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Impact Stories

 

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 – 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 - 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 - 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 - ‘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’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

“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’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’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

“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

"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’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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