Transforming the Lives of Marginalized Girls in Patriarchal Societies
Since 2003 a privately funded high school has provided desperately needed education for girls from impoverished families in Lucknow, the capital and largest city in Uttar Pradesh, in northeast India. Urvashi Sahni, the founder of Prerna Girls School, tells the stories of how the school has changed the lives of more than 5,000 girls and their families. Most important, this book tells those stories from the perspectives of the girls themselves, rather than through a remote academic perspective.
The book focuses on how gender equality can be achieved in a patriarchal society through education. It shows how girls learn to be equal and autonomous persons in school as part of their official curriculum and how they use this learning to transform their lives and those of their families. The book’s central argument is that education can be truly transformative if it addresses the everyday reality of girls’ lives and responds to their special needs and challenges with respect and care.
Although Reaching for the Sky describes just one relatively small school in one corner of India, the book’s message and the stories it tells will interest anyone concerned about the necessity of girls’ education, especially in developing countries. The lives of the girls at Prerna Girls School are largely representative of those of millions of girls living in poor contexts in countries where patriarchal structures and norms prevail.
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The students of Vidyasthali School observed August 17, 2017 as Mango Day. The students of Prep and Nursery enjoyed slurpy mango juices, sang rhymes in honour of the fruit, drew and coloured images of their ‘Khaas Aam’. They also tasted the other varieties and enjoyed different flavours. Students wore outfits in the varied hues of yellow, green and orange. It was indeed a fulfilled day for the teenie boppers!
Swasth Mansikta aur Samajik Jaagrookta humara lakshya. So, determined in their efforts to resolve social issues and change mindsets … Vidyasthali students present their perception of Together We Win. With great confidence, they expressed the theme with tremendous elan. The social issues of eve-teasing, throwing of garbage, gender inequality, to standing up for equal rights…. every move…every action of the dancers symbolised confidence and determination to rise up against injustice firmly believing in the age-old saying-Unity is Strength.
Study Hall Educational Foundation family celebrated 71st Independence Day, 15th August 2017 with great zeal and fervour.
The students and staff of Study Hall School, Prerna Girls School, Dosti School, Centre for Learning and NIOS school, Vidhyasthali School and Digital Study Hall observed the national festival at their respective units. All the teachers dressed up in beautiful tri-coloured attires. Various activities were also held to mark the auspicious occasion.
The Prep school provides full day care programme for children between the age group of 9 months to 8 years.
The full day care program has been designed to provide a facility for parents who would like to see their child be comfortable and safe, while they are at their workplaces. It allows mothers to return to their workplaces without compromising on the quality of care and love their little ones get. We strive to ensure that we provide a safe, healthy and nurturing space for children to learn and grow.
A late Fee of Rs 30/- per day will be charged after the 1st.
Late pick-up per half-an-hour is Rs 100/-
Day Care opens from Monday – Saturday.
Saturday Timings : 8:00 am -2:00 pm ( 3rd Saturday will be closed.).
* Children issues/ problems at the Day Care are dealt with care, concern and affection.
* Parents are welcome to participate in the children’s activities at the centre.
* Any kind of queries, apprehensions, complaints or suggestions are to be directed to the Coordinator. The Coordinator will promptly attend to the queries/ concerns.
*All activities will be scheduled and carried out in a routine manner. However, the deviation can occur if the need arises.
* Birthday celebrations can take place in the Day Care. Eats and crockery to be provided by the parents. Only parents, Grand-parents and siblings are allowed in the celebration.
* The Day Care working hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
* Parents are requested to pick up their child latest by 6 p.m. However, an unavoidable delay by 5 mins. is acceptable – if it goes beyond, then a late pick-up of fee Rs 100/- per half an hour will be levied.
Change of clothes.
Extra Diapers for diaper babies.
One hand towel.
Kindly write the name of the child on all the clothes, towel, bag, water bottles and tiffin, etc.
A small kit with a comb, any cream or talc the child is using.
Parents are requested to provide food & snacks for children. An evening snack like biscuit/ fruit will be provided by us.
Clean RO drinking water is available. Drinking water bottles have to be provided by the parents.
Feeding bottles and water bottles for babies to be sterilized at home.
Toddlers and babies will be fed by the Care givers. And, at the same time toddlers will be encouraged and helped to eat independently.
In case, any kind of food spoilage is detected by us, we will notify the parents and provide something, on request.
Pre Lunch snack
It is compulsory for parents to apprise the Coordinator about health issues, if any.
If the child is suffering from any communicable diseases such as viral fever, common cold, chicken pox, measles, etc. He/ She must not be sent to the Day Care in the interest of other children.
We are ready to administer prescribed medicines to children, as per written instructions of the parents and a copy of the prescription.
Please inform the Day Care if your child is suffering from any allergies.
The parents will be informed if the child is running temperature. Medicine (Paracetamol) will be administered only on parent’s permission. The child must be picked up from the Day Care within an hour of intimidation.
