Nari Gunjan

Project Brief: Nari Gunjan in collaboration with Aavishkaar aims to empower women of Musahar community through education, by nurturing a sense of excitement and curiosity in school-age community through hands-on experiences and experiments.
Project Type: Alternative Education (description)
Primary Focus: children of dalits/tribals (description)

Secondary Focus: girls

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: San Diego
Status: Support ended.
Project Steward: Akshat Singhal
Project Partner(s): Sudha Varghese
Other Contacts: Surabhi Bhadauria
Project Address: , Nari Gunjan, Prerna Hostel Lalkothi,Danapur, Patna,
BIHAR  801503
Tel: 06115-224448
Stewarding Chapter: San Diego
Jun 2021PurdueUSD 5133
Jun 2020PurdueUSD 2686
Nov 2019San DiegoUSD 2864
Nov 2019PurdueUSD 2895
Apr 2019PurdueUSD 2960
Aug 2018San DiegoUSD 4747
Sep 2017PurdueUSD 6362
Jul 2017San DiegoUSD 5706
Nov 2016PurdueUSD 7831

Total = $41184

Nari Gunjan works with the musahar community based in Bihar which are considered to the poorest of the poor and socially disadvantaged communities of the region. It partners up with Aavishkaar to conduct several maths and science workshops each year.

In these workshops, Aavishkaar works to nurture students' creativity and critical thinking skills with the help of custom made hands-on modules made from easily accessible materials which deliver simple concepts in science and maths in local languages/easily understandable jargon. They conduct residential workshops at their Palampur based campus for students from many of the northern states of India including HP, J&K, Punjab, Rajasthan, Bihar, etc. The idea of these workshops is to not only make students from 6-10th classes understand and assimilate scientific concepts in a fun and engaging way but also to inspire them to develop critical skills of scientific inquiry into simple phenomenon around them. They are also then taught how to develop such hands on experiments themselves and then conduct science fairs when they go back to their local community/schools where they demonstrate and explain these experiments to the other students, thus infusing them with confidence and making the whole model of teaching more inclusive and sustainable.
Nari Gunjan works for the upliftment of musahar community of Bihar.
NariGunjan (Women’s Voice) is a registered NGO, established in 1987 by Sudha Varghese. It became registered in 2000-2001. Over the years, NariGunjan has worked with thousands of Musahar children and women in Bihar through formal and non-formal education centers and support groups. Since its inception, NariGunjan has spread its reach to the Musahar communities of 3 districts in Bihar: Patna, Gaya and Saran.