Parmarth Samaj Sevi Sansthan - Resource Center for Quality Education

Project Brief: Parmarth Samaj Sevi Sansthan (PSSS) will educate the communities about their rights under Right To Education (RTE) Act and absence of implementation. PSSS will create and maintain of a Block Level Learning Center.

Project Type: Resource Centers (description)
Primary Focus: children of dalits/tribals (description)

Secondary Focus: creating resources

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Princeton
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Amrish Garg
Project Partner(s): Amrish Garg
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , Parmarth Samaj Sevi Sansthan,Mona House Churkhi Road,Orai,
UTTAR PRADESH  285001
Tel: 05162-258412
Stewarding Chapter: Princeton
Dec 2017PrincetonUSD 8907

Total = $8907

PARMARTH believes that right to education is important to close the gap between the ‘haves’ and the ‘havenots’. The organization is working towards increasing people’s access to quality, universal and inclusive elementary education in the mainstream public education system, with special focus on the Dalits, Adivasis, Muslims and girls. The organization is working towards strengthening of a community-based monitoring mechanism for schools, improving the processes determining quality of education, influencing the functioning of government schools, and advocating through campaign to ensure effective implementation of the RTE Act with special focus on conditions of learning and child friendly elements of schools.
The project will first ensure quality education of children studying in primary and middle school of the project areas. Theses school will be ensured to become more functional as per norms / provisions of RTE Act, 2009. This model will be shared and advocated with education department for replication in other schools. During project intervention, secondary and senior secondary schools will be upgrading The project will also bridge the learning gap at higher standard (class 9th to 12th) for children belonging from poor and marginalized community. The project intervention in enrolling them in Block Level Learning Centre will contribute in addressing the critical gaps of the poor & marginalized children. Through these learning centre, gap filling will be done and special attention will be given to poor learner students to bring them in main streamline. In this learning centre special classes of music, life skill, motivation, digital education and home science will be conducted. External subject experts will be invited /called in this learning centre from time to time. This learning centre will be established in Madhaugarh block which will ensure to provide additional support to deprived children who do have enough resource to continue their study. In this learning centre special tution classes will be conducted for the subject of Mathematics, Science and English. The poor &marginalized children will be equipped with extra learning as well as subject knowledge by attending in Learning Centre on regular basis.
The proposed intervention is directed towards two components…
• Demonstration of Models of School, providing quality education to children as well as ensuring implementation as per manadate RTE Act, 2009 through (1) influencing school level factors, and (2) strengthen community participation in school management
• Running of Learning center at block level and providing education & learning support to poor & marginalized children
-Mobilizing and organizing community group with focus on Dalits / Adivasi / Women
-Knowledge building and strengthening capabilities
-Model demonstration and its replication through socially excluded groups with focus on women
-Convergence and Sector Institutional Engagement
-Public Engagement and Campaigning
-Policy Advocacy
Parmarth Samaj Sevi Sansthan is non-governmental and non-profit organization, working for the weaker and deprived sectionsof the society. Its mission is to bring qualitative improvement and changes in lives of the vulnerable & deprived ectionsof the society.
Since its inception in 1995, Parmarth continues working in the favour of poor, marginalized, vulnerable and deprived sections of society in the remote, ravine affected areas of Bundelkhand region. Its target community includes the poorest and most marginalized women, men, girls, boys andsociallyexcludedpeople.
Parmarth mainly worksin two states ;Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh of Bundelkhand region. At present, Parmarth covers more than 376 villages of 6 districts -Jalaun, Lalitpur, Jhansi, Hamirpur (Uttar Pradesh) Chhatarpur and Tikamgarh (Madhya Pradesh) in Bundelkhand; providing the community a platform to lead their lives independentlyandwithdignity and equality. Our social analysis reveals that Feudal System, Caste Discrimination, Gender Discrimination, Untouchability, Illiteracy, Poverty, Migration, natural calamities, drought etc are the major developmental challenges in the region.
Since last two decade, PARMARTH has been working in the Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh and brought changes in the lives of poor & marginalized by ensuring their sustainable long term means of livelihood. The organization has demonstrated successful model of community based water conservation & management and improved & sustainable agriculture practices towards ensuring food security. This has positive impact on reducing vulnerability of climate changein the different part of Bundelkhand Region with the support of progressive small & marginal farmers. The organization has also taken up WASH agenda and contributed in behaviour change of the communities’ membersthrough creating awareness on the issues. The organization has been also working on health & nutrition issues in the region. The organization has also done significant and remarkable work on education issues especially for girls & SCs / STs in the different part of Bundelkhand region. The organization has long experiences of working on Reflective learning method, which is not only contributing in empowering of the communities members but it is also encouraging them to get their entitlements through social action.
The organization has set up range of general and issues specific community based organization and community institutions in its operational areas, which are driven on their own. PANI PANCHAYAT and JalSaheli Networks are among them, which are taking up the agenda of water literacy and water management in the areas. The organization has been also contributing in strengthening of local self-governance by strengthening of legal village level institutions. The organization also focuses towards increasing access over government programme / schemes among eligible individuals / HHs as per norms.