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Interim Progress report

En-Light a Girl Child, Rajasthan
March 2014







Prepared for:


SoulAce Consulting Pvt. Ltd.
NCR Office: 422 A, Tower B, Spaze I-Tech Park, Sohna Road, Gurgaon –122018
Kolkata Office [Registered Office]: P-166, Block G, 4
th
Floor, New Alipore, Kolkata – 700053
Website: www.SoulAce.in, Email: enquiry@SoulAce.in, Phone No.- 0124-6465722
Contents

1. Project Description
2. Interim Progress Report : Highlights
2.1 LED lights
2.2 Booklet on Girl Child Rights
2.3 Pledge Ceremony
2.4 lntcrnationa| Womcn’s Oay Cc|cbrations

3. Project Outcomes
3.1 Enabling Education
3.2 Safety of Girls & Women
3.3 Increase in savings
3.4 Empowerment of Girl Children
3.5 Creating positive environment for Girl Child

4. Media Coverage

1. Project Description
Eveready Industries Limited has supported 5,000 girl children under En-Light a Girl Child in the state of
Rajasthan as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme. Eveready is the support
agency and product partner in the initiative.

SoulAce is implementing En-light a Girl Child project in power impoverished Udaipur and Barmer
districts of Rajasthan.

The project aims to empower 5,000 girl children in these regions by creating positive discrimination for
girl child, replacing their only/main source of lighting i.e. kerosene lamps with bright LED Lights for
promoting education and creating awareness on Girl Child Rights, Constitutional Acts and State &
Central Government schemes.

The implementation of the project was carried out in the months of February & March 2014 in the two
districts. Project monitoring at the school & household level will be undertaken in the coming months.

Development challenges in the districts
The project is being implemented in the districts of Udaipur & Barmer both of which face severe
topographical challenges resulting into slow pace of development of the regions.

Udaipur district is situated over Aravalli hills in the Southeastern part of Rajasthan. Jhadol & Girwa
blocks in Udaipur district is characterized by undulating uplands with high slopes carved out into
separate barren hillocks and valleys where villages are scattered in small hamlets. Barmer district is part
of Thar Desert (also known as the Great Indian Desert). The topography of the Thar Desert is distinctly
marked with sand dunes & undulating plains.


Both the regions are remote & backward. Mobility is a major bottleneck and development has been
limited.

As far as education is concerned, there is still lack of awareness & opportunities among the rural
community. Dropout rates are very high especially among girl children. The issue of discrimination
Aravalli hill range, Udaipur Thar Desert, Barmer
between males and females is very common. Although there are primary schools in villages, enrollment
of girls is very low owing to ignorance of parents and societal pressures.
The extent of girl child rights violations that occur in these regions is no hidden matter. This violation
occurs at different levels and has several dimensions like child sex ratio, high girl child mortality rate
(IMR), the immunization status, nutritional status, educational status, enrollment & drop-out rates,
female foeticide, gender discrimination, child marriage, child labour, purdah system, sexual abuse of
women to mention a few.

2. Interim Progress Report

En-Light a Girl Child has been successfully implemented in 75 rural government schools
benefitting 4,988 girl children in Jhadol & Girwa blocks of Udaipur district and Balotra block of
Barmer district in Rajasthan.

(Please refer to Annex 1 & 2 for school wise details)

2.1 Handing over of LED lights

Highlights
 LED lights handed over to 4,988 girl children  75 rural government schools covered
 School going girls of more than 250 villages covered  52 EGC school events organized












En-Light a Girl Child
EGC Rajasthan Implementation : Udaipur & Barmer districts (10/02/2014 to 08/03/2014)
Sr.
No
State District
No. of
School
covered
No. of
School
Events
No. of Girls
Enrolled
(6th- 10th)
No. of
Beneficiaries
-
LED Light
No. of
Beneficiaries

