Despite the fact that education is identified as a fundamental right in the Indian Constitution, a large portion of the population remains illiterate. NBJK strives to avail this basic right to the children of Jharkhand and Bihar by advocating for the proper implementation of the education infrastructure and services, running bridge centers for children who are working or have dropped out of school, providing sponsorship for children from impoverished families and deprived sections of society, and by strengthening the capacity of partner NGOs for implementing education projects.

High Schools

NBJK runs 5 high schools with the support of several individuals : Prakash Bhai, Amoli,Apurva, Roshni, Dhruv and funding agencies : Give India and Action Village India (AVI). Together, these schools provide quality education to 2,945 children in three districts of Jharkhand. With the help of these schools, 4-33 students passed the matrices exam in the reporting period. One high school, Surekha Prakash Public School, had Z1100% pass rate with all students in the lst division, while another, Birsa High School, had a 96% pass rate.


Amoli Apurva Primary Schools

With generous support from Give India, NBJK runs the primary schools to provide quality education for Dalit and other girls and boys in Chouparan Block in Hazaribag, Jharkhand. 260 students benefited from this project, creating a strong educational environment for poor Dalit Children. The schools teach standards for class I to V, and each year 20-30 children move on to higher classes at another school to Continue their studies.


Child Reporters Program

2,270 children have learned to write news and articles in the reporting period and more than 4,000 children were made aware of their rights, thanks to the Child Reporters Program With support from UNICEE Ranchi. The project covered 100 government middle schools in Ranchi District, Jharkhand. The program works to strengthen children's voices in order to improve their access to their rights. The reports produced included l,804- themes, 1,664 poems and 1,4-4-8 drawings, which were published in a popular local newspaper, Rane/li Exfvesx, each month, Participants were also taken on various exposure visits to parksand museums to spark their Curiosity and creativity


Lord Buddha Home for Children

The Lord Buddha Home lor Children, established and supported by Ms Ine Buma and the team from the Netherlands under Stichting Kinderhulp Bodhgaya, is an initiative to provide motherly care, good foodz clothes, quality healthcare and education and vocational #aiming to orphan children of very poor economic backgrounds. The main goal is to provide a brighter future for these children who would otherwise be living on the streets in dire conditions. The home is located in Shilounja village of Bodhgaya Block (Gaya district, Bihar). A total of 60 children (37 boys and 23 girls) live in 6 houses, each
with 10 children cared for by one trained and committed mother LBHC also provides opportunities for local youth to receive training in vocational skills for sustainable livelihood through the Rojgar training center (sec p l4-). As of Dec. 2012, 496 youths were trained as mobile repairmen, computer programmers, and hospital attendants, and 245 trained youth were placed in jobs.


Remedial Coaching Centers

100 RCCs working in 80 villages in 3 blocks of Hazaribag district have provided 4,123 students with quality training, needed aids and appliances and experiential education, The Centers not only improve students' Conceptual understanding in mathematics, English, and science, but they also make learning joyful by organizing fun activities, The matric score of students who have received coaching from the RCCS is 90%,
compared with the district average of 73.61"/o and the state average of 67.35/0. The RCCS have also held writing and drawing contests, Field trips, sports competitions, and quizzes at various levels, The program is supported by Axis Bank Foundation, Mumbai..


Education Program for Patna Slum Children

Thanks to the generous support from AID-USA, Portland and Collimbus Chapters, 8 schools in slum areas of Patna are offering non formal education to disadvantaged children and adolescents. These schools provide education, primary health services, vocational skill training and social, economic, political and organizational empowerment lor women and mothers. 300 children and adolescents have benefited from this project in the reporting period.


Girls Sponsorship for High School Education

Action Village India (AVI), Give India and Johnson &]ohnson supported 443 girls in Jharkhand and Bihar with quality high school education. The beneficiaries are orphaned, poor, or otherwise disadvantaged, and without the project they would likely drop out after primary school and get married during childhood. NBII( and 5 other NGOS implemented the program, selecting participants based on their level of need. The girls are given support for tuition, books, uniforms, and occasionally travel expenses. The girls' caretakers or parents must agree not to marry their daughters before they pass class Xth. To date, no girls have broken the agreement.


Supporting Civil Society Movement Toward Right to Free Public Health and Education in Jharkhand

With the support of Oxfam India, Patna, this project aims to strengthen the capacity of Civil society organizations to monitor the implementation of, the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) and Right to Education (RTE) in 20 villages of Chouparan Block Hazaribagh, Ranchi. NBJK improved the capacity of civil society groups like the Village Education Committe (VEC) and Village Health Committee (VHC) by increasing their awareness of these two policies and organizing regular face to face meetings with local government officials.

 As a result of this project, SMCs, VHCS, CBOS and PRIs have become aware of health and education entitlements and have been mobilized to ensure their implementation.


Education, Health and Advocacy Child Centered Community Development Program (CCCD)

In this program, NBJK works to improve advocacy health, and education in communities, with a particular focus on children. With support from Plan India, CCCD supports children in building a voice for themselves, along with helping to develop the community as a whole. The program reaches 21 villages in Churchu Block, Hakaribag. The program had significant impacts in the reporting yeah including the development of 24 Anganwadi centers and 5 government schools as models, the organization of baby shows in communities to increase awareness of healthy methods of nurturing babies.

The Construction of separate toilets lbr girls in two schools benefiting 700 female students, the development of 21 village farmer clubs with 20 members each who received agricultural input support, the organization of about 35 health camps that gave about 1,750 beneficiaries free medical advice and treatment, the installation of 14 new hand pumps, and the construction of 20 soak pit units in order to spread awareness about keeping the surroundings clean.


Establishing Sustainable Services for Deaf blind Children

In 24 villages of Hazarihag and 13 slums of Ranchi District Jharkhand, 62 children who struggle with both deafness and blindness are receiving services. Thanks to the support of Sense International, India, these Children are being provided with both honie-based and center-based services, including training in daily activities like dressing and bathing, assistance with functional reading and writing skills, therapy, orientation and mobility training, sign language and communication training, and many other skills.

The parents of deaf blind children also receive training through this program, and the program workers do home visits twice a week. The resource center also organizes outings for the children and their parents to
go on picnics. Most children involved in the project now hold disability certificates; and receive government pensions.


Ankita - Empowered

Ankita Kumari is an 11year; old girl with poor vision and hearing and cerebral palsy She became involved in the Sense International program when she was discovered through a survey conducted by a CBR worker. With the help of the CBR worker, her family has been receiving weekly home visits. The project has provided them with a CP chair, 21 Cervical collan and a wheelchair. They have been taught some physiotherapy exercises and some reading/writing and speaking exercises. She has gone from being completely bedridden in early 2010 to being able to sil up with minimal support. Her posture und motor control are improving, and her disability certificate is being processed. She is learning daily activities like dressing and feeding herself and her family has been very supportive and happy with her progress.




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