Write4Change: UC Berkeley scholars study Prerna, Study Hall School

Prof. Glynda A. Hull from the University of California, Berkeley along with her team comprising John Scott, Jessica Adams, Devanshi Unadkat and Dhruv visited Study Hall Educational Foundation in connection with the ‘Write4Change: Online Global Writing Community for Youth Online’ research project which aims to learn about how educators and students create and participate in online writing communities and write for social change. The project also aims to know how visualizing data could help students think about their writing and themselves as writers in new ways.

The participants from Study Hall and Prerna schools were put into 4 groups and they were given access to 360 Virtual Reality camera equipment. The students were acclimatized to the use of the new technology. They confabulated about the social issues or themes to weave their stories around. Thereafter they captured the cityscape with their lens along with their escort teachers. Then they thought about the music, subtitles, narration and special effects to complement their visuals. The resultant videos were about the life of the underprivileged girls in Prerna school, the sights and sounds from the culture, history and cuisine of Lucknow, Women Empowerment and the Socio-cultural diversity of India.

The team from Berkeley was quite impressed with the final outcome and lauded their efforts. They congratulated them for their proactive participation and involvement in all stages of film-making. It was teamwork all through and the efforts shone in every aspect of the videos.

It was a mutually enriching interaction and the students of SHEF in particular Study Hall and Prerna learnt how to use the new technique and compared it with the existing 180-camera technology used currently by them. The use of multi-modal approach was a unique experience.

We hope that this ongoing project would provide access to new technology and an interface with global student communities to share, learn and grow together.

Write4Change: Online Global Writing Community for Youth Online

Study Hall Educational Foundation wins Social Entrepreneur of the year 2017 award


The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, a sister organization of the World Economic Forum, in partnership with the Jubilant Bhartia Foundation announced Urvashi Sahni founder of Study Hall Educational Foundation (SHEF) as the winner of the Social Entrepreneur of the Year India 2017 Award.

The Award was conferred by Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Minister of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India in the presence of over 300 participants at a high-profile gathering in New Delhi today night.

Urvashi Sahni was awarded for contribution in the field of education that includes, empowers and builds leaders among disadvantaged girls. Aided by technology, policy push and partnerships with the Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh Govt., SHEF has scaled its model of education to 900 Govt. schools. It has trained 5000 teachers and impacted 1,50,000 girls directly and 2,70,000 girls indirectly in the hotbeds of poverty and gender discrimination.

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Union Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, presenting the Social Entrepreneur of the Year India 2017 Award

Dr. Urvashi Sahni’s book Reaching for the Sky now available on Amazon

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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Day Care at The Prep School

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.

Fee Schedule

Timings

Fees

8:00 am – 6:00 pm (Full Day)

Rs 5500/- per month

12:00 pm – 6:00 pm (Half Day)

Rs 3500/- per month

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Rs 2500/- per month


Rules And Regulations

  • Age Group 9 months to 8 years
  • Registration Fee  – Rs 2000/- + Rs 500/- Security (Refundable)
  • Fee has to be paid before the 1st of each month.
  • 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.

Checklist

  • 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.

Meals

  • 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.

Food Schedule

  1. Breakfast
  2. Pre Lunch snack
  3. Lunch
  4. Evening snacks

Medical

  • 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.

Pick Up

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.

 

Convocation of Prerna Girls

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.

Special children hog the limelight in theatre festival-Natyotsav

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.

Study Hall School students once again prove how strong they are in Humanities

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%
Abhilaksh Verma (96.2) Ruma Agarwal (95.4) Katyayani Raghuvanshi95. 2 Satvik Rastogi 95. 2