Bharti Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises has announced the remarkable achievement of students of Satya Bharti Adarsh Senior Secondary schools located in remote rural Punjab in the Class XII CBSE Board Examinations.
The success of these children becomes special as most of them come from weak economic background and parents are primarily engaged as daily wage earners. These students, especially the girls, who outshined CBSE national average with 96.43% pass percentage, withstood various social and economic pressures but despite these adversities, have proven that given the opportunity they can provide outcomes at par with more privileged students.
With an overall pass percentage of 96.98% which is higher than the national pass percentage of 83.4%, the success of children in the remote locations of rural Punjab not only validates the efforts put in by the students, teachers and the school but also is a “dream come true” for most of the parents whose belief for education has been further entrusted by the results.
Jaspreet Kaur, student of Satya Bharti Adarsh Sr Sec School Fattubhilla secured highest marks with 480 out of 500 (96%). She secured 100 in Punjabi, 99 in Retail Operation, 98 in Political Science and 93 in History.
Congratulating the students and teachers, Mamta Saikia, CEO, Bharti Foundation said, “The success of Class XII students is always special as they fight against every odds to deliver the stellar performance. Their success is the reinforcement of our belief that changes can be brought in rural India by ensuring access to quality education. I congratulate the students and teachers for the outstanding performance and thank the community for consistently supporting our schools.
Currently 196 Satya Bharti Schools are operational across the villages of Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal. Of the 196 schools, 191 schools are primary/elementary schools and five schools are senior secondary schools run in public private partnership mode under Punjab Government’s Adarsh Scheme.
The Satya Bharti Schools provide quality education to children in rural India, most of who are first generation learners. Keeping this in mind, the school curriculum has been designed to help children understand what they are being taught. Encompassing both classroom as well as out-of-class activities, the program aims to develop students holistically by inculcating in them attitudes, values and life-skills that will hold them in good stead later in life. While innovative Teaching Learning Material (TLM) enhances their classroom experience, special programs like The Physical Education Curriculum (PEC) are used to make outdoor learning more meaningful. Other interventions like the English Phonics Program and use of education software, aid the delivery of English and computer education.