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Snehgram Democratic School

Mahesh Nimbalkar
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Goal:
₹500,000
Donations:
2
Raised:
₹5,500
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About the Organization:
Ajit Foundation is working for the educational development of children of migrated communities along with socio-economic development of the rural areas of Solapur & Pune District and its nearby areas. The initiative mainly focusing on the migrated communities whose main occupation is to make sculptures & small statues, labour work for road construction, domestic work and unhappily begging. The elders of the family members wander in the surrounding villages to sell their product, leaving behind the older children to look after the household chores and younger siblings. This resulted to keep these children away from the education system. Ajit Foundation started teaching children belongs to nomadic tribs and other backwards categories with available resources. These learning centres are set up where communities have resided such as Latur Road, Krishi bajar and Barshi. Main goal is to impart education and facilitate their enrolment in formal education system. In past 15 years over 8000 children have been benefited.

Issue:
Many children belonging to the nomadic tribes from Marathwada and Rajasthan were seen in and around the Barshi in Solpaur, Maharashtra. These children were seen begging, stealing, collecting garbage, and also being victims of addiction and sexual harassment. It is not enough to possess a human body, everyone who be able to live a human and dignified life. Mr. Mahesh Nimbalkar has been preaching this attitude to the remote communities of Solapur District. This belief led him to establishment of Snehgram Democratic. He along with his wife, Mrs. Vinaya Nimbalkar taught at a Government School, from which they resigned to teach the under privileged children at Snehgram. Impressed by their efforts, Dr. Vikas Baba Amte, a senior and respected social worker and also a confidant of Anandwan, along with Mr. Kaustubh Amte, helped them in their struggle. Thinking about building a democratic school of deprived children in the democratic country. Founded in 2015, The Democratic School in Korfale Tehsil- Barshi District- Solapur, Maharashtra (India) We provide a unique alternative to traditional models of education by offering children a self-directed approach to their learning. Students at our school, many whom have slipped through the cracks of today’s regimented test-driven school system, flourish in a nurturing environment that allows them the freedom to chart their own course of learning while fostering emotional growth and inter-personal skills. At The Snehgram Democratic School, students not only learn the traditional academic subjects, but also valuable lessons about responsibility, problem solving, social justice and most importantly, how to relate to each other. We have always placed great emphasis on student’s emotional well-being, fostering loving, caring relationships and developing a community of engaged learners. It is our focus on community building that encourages students to follow their dreams, contribute positively to society, and become voices for change. Ajit Foundation works for » Children of the nomads and those who beg on streets and traffic signals. » Children who are orphan and abandoned by their Parents. » Children of prisoners and criminals. » Sexually abused children. » Children of a single Parent. » Children who belong to untouchable communities.

Action:
Children admitted in Snehgram are given basic and successive curriculum education. Also, Snehgram has given children an opportunity to experience the democratic system at an early age. Also skill education and life experience are given. There is a system in Snehgram that the children's school should be run by the children themselves. This project supported by community contribution.

Impact :
Children from diverse backgrounds admitted in Snehgram. The activities of Snehgram will help street children to have a rightful home by educating them, nurturing them, and maintaining social health without coming in contact with addiction and crime. Freedom: Students can spend all of their time however they choose. They can choose to play outside all day, or indulge in art all day. They can have conversations with fellow classmates all day. They can choose to dabble in a hundred different things. Nobody judges or is evaluating them. They are awarded the space and time they need to discover themselves and develop their passions. They can learn about themselves, how to function as a part of a community, and how to learn new things. They are allowed to grow and be intellectually, emotionally, and physically healthy. Respect: Students are afforded the same rights as adults and are treated like normal human beings. No adult is an authority — the only authority is the written book of law, to which kids and adults are equal. This book of law protects the rights of school members, such as the right to be free from harassment, the right to decide what happens to your own body, and the right to speak one’s mind. At The Snehgram Democratic School, kids’ voices are heard and their opinions are taken seriously. They learn respect when they experience being respected. Responsibility: Because nobody instructs them what to do, tells them what is supposedly right and wrong, and they are not supervised all the time, students are responsible for their own behavior and their own educations. They decide where to invest their mind and money, when to eat, who to lend their belongings, and whether or not to obey rules. This is a huge responsibility. There is no one else to blame if things go wrong. Students learn to own up to their actions, learn from them and strive to do better in the future. Independence: Away from all the prying and protective eyes of parents and policymakers, students can create their own path and become unique individuals. They are allowed to grapple with the problems of childhood — like boredom, mistakes, and conflicts with friends — without a protective adult rushing in to take over. They only receive help if they ask for it. At The Snehgram Democratic, students are becoming independent and efficient adults, capable of directing their own lives and making their own decisions. Democratic Governance: Snehgram Democratic is democratically governed for two reasons. First, we believe that to function well in a democratic society, people should be given the exposure at a tender age to experience its power and understand their own responsibilities. Second, we believe in the liberty and equality that a democratic learning environment allows; rights and freedoms to be distributed equally to all, regardless of age or role. Student Council is the governing body of the school and makes all decisions affecting the day-to-day running of the school. Younger members often begin by participating only in decisions that affect them personally, but this model supports them to eventually take an interest in issues that affect the whole community and become proactive and take initiative. Empowerment: Students have the power to make their ideas a reality. Free from the confines of a curriculum, they can procure whatever materials they need using the school’s budget, or request instructions either from on-site staff or outside professionals. They can organize their own field trips to any place, from the local arboretum to a distant national park. Students here have the same administrative power equal to that of the staff. They can be elected to committees and positions of authority. They learn to become leaders and to bring change in their communities and beyond.

Primary Cause :
Education,

Project Location(s):
Barshi Dist- Solapur

Dhanesh Manik Thorat
₹500
Dhanesh Manik Thorat 2023-01-15T19:24:50+00:00
Pratima Uday Bhat
₹5,000
Pratima Uday Bhat 2023-01-08T14:31:30+00:00

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Dhanesh Manik Thorat
₹500
Dhanesh Manik Thorat 2023-01-15T19:24:50+00:00
Pratima Uday Bhat
₹5,000
Pratima Uday Bhat 2023-01-08T14:31:30+00:00

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