SRISTI rehabilitation initiatives involve, rehabilitation of school children who otherwise would have migrated from the region, as there school were not functional and there was no evidence of them opening soon.
SRISTI took the challenge to initiate a project with the school children in the earthquake affected areas. The problem of parents migrating in search of employment and at the same time taking the children with them led to large no. of such school children no access to education. As the school were not functional most of them damaged or completely collapsed, the drain was much more. SRISTI took up the task of limiting migration of school going children's, with the aim to stop all such migration. One of the reason for such migration was lack of interest and innovative methods in the Primary school teachers. Hence lesser interest in students to actually come to school at all. SRISTI realized this problem and through its Shodhyatra "Sikshan Sodh Evam Shram Arpan Yatra" tried to impress on the parents to send there children's to school.
Some President awards winners school teacher from across Gujarat volunteered to take the initiative in introducing interesting / innovative methods of teaching in students. One such teacher is Mr. Raman Lal Soni, who through his different approach of learning engaged students and actually created an interest in coming to School. SRISTI helped in rebuilding of the schools and provided "Gyan Kosh" besides other school material to the students. To know more about the project go to "School Project.
SRISTI have taken up the initiatives for compiling a database and develop a expert system for disaster management. Through this efforts SRISTI is trying to network initiatives, experiences of individual and institutions worldwide to create a database of do's and don'ts at the time of a disaster ( Emergency Preparedness ). At the same time a effort is being made to develop an online database of resources and volunteers, who can volunteer online. To be contacted during the time of disasters by respective Disaster Management Authorities of states as well as NGO's and other organizations working in relief & rehabilitation.
SRISTI 's Shodhyatra VII, ( Sikshan Sodh Evam Shram Arpan Yatra ), was with a difference. It was a step in trying to rebuild the education process, in earthquake affected areas covering 14 villages of Rapar Taluka in Kutch.
looking for hope in broken background
A disrupted education process
Students admitted during shodhyatra in a Village School constructed by SRISTI
The journey in Kutch and activities done:
Let's play and learn.....
Edutainment-Ramanlal Soni a innovative teacher in action
A ray of hope
Can I say something ?
We want to learn
Educational toys, pencil, rubber, table books and other useful books were distributed in all the primary schools. Total 8 primary schools were constructed in 8 different villages. Libraries were established in 10 villages, while in 10 villages plantation was carried out In 14 villages educational toys were distributed. A remarkable contribution was made by Mr. Ramanlal Soni (Village: Tintoi, Tal. : Modasa, Dist. :Sabarkantha), a retired school teacher, for education awareness through his poems, stories and songs. Meetings and discussions were held with the villagers to develop interest in children towards education. The knowledge of local people regarding agriculture, veterinary, development of farm implements and other rural skills was compiled and awarded.
To form a committee of some renowned teachers who are interested in child education programme which will start 'Education Awareness Movement ' by providing regular visit in different villages of Rapar taluka. All the necessary help and co-operation will be provided by SRISTI. To establish libraries in many of the villages and provide more books for all age groups and other basic facilities to the libraries established in this Shodhyatra. To compile, advertise, analyse and improve the traditional knowledge of the villagers.
EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES DURING SHODHYATRA
Village: Naliya Timba-2, Taluka :Rapar, Dist. Kutch
|Earlier strength of students||50|
|New admissions during Shodhyatra||50|
One more teacher is required.
Village : Sarsala, Taluka: Rapar, Dist. Kutch
|Earlier strength of students||70|
Teachers do not come to the school to teach the students. A 4th standard pass farmer Shri. Mavjibhai Koli teaches the children of the village but he do not get any wages for his work.
Village : Khanpar, Taluka : Rapar, Dist. :Kutch
|Earlier strength of students||85|
One more teacher is required. The villagers live nomadic life, so whenever they go for labour work to the other village they move along with their family. Therefore, there is a necessity of mobile school or a hostel in the village.
Village : Jethasari, Taluka : Rapar, Dist. :Kutch
|Earlier strength of students||38|