GYAN KANYA SHAKTI : 100 School Program

Mobius Foundation’s 100 school project aims to adopt and run girls’ schools in rural Madhya Pradesh and Chitrakoot, Uttar Pradesh.

Our mission: is to transform and empower the lives of underprivileged girls through quality education. By adopting these schools, the Foundation aims to create a nurturing environment that supports the holistic development of girls and brings about positive change in their lives.

Infrastructure gap: To ensure a conducive learning environment, the infrastructure gap will be addressed in this program. Adequate sanitation facilities, including toilets for girls, will be provided to prioritize their health, safety, and hygiene.

Well-Qualified and Empathetic Teachers: Recognizing the importance of skilled educators, the Foundation will provide support through qualified teachers who possess subject expertise and empathy towards the students.

Holistic Education Approach: The girls’ schools will adopt a holistic education approach, focusing on academic excellence as well as the overall personality development of the students.

Community Engagement and Parental Involvement: The Foundation will actively engage with local communities and parents to foster a sense of community and collective responsibility. Regular parent-teacher meetings, workshops, and awareness programs will be conducted to emphasize the importance of education and encourage parental involvement in their daughters’ schooling.

Health and Hygiene: The Foundation understands that good health is essential for effective learning. Therefore, the schools will provide regular health check-ups and access to safe drinking water and ensure the students’ overall well-being. Health and hygiene awareness programs will also be organized to promote healthy habits among the girls.

Career Guidance and Vocational Training: The Foundation will offer career guidance and vocational training programs to empower the girls and equip them with skills for their future. These initiatives will expose the students to various career options, develop their employability skills, and promote entrepreneurship, ultimately enabling them to become self-reliant and contribute positively to society.

MoU Between Gyan Anant Vidyalaya and Swami Vivekananda Arunoday Vidyalay, Hapur

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Gyan Anant Vidyalaya (GAV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Swami Vivekananda Arunoday Vidyalay (SVAV), Hapur, to support the education of the girls belonging to underprivileged and marginalized sections of society.

Swami Vivekananda Arunoday Vidyalaya is a co-educational primary institution, predominantly for girl students, coming from underprivileged families living in the vicinity of the Merino establishment.

Nine girl students studying in class VIII in SVAV are admitted to class IX in GAV, where they will continue their studies till Class XII and will be provided free education, books, stationery, uniforms, transportation, etc. These girls are full of energy and

Enthusiastic about their studies and career. The girls expressed happiness and appreciation to the Mobius Foundation for granting them this opportunity.

School Support Programme -Chitrakoot, Uttar Pradesh

To offer quality education for girls belonging to underprivileged and marginalized sections, Mobius Foundation aims to support girls’ schools in Uttar Pradesh. In pursuit of the project objectives, a team comprising two employees of Mobius viz. Mrs. Poonam Parihar, Manager Operation, and Ms. Mamta Giri, Project Associate, visited the Chitrakoot district of Uttar Pradesh on March 18, 2023, to identify the girls’ schools.

After the survey, the team learned that all the girls’ schools are now converted to co-ed schools. The Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) was the only identified school for girls. KGBV are residential girls’ schools launched by the Government of India in educationally backward blocks (EBBs) of the country at the upper primary level for girls predominantly from the SC, ST, OBC, and minorities.

In Chitrakoot, KGBV is present in all blocks (Pahari, Mau, Shivrampur, and Manikpur). As the project area was identified, the second visit of the MF team on April 24, 2023, was KGBV-focused.

The team recognized the challenges faced in KGBV and areas of intervention, including infrastructure, teacher empowerment, skill development, health support, etc.

To support and attain the objectives, MF is collaborating with some NGOs to fill up the gaps in academics, empowering teachers, and working in close coordination with existing units of the Department of Education across various levels.

The implementation of the project will start in July 2023 for ten years with periodic reviews of 3 years and will improve the lives of more than 400 girls.

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School support program – Madhya Pradesh

Sheopur and Satna districts

To gain a thorough understanding of the government-powered education landscape of Madhya Pradesh, a team comprising Ms. Jessica Gill, Sr. Research Associate, and Ms. Suman Kumari, Project Associate, visited Bhopal in March and met with senior officials in the Department of Education and the Ministry of Tribal Affairs. The meeting with them gave a clear roadmap of areas of intervention and the demographics of the two districts.

Intervention areas – Academics, Life skills training, and Health and Hygiene.

Sheopur District – Sheopur is home to the Sahariya tribes, an ethnic group in Madhya Pradesh. They are classified as a particularly vulnerable tribal group. Their habitats are located in the forest area. They are considered the most economically underdeveloped and socially backward. The educational needs of tribal children in Madhya Pradesh are primarily addressed through residential schools called Ashram schools. The most considerable lacunae noted in tribal education is the inadequate Human Resources to deliver quality education being cognisant and sensitized on a tribal context.

Mobius Foundation has adopted a residential school with 200 Sahariya girls from classes 6 -12 in Sheopur.

In Satna, the foundation has adopted 2 Girls’ schools first “Girls Middle School Unchera along with Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Girls Hostel” situated in the village & block Unchera, District Satna, and second “Government Higher Secondary School, Unchera along with Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya Residential Hostel situated in village & Block Unchera, District Satna” from classes 6-12 with an overall capacity of 900 girls approximately.

We will conduct an extensive needs analysis study in July to assess the learning outcomes of these girls.

This study will enable us to evaluate the effectiveness of the current educational program and identify areas for improvement that can be implemented to enhance the learning outcomes of the girls.

The need analysis will consider factors such as teaching methodologies, basic infrastructure, and the overall environment that impact the student’s learning process.

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