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Impact Stories

 

Dharma Ram Choudhary

Those who try hard never lose

Dharma Ram, was 7 years-old when he started his education journey at a Satya Bharti School in Jatibandhu village, District Jodhpur (Rajasthan). Back then, access to quality education itself was distant dream for boys from his remote village. He has indeed come a long way, today he is an aspirant for IIT and is attending classes at a coaching centre in Kota, through a merit-based scholarship. The fate of this bright child would have been very different had he not met Bharti Foundation staff members who encouraged him to join Satya Bharti School, providing quality education, completely free of cost...

 
 

 

Archana Chaudhary

Satya Bharti School, Lordi, Jodhpur

Hell broke loose for Archana Chaudhary a 10 year old girl, when she heard her father and grandfather’s decision to marry her off. The student of Class VI from Satya Bharti School, decided to stand up against this evil practice. Indoctrinated by the age old tradition of the village, her parents were adamant on the decision. Archana failed to convince them against the decision, and then finally decided to take help of her teacher. Next day, Archana narrated her ordeal to the class teacher...

 
 

 

Seema Gupta

Seema Gupta

Teacher, Satya Bharti Adarsh Senior Secondary School, Jhaneri Sangrur (Punjab)

After meeting Tania Bawa, a Class XII student in Satya Bharti Senior Secondary School Jhaneri Seema committed herself to transform this shy girl into a confident personality. The play way methodologies followed at Satya Bharti Schools attracted Seema’s attention. She followed these teaching techniques which made learning so much interactive and fun for Tania. Seema’s attention and care, helped Tania to explore the hidden talent within her. Now, Tania is a changed person. During her stint with Satya Bharti School, Tania was elected as school’s Head Girl. She not only showed her capabilities in sports but also excelled in her studies...

 
 

 

Rajni Verma

Teacher, Satya Bharti School Adarsh Senior Secondary School, Rauni Ludhiana (Punjab)

When Rajni Verma joined Satya Bharti Adarsh Senior Secondary School at Rauni, she promised herself to act as a role model and motivate her students to become responsible citizens, contributing to the growth and development journey of the society at large. As a step towards her mission, Rajni selected few student volunteers who are empowered to become change agents in their communities...

 
 

 

S. Jeyanthi Malliga

Teacher, Satya Bharti School, Vadakudi, Sivaganga (Tamil Nadu)

Empowered by the processes and trainings provided under the Satya Bharti School Program, S. Jeyanthi Malliga from Vadakudi village (Sivaganga, Tamil Nadu) pledged to transform seemingly average students into all-round achievers. Armed with her commitment, Jeyanthi adopted various innovative methods to strengthen English language skills of children within the rural context...

 
 

 

Mamta Meena

Teacher, Satya Bharti School, Baas Ki Dhani, Amer, District Jaipur, Rajasthan

Mamta Meena, a teacher teaching at Satya Bharti School, Baas Ki Dhani in Amer met a young girl, Ankita, during one of the household surveys carried out in villages falling within the vicinity of Satya Bharti Schools. On enquiring further about Ankita, Mamta learnt about the unfortunate demise of Ankita’s father, which consequently also forced her to drop out of school.

Listening to Ankita’s story, Mamta could very well empathize with her, more so because even Mamta had lost her parents at a young age, causing her to face a lot of hardships...

 
 

 

Gyanesh Singh - Our Child Hero

Satya Bharti School alumnus felicitated by the UP State Government for topping in Shahjahanpur District

In the academic year 2008-09, the teachers of Satya Bharti School, Bhojpur were introduced to Gyanesh Singh, a shy boy who joined Class IV in their school. Hailing from Hasanpur Village, Uttar Pradesh, Gyanesh travelled 12 kilometres to school each day, including 3 kilometres on foot. The distance itself could have discouraged him, but his quest for knowledge brought Gyanesh to school each morning with a smile on his face.

