Government upper primary school, Ridwa situated in Hamira Panchayat, is situated 28 kilometres away from Jaisalmer head office and has 207 students enrolled. The school has 9 teachers and a headmaster, is in good condition and runs smoothly with all school activities. My challenge here is how do I engage, establish myself and create an intervention in a school which is already doing well.
So, firstly I observed all school processes, like assembly, library, SMC meeting, Balsabha, and Balsansad. GUPS Ridwa allowed me to stretch myself towards brainstorming then I introduced two things in the school. BALA and different shapes of assembly. BALA is my public system project which I have already implemented across 10 panchayats but here, it was a new project to introduce. With this process, I introduced different shapes of assembly like (Circle, Square, Triangle, Numeric value, Hindi or English alphabets, etc.) in the staff meeting and also with members of Balsansad. I gave charge to the Balsansad members to successfully implement this process.
The result of this initiative is that students reach school before time and there is an increase in attendance as well. Gender equality was also introduced through this intervention. All students got equal opportunity to participate in the morning assembly.
The positive impact of this process gave me hope to implement this at a larger scale. The project’s journey started with 207 students and 10 teachers of 1 school. And today, after continuous positive responses and impact, more than 3500 students and 193 teachers of 16 schools have joined this successfully.