In order to encourage youth, Plustrust provides fellowships and supports them to carry out their work forward. We do this through fellowships at the pre-incubation stage and through events from time to time. Follow this link to view short bio’s of PlusTrust Fellows over recent years.
CURRENT FELLOWS 2016-17
DEEPIKA KUNWAR of Kherwara Town dreams of developing child friendly schools. She has begun with one school, identifying the learning levels of the children and organising regular parent teacher meetings. A small governing democratic body of children has come up and the children have enthusiastically welcomed sport and cultural activities. Deepika observes that children are now more enthusiastic about coming to school.
ABHILASHA of Nichala Phala, Karcha, Kherwada Dt. has decided to plan and set up a learning and vocational guidance centre for women in her village. She has begun with home visits to mobilise women. She now shares information on health hygiene, government schemes and benefits available for farming households and works with them on basic literacy. One challenge has been to find a common meeting time convenient for women.
SONAL PATEL of Modiwasa B Kherwara Dt, want to improve attendance and retention of children in primary school with a centre and bridge course. She has formed two groups of children already enrolled in school-one for those in classes 1 to 3 and one for those in classes 4 and 5. She has been able to gradually attract them (and persuade their families ) to attend activities for academic support at her centre.
POOJA DULAWAT from Shiv Singh Ka Guda, Nedach, Nathadwara, wants to improve learning levels through a children from classes 1 to 8 and help the teachers in the government school. She has been able to build a rapport with teachers in the village school and is now launching new learning activities for the children.
SHYAMA VAISHNAV, Railmagra, Rajsamand Dt, is working towards a learning cum vocational centre for women. Village meetings have been encouraging. Women have come forward to identify a venue for the centre and agreed on timings which will work for most of them. Her work is gaining momentum now.
ASHWINI and DEEPIKA SAMBARE of Padhurna , MP wish to develop a democratic space of learning for children who do not have access to a decent education environment. They have identified a suitable space and are planning to equip it with learning and material , science kits and books. They are inspired by Pratyaya and will be using the approach and modules designed by Girish and his team
HANSKALA BAGADE from Darsikala, MP draws from her experience as an Asha worker in her community. She finds that the adolescent girls in the villages she visits are unaware of the opportunities available to them. She wants to address the issue by developing a group of life skills educators for to regularly meet and guide over 400 girls in her neighbourhood. She will work under the guidance of Navendu Mishra in Seoni.
SIMMI from Faizabad, UP is already engaged in running centres for adolescent girls and a primary school and she joined the Plustrust workshop to deepen her understanding child-centric and joyful learning. Her project will focus on teacher development and increased use of activity based learning in schools. She is exploring collaborations and networks in this regard.