A specially designed Voucher Program under
which vouchers worth Rs 4,500 per annum is given to over 200
students from economically and socially weaker section of the
society. 140 of them are from a slum called Jagganathpur at Ranchi,
Jharkhand and 80 students belong to a village namely Chandapada,
Lodhma, Block- Karra of Khunti District, Jharkhand. They are those
students who earlier were studying in a government school or were
dropouts or were going to a small slum school. With vouchers from
Pratigya these children took admission in better private schools
of the choice of their own and their parents. The school in which
they are studying now is YMCA Public School, St. Annes’s High School ,
Prabhat Tara School , St. Anne’s Middle School, Birsa Shiksha Niketan,
Yogoda Satsang Vidyalaya etc. The Voucher Project is being run
with aim to strengthen the movement of "Right to Choose School,
with Right to Education" for every child of the nation irrespective
of social and economic condition they hail from. Pratigya intends to
include over 1000 children under this project in next 3 years and act
as Policy Demonstrator for sustainable model of Quality School Education
for the last mile children. This model also has the potential to solve
problems regarding quality and choice in the present government education system.
You can take this movement ahead by sponsoring education of a child with Rs 450 per month.
A Supplementary Education
Project for the students who are getting
Education Voucher along with other
students in the surrounding slum. The goal
of this project is to facilitate the
growth of these students, so that they can
excel in their academic, personal and
social life as a responsible student and
an individual. The major themes on which
we work on, with them are- Life skills,
Social Education, Financial Education,
Counseling, Art and Craft and Extra
Curricular Activities. On these themes,
different activities using different
motivational fun games and interactive
sessions are organized with the help of
various Resource persons and Counselors.
believes that the movement of "Right to
Choose School, with Right to Education"
can only be obtained with a strong youth
movement. To sensitise them regarding the
harsh reality of the system, aware them
and mobilize them to become an Active
& Responsible Citizen we organize
several seminar, workshop and training
programme on various socio-economic and
political issue. The major events so far
had been Debate and Discussion on "Present
School System", "Am I an active Citizen?"
seminar and Right to Information Workshop
at various colleges in Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Dumka
and Dhanbad etc.
Support us, and make your
contribution towards bringing about a
Pratigya is an independent youth
movement to ensure Right to Quality School
Education for each and every child and mobilise
youth to action.
April 2012: Rural Education Voucher Project started in Khunti , Jharkhand
Over 200 students from a slum in Ranchi, Jharkhand and a village in Khunti , Jharkhand are studying in better Private Schools through Education Voucher
About 15% of these students today are among the rank holders in their class who in all probabilities would have been drop outs
Many of our students who took admission in new private schools, having dissatisfaction with their new school , changed their school in the following years. It shows the power of choice, which Education Voucher provides. Some even moved first to vernacular medium and then to English medium schools.
Parents in the community now talk about Quality of Education and are demanding “Right to Choose School”
We started giving Education Voucher to 40 students in 2008 and the number grew more than fivefold in the year 2012-13