Yogesh, a bright student, had to discontinue his studies as his family migrated to Chandigarh in search of work. After migration their priority was to earn for their basic needs. Due to these circumstances, Yogesh missed on his studies for a very long time, but he never stopped dreaming. As soon as his father got a job, Yogesh requested his parents to admit him to a school but due to non-availability of documents, he could not take admission in the school.
Somehow, they met a Special Training teacher at Govt. school of Manimajra Town and due to the efforts of the teacher, Yogesh got admission in GSSS-MMT on 25th July, 2015.
At the time of admission he was good only in Hindi but did not know Punjabi at all and was weak in English too, which was a big challenge ahead. He was not very keen in co- curricular activities or socializing. But due to his unshakable belief and his ambition in life to rise from the shackles of poverty and become an engineer, and due to his tireless efforts, hard work and the efforts of teachers and school, he was mainstreamed in class 7th and is doing very well academically.
Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan is doing a wonderful job by creating opportunities for students like Yogesh to dream and also to fulfill their dreams.
When the special training teachers of GHS Karsan went around Ramdarbar colony to conduct a Survey of the out of school children, they found some children playing in the park. The Teachers asked them if they all are studying in any school. All of them replied in positive but only one child out of them said “no”. By asking him the reason for not going to school, he told that he has no time for school as he is a domestic worker. The teachers asked him about his family and met his maternal grandmother and his mother. This child whose name was Gourav had recently shifted along with his siblings and his mother from a rural area in Haryana. As told by his grandmother, the mother of this child was tortured by her husband and his family. As she had no source of income to support her family, the child was not sent to school and became a domestic worker. He was a dropout child.
The Teachers motivated her to send Gourav to nearby school. But she denied by saying that she has no money to pay fees and other facilities. Then teacher apprised her of free facilities being provided by government and her child will get free education, free food, free books and free uniform. She allowed her son to be admitted in school so that he can grow up to be a good man, a responsible citizen.
Enrolment in Special training centre
After assessment of Gourav by assessment tools developed by SSA UT Chandigarh, he was enrolled in special training center and the teachers started his basic and fundamental Special Training according to his level with the help of condensed material, Teaching Learning material and worksheets.
- He is good at studies and co-curricular activities. He has rapidly begun to understand counting, addition, subtraction and multiplication etc. he is also able to count tables.
- He is the leader of “Cleanliness drive” at class level and participated at the school level also.
- Monitor of Library books in the class.
With continuous efforts of teachers, Gourav has achieved his level of competency and now he is preparing for class 7 (Level-III)