To strengthen and improve English education. To extend the hygiene & health program.
Education is a very important part of contemporary life. Primary education refers to the compulsory education where in the students seek the basic knowledge about all the relevant and necessary subjects of life that may include the counting, word formation and comprehension and knowledge about general ethics, norms and standards of the surrounding.
Shikshit Bharat (Unite for Education) is a social initiative of WWO which offers FREE and quality primary education to underprivileged children. WWO believes that primary education is the foundation for the development of every citizen and the nation as a whole.
Primary: To provide underprivileged children with free access to quality primary education up to fifth grade. The program focuses on helping them to achieve basic literacy, and a foundation in math, science, and social sciences.
Secondary: To end illiteracy among people within the poorer and deprived communities of rural India, and to help provide program participants with practical skills that supports their development.
Presently we are working in Uttar Pradesh the highest populated state of India. With a literacy rate below 55% that is much below than the national literacy average i.e. 65.4%, with huge difference of about 45% in male female educational ratio. We have conducted a survey of the local area and villages of project site to create awareness about education and to know the educational status of the area, additionally to indentify the problem of illiteracy. While conducting these surveys we have selected some meritorious underprivileged students who either stop or not going school due to financial problem or family reasons. We consulted with the parents of these children and offer them free primary education and after approval of their parents we admitted them in our nearby school and started their primary education.
WWO´s planned activities for 2015 at Gurukul Children Academy are:
- To continue and extend the hygiene & health programme.
- To sponsor more underprivileged children with scholarships.
- To strengthen and improve English education.
- To support the planning, design and construction of a new school building in Belsar (see separate architectural brief).
- To improve access to education for underprivileged children by enabling mothers to earn tuition fees for their children by participating in a handicraft programme. This is part of a women empowerment programme of WWO for the rural community in and around Belsar/Gonda.
Sightseeing like Taj Mahal, Varanasi, Ayodhya (Hindu pilgrimage town), Sravasti (Buddhist legacy) for Vipassana meditation etc...
We provide basic accommodation which is available in the village.
Local food and drink will be served to our volunteers.