Gyanesh’s time at the school was met with new and exciting experiences for him. Greesh Pal Singh, Head Teacher, Satya Bharti School, Bhojpur, recalls...

 
 

 

Harmandeep Kaur - Our Child Shero

A rising star in the world of art

Born to doting parents, Harmandeep Kaur, hailing from Bibipur village in Khanna in District Ludhiana (Punjab), used to watch shows on Disney TV Channel quite enthusiastically as a young girl. And her enthusiasm did not die down with passing years. Upon seeing her continued interest in art, her parents started to save money and bought her a basic computer.

Influenced by the Disney characters, Harman, now a Class X student at Satya Bharti Adarsh Senior Secondary School, Rauni (Ludhiana), started making wonderful drawings and paintings as early as when she was in Class V...

 
 

 

Dharma Ram - Our Child Hero

The Science of Dharma Ram

When Dharma Ram was six, he walked into a Satya Bharti School with nothing more than a pocketful of dreams and a smile to match. His small family of two brothers, a sister and doting parents was happy in their small mud-house but he knew that they struggled to make ends meet with the father working under gruelling conditions at a stone mine and the mother battling last stages of cancer. When in school, Dharma left behind his worries!

With Bharti Foundation’s emphasis on holistic learning at all 254 Satya Bharti Schools, students like Dharma discover a special love for studies within remote rural contexts.

 
 

 

Akashdeep - Our Child Hero

The Pride of Sangrur

Akashdeep Singh, a Class X student from Satya Bharti Adarsh Senior Secondary School, Jhaneri (Sangrur District, Punjab) has done his village proud with his winning streak at the Martial Arts tournaments. The 16 year-old champion has been consistently winning gold medals at district, state as well as national level championships. Recently, Mr. Jagtar Singh, Sarpanch, Roshanwala Village, Sangrur District felicitated Akashdeep, the “golden” boy, at a school event, proclaiming him ‘The Pride of Sangrur’.

Akash, born into a family with a challenging financial situation, is the youngest of the three brothers; his mother manages the household while his father struggles to make ends meet with his tailoring work at a small rented shop in the village bazaar.

 
 

 

Vikram Singh - Our Child Hero

Vikram and his tryst with Science

Vikram Singh is a 12-year-old boy hailing from a small village called Itadiya based in the Barmer district of Rajasthan. His father, Ashu Singh, a farmer, also has to work in his village as construction laborer in order to make ends meet. Ashu had never seen the inside of a school.

Vikram, who was considered a bright student by his teachers, had to drop out of school in year 2012 due to unavoidable circumstances and did not gain any education for a period of two years. He, however, had a strong desire to continue his formal education, just that the challenges in continuing at the same level as earlier given the two-year gap was a major determining factor, since his classmates had gone ahead.

 
 

 

Kumari Geeta - Our Child Shero

Her journey, her achievements

Severe economic hardships forced Kumari Geeta and her two older siblings, living in Siyani Village of Barmer district (Rajasthan), out of school. As a child of daily wage earners, Geeta had lost all hope of being educated.

But the family saw a ray of light when an Education Volunteer from the Satya Bharti Learning Centre approached them, sharing the aim of the Satya Bharti Learning Centre Program of bridging the education gap of out-of-school children and mainstreaming them into regular schools. At first, Geeta’s parents were concerned about the costs associated with the program...

 
 

 

Manisha - Our Child Shero

Manisha: A Proud Shero!

Two years ago, 10-year-old Manisha Kumari’s eyes did not twinkle with excitement. Born into a poor family in village Rikhiya in Mohanpur block of Deoghar district, Jharkhand, Manisha was once an out-of-school child. At that time, most part of her day was spent helping her mother, a domestic help, and in running errands. Today, Manisha is studying in Class V in Middle School, Rikhiya.

