Marking illiteracy as its prime concern, GYWS embarked on an education program in April 2008: Jagriti Vidya Mandir, an English medium primary school. Its main motto is “To educate each and every child for a better tomorrow”. GYWS is focused upon providing quality education aimed at educating the children, imbibing the true ideals of humanity in them and thus enlightening the future generation paving the way to a prosperous tomorrow built on a strong today.
Jagriti Vidya Mandir is an English medium school which aims to provide quality education to underprivileged children absolutely free of cost. It is located in Tangasool village, 1.5 kilometers from Salua Air Force Station which in turn is 5 kilometers away from IIT campus. The school is running in its full-fledged form from 15 April 2008. At present, class up to 5th standard are run. Ten full time faculties give their services. Besides it, IIT Kharagpur students take Laptop sessions on Saturday's for students. Our target group is BPL (Below Poverty Line) students and dropouts. We provide books, uniform free of cost to all students.
There are about 220 students enrolled in Jagriti Vidya Mandir from Nursery to Class 5. The school timings are 8 a.m. to 1:40 p.m. There are 10 teachers, with the teacher in charge being Mr. Ajoy Roi. The school also has 3 Aya and some helpers. After a student completed his class 5 from JVM, he/she is sent to Hijli High school. The educational expenses of the kids are covered by Gopali Youth Welfare Society.
Now, JVM aspires to be a residential full-fledged school for students of under previledged families offering variety of courses at +2 level, vocational training and career guidance.
We seek to take Jagriti Vidya Mandir to beyond its current primary level to complete school cum hostel catering to the needs of over 500 students. The facility will not only provide education up to 12th grade, but will also take responsibility of ensuring that its students settle in their professional or educational lives before they leave. Visit the following link to read complete proposal of future plan:Click Here.
KGP Blood Connect is a new socially aware initiative created to help those truly in dire need of blood as efficiently as possible.
The principle of this initiative is to create a database of all the willing donors in the vicinity, containing all details such as age, blood group and any health issues. These donors are expected to give their contact details and are requested to come and donate blood at a short notice. Our hope was that through this method the people within as well as outside the campus would never be in a shortage of blood.
With this initiative we aim to provide bicycle to children who cannot afford to buy there own.It came to our attention that many of the students of IIT simply discard off there bicycle when graduating.These cycles are rarely made use of.We collected the old cycles which are still in usuable condition and fix them up as best possible and give to children, where it is used in much better way.
Working with GYWS has been a very revealing and enriching experience. I realized that there are many small things that can be done to contribute to child's education. Yes, what is needed is a bit of sensitivity and willingness to do something worthwhile.
Changing the lives of children is a continuous process. Nothing can be done in a limited period. As individuals we have to continue to give support by way of financial help,social help, time as well as other resources. I believe in continuity and devotion without deviation. GYWS is doing just that.