A school with a difference

“Before coming to this camp, I used to graze goats,” says Durga Kumari, a student at Seva Mandir, an NGO that works as an alternative for kids who can’t go to a school. Community Correspondent Shambhulal reports on the ineffectual government schools in rural Rajasthan and how Seva Manadir’s model of education surpasses them.

CALL TO ACTION: Call Mr. Bharat Singh, Education Officer for Udaipur district, on +91-02942421621, and convince him to adopt these progressive teaching methods so that students of all government schools may prosper.

“Mostly we have students who don’t have a government school in their area, or have dropped out of it, or have financial difficulties at home,” says Babulal, a teacher at the Seva Mandir. The camp engages students with modern teaching and learning techniques, challenging the children to learn through interaction and creative thinking.

While the government schools barely have enough teachers to attend to the students, interactive teaching and improvised methods remain a far-fetched idea. And for communities having to deal with a floundering administration, sometimes, the work of not-for-profit organizations can be a real boon.


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