Manisha’s journey back into school started when Rinki Kumari, an Education Volunteer (EV) working with Bharti Foundation, approached Manisha’s parents and counselled them to send her to school. Shortly thereafter, following Rinki’s encouragement, Manisha joined the Bharti Foundation led Satya Bharti Learning Centre, thereby getting on to a track which was meant to be a turning point in her life.

 
 

 

Impact Stories - Bharti Foundation

Anmolpreet - The Torchbearer

With an equal focus on academics and co-curricular activities at school I am set  towards my dream career in Hockey

Anmolpreet Alumnus, Satya Bharti School, Jalaldiwal, Punjab

  • Even though Anmolpreet was a labourer’s daughter, her father had the will to educate her at Satya Bharti School, Jalaldiwal.
  • Anmolpreet transformed from a shy girl to an athletic girl who excelled at sports, especially Hockey.
  • Her Hockey training led to Anmolpreet being selected as a resident student at the prestigious Mata Jaswant Kaur Memorial Academy, where she receives spcial training to hone her skills and chase her dreams of representing the country.
 
 

 

Geeta Devi student, Satya Bharti School, Balial, Sangrur Punjab

Geeta - The Change Ambassador

My  fight  against  child  marriage  is  a  fight  for  my  community” 

Geeta Devi student, Satya Bharti School, Balial, Sangrur (Punjab)

  • Due to rising cases of eve teasing and assault, many villagers started withdrawing their daughters from schools and marrying them off at a young age.
  • Geeta resisted this and passionately explained the benefits of studying and the unmitigated risks of child marriage to her parents and other community members.
  • Her campaign was successful and led to many girls being allowed to resume their studies and condemn child marriage.

 

 

 

Subbalakshmi, Student, Satya Bharti School, Pethachikudiruppu, Sivaganga

Subbalakshmi - The Path-Breaker

I am proud to represent my village at the State Level

Subbalakshmi Student, Satya Bharti School, Pethachikudiruppu, Sivaganga (Tamil Nadu)

  • Subbalakshmi’s socio-economic condition never deterred this bright star as she excels in both academics as well as all extracurricular activities in school.
  • With the guidance and encouragement of her Satya Bharti Teachers, today, she is considered an expert at reciting verses of Thirukkural (a classic Tamil Sangam literature piece consisting of 1330 couplets composed by poet Thiruvalluvar).
  • The little songbird continues to her song of success and has recently received an award at an event in Chennai organized by the State Government.
 

 

Sunita, Alumnus, Satya Bharti School, Kohrar, Rewari

Sunita - The Torchbearer

I want to win a Gold medal for my village and bring honour to Haryana

Sunita Alumnus, Satya Bharti School, Kohrar, Rewari (Haryana)

  • Sunita was no stranger to hardships, losing her father at an early age and coping with her brother’s physical disabilities thereafter. However, that never stopped her from achieving excellent results in her Satya Bharti School.
  • Her achievement in sports was encouraged by her Satya Bharti teachers who helped her prepare for the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya selection, an entrance exam that would make her eligible for free education at a residential school.
  • Today, she is the pride of her family and is a shining example of resilience as she continues to pursue Kho-Kho and excel at it.
 

 

Sapna Chauhan, Alumnus, Satya Bharti Govt. Upper Primary School, Neemrana (Rajasthan)

Sapna - The Torchbearer

I want to become an IAS Officer to uplift the poor and serve my country

Sapna Chauhan Alumnus, Satya Bharti Govt. Upper Primary School, Basai Bhopal Singh, Neemrana (Rajasthan)

  • Sapna and her family fight a daily battle against their challenging socio-economic conditions coupled with the anguish of her ailing parents and daily household chores that had an impact on Sapna’s studies.
  • Realising this, the Satya Bharti School teachers gave her constant motivation and support to help Sapna improve her academic performance.
  • With determination and encouragement, Sapna surged ahead of her class, winning ‘Star of the Month’ and even scored a 92% in her Class 10 Board examinations.
 

