We often have a misconception that the students of Government Schools are deprived of getting a quality education. Although ‘Right to Education’ is our fundamental rights but then also some underprivileged students don’t get it. To fight against this ill practice of our country, a strong woman has initiated a great move named as ‘Hamari Kaksha’ to provide quality education in Chandigarh to underprivileged children. Apart from a small child, ‘Hamari kaksha’ also provide education to their mother. With this, it has proven that education can be gathered at any age.
Story and the woman behind the initiative
Anuradha Mini is the woman behind the initiative ‘Hamari Kaksha’ in Chandigarh. She started the initiative when she observed some school kids playing in her neighbour during day time in school uniform. She started ‘Hamari Kaksha’ with 17 students who were children of maids and daily wagers in the backyard of her house during the year 2003. As time passed, she increased the number of students in her school. With the aim to provide remedial education to the students she officially registered her organisation in the year 2007 and now it has been running 5 branches in Chandigarh. The Government has also provided her with a place where she can carry out her initiative with the students. As per now, 21 teachers are associated with ‘Hamari Kaksha’ Chandigarh who aware students about sensitive issues like child abuse and much more.
Branches of ‘Hamari Kaksha’ in Chandigarh
- Govt. Nursery School, Sector 7 A, Chandigarh.
- Govt. Middle School, Sector 4, Mansa Devi Complex, Panchkula.
- Sirdi Sai Temple (Basement), Sector 29, Chandigarh
Highlights of ‘Hamari Kaksha’ in Chandigarh
Irrespective to the regular schools in Chandigarh, this initiative has a unique concept of schooling. In ‘Hamari Kaksha’ student get additional knowledge related to their health and hygiene.
- Here the students are taught according to their learning level.
- ‘Hamari Kaksha’ also provide regular counselling to the parents.
- The school focuses on child’s learning level, not to their class.
- Many students even managed to get a job in IT sector and some joined the same school as a teacher.
- 40 illiterate mothers have also joined the classroom for basic reading and writing knowledge.
- Girls are provided with incentives once they complete their secondary education.
Further, Anuradha wants to open up a vocational training centre and start teaching about vocational courses to help the students to get a better job in future.
And if you want to be a part of the initiative ‘Hamari Kaksha’ in Chandigarh go through their website i.e http://www.hamarikaksha.org/staff/about.php and teach the students and spend time with them. You can even extend to financial support for the same in Chandigarh.