Marking illiteracy as its prime concern, GYWS embarked on an education program in April 2008: Jagriti Vidya Mandir, an English medium primary school. Its main motto is “To educate each and every child for a better tomorrow”. GYWS is focused upon providing quality education aimed at educating the children, imbibing the true ideals of humanity in them and thus enlightening the future generation paving the way to a prosperous tomorrow built on a strong today.
Jagriti Vidya Mandir is an English medium school which aims to provide quality education to underprivileged children absolutely free of cost. It is located in Tangasool village, 1.5 kilometers from Salua Air Force Station which in turn is 5 kilometers away from IIT campus. The school is running in its full-fledged form from 15 April 2008. At present, class up to 5th standard are run. Eight full time faculties give their services as tutors. Besides it, IIT Kharagpur students take Laptop sessions on Saturdays for students. Our target group is BPL (Below Poverty Line) students and dropouts. We provide books, uniform free of cost to the BPL students and at a nominal fee for other students
There are about 200 students enrolled in Jagriti Vidya Mandir from Nursery to Class 5. The school timings are 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. There are 8 teachers, with the teacher in charge being Mr. Ajoy Roi. The school also has 3 Aya and some helpers. After a student completed his class 5 from JVM, he is sent to Hijli High school. The educational expenses of the kids are covered by Gopali Youth Welfare Society.
Earlier the school used to run in rented campus of another school, Gopali I.M. High School from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Now, JVM aspires to be a residential full-fledged school for students of BPL families offering variety of courses at +2 level, vocational training and career guidance.
We seek to take Jagriti Vidya Mandir to beyond its current primary level to complete school cum hostel catering to the needs of over 500 students. The facility will not only provide education up to 12th grade, but will also take responsibility of ensuring that its students settle in their professional or educational lives before they leave. Visit the following link to read complete proposal of future plan:Click Here.
KGP Blood Connect is a new socially aware initiative created to help those truly in dire need of blood as efficiently as possible.
The principle of this initiative is to create a database of all the willing donors in the vicinity, containing all pertinent details such as age, gender, blood group and any health issues. These donors were expected to give their contact details and be ready to come and donate blood at a short notice. Our hope was that through this method the people within as well as outside the campus would never be in a shortage of blood should they ever need it desperately.
Working with GYWS has been a very revealing and enriching experience. I realized that there are many small things that can be done to contribute to child's education. Yes, what is needed is a bit of sensitivity and willingness to do something worthwhile.
Changing the lives of children is a continuous process. Nothing can be done in a limited period. As individuals we have to continue to give support by way of financial help,social help, time as well as other resources. I believe in continuity and devotion without deviation. GYWS is doing just that.