 

Rani Goyal, Student, Satya Bharti School, Shergarh, Jodhpur

Rani – The Path-Breaker

My Dream of a good education is a reality today

Rani Goyal Student, Satya Bharti School, Shergarh,  Jodhpur(Rajasthan)

  • Daughter of a stone cutter in Shergarh, Rani never dreamed of being in a school.
  • The eldest in the family, Rani took responsibilities of taking care of her blind mother, her younger siblings and carrying out household chores.
  • Now a student of class 7 and the class monitor, Rani becomes an inspiration for many.
 

 

Jannat, Student, Satya Bharti School, Udharsi, Kurukshetra (Haryana)

Jannat - The Change Ambassador

I am proud to spread the message of sanitation learnt at school in my community

Jannat Student, Satya Bharti School, Udharsi, Kurukshetra (Haryana)

  • On her daily route to school 10-year old Jannat often caught sight of members from an underprivileged family, they had no access to basic amenities such as individual sanitation facilities.
  • Determined to change the situation, Jannat directly told the Sarpanch about the family’s socio-economic condition and the urgency of a community initiative in providing them a toilet.
  • Moved by her plea, the Sarpanch pledged to utilize funds from a Government scheme and thus provide them with free building materials for the toilet.
  • Today the happy family is virtually free of illnesses and to their greatest relief they have regained their dignity.
 

 

Jyoti Yogi, Alumnus, Satya Bharti School, Amer (Rajasthan)

Jyoti Yogi - The Change Ambassador

It is great to see my mother and other women of my community breathe clean air inside and outside our homes

Jyoti Yogi Alumnus, Satya Bharti School, Amer (Rajasthan)

  • The village of Gunvata had been falling prey to various illnesses due to the practice of burning unclean fuel such as cow dung and firewood.
  • Jyoti Yogi, attended a Swachh Bharat event organized by her school where she heard about the Ujjwala Yojna [a Government scheme under which underprivileged families are provided with Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders.
  • She decided to have a door-to-door campaign to help raise awareness about the ill effects of unclean fuel and the benefits of the Government scheme.
  • Her resolve to increase awareness led to many community members switching to the Ujjwala Yojna scheme, leading to an improvement in the health of the villagers.
 

 

Alisha, student, Satya Bharti Learning Centre, Jitko, Jharkhand

Alisha - ‘Beti Padhao Beti Bachao’ Campaign

“I can write and I can read, tomorrow I will lead”

Alisha, student, Satya Bharti Learning Centre, Jitko, Jharkhand

  • Grappling with poverty, Alisha’s father was forced to pull her out of school at young age.
  • Education volunteers identified this and counselled him to send her to the Learning Centre nearby instead of working in the forest, explaining the long term benefits of quality education.
  • Alisha’s sincere efforts and urge to break free from the shackles of illiteracy finally paid off and she has been mainstreamed into Class 2 at the Government School where the centre is being run.
 

 

Angoori, Student, Satya Bharti School, Jyona, Farrukhabad, Uttar Pradesh

Angoori’s Determination

“Studying is my path from darkness to light”

Angoori, Student, Satya Bharti School, Jyona, Farrukhabad, Uttar Pradesh

  • Angoori and her two elder brothers lost their parents four years ago, when they could barely fend for themselves. They now live with their ageing grandmother in the remote rural district of Farrukhabad in Uttar Pradesh.
  • Despite her grievances and financial struggles, Angoori amazes all her teachers with her exemplary academic performance and continues to be an inspiration for other girls in the village going through trying times.
 

 

ASMA - ‘BETI PADHAO BETI BACHAO’ CAMPAIGN

Asma - ‘Beti Padhao Beti Bachao’ Campaign

“I want to make a difference in the world, when I grow up I want to heal the sick”

Asma, Satya Bharti Learning Centre, Rin Malar, Rajasthan

  • Belonging to a family of seven, Asma’s education was shrouded by domestic chores at home.
  • Education volunteers were quick to identify Asma and her siblings and enrolled them in Satya Bharti Learning Centre, Rin Malar (Rajasthan).
  • Today, Asma helps her uneducated father with numbers and basic English and continues to show progress at school.
 

