Residential school for Children of Pardhi Community

Residential school for Children of Paradhi Community is another milestone where students from Pardhi community getting education free of cost.Some students were the first generation seeking education in this community.With all the modern facilities at Khandavi in Barshi, dist. Solapur (M.S.) where at present 50 children are studying. The School is affiliated with Maharashtra Government under the Self Finance.The project is aimed at developing an integrated effort to empower the Pardhi children educationally, socially, culturally and economically, reduce their vulnerability to systemic discrimination. The project ultimately aims to introduce participatory models of education and development for tribal communities that would empower them to direct their own needs, and lead to over-all national development.

The objective of School:

Toimpart education to students in the fullest sense, beyond mere academic excellence, to empower every student and enhance his/her personal development - by providing real life scenarios, work projects, community service, event organization, entertainment programmes, adventurism, environmental expeditions, and activities that contribute towards building character. It is necessary for a youth to experience events which reveal his abilities, his true character, his inner worth, the edge of his temper, the fire of his ambitions, the quality of his resistance, the secret truth of his pretences - not only to himself but also to others. And thereby refine his personality and skills, to become better.

The purpose of the school education

is to develop, to the fullest, the intellectual, moral, cultural, aesthetic, and physical faculties of every student and to cultivate in each the desire for personal excellence and involvement in the betterment of the nation. There is a sharp focus on the pursuit of knowledge, skill and attaining the highest academic standards.

Objectives:

  • To educate the less privileged children especially Pardhi children
  • To achieve all-round development of the community through value education
  • To impart training in sports and games with aim to develop international players
  • To produce skilled orators for public speaking and educating masses
  • To spread literacy within the community
  • To preserve India’s cultural heritage
  • To develop ideal citizens
  • To impart spiritual and scientific education
  • To make available the literature of saints and social revolutionaries
  • To develop children who are courageous, moral, constructive and advanced
  • To enable physical, socio-cultural, mental, emotional development of Pardhi children
  • To develop knowledge and concern for human rights and democratic values
  • To develop a questioning mind and foster a spirit of adventure

Features:

  • The school is only for Pardhi community.
  • Trained and devoted teachers
  • Expert coaches
  • Training in arts, music, dance, handicraft
  • Computer training
  • library and resources
  • Modern gym, Yoga, Pranayam coaching
  • Meditation training centre
  • Spacious campus
  • Health and medical check-upcentre
  • Solar water heaters and water purifiers
  • Sports and games facilities
  • Residential facility
  • National and religious festivities
  • Annual Day, Sports Meet, Art Exhibition
  • Annual magazine, monthly newsletters

The Ajit Foundation run some project like free school Education, Bhatkyanchi Shala,Setu Shala, Akshar Initiative etc. we need donations. So support the cause and be a part of this noble work.

You can help AF by:

  • Being a Sponsor
  • Donating a fixed amount for arranging prizes for various competitions or achievements
  • Spending some of your precious time with the children. We would love to have experts from various fields to spend some of their precious time with these children. We especially urge counsellors, doctors, teachers, health instructors, educationists and artists to come forward and be a part of these children's lives.
  • For most of us a festival means time for joy, time to spend with family. Unfortunately, for CSWs this is a peak ‘business’ time, and they ignore their children completely. Attendance at the school is highest during festivals because mothers don’t want to have the kids at home. We need volunteers during these times to take the kids out. Don’t you think the kids should enjoy the festivals too?
  • English and Maths are two subjects where we need extra help in teaching. Also, the kids live in bad neighbourhoods and use foul language without knowing it. They also suffer from lack of expression. Volunteers who can spend some time to help us address these issues are most welcome!
  • Be a surrogate father/mother to a child. The children love it a lot if someone comes to meet them. They feel special and look forward to it.

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