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  project name ~ Apna Skool Scholarship Program - 2011-12

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  Project Name


Apna Skool Scholarship Program - 2011-12



Jagriti(Jagriti Bal Vikas Samiti)



Education - Child






Uttar Pradesh

  Budget Approved


Rs 650000


  Year Approved








  Chapter Coordinators


Rohitesh Gupta












Apna Skool started 25 years ago by group of students and local people under the pro-bono organization - Jagriti. It focuses on primary education of children belonging to family of migrant laborers thus impacting their socio-economic development. Mainly laborers migrating to Kanpur from Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, and some districts in UP covers the target audience.
Today, it has full-fledged programs based out of Kanpur province in collaboration with Prayas, Jagriti, AID, ASHA and Mala Foundation.





Future Prospects: Many children who started studies with Apna Skool are now working as teachers in primary school, Shikshamitra, Art graduates etc. Approx. 550-650 students, with 40% of female students, have got education at apna skool with their ongoing efforts in regions in and around Kanpur. Attitude change: Now more and more laborers are keen in educating their children and participates in annual day of the school. They feel enthusiastic when their kids perform plays, sing or dance. Not just laborers, but even contractors have started taking interest in supporting child education at construction sites and providing minimum wages to the migrants. Minimum wages awareness: More and more workers are aware about the guidelines laid down by government for minimum wages. Community development: Many schools started near to brick kilns, are also situated near to the community where laborers live. It have helped in development of the community other than the kidsí education.





Apna skool has multifold objectives and goals. The most important is to develop interest towards education amongst migrant laborers, thus encourage them to send their kids to schools. Let children experience the joy of childhood by bringing them to schools and involving in sports and recreational activities such as singing, drawing, SUPW etc. Inculcate a sense of responsibility amongst parents, especially women, further leading to community development. Engage parents in community camps to increase awareness of health, hygiene and minimum wages.



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