OUR Active Campaign
Sumit and Farid walk along the jungle pathways to reach Van Vidyalay Sodinagar Tongia. The rains, heat, muddy paths, no transportation, fear of animals bows down in front of the sheer grit and excitement to be in school to learn and be with friends.
Nandini, Shalini, Aasma and Rafiya walk from their huts in the forest holding hands wearing the traditional clothes laughing and running as they approach the school. All four are girls aged 7-12 keen on learning alphabets and writing in different languages.
As Rafiya shows the traditional ‘Kaintha’ playfully speaking Gojri (native language) her smile is unmatched. The ease to learn in Gojri is amazing.
We at Samanta Foundation have been working with Sumit, Nandini, Shalini, Farid, Aasma and Rafiya and many more children since 2018. We have taken steps with them to bring them over to school and be regular. Over the years they have learnt alphabets to numbers.
Your support ensures regular teaching and experiential learning in these schools for the children. Your funds help us accomplish -
Learning kits for children
Regular teaching in school
Training of school staff
While there are already hundreds of millions of Indians using the Internet, not even 30% of rural India has access. 64% of children in rural, tribal India feared that they would have to drop out of school, only 15% of rural households had an internet connection, 80% of parents in government schools and 59% of parents in private schools reported that education was not effectively delivered. [INDIANEXPRESS & COUNTERVIEW. 2021]
Do yourself workbooks designed to be done in the comfort of home have brought so much learning, experience and happiness to the children. They have helped us mitigate the yet to overcome gap of technology and ensured “Quality learning”.
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We have altered the experience and love for school among children. Their excitement for these sessions and participation has been no less than “Magic”.
FUNDRAISER IS FOR?
Children in Elementary education schools (FOREST SCHOOLS & PUBLIC SCHOOLS) from rural, tribal and pastoral nomadic communities living in and around forest areas of the Lower Shivaliks (Rajaji National Park & Tiger Reserve).
HOW FUNDS WILL BE UTILIZED
These funds would be utilized as part of our Whole School Transformation plan to reach to 6 schools in the year - 2022-23
TOTAL AMOUNT TO BE RAISED - ₹12,60,000