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Transforming Lives Through Education

Gunjan Mishra, a volunteer of 'Parvarish' The Museum School, recently joined TCS in Bangalore. She called up the founders of Parvarish to know if The Museum School was ...

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Gunjan Mishra, a volunteer of 'Parvarish' The Museum School, recently joined TCS in Bangalore. She called up the founders of Parvarish to know if The Museum School was functioning in Bangalore too. When told that she could start it there along with Rohit Choudhary, she wasn’t quite sure how the Founders knew about her colleague Rohit, who also happened to be her classmate while doing engineering at RGPV. She was dumbfounded to know that Rohit hailed from the slums of Baanskhedi, and was a former student at Parvarish - The Museum School, the same place where Gunjan started volunteering, back in her college days. She was both surprised and elated to realize that a volunteer teacher and an ex-student were at the same level of education and job. This is one of the few examples of how Parvarish -The Museum School, has been building the lives of underprivileged children and empowering them since 2005.

Realizing the need for quality education among underprivileged children, Organisation for Awareness of Integrated Social Security (OASIS) - A Social Innovation Lab in MP, embarked upon a mission to remove the disparity in quality of education in urban areas. This resulted in the establishment of a unique model of education called ‘Parvarish - The Museum School’. The model follows a curriculum designed to provide holistic education to underprivileged children Interestingly, education in Parvarish is imparted through exhibits in museums. For this, the school has collaborated with 5 museums in Bhopal.

The Museum School has groomed over 3500 children, some of whom are pursuing engineering, graduation, performing arts, while some have started their own ventures for livelihood. Parvarish takes a fixed number of out-of-school children from slums every year and grooms them so that they can join a mainstream school thereafter. They also provide education to those who cannot afford to go to school. The ones who teach are usually volunteers willing to render their services or youngsters who were once students at the school. Anybody willing to volunteer can either get in touch with the organization or express their willingness in the comment section below. Volunteers will be provided certificates for their effort on completion of 24 working days.

While children are mainstreamed through regular schools and National Open Schools for examinations and certifications, the objective is to make them self-employable and responsible members of society. As a non-profit organization, the cost of expenditure for the education of children is borne through good Samaritans who either adopt children financially and take care of the expenses, or make regular contributions for the welfare of the school.

Education is the key to bringing a change in the world at large. Our small efforts of educating even one child can go a long way. Given our busy schedules, it might not be possible to be physically present to teach them. However, as responsible members of society, with a decent purchasing power, the least we can do is to make a contribution towards the education of children by adopting them financially and taking care of their educational expenses. Do you think it is possible to bring a change in the lives of these children and their families by educating them equally?

Share your thoughts, because your suggestions can transform lives.

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mohammed raza 3 days 17 hours ago

The first and most important learning in a child's life happens within the family. Children learn from the way people treat them and from what they see, hear and experience starting as soon as they are born. There are many ways of learning. Children learn by watching, by listening and especially by doing.

RAHUL BHATERIYA 1 week 3 days ago

अभी वास्तव में यह ठीक प्रकार तय ही नहीं है कि किस आयु वर्ग के बच्चों को कितना सिखाया जा सकता है और सिखाने के लिए न्यूनतम कितने साधनों और सुविधाओं की आवश्यकता होगी. नई शिक्षा नीति 1986 लागू होने के बाद न्यूनतम अधिगम स्तरों को आधार मानकर पाठ्यपुस्तकें और पाठ्यक्रम तो लगातार बदले गए हैं, लेकिन उनके अनुरूप सुविधाओं और साधनों की पूर्ति ठीक से नहीं की गई है. कक्षाओं में शिक्षक-छात्र अनुपात ठीक किया जाए, साथ ही पर्याप्त मात्रा में शैक्षिक सामग्री की पूर्ति और शिक्षकों की भर्ती की जाए. Dhanyawad "Rahul"

Victor Joseph 1 week 3 days ago

To equalize educational opportunities for all, we need to implement a drastic initiative from the grass root level. Also to provide equal education for all an upliftment has to take place by bringing all the under Privilege under one fold.
More over the marginalized and the sidelined children of the society has to come forward.
Another one important change we need in our educational policy is to increase more classes on skill education.

Arti Kumari 1 week 3 days ago

My suggestion is, Educated people should do volunteer work for upbringing the “The Museum School”.At least once in a month or if they cannot do anything physically, they can donate money (Government should give some concessions on tax).
My second suggestion is our way of Education should be in such a way that children should be educated to take care of their siblings as well.They will become more responsible and reduce burden on parents and Teachers.

Ashish Nayak_5 1 week 4 days ago

महोदय, सुझाव है कि महिला एवं बाल विकास परियोजना में बहुत कार्य है, मुझे लगता है कि दो लिपिक होने चाहिए, एक lly का कार्य स्वयं पूरा देखेगा और जिम्मेदार होगा और दूसरा icds thr, aaro, नियुक्ति, रिकॉर्ड से संबंधित, स्टोर, आवक जाबक आदि कार्य देखेगे, प्राइवेट कर्मचारी द्वारा chharabrati फीडिंग, कई लेटर बनाने से मना करने पर एक लिपिक पर दोष लगाना हर जगह गलत सी प्रतीत होती है, दो लिपिक होने से एक परियोजना कार्यालय हमेशा प्रगति करेगा

Ashish Nayak_5 1 week 4 days ago

महोदय, सुझाव है कि महिला एवं बाल विकास परियोजना कार्यालयों में भी सुधार की जिए, यहाँ एक लिपिक के भरोसे पूरी जिम्मेदारी डाल दी जाती है, प्राइवेट वर्कर mpr, pmmvy जिनका कोई उत्तरदायित्व, जिम्मेदारी नहीं है, बिना leave application के अनुपस्थित रहते हैं, बिना cpct के हर जगह कार्यरत हैं, परियोजनाओं में cdpo भी दो वर्ष से नहीं है, यदि नियुक्त भी होता है तो 3 महीने में ट्रांसफर हो जाता है, एक कर्मचारी को हमेशा tension बना रहता है है प्राइवेट की जगह अपना काम सरकारी कर्मचारी को दिया जाना चाहिए

Yogesh jhariya 1 week 4 days ago

jo mp gov ke dwara niti stapith kiya jata h unko sahi se chlana hoga sath me ptc meeting ke jariye teachero ke dwara parents ko batana chahiye.iskee bad kuch gaon me school ki condition bahut bekar h barish ke mousam me bacche school me batih nhi sakte.school ke bad teachers. teachers apni jimmedari sahi se nibhaye unke praysh se hi bacche har katinai ko pass kar jate h.teachers ke dwara apni diye gye jimmedariyo ko apne man se pura kare.
teachers ki jimmedariyo ka monitiring bhi jaruri hai