education for all

education for all

EDUCATION FOR ALL BY SHIKSHANGAN ~ INDIA

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Shikshangan is a brand new project of the Kolkata Society for Cultural Heritage to improve the lives of rural people in the Hooghly district of West Bengal from the grassroots level, primarily through the tools of education and vocational training. From the outset, we focus on free education for children. A majority of the residents of West Bengal lives in villages, and for many of them it is difficult to meet their basic needs. Shikshangan aims for lasting developmental change by providing free education to rural populations and - most importantly - by training them to continue these programs themselves, eventually becoming self-sufficient. By providing a basic education, rural people can develop the financial and social skills to improve their own living conditions. This way they are empowered to create effective positive changes within their own communities. This project started in 2013 with one centre and seven students. Within less than a year, we grew to two centres serving a total of seventy-five students, and their number is growing. We have seen great support from their parents, and have seen incredible 98% attendance rate in the first several months alone. The adult graduates of these programs will be asked to teach the next cycle of students, thus ensuring sustainability and progress. Now we are ready to expand our services to adults, offering skill-building classes on basic hygiene, diet, and sexual health to improve general health conditions. We also offer workshops on financial responsibility that will teach solid saving, spending, and investing practices in order to ensure a stable financial future for these communities and their children. We also participate in several initiatives that utilize traditional folk art and performance practices as a means of generating sustainable income that directly benefits the communities by creating community-run businesses. In a very short time, these communities have benefitted greatly from our projects and the demand for our services is growing quickly. So far, we have been able to sustain ourselves with the generous donations of several individuals and organizations. In this next phase of development, we look forward to expand our opportunities for more people to take part in the sustainable improvement of rural West Bengal through their financial support. = = = = = = = = = = SUPPORT IS WELCOME VIA http://gogetfunding.com/project/women-empowerment TWITTER : https://twitter.com/SHIKSHANGAN VISIT : http://www.basic-knowledge.org/EDUCATION-FOR-ALL.html FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Education-for-All-by-Shikshangan-India/1387906891495885?fref=ts