Booklet
Total no. of
children, school
staff & other
participants
Pledge Ceremony

1

Rajasthan
Udaipur 35 28 2823 2700 2700 3868
Barmer 40 24 2432 2288 2288 2985
Total 75
52
5735 4988 4988 6853
Mr. Kunal, Eveready, Kolkata handing
over LED light
Demonstration on operation &
maintenance of LED light
2.2 Booklet on Girl Child Rights

Highlights
 Sensitization of children, school staff & community on
Child Rights, Constitutional Acts & Government schemes
 Approx. 7000 girl children sensitized in 75 rural
government schools
 Provision of individual potential schemes per child to the
tune of Rs.15,000 per annum
 Provision of individual life insurance per child to the
tune of Rs.15,000 per annum
 Provision of individual accidental medical insurance per child to the tune of Rs.15,000 per annum

2.3 Pledge Ceremony

Highlights
 Approx. 7,000 children, school personnel & other
participants have taken pledge to protect rights of
the girl child
 Created a positive environment for the girl child









PLEDGE
1. We will protect the rights of children
2. We will not take or give dowry
3. We will stop female foeticide
4. We will raise our voices against engagement of child labour
5. We will not marry before reaching the legal age & will raise our voices against child marriage
6. We will not exploit children and protest any exploitation being done to us

2.4 lntcrnationa| Womcn’s Oay Cc|cbrations

Highlights
 On International Women's Day on 8th March, En-Light a Girl Child conducted an event at a school in
Udaipur District.

 The event was attended by Ms. Antara J, Eveready, Kolkata and saw very senior dignitaries from
Institutions of national & international repute joining in En-Light a Girl Child initiative.

Ms. Antara J, Eveready, Kolkata
addressing the audience
Delegation taking pledge to protect rights
of the girl child


Dr. Rajender Singh, Chief General Manager, National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development
(NABARD), Rajasthan Head and Sister Sudesh, Director Europe of Brahma Kumari's was part of the
event. (Brahma Kumari is probably the most renowned centers of spirituality in the world with presence
in above 100 countries.)


Dr. Rajender Singh, Chief General Manager,
(NABARD), Rajasthan handing over LED light
Sister Sudesh, Director Europe, Brahmkumaris
handling over LED lights
3. Project Outcomes


1. Enabling Education

The girls along with her siblings can now
regularly use the LED lights to study in the
evening. Their motivation to study will
increase because of the bright light. The
lights prove to be of immense help for the
girls appearing for the 10
th
grade board exam
as they have to put extra hours of studies in
the late evening/night.

I spite of the fact that girls educatio i the
region is riddled with multiple limiting
factors, the provision of personal LED Lights
prove to be a huge source of encouragement
and increases the achievement motivation of
the benefitting girl children.


2. Safety of Girls & Women

Safety of girls & women is increased as they now use the LED lights whenever they go out in the
evening. As majority of the households do not have toilets, the girls & women use the lights after
sundown.


3. Increase in Savings

The families will be saving close to Rs. 50 per month (approx. 600/yr). The savings will be utilized in
meeting primary needs like food, health care, housing etc.

4. Empowerment of Girl Children

Girls being the beneficiaries, the programme has
created positive discrimination for girl children in the
villages. The provision of LED Lights has sent out a
strong message to the rural families, schools and
community, establishing the importance of girl child
education.

The Booklet on Girl Child Rights aimed at creating
awareness about Girl Child Issues has increased the
couitys knowhow. The girls are now aware of their
rights, Constitutional Acts against evil practices like child
marriage, dowry, female foeticide, child labour, child
sexual abuse etc. The information on Central & State Government schemes for girl children in the
booklet is being used to apply for the relevant schemes and avail the benefits.
5. Creating a Positive Environment for the Girl Child

Puppet shows were organized on stories revolving girl child rights, atrocities committed against them,
awareness on constitutional provisions to protect the rights of the girl child and our role towards
creating a positive environment for all round development of the girl children.

Pledge ceremonies were conducted in each school in which all students & teachers/staff of the schools
took pledge to protect the rights of the girl children. This has created a positive environment for the girl
children.



