Lets Join Hands and Support My School


Education system in India is still in the developing stages, we might be aware that Education in the rural parts of India has not reached its potential, there are many struggles and reaching out to them in the remote areas is a task that Government is taking up steadily, however the pace is slow and not effective considering the infrastructure, teaching quality and hygiene is concern. Thou there are many NGO’s working on this system to be more effective so that the rural parts get their share of fair Education and infrastructure, but even they are tied up when it comes to getting the necessary funds required to furnish these basic needs, as per Article 21-A of the Constitution of India and its consequent legislation, the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009 became operative in the country on 1st April 2010 and this has lead to promising future for Education in the rural parts of India.

If we look at the ASER (ANNUAL STATUS OF EDUCATION REPORT) report of 2014, there are statistics which shows that only 75% of schools have provision for drinking water, however how clean the water is for consumption is a broad question, some other interesting finding from the report states that usable toilets for boys are only 65% for boys and 55.7% for girls. If we talk about playground in these schools, you would be surprised to know that only 65.3% of them have space for playgrounds, which clearly shows that there is a definite need for improvement in these grey areas of schooling for kids in the rural areas.

** Note (The data of ASER ( ANNUAL STATUS OF EDUCATION REPORT) report of 2014 was conducted all around India from 577 rural districts – 30 randomly selected villages in each district -20 randomly selected households per village – All children age 3 to 16 in the household.

The other major concern due to lack of basic amenities like clean water, hygiene, proper toilets for girl child specially is the drop outs rates are accelerating  significantly and there are less enrollments in these Govt run schools, as the stats shows a dip from 6.95% (2013-14) to 14.77% (2014-15)

Talking about the need for some action to be taken for revamp of schools in rural India, Support my School a programme run by Coca-Cola India & NDTV in association with the UN-Habitat, Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) aims to revitalize 1,000 schools in the country, the program undertakes the following core activities:

  • Provision of improved access to water
  • Appropriate sanitation facility for girls and boys
  • Improvement in the overall school infrastructure and environment
  • Provision for sports and recreation facilities and
  • Recharging groundwater through rainwater harvesting

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With such necessary amenities in place, schools are able to provide a cleaner and healthier environment more conducive to learning.

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Support My School is a WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) initiative that aims to improve basic amenities in government schools like separate toilets for boys and girls and access to water. The Campaign is also committed to developing the overall infrastructure like playground and a clean environment to encourage a holistic learning environment. The Schools revitalized under the campaign have served as model schools in several districts and have led to enhanced community engagement and higher emphasis on attendance and enrollment.

You can also join hands and support in this cause along with NDTV MISSION 1000.

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Be Responsible – Do Right – Varanasi Boat School


The land of the Vedas as we call it doesn’t even have a literacy rate that it can proudly show upon, Yes India in the 21st century is still battling this war of illiteracy, we are amongst the top nations when it comes to higher illiteracy rates, thou we thrive to call our self’s the nation that gives most promising and prominent leaders but there is other side to this coin when it comes education. Thou the urban India is quite good in its literacy stats, but what about the rural areas, where reaching seems tough and understanding the right to education is still a challenge within the community, their mindset is what needs to be changed.

Education and literacy can bring down many issues that India faces like communism, terrorism and under development. Education can enlighten people through thinking rationally, be mature at making decisions, better understanding the rights, duties and responsibility of being a citizen.

Varanasi the cultural hub of India sadly is not that rich in its literacy level and education, children are drawn towards doing petty jobs, not realizing what the future holds and how they will make a life without no basic knowledge and proper education; this is prone to happen as education mechanism is not revived and there is a clear lack of proper infrastructure to facilitate and initiate educational establishments.

Focusing on Varanasi and talking about a concept to provide education to those individuals who struggle to meet ends and survive with just penny full in hand to make a living, I am talking about a unique BOAT school project by a true doer Ajeet Singh in Varanasi, a initiative to revive and make learning for them a fun place, this is not only helping these children learn but it is also keeping them away from streets and gettos which leads nowhere!

Thou this Varanasi boat school is just in its initial stage, it still needs a lots of modifications to truly get that magical transformation by creating a better and more viable place for these children to nurture their dream of proper basic education.

Many from us are blessed and have a good independent life, we live and earn to better out life and sometimes we do philanthropic acts to balance things and show our help in whatever we can manage.

Varanasi boat school

Now is the time to rise up, do what we can and help make this Varanasi boat school a much better place, so let’s pledge to help them achieve their goal and contribute in this very thought provoking idea of a boat school, I believe this form of donation is not only a contribution but also a motivation in your surrounding when you talk and discuss on such initiative, your contributing is as good as 5 others if you spread the word. So be the Robin-hood of your surrounding and help in this unique and one of a kind initiative.

You can contribute by clicking on the link here at : Varanasi boat school