When you are travelling towards the world-famous Ajanta Caves from Aurangabad, in Fulambri taluka, you will find Pimpalgaon Gangdev, a small, beautiful village located on the road leading towards Rajur Ganapati. The village has a Zilla Parishad school that conducts Std 1 to 8 classes. The school was founded in 1959. Currently, there are 4 teachers and 95 students there.
Although there are English medium schools at barely a 5-km distance from Pimpalgaon, the number of students in the ZP school is increasing by the day due to the quality education imparted and the amenities provided there.
The Pimpalgaon Gangdev school has classes till Std 8. For further studies, students have to travel to the nearby Pathri village. Public transport turns out expensive for them, so most students walk for 5-6 km to reach Pathri. Many parents have discontinued their daughters’ education because they don’t want to send the girls for further studies outside the village. A cycle bank project needs to be undertaken so that the girl students can travel to and from the school. Social for Action had made an appeal for the cycle bank project through ‘Samajbhan’.
Pune-based Suryadatta Group of Institutes has responded to the appeal and extended support. Soon, cycles will be distributed among the Pimpalgaon girl students. People from all social strata need to support this so that the cycle bank and toilet projects reach the maximum number of remote rural schools. Generous individuals, IT companies, CSR companies and non-resident Indians can extend financial help for the project.