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  project name ~ Apna Skool Scholarship Program - 2011-12

category ~ Education - Child

 
       

  

     

  Project Name

 

Apna Skool Scholarship Program - 2011-12

  NGO

 

Jagriti(Jagriti Bal Vikas Samiti)

  Category

 

Education - Child

  District

 

Kanpur

  State

 

Uttar Pradesh

  Budget Approved

 

Rs 650000

 

  Year Approved

 

2011

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

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  Chapter Coordinators

 

Rohitesh Gupta

 

Buffalo

 

  Caption

 

 

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  Summary

 

 

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.

 
 

  Achievements

 

 

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.

 

  Goals

 

 

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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