Frontlist | Department launches project to polish girl students’ abilities

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Amritsar

District Education Department will be collaborating with ‘Nanhi Kali’, an NGO, to initiate a project for learning improvement for girls across the government schools in the district. The project called ‘Nanhi Kali’ will be implemented in selected schools across a block and focused on providing academic and other aids to the girl students.

Deputy DEO Rekha Mahajan while elaborating on the project said Nanhi Kali will be the resource partner in the project as Education Department will be facilitating the work carried out by the NGO. “Under the project, Nanhi Kali will provide learning kits, including study material, stationary, shoes, sweaters and necessary items for school to the kids. For older girls, it will also be providing sanitary pads and health kits. Another important highlight of the project is that it improved learning among girls, the NGO will provide a tutor who will take extra classes free of cost for the students of school selected for implementation of this programme,” she said.

The department is also carrying out several other ground activities to mobilise teachers and encourage students under Mission Shat Pratishat. Several teams, including school heads and teachers are carrying out door-to-door visitations to motivate students before the annual PSEB examinations are conducted. Deepika Dean, newly recruited headmistress of Government High School, Abdal, has started door-to-door campaign to make the parents aware about reopening of schools as well as to mobilise them to send their wards so that they could be prepared for the ensuing final exam.

Earlier, she had mobilised village Panchayat to donate adjoining land and a defunct community hall to the school for ensuring better infrastructure facilities to the students. “Ever since reopening of schools, students have been attending with the consent of their parents. Now, the government has opened schools for the Classes V to VIII also with their consent. The door-to-door campaign was especially planned to reach out to those parents, who could not come to school,” Deepika said. Besides the parents, the villagers were made aware about infrastructure as well as quality education facilities coupled with various welfare schemes like mid-day meal, free school uniform and scholarships for eligible beneficiaries being provided to motivate them to get their wards enrolled.

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