July - November 2017
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According to UNICEF India an estimated 8.1 million children are out of school, majority of those belonging to the disadvantaged groups. In general high rates of female feticide prevail, along with high rates of violence against girls and women both domestic and on the streets and amongst the highest rates of child marriage in the world. Girls in India often feel unsafe, unequal and unwanted. Therefore continuous intervention and interaction is needed to empower girls and move towards a society where they are equal citizens.
Study Hall Educational Foundation (SHEF) runs a network of schools and programs that cater to different groups in both rural and urban India, including girls, children with special needs, rural youth, and children outside the formal school system.
Construction Period: Oct 2019 - Aug 2020
6 classrooms + 3 offices, lavatory
Study Hall School, Pipersand will be a co-educational school with an aim to bring high quality low cost education to rural and semi-rural areas. The mission of the school will be to provide quality education to children from rural areas in a caring, nurturing and learning environment. The new school will encourage creative thinking among their students and nurture them into becoming lifelong learners and democratic citizens. It has the three interlinked goals of access, quality and equity.
The new school will consist of 6 classrooms and 3 office/teachers rooms in one flat built up area.
In the initial phase it will start with grade 1 to 5 and gradually grow from there. Ideally the each class will have 30 – 35 children with multiple sections depending on the number total students in each grade. A minimum of 25% of all pupils will come from highly underpriviliged backgrounds.