Schools have remained shut for more than a year now. It is estimated that 64% of kids in rural India fear they have to drop out if not given additional support. The aftermath of COVID has hit the marginalized the hardest, where their incomes have dwindled due to the loss of jobs or the deaths of earning members of the family.
Samarpann has been working in 60 schools across rural and tribal India and till date has made education accessible and affordable for 12,0000 children.
1. Stationery Kits For Students
Through our Back to School campaign, we are reaching out to govt schools in rural and tribal India in the states of Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Kota to ensure children don’t drop out of schools. We are providing them with ‘Adhyayan kits’ enough to take care of a child’s one year of educational needs.
Each Adhyayan kit contains –
1. One School bag,
2. Set of 6 notebooks,
3. One drawing book,
4. A packet of pens/ pencils,
5. Pencil Box,
9. Set of Crayons
Budget Break Up – Each Adhayan Kit costs INR 850
2. Installing Water Purifiers In Schools
Due to the lack of access to clean drinking water, many children fall sick by drinking contaminated water from unsafe sources like hand pumps and borewell pipes. These contaminated water can even transmit diseases like diarrhoea, dysentery, cholera and typhoid.
According to a survey, polluted water killed around 7 people every day in 2018 and these diseases were known to affect children below five years the most, accounting for 60% of total deaths.
Through this campaign, Samarpann is trying to provide safe drinking water to these children. They have identified more than 41 schools from the rural parts of India where they are going to install water purifiers with enough capacity to meet the requirements of the children in the school.
Samarpann has installed water purifiers in 40 schools till date.
3. Solar Electrification Of Rural Schools
Samarpann has also taken initiative to solar electrify the rural schools where students face frequent power cuts or have absolutely no electricity. Till now 3 rural schools have been solar electrified and this initiative has resulted in a significant reduction in the drop-down rate of students in attending daily classes in those schools.
About Samarpann :
Samarpann has been doing stellar work in the areas of primary healthcare and inclusive education.In order to make water, sanitation and hygiene accessible to all, Dr Ruma Bhargava and Dr Rahul Pagare set up an NGO in 2015 and named it Samarpann. Dr Ruma’s sister Dr Megha also helps from time to time in Samarpann’s work. Dr Ruma Bhargava went on to pursue masters in public health administration after the completion of her dentistry education. After the completion of her masters, she worked in various health care programs of the Govt of India such as mission Indradanush etc., During these projects she understood that the need was far more than what the govt was able to satisfy. Thus when Samarpann began its work they were very clear from the very beginning that Samarpann will have its focus on primary healthcare and inclusive education.
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What is the objective of the campaign?
- To provide free stationery kits to school going children
- To solar electrify the rural schools that are either facing frequent/huge power cuts or have absolutely no electric supply.
- To install water purifiers in schools where safe drinking water is not available for the students.
How will I know that the raised fund is actually getting utilized for the said purpose ?
EFG will ensure the progress of work and it will get updated with authentic videos and images in the timeline.
What will be the cost of each stationery kit?
Each stationery kit will cost almost RS 850/- and will be distributed completely free to underprivileged students.
26,921 Raised out of 15,00,000
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Back To School : Supporting Rural Education