Project Overview

Rachna - Education for all children
  • Project NameEnsuring Education for all children
  • NGO PartnerRachna
  • Location: Shivpuri District, Madhya Pradesh
  • Target Area21 villages of Badarwas Block
  • Target Area Populaton: 11,452
  • No. of Beneficiaries: 5,317
  • Start/End Year: 2010/TBD
  • Funding Plan (Current Year): $13,690 (2012/2013)
  • Past Funding: $12,120 (2011/2012)

  • Children engaged in household work/labor. 
  • Irregular opening & closing of Anganwadi centers & Schools and poor attendance.
  • Families of ST is living in hamlets situated at out side main village which distance is 1-3 kms. Due to distance children of ST community are not regular in attending school.
  • Lack of basic facilities i.e. safe drinking water, toilet etc. 
  • Caste factor  also affect education of SC/ST communities.
  • 100% children enrolled in Govt. School but 20-30% children attending school.
  • Shortage of teachers and they do not show interest in teaching to children. 
  • Lack of regular distribution of Posan Aahar & Mid Day Meal.
  • Defunct community groups i.e. SMC, Mothers Committee, Panchyat. 
  • Migration of family in search of job affect children education.

Intervention in Anganwadi centers (AWC)

  • Regular contact with anganwadi workers (AWW) and provide hand holding support in daily work of AWC.
  • Orientation of Mothers Committee members.
  • Regular Monthly meeting organized with Mothers Committee.
  • Establish rapport with ICDS Department to ensure regular supply of take home & cooked Meal (Sanjha Chullaha Program).
  • Provided learning and play material to 6 anganwadis.
  • Painting of  Alphabets, Math, Picture of Animal, Vegetables & fruits in 4 AWC to provide pre schooling effectively.
  • Motivate parents through home visit to send their children at AWC for availing services.
  • Support in growth monitoring of all children and referring SAM Children to Nutrition Rehabilitation Center(NRC), which is run by RACHNA at Block CHC.
  • Proposal for opening of new AWC in 3 villages through Gram Sabha.

Intervention in Elementary Education

  • In the year 2011-12 8 remedial centers are run covering 555 children in 8 villages.
  • 17 Childrens club formed and Orientation were made for developing understanding on Child Rights. 
  • Advocacy to ensure SSA services for all the enrolled children. 
  • Provide teaching & learning material to 375 children to improve reading & learning skills. 
  • Empowering SMC to ensuring their role and responsibility to support & monitor school functioning.  
  • 24 SMC’s Orientation were organized during the year and 798 members participated.
  • 55 Monthly meetings of SMC was organized and 1418 members participated.
  • 16 Community meetings was organized in the area and 1201 person participated and discuss the RTE, Corporal punishment  and monitoring of MDM related issues.
  • Participating in Right to Food & Children Convention organized at Bhopal on dated 20-22 Jan. 2012 by the 13 SMC & staff members.
  • 109 Meeting of Child Right Club was organized in which 3408  children attended the meeting. Average attendance was 30-35 Children per meeting.

 

 

NGO Partner: Rachna

  • Organization establised in 1994.
  • Started working  in Badarwas Block of District Shivpuri from the year in 2004.
  • Started working with the support of ILP  from July 2010 in Badarvas Block Distt. Shivpuri Madhya Pradesh. 
  • Presently RACHNA  working in 21 villages of ATALPUR Cluster in which we cover 40 Govt. Schools and 21 AWCs with the  active participation of local community and various groups.
  • Presently working in field of AWC Strengthening, Primary Education, Malnutrition, Health.

To be updated soon.

Activities

2010-11

(8 Villages)

2011-12

(15 Villages)

 

No

Participants

No

Participants

1. Orientation of Mothers Committee

6

48

24

460

2. Regular Monthly  Meeting of Mothers Committee

12

180

81

1536

3. Increase of Enrollment of Children at AWC

1

81

14

346

4. Increase of attendance at AWC

7

46%

14

72%

5. Proposal for opening of New AWC & Sanctioned

0

0

3 Centers

6. Pre Schooling starts at 6 centers out of 14 centers

0

0

14

349/625

7. Regular Distribution of Take Home

9

265/444

14

680/680

8. Regular Distribution of Cooked Food

0

0

 

349/625

9. Ladli Laxmi Yogna

0

0

14

87

Accomplishments in Elementary Education

 

  • All 8 center mainstreamed with Government Primary School after increasing knowledge of Weak & Drop out Children's.
  • 141 Children re-enrolled in the govt. schools during enrolment drive conducted in July 11.
  • Increase retention and attendance of children at School up to 80-85% . 
  • Shortage of teachers problem solved after appointment of 27 guest teachers in all the school’s of project area.
  • 6 Members of Child Right Club participated in 3 trainings of  child participation at Bhopal Sponsor by  TDH & Action Aid. They share local issues related the child right violation and after coming back share their experience to other groups members.
  • Delivered government schemes to the 1484 children books, dress, scholars, schools bags, shoes and shocks etc. by the advocacy of RACHNA team.
  • Availability of quality mid day meals (MDM) was improved in 15 villages. 
  • Reduced caste based discrimination in school.

To be updated soon.