped with benches while the dormitories are being furnished with beds with storage facilities. Further, the adolescent girls are being constantly talked to by a trained nurse on the hygiene aspects as well as the usage of sanitary napkins and safe disposal thereof. An incinerator is also placed in the girl's dormitory for their use. A new health centre has been inaugurated with a nurse and doctor attending every alternate day while two teachers are trained for first aid. 
One of the aspects of the students is to become change agents in the villages. As part of this, the adolescent high school girls are also sent into villages to train local girls on hygiene aspects and also stressing that fact that it is a normal, natural phenomenon (not a taboo as made out in the villages) so that they can attend school normally. This effort from the past three years has made a tremendous impact such that there is about 30% increase in the attendance of adolescent girls in local high schools.
On the skills training aspect, the curriculum for the students is being revised such that they learn at least three or four aspects of agriculture thoroughly instead of being  a 'jack of all, master of none.' The yarn spinning on the Gandhian Charka is continuing as designed. Plans are afoot to see how to introduce new-age courses like Electronics 101 for these children. 

We regret to inform you that our Founder, Dr. BV Parameswara Rao, has left for heavenly abode on 9th June 2019. More details are available on our website.

 

On the Project status, our School has exhibited a consistent achievement of all First Classes in the Xth standard public examinations. Out of the 29 students who appeared for the examinations all 29 have achieved First Class with a rating from 7.2 to 9.8

Currently, admissions are in progress for the new academic year and with your continued support, we aim to add more students in order to achieve our goal of Value-Based Skills Oriented Quality E#ducation for the rural area of Visakhapatnam district. The school re-opens in the first week of July and Foundation Classes will be held from this week.

It’s Examinations time at the BCT High School and students across classes are busy preparing for their final exams! Teachers are busier than usual, as they ready the final reviews and help students achieve their goals. With summer having begun, the temperatures have started soaring up too, adding to the heat.

This quarter has been a busy one, packed with events and happenings. The harvest festival of Sankranti was celebrated at school with students decorating the school premises with colourful muggus (rangolis). They also performed the traditional folk arts and taught these to children from other villages.  Social animation programmes in villages by the school children, interactions with people across different fields of work, an addition of conversational English classes, conducting Vijay Homam for the tenth graders, folk art performances, National Science Day and Women’s Day celebrations all along with academics and vocational skills engaged the students through this quarter. 

Steps towards infrastructural improvements were also taken through a wastewater treatment plant and the addition of benches. 

As Team BCT works towards giving the best to its school students in terms of education and resources, it hasn’t been easy with limited funds. Having had to stretch itself for this quarter, we can only hope that as the new academic year begins, much more will be done for the students. Additions of more fans, summer classes and stationery for kids is on our summer agenda, as we also hope to support education for more needy children.

Thank you for being with us on this journey.

Charkha Skill
Charkha Skill

Vocational skills

India today has many educated unemployed, but very few educated skilled workers. It thus emphasizes that all students be trained in some vocational skill, that will enable them to easily gain a job or start their own entrepreneurial endeavour or pursue technical education. In this regard, 

  • Skills are imparted in the areas of electrical and plumbing, yarn spinning through Gandhian charkha, agriculture, tailoring and embroidery
  • Students in each skill have received hands-on training.
  • The income from the skills is distributed amongst children.

The photo shows the Charkha skill in progress- to make thread from the raw cotton which is used for weaving the school uniforms.

Our gems
Our gems

BCT Residential School is also committed to educate children with speech and hearing impaired problems. These children get admitted at various stages of these deficiencies and a team of committed teachers educate them and bring them alongwith mainstream. 

We are proud to present a case of these children who have graduated in Tenth Standard and with additional skills required for continuing their independent lives.

The following is an excerpt from our CEO, Sri Ram B on this achievement. 

Quote:

Great feeling to see these speech and hearing impaired children graduate Std. X in distinction and now proud owners of sewing machines to start their own self employment units — at Bhagavatula Charitable Trust.

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Bhagavatula Charitable Trust

Location: Visakhapatnam - India
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Project Leader:
Sri Ram M Bhagavatula
Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh India
$15,836 raised of $80,000 goal
 
133 donations
$64,164 to go
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