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  project name ~ Post Primary Rural Schools

category ~ Education - Adult

 
       

  

     

  Project Name

 

Post Primary Rural Schools

  NGO

 

Swanirvar

  Category

 

Education - Adult

  District

 

North 24 Parganas

  State

 

West Bengal

  Budget Approved

 

$ 8000

 

  Year Approved

 

2013

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

  Chapter Coordinators

 

Shashidhar Reddy

 

Bay Area

 

  Caption

 

 

 

  Summary

 

 

From 1997 till 2006 Swanirvar has worked with 10-16 year old school going children by forming village youth groups .In their free time , once or twice a week and more during their vacations , they did a lot of surveys, their analysis, other useful activities( see annex 1 ) and also learnt a lot of songs, dances , theatre , puppetry etc. This work was shown on national TV several times in 1998-99. India Today, a leading national news magazine, published a report in its July 8, 2002 issue Swanirvar also got “The Telegraph school award” for excellence in the category “The school that looks beyond” in 2002. In 2006 the Govt of West Bengal, following the Supreme Court order, decided to start teaching Environment as a separate subject from Class VI onwards. But no teachers or any training was provided. Many schools asked Swanirvar staff to become the teachers of Environment. This started with 9 schools. Currently Swanirvar’s 12 staff teach in 20 schools with ~15,000 students. There is now mounting demand and Swanirvar is moving towards teacher’s capacity building. From 2009-10 teachers from 10 more schools have started coming to training - workshop sessions for Work Education, Math and English at Swanirvar (annex 2)

 
 

  Achievements

 

 

Attaching document with list of activities

 

  Goals

 

 

To assist a visible number of Govt rural secondary schools to become high quality institutions for imparting holistic education. Guide them to gradually move towards a need-based, much more diversified curriculum catering to all kinds of children; and to see that these schools play an active role in enriching rural life in many ways. In a way this is an attempt to interpret Gandhi’s & Tagore’s ideas in today’s context.

 
 

  


 
 
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