Prerna Girls School Carnival a big hit

Much fanfare marked the Prerna Girls School Carnival (Childrens’ Day) held here on Tuesday.
Fun and games made sure the kids had a good time and kept playing till the carnival drew to a close. So many Games were great Hits among those visiting the school on a sunny afternoon.

Students from Prerna Boys School also participated in the even.

 

Convocation Ceremony held at Malihabad’s Vidyasthali School

Study Hall Educational Foundation’s Vidyasthali School in Malihabad organized the Convocation Ceremony on Thursday, October 26, 2017. Chandroo Kevalramani of the Kevalramani Foundation was the chief guest on the occasion. The principal of the school Anusha Sharma proposed the welcome address said that it was a matter of great pride for all the teachers and parents to see the students graduating and scoring marks above 85%.

The founder of the school Dr. Urvashi Sahni thanked Chandroo Kevalramani for his continued support to the Vidyasthali School and further talked about how quality education creates democratic equal citizens.

Several cultural performances were also held on the occasion. Song renditions, salsa dance and classical dance were some of the highlights of the show. Parents of Vidyasthali students also took the stage and thanked the teachers and administrative staff for creating and nurturing a school which provides high quality subsidized education to children 55 villages spread across the Malihabad area.

The highlight of the event was when Chandroo Kevalramani also dedicated the newly constructed building to the Vidyasthali School. This building could only be erected due to the untrammeled support of Mr Kevalramani.

Vidyasthali Convocation 2017



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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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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