Girls watching Puppet show in school Pleadge Ceremony

4. Media Coverage






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17.02.2014 7.03.2014
8.03.2014
Annex 1: Udaipur school list
En-Light a Girl Child
EGC Rajasthan Implementation : Jhadol & Girwa blocks, Udaipur (10/02/2014 to 08/03/2014)
Sr.
No
Date Name of the School
No. of
School
events
No. of Girls
Enrolled
(6th- 10th)
No. of
Beneficiarie
s -
LED Light
Total no. of
children in
Pledge
Ceremony
No. of School
staff, other
participants in
Pledge
Ceremony
Phase 1: February 10, 2014 - February 15, 2014
1 10.02. 2014 Govt. Sec. School Som 1 102
102
150 10
2 10.02.2014 Govt. UPS Karel 1 78 78
150 10
3 10.02. 2014
Govt. Girl's Sec. School
Falasiya
1 211
203
211 9
4 11.02.2014 Govt. Sec. School Aamliya 1 148
148
255 20
5 11.02.2014 Govt. Sec. School Sada 1 51
45
150 10
6 11.02.2014
Govt. Sec. School
Bichhiwara
1
120
119
200 20
7 12.02.2014 Govt. UPS Tumdar 1 35
35
50 9
8 12.02.2014 Govt. Sec. School Amod 1 81
78
150 10
9 12.02.2014 Govt. UPS Kherad 1 48
47
100 8
10 12.02.2014 Govt. S.S.S. Kolyari
1
56
56
143 9
11 12.02.2014 Govt. UPS Kolyari 90
87
12 13.02.2014 Govt. UPS Kirat 1 29
28
57 9
13 13.02.2014 Govt. UPS Mangwas
1
78
59
134 15
14 13.02.2014 Govt. S.S.S. Magwas 75
75
15 13.02.2014 Govt. Sec. School Khakhad 1 126
126
180 15
16 13.02.2014 Govt Sec. Jetawada 1 94
90
120 9
17 13.02.2014 Govt UPS Damana 1 72
69
85 9
18 14.02.2014 Govt UPS, Amarpura 1 16 16 16 9
19 14.02.2014 Govt. Sec. School Gogla 1 78
74
90 25
20 14.02.2014 Govt. Sec. School Badrana
1
30 28
100 15
21 14.02.2014
Govt. UPS Girl's School
Badrana 42
36
22 14.02.2014 Govt. School Nayagao
1
16
16
50
8
23 14.02.2014 Govt. School Lakhagura 28
26
5
24 14.02.2014 Govt. Sec. School Godana 1 73
71
100 8
25 15.02.2014 Govt Sr. Sec, Gorana 1 88
83
90 12
26 15.02.2018 Govt UPS, Nandvel
1
12
12
50
12
26 15.02.2014 Govt Sec, Dewas 34 29
9



* Note: The cells with lue akground’ indicate the school events held for a group of schools
together.

27 15.02.2014
Govt UPS, Brahmanon Ka
Kherwara
1
9
5
33 5
28 15.02.2014
Govt Sec, Brahmanon Ka
Kherwara 30
28
30 15.02.2019
Govt Sec, Dodawali 1
49
42
55 10
31 15.02.2020
Govt Sec, Bachhar 1
70
50
50 15
Sub - Total 25 2069 1961 2769 305
Phase 1: March 7, 2014 - March 8, 2014
32 7.03.2014
Govt. Girl's Sec. School
Jhadol
1
175
350 127 10
33 7.03.2014
Govt. UPS Girl's School
Jhadol
184
34 7.03.2014 Govt. UPS, Dhimri 1 95
89
75 7
35 8.03.2014 RBKS, School 1 300
300
550 25
Sub - Total 3 754 739 752 42

