Connecting local responses around the world
We went for a SALT visit today to Village Hiragata and digging deeper brought surprising changes to the fore after nearly three years of the project.
Community shared that we cleaned up the playground of the school, planted trees in the ground, installed a water tap and ceiling fans in the classroom. Now the school is clean and beautiful. So what is the result of this, asked Laura Simms. When Children come to school, they enjoy playing in the playground, clean drinking water is available and the classroom has a fan during harsh summers. School brings joy to the children.
School Head master observed that School drop outs were high in the village. People in the community are poor and thought that education would not help in improving their situation. But now community has realised the importance of education. They send their children to school and take interest in their studies when children are at home. One mother said that she cannot read or write but when the child discussed his home work with her, she has learned to read the watch, do multiplication etc.