Quality Education * Women Empowerment * Youth Employment * Preventive Health Care * Community Involvement
                 Quality Education * Women Empowerment * Youth Employment * Preventive Health Care * Community Involvement           

Eliminating Illiteracy

 

A good education is a doorway to a good life and a good society. Our actions are inspired by Mandela who said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”  

 

Pragathi initially concentrated its efforts on improving the education of the village school children of Burgula on all fronts – right from infrastructure provision to motivating the students. Prior to its involvement, there were no toilets, and not enough classrooms, and no desks and chairs in the schools. Some children walked barefoot 2-3 km daily to school. Pragathi has now improved the quality of educational opportunities and experience for close to 1000 children in Burgula. Pragathi is now extending these activities to 13,000 children in 99 schools of neighboring villages. These activities have thus far included:

  • Increasing enrolment / Decreasing absenteeism and dropouts: Door-to-door campaigns for 'Literacy for All' to motivate the parents and students. 
  • Improving amenities: Provided desks and chairs, fans, footwear and bicycles to school kids, improved quality of mid-day meals, provided safe drinking water, started school premises clean-up program, provided sports equipment and dresses
  • Improving infrastructure: Constructed a Mini Auditorium, several classrooms, outdoor stage, and toilets
  • Providing Digital Literacy: Benefiting thousands since January 2013
  • Starting Libraries in 99 schools
  • Science lab started in one of the high schools
  • Encouraging students: Awards to students for good academic performance
  • Scholarships for higher studies
  • Career Counseling with help of Nirmaan Organization
  • Additional support: Employing volunteer teachers for English improvement and holding extra classes morning and evening, conducting science exhibitions and cultural activities, Sneha menstrual hygiene program, SET Orientation Program
  • Swachh Patshala Award to Kashireddyguda primary school for the cleanest primary school in the state of Telangana, thereby creating a great model.

  

Please go to One Day in the Life of a Burgula School Kid to learn more about our impact on Burgula's residents.

 

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