Total 28 2823 2700 3521 347
Annex 2: Barmer school list

En-Light a Girl Child
EGC Rajasthan Implementation : Balotra block, Barmer (18/02/2014 to 04/03/2014)
Sr.
No
Date Name of the School
No. of
school
Events
No. of Girls
Enrolled
(6th- 10th)
No. of
Beneficiaries
-
LED Light
Total no. of
children in
Pledge
Ceremony
No. of School staff,
other participants
in
Pledge Ceremony
Phase 1: February 18, 2014 - February 22, 2014
1 18-2-2014 Govt. GPS Ramrabera Bithuja
1
28 23 23 4
2 19-2-2014 Govt. Sec. School, Bithuja
1
96 91 88 5
3 19-2-2014 Govt. UPS Rajabera Bithuja
1
42 42 80 4
4 19-2-2014 Govt. UPS Bhindakua, Bithuja
1
35 35 35 3
5 19-2-2014 Govt. UPS. Panchpadra Salt
1
11 9
25 9
6 19-2-2014 Govt. UPS. Bhilon Ki Dhani
5 5
7 19-2-2014 Govt. UPS. Kalmo Ki Dhani
7 5
8 19-2-2014 Govt. Sec School Khed
4 4
9 20-2-2014 Govt. Girls Sec School Pachpadra
1
107 103 103 10
10 20-2-2014 Govt. Girls UPS Pachpadra
1
87 79 79 6
11 20-2-2014 Govt. UPS Pachpadra
1
51 48 51 9
12 20-2-2014 Govt. UPS Kharadi
1
28 27
80 8
13 20-2-2014 Govt. UPS Chiriyara
14 6
14 20-2-2014 Govt. S.Sec School Thob
1
107 107
285 15
15 20-2-2014 Govt. UPS Boko ki Dhani
10 10
16 20-2-2014 Govt. UPS Rajgaro ki Dhani
24 20
17 21-2-2014 Govt. Secondary School Jagsa
1
41 40 150 5
18 21-2-2014 Govt. S.S School ASAda
1
78 70 70 1
19 21-2-2014 Govt .S.S School Budiwada
1
65 60
141 7
20 21-2-2014 Govt. UPS Modau
34 31
21 21-2-2014 Govt. UPS Saveda Jaw
15 15
22 21-2-2014 Govt .UPS. Sarupaniyo Ka bera
35 35
23 21-2-2014 Govt. UPS ASADA
1
148 137
159 7
24 21-2-2014 Govt. UPS Jordi Nadi
58 52
25 22-2-2014 Govt. UPS Jasol
1
57 51 50 7
26 22-2-2014 Govt. Girls UPS Jasol
1
123 120
300 11
27 22-2-2014 Govt. Girls Sin.Sec Jasol
148 143
28 22-2-2014
Govt. Girls Secondary School
Patodi
1
145 135 135 6
Sub - Total
17
1603 1503 1854 117
Phase 2: March 2, 2014 - March 4, 2014
29
03-03-14
Govt. Sr. Sec, Bagwas
1
51 47 65 4
30
03-03-14
Govt. Sec School Baniyawas
1
48 44 57 3
31
03-03-14
Govt. Sec School Rodwa kalan
1
37 33 51 3
32
03-03-14
Govt. Sec School Thumbli
1
35 29 53 3
33
03-03-14
Govt. Sr. Sec School Mandli
1
32 24 58 4
34
03-03-14
Govt . UPS, Patasar
1
39 39 40 4
35
04-03-14
Govt. UPS School Balotra
1
17 17
653 16
36
04-03-14
Govt. Girls UPS School Balotra-1
110 104
37
04-03-14
Govt. Girls Sr. Sec School Balotra
270 263
38
04-03-14
Govt. Girls UPS School Balotra-2
96 91
39
04-03-14 Govt. UPS School Balotra,
Narendra Colony
23 23
40
04-03-14 Govt. UPS School, Nehru Colony-
5
71 71
Sub - Total
7
829 785 977 37
TOTAL
24 2432 2288 2831 154

* Note: The cells with lue akground’ indicate the school events held for a group of schools
together.