 

Harjinder Kaur, Student, Satya Bharti Adarsh Senior Secondary School, Fattubhila

Harjinder’s Courage

“We can bridge any divide with compassion and care”

Harjinder Kaur, Student, Satya Bharti Adarsh Senior Secondary School, Fattubhila, Punjab

  • Harjinder’s cousin Amritpal was having behavioural issues in school and the teachers were unable to have a breakthrough with him.
  • Upon further probing, Amritpal confessed that he was being treated badly by his stepmother at home and was unhappy.
  • On learning this, Harjinder spoke to Amritpal’s stepmother and helped resolve the differences between them; making them a happy family after years of difficulties.
 

 

Nisha Rani, Student, Satya Bharti Adarsh Senior Secondary School, Rauni, Ludhiana

Nisha’s Determination

“My teachers encourage me to dream big”

Nisha Rani, Student, Satya Bharti Adarsh Senior Secondary School, Rauni, Ludhiana (Punjab)

  • Burdened with poverty, Nisha and her siblings were forced to support their parents meagre income by selling incense sticks.
  • Learning about the dismal conditions Nisha and her family lived in, the Satya Bharti School teachers counselled her parents to send their children to school.
  • Upon enrolment, the teachers saw a mass improvement in Nisha’s confidence and health due to the free mid-day meals being provided.
  • Today, she is excellent at academics and wishes to start her own business venture in the future.
 

 

‘BETI PADHAO BETI BACHAO’ CAMPAIGN - BUDHPUR

‘Beti Padhao Beti Bachao’ Campaign - Budhpur

“Winning First Prize at the Kala Mahotsav was a dream come true”

Girls’ Team from Government Senior Secondary School, Budhpur, Rewari, Haryana

  • Dancing emerged as a major area of interest for girls enrolled in Government Senior Secondary School, Budhpur, Rewari (Haryana).
  • Encouraging this, Bharti Foundation initiated coaching classes for the 15 eager girls to hone their folk dance skills.
  • Their hard work paid off and they won First prizes at Block, District and State levels of the popular Kala Mahotsav (Art Festival) organized by the Government of Haryana.
 

 

‘BETI PADHAO BETI BACHAO’ CAMPAIGN - KANINA

‘Beti Padhao Beti Bachao’ Campaign - Kanina

"The provision of a Sanitary Pad Bank and Question Box in the school has brought about a much needed change for the girls”

Ms. Snehlata, Principal, Govt. Senior Secondary School, Kanina Mandi, Mahendragarh, Haryana

  • Attendance at Government Senior Secondary School, Kanina Mandi in Mahendragarh (Haryana) was at an all-time low due to girls finding it embarrassing to change sanitary towels in school.
  • The principal with the Foundation’s created lectures on ‘Adolescent issues with focus on menstrual hygiene – Myths and Misconceptions,’ and even set up sanitary pad banks in school for easy access.
  • This bold step in the rural context led to an immediate surge in attendance and confidence levels of the girl students.
 

 

Shabana Yasmin, Class III, Satya Bharti School, Dhalsa, West Bengal

Shabana’s Courage

“My mother and my teachers are my pole stars, I will achieve the impossible for them!”

Shabana Yasmin, Class III, Satya Bharti School, Dhalsa, West Bengal

  • Eight year old Shabana contracted a rare nerve disease that led to physical impairment; leaving her feeling under confident and hopeless.
  • While doctors had given up on her, Shabana’s mother was convinced that her daughter would be able to lead a normal life one day.
  • In search to give Shabana a better future, her mother enrolled in Satya Bharti School Dhalsa and Shabana started showing steady improvement thereafter.
  • In less than three years Shabana has gained mastery over her physical condition and has conquered the demons that threatened to swallow her reason and intellect.
 

 

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