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Overview

Although there has been a healthy rise in the number of schools in rural Gujarat, they still lack facilities necessary to prepare students in the field of science. Recognizing this gap, we started science and math classes for children in the age group of 11-16 years in our Lok Vidyalaya School. The program offers a rich curriculum comprising of theoretical and practical classes. It provides a platform to rural children especially girls with easy access to the technological world.

Our rationale is not just to provide opportunities to the students but also be a beacon of inspiration for the neighboring schools. We have observed a rise in the establishment of science and math labs in the private and government schools surrounding ours. They have adapted our programming in their respective schools that have opened channels to the technological world for many children in rural Gujarat.

Partners

Untdi Vibhag Kelvani Mandal (Shantaben Vidyabhavan)

Regions Served

Untdi and 11 other surrounding villages including Malvan, Dharasana, Umarsadi, Jespore, and Dungri

Impact

  • 689 children are impacted in Maths & Science School from 2013 to 2018
  • 640 children are impacted in Kindergarten & Primary School from 2013 to 2018

Impact Stories

Nidhi

With Nidhi's family unable to afford school fees, Shantaben Vidhyabhavan provides Nidhi with high-quality education free of charge, allowing her to pursue her passion for science. "If this school had not developed a science stream, I wouldn't have fulfilled my mother's dream to study science. I thank them as they thought of my education and dreams.

Riya

Riya is an 11th grader at our science school.

Riya is currently outperforming all of her classmates, including the boys.

Each day, she travels 15 km each way to get to school, knowing that this is the best education available to her.

She dreams of becoming a doctor.

Saloni

Saloni is a 12th grader at our Shantaben Vidhyabhavan Science & Math Secondary School.

Her father is a fisherman who is only home once every other year. She travels 12km to get to school from her village, each way.

Saloni scored an overall 93% in 11th grade. She plans to further her studies to earn a BSc and PhD.

She dreams of becoming a professor.

Supporting the Following
Indian Goverment Social Initiatives

Interested in partnering with us on this project? Are you an NGO or local government that wants to bring this project to your region? Please email Mittal Gohil at mittal@thedesaifoundation.org to express your interest.
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