Thinksharp Foundation team is helping 5 villages and approx more than 3000 rural children by providing better rural educational infrastructure through 5 StudyMall projects as of Aug 2017.
Our aim is to put one village one StudyMall throughout India. As we are progressing we are getting lot of inquiries to establish StudyMall from lot of villages . While we would love to help and set up StudyMall in each and every village that approaches us, however due to funds and operational challenges we prioritize villages.
Thinksharp foundation team has decided to help 10 villages in this financial year (preferably by Dec 2017). Out of this 10 villages one is Village Antrad need, Tq-karjat, Dist- Raigad which will have Digital class under StudyMall project. This is a small village close to Neral.
Thinksharp Foundation team Shraddha and Santosh visited village Antrad need as a part of pre visit on 05 Aug 2017. We were very fortunate to have with us Mr.Paste sir who has been very helpful and supportive throughout our entire visit of villages in Raigad district.
Antrad need is small village with a population of only 559 people. There are only two schools in village, one is Anganwadi for 3 to 6 year old children and other school in Village is Raigad Z.P.School Antrad need.The nearest railway station is Neral (Mumbai railway connectivity).
We visited Raigad Z.P. School Antrad Need, where Mr.Paste is teacher himself along with one more teacher Mrs.Asha Kharat. This school enrolls students from 1st to 5th std. This is a tribal school and hence most of the students are from poor families and there parents also lack educational awareness.
Total number of students in school currently is 30 (18 boys and 12 girls) . The school has only 2 classrooms none of them are RCC. The school does not have any library, digital classroom or any extracurricular activity infrastructure for children. It does have 2 outdoor play activities and 24 hours electricity supply. Previously some NGO had donated Solar lamps but currently they are not working and in need of maintenance.
When we talked with few parents and the existing 2 teachers we found them very keen and passionate about making the school more children friendly and to equip school with better educational infrastructure. The children were reading english lessons, comprehending maths and other questions from there textbooks as per the age and class.
We are very excited to help this 30 students read and learn better. Our StudyMall project Digital class in this school will create motivation and increased interest among the tribal students to attend school and get higher education. Moreover it will also increase awareness among the parents on importance of education.
Please help us in providing them better rural educational infrastructure.
You too can donate and support to help many other rural children learn, read and grow better. You will also gain from the donation as all our donations have tax benefits.
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Written by -Dr.Shraddha M Bhange
Volunteer and Writer for Thinksharp Foundation.
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