Provide uniforms and stationery kit to girl child to ensure uninterrupted learning, INR 3200

In our country boys traditionally get preference in the family for higher education. Girls end up having to attend to household work in addition to their studies which leaves them little time to study. As a result, they find it difficult to cope with the pace at School. Girls who want to go for higher education cannot join programs from home. Therefore, it is a big challenge for girls from poor families, to access quality education and become self-dependent. Kaduki village is located in Alwar district, adjacent to Vijay Mandir. It has population of 993 and comprises 162 households. The main occupation of the villagers is farming, cattle rearing and causal labor. There is just one government coed Upper Primary School in village. For girls of poor families effectively higher education is not within their reach. The goal is to provide opportunity to girls from disadvantaged families to get quality education and conducive environment for overall development.

The students are from underprivileged families from Villages Kaduki, Thekra & nearby villages adjacent to Vijay Mandir. The girls are anywhere between 5-10 years. The beneficiaries are identified through a clearly-stated selection process at the beginning of the academic year. The economic condition of the family is the main parameter for selection. We also conduct economic & land survey of parents. The annual income of parents should not be more than 1.20 lakh.

At present 33 girls are studying under the project Support the Girl Child Program called Pankhuri. The girls are admitted to reputed schools of the city named National Academy and V.L Memorial. SAPNA takes care of all their needs, viz, School fees, uniforms, books & Stationary, Transport etc. This has built confidence and self-respect among them and they all enjoy going to school and indulging in all other developmental activities.

Our program Coordinator monitors the academic progress of the girls in the schools. He keeps in touch with the teachers and gets both the formal and informal report of each girl. The girls covered in this program report to Vijay Mandir and after their dress, turnout and hygiene are checked they are sent to school in bus owned by SAPNA. After school the girls come to Vijay Mandir where they - • Complete their homework with teacher assistance
• Attend library session to improve their reading skills
• Attend computer classes to learn IT skills
• Are provided nutrition before they leave for home.

Donation Option Break-up cost in INR
Books and Stationery Kit 3200.00
Unit Price 3200
Total 3200
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Changing Lives- Story of Baani
Baani is 12 years old and studying in class 6 in National Academy school. Her father is a daily wages labor and mother is a housewife. She lives with her family in dire conditions, where even the basic necessities are barely met. Earlier she was reading in government school in Muktigram till class 3. She has 2 siblings-a brother & one sister. Her father was finding it difficult to provide quality education to Baani due to limited income.
Some of the villagers informed her father about Pankhuri program. SAPNA education department did the evaluation and based on assessment Baani was enrolled in class 2 in Pankhuri – Support the Girl Child Program. Before joining Pankhuri program she was studying in government Hindi medium school and she was struggling to cope up with the English medium teaching and language barrier.
After joining Pankhuri she worked hard and now we are seeing immense improvement in her performance. In last 2 academic years she got A1 grade in all subjects. She is very intelligent girl and has high aspirations. She wants to become a Doctor and wants to help all poor people in her neighborhood. She actively participates in games also. She won many awards in games like Kho Kho and racing. When she joined Pankhuri program she was very shy. Over the period of time she started mingling with other students. Now she supports every younger girl of Pankhuri program in their academic and other activity. We wish all the best for her bright carrier.

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