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Learning, re-learning: These 203 women show how it’s done

Learning, re-learning





Staff Reporter

In their childhood, these women employees had to drop out before they could reach Std X. Life afterwards did not offer them the opportunity to pass Std X examination. They kept on working in various capacities in rural areas, but did not let their dream of further education die. Now, thanks to a novel initiative of Zilla Parishad (ZP) and district administration, of total 203 women enrolled in Nagpur district, 164 have passed Std X examination. Buoyed with success of the initiative, the administration has decided to implement it in academic session 2023-24 also to help more number of working women to fulfill their dream of clearing Std X examination as a stepping stone to second innings of further education.


Dr Vipin Itankar, District Collector; and Saumya Sharma, Chief Executive Officer of ZP, launched the initiative ‘Shikshanacha Punarprayas’ for these women. The initiative launched in association with Pratham Education Foundation was implemented in Katol, Kalmeshwar, Narkhed, and Saoner tehsils of Nagpur district. The women working in rural areas as Anganwadi workers, ASHA workers, and also as members of women’s self-help groups were motivated to enrol for the examination. These women had dropped out after Std IX.


As per the details, total 365 women from Katol, Kalmeshwar, Narkhed, and Saoner tehsils had enrolled for the survey conducted as part of ‘Shikshanacha Punarprayas’ initiative. After the survey, total 203 women enrolled for Std X examination in the academic sessions 2022-23. In the recently declared results of Std X examination of Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, 164 of these enrolled women have passed. Thus, the result of this unique ‘batch’ is 81 per cent. Savita Ramkrishna Uikey from Katol tehsil has scored 71 per cent marks. Sangeeta Kamalesh Keote from Narkhed has scored 66.20 per cent; Meenakshi Onkar Bhonde from Kalmeshwar has secured 65.80 per cent, and Sapna Ishwar Gajbhiye from Saoner tehsil has scored 60 per cent marks. The women now hope to continue their education while working. While preparing for the examination, Pratham Education Foundation volunteers conducted online and offline orientation sessions for these women. Ravindra Katolkar, Education Officer (Secondary) made available the textbooks. Vivek Ilme, Deputy Commissioner (Establishment); Varsha Gaurkar, Project Director, Umed; Rohini Kumbhar, Education Officer (Primary); Bhanudas Rokade, Education Officer (Plan); Shekhar Gajbhiye, District Manager, Umed; Block Development Officers and Group Education Officers of these tehsils; Somraj Giradkar, State In-charge of Pratham Education Foundation; Harish Khobragade, Programme In-charge; Narendra Lanjewar and others helped the women to prepare well for the Std X examination.

Discovered on: 2023-06-09 00:00:00

Source: Learning, re-learning: These 203 women show how it’s done


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