Parvati Rameshbhai Saraniya, a girl child belonging to the most neglected communities of the country the Saraniyas of Dist. Banaskantha village Vadia.
|Parvati getting ready for School|
The situation is worse for the nomadic girl child in northern region of Gujarat, they are often marginalized and at a disadvantaged position in the family, due to cultural factors and religious misinterpretations. The nomadic girl-child is doubly disadvantaged, given her gender, age and ethnicity. Circumstances around her deny her right to education.
Under such stigma lived our little Parvati along with her parents and four siblings. Father Rameshbhai owned a small piece of land, to cultivate with less irrigation facility was challenging his financial conditions. Other source of income was the small shop in village.
Worst phase in his life was when he was diagnosed with kidney failure, he was advised to undergo transplant, was it affordable ??? how can this man survive, who would look after his family?? all these worries was brought to us. We helped him to get free medical treatment of Kidney transplant, his wife donated her kidney.
Now physically Rameshbhai was fragile, his shop used be closed for most time, his ailment demanded huge medical expenses, worries were unlimited while earning limited. VSSM understood his plea , suggested his elder son Rano to run the shop, under our Livelihood program we granted him interest free loan, this helped him to put the shop in working condition , gradually shop yield good, economic conditions improved, life again came on track.
Parvati is the fourth child in this family, bright and cheerful. The future looks good nevertheless in education as schools were there, but teachers were absent, books were present but teaching was lacking. Parvati’s younger brother Rajendra was equally bright student, VSSM has so far educated him in renowned schools in Ahmedabad, seeing the remarkable changes in his son, Rameshbhai requested us to enrol Parvati in our Unnati Girls Hostel, Ahmedabad. Rameshbhai’s endeavour that his children should understand the importance of education & be role model in his community.
Though education has always been on high priority for the ruling government in our country. This is evidenced by the important reforms that the country has initiated in the last few years, including the introduction of new education laws, policies, planning, and increased financing for the sector. Despite commendable results, Banaskantha still faces significant challenges such as a lack of access to quality education for certain groups of children including migrant, rural, and poor children. For these children, going to school is more difficult than for other groups, because of distance to schools and the often nomadic lifestyle of their families.
Presently Parvati is studying in 5th grade in H.B.Kapadia School, Ahmedabad. She is enthusiastic and passionate to do better which reflects in her all round development and her participation in various co-curricular activities.
Remarkable & appreciable!! The new era in Saraniyas is rising, the first educated generation is emerging.
VSSM’s outstanding efforts are appreciated by people like Shri. Vinodbhai Ambavat.
Under our Child sponsorship program Shri Vinodbhai has sponsored entire education expense of Parvati, until she wants to study.