The child will be handed over only to his/ her parents or someone who has been authorized by parents to pick up. In case a new person is sent to pick up the child. We should be notified well in advance.
रीता बहुगुणा जोशी ने किया प्रेरणा गर्ल्स स्कूल की छात्राओं किया उत्साहवर्धन
प्रेरणा गर्ल्स स्कूल के दीक्षान्त समारोह में मुख्य अतिथि की तरह उपस्थित रही. इस समारोह के दौरान प्रेरणा की छात्राओं को कक्षा 10 और कक्षा 12 की पढाई पूरी करने के लिए सर्टिफिकेट प्रदान किये गये
कार्यक्रम की शुरुआत प्रेरणा गर्ल्स स्कूल की संस्थापिका डॉ उर्वशी साहनी ने स्कूल के बारे में बता कर के की. इसके बाद स्कूल की छात्राओं ने गायन कार्यक्रम प्रस्तुत किया (गाना- झूम झूम मृदु गरज गरज ) इसके बाद खेल तथा गायन के क्षेत्र में उलेखिनी कार्य करने वाले छात्राओं के बारे में बताया गया | प्रेरणा की छात्रा रही ज्योति पाल, खुशबू रावत तथा शीला ने अपने अनुभव को सब के साथ साझा किया
कार्यक्रम का अंत राष्ट्रीय गान से हुआ
प्रेरणा की छात्राओं को मिली स्कालरशिप
ग्रेजुएशन पूरा करने के बाद आगे की पढाई के लिए 20,000/- रूपये की स्वर्गीय राजेंद्र मोहनी सत्यपाल मल्होत्रा स्कालरशिप पाने वाली लड़कियां — रुबैदा, दिव्या, शीला, आरती, मालती और प्रीती.
कक्षा 12 की पढाई पूरी करने के बाद आगे की पढाई के लिए 5000 रुपैये की स्वर्गीय सुंदरी देवी कपूर स्कालरशिप पाने वाली लड़कियों के नाम — ज्योती पाल, सुषमा पाल और खुशबू गौर.
Study Hall Junior School organized JASHN-e-BACHPAN, a two day extravaganza in which the students of many prominent schools of the city took part very enthusiastically. As the name suggests, the highlights of the festival was the celebration of childhood. in order to make it to fun filled event, a plethora of interesting
activities awaited the young participants. some of these were Verse-e-style (Poem Enactment). Turn-O-Turn (Relay of Language Skills). Math “Pi“rets(Treasure Hunt), Burst of chlorophyll(Foliage Decoration) and Kaleidoscope (Designing of Selfie Frame)
It was truly delightful to see the young minds at work, showcasing their talents.
Special children perform at Jash e Bachpan
As part of our ongoing programme of integration Dosti /Study Hall School junior section organized a two day inter school fest of various cultural and fine arts activities. Group dancing, singing, fancy dress with a message on Swatch Bharat, puzzle making, drawing/colouring and plasticine modeling were the activities. Five local special schools participated along with the students of Dosti. The participating schools were:
Navdeep Vishith School
Every child who participated was awarded a certificate of participation. The winners were awarded medals. The children had a gala time and enjoyed themselves thoroughly.
Ananya Chopra Class- II – Kahein Kahani (Story Telling)
Special children from Study Hall School’s DOSTI section performed a rib tickling play ‘Prayaschit’. Speaking during the inaugural ceremony president and CEO of the Study Hall Education Foundation said that theatre plays a very important part in a child’s development. This was followed by a play Mai Savitri Bai Phule by Prerna Girls and Boys School was staged.
The last and final presentation of the first day of the two-day event was court martial performed by Study Hall School’s children. On Saturday the highlight will be the play being performed by the children of rural school – Vidyasthali School. The plays were staged at the Valmiki Rangshala at Sangeet Natak Academy.
The highlight of the second and final day of Natyotsav was the play – Sita Apaharan Case – staged by the children of Vidyasthali School from Malihabad. The second event of the day was a dance by the children of Study Hall School’s Centre for Learning titled Wajood ki Talaash. Varsha Geet by the Prerna Girls School students and other performances by Study Hall School also marked the day.
The inaugural address was given by Dr. Urvashi Sahni while eminent theatre personality Raj Besaria was the chief guest. Speaking during her inaugural address Dr. Sahni said that theatre makes us realise the troubles others go through. It makes us empathise.
Out of the 139 students who appeared in the CBSE class, 10 exams 33 have been able to achieve 10 CGPA. Another 33 students achieved a CGPA between 9 and 10. The Study Hall School was able to achieve 100% pass percentage.
Study Hall School students once again shone in the CBSE class 12 results. Abhilaksh Verma (humanities) topped the school rankings with 96.2% while Ruma Agarwal with 95.2 marks stood second. Katyayani Raghuvanshi (humanities) and Satvik Rastogi (commerce) with 95.2% marks stood a joint third.The school’s average percentage stood at 82.2%