Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur

2. Educational Care

Education will give them self-worth. They have wings, give them eyes.

The education scenario in South Gujarat is such that a large number of the villages remain deprived of this basic necessity. Tribals are recognised as one of the most marginalised groups and provision for their educational development in the area is scarce. An innovative and integrated educational approach to maximise their potential is most important for helping them escape the vicious cycle of ignorance and poverty. Dharampur lies in one of the major tribal belts of South Gujarat, where access to higher education is limited.

Educational Care programme aims to provide needy children with education, value-based learning and programmes designed for their overall development.


1 Shrimad Rajchandra Vidyapeeth (SRV)

Shrimad Rajchandra Vidyapeeth is a Science College located at Karanjveri village in the Dharampur Taluka of Valsad district, Gujarat. SRV values the importance of innovation and research in the field of science and inculcates a passion and ability for students to explore their chosen subject beyond the realms of their classrooms. The college provides holistic education, which integrates academics, extra-curricular activities and life skills. Students from less privileged backgrounds study free of cost at Shrimad Rajchandra Vidyapeeth. Scholarships are also provided to students desirous of pursing education.

At Shrimad Rajchandra Vidyapeeth, tribal students learn to combine local skills and wisdom found within rural areas with the advancements in technology and education found in urban India. We offer courses like Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemistry and Microbiology, along with Master of Science degrees in Chemistry and Microbiology. SRV also offers classes in Chemistry, Physics, Computer, Mathematics, Botany, Microbiology, Written and Spoken English Communication and Environmental Study.

The facilities at Shrimad Rajchandra Vidyapeeth include 5 Science Laboratories, modern classrooms, an extensive library, canteen, and a fully-equipped administrative office. SRV also houses a unit of the National Service Scheme (NSS), an Indian government sponsored public service programme conducted by the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports (Government of India).

While the average for all science colleges affiliated with the Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat was 77%, SRV secured an 85% pass percentage in its first graduating batch. SRV ranked second in the entire Valsad district.


2 Shrimad Rajchandra Gurukul (SRG)

Shrimad Rajchandra Gurukul is a progressive school that serves the economically deprived students, offering them the right infrastructure and environment to parent them into becoming constructive members of society. The core values that SRG seeks to empower our students with are integrity, perseverance and empathy. While SRG works systematically towards improving the academic core of the students, giving them a platform to pursue higher education, keen attention is paid towards skill development and other activities and programmes to ensure holistic development. SRG houses 370 students from over 90 villages. The facilities at SRG include classrooms, laboratories, computer lab, audio-video room, library and a sports ground.

In the 2018 state level examinations, SRG achieved a 100% pass percentage in the 10th standard exams and 90% in the 12th standard exams.


3 Shrimad Rajchandra Vidyavihar (SRVV)

Shrimad Rajchandra Vidyavihar is a residential school for rural children, located in Tamachhadi village of Dharampur taluka in Valsad district. The school houses children from 4th to 10th standards. It looks after the all-round development of children through formal education, moral-based education, cultural activities and sports. More than 230 students from 22 villages attend this school. Shrimad Rajchandra Vidyavihar is a school which is rooted in local culture while providing students the wings to explore beyond. Inspite of coming from economically deprived backgrounds, students are rich in their values and culture and enjoy a serene environment nestled in nature for their formal education and overall development.

In the 2018 state level examinations, SRVV achieved a 100% pass percentage in its 10th standard batch.


4 Shrimad Rajchandra Saksharta Ghar Angane

Shrimad Rajchandra Saksharta Ghar Angane is an initiative to make education available at their doorstep for the rural folk. It envisages an active involvement of local teachers and volunteers to strengthen formal education among children and to help adults from the villages acquire basic functional literacy. More than 350 students have benefitted from this project.


5 Shrimad Rajchandra Education on Wheels

Shrimad Rajchandra Education on Wheels covers large distances to bring quality education to the schools in remote areas. The van visits around 20 schools in a week, with specialised teachers supporting students in academics. In rural areas, which lack trained teachers or facilities, the van provides coaching classes in English, Mathematics and Science to aid the students in overcoming their difficulties. The van is uniquely equipped with vocational tools and machines to provide training in areas like mechanical tools, electrical, home, health and agriculture. Teachers also impart value based education to ensure the holistic development of children. Shrimad Rajchandra Education on Wheels aims to drive a change in the quality of education in the rural schools and provide stimulus to the aspirations of students. This van caters to more than 130 students from standards 6 to 9.


6 Shrimad Rajchandra Educational Aids

For a child, there are few things more exciting than the start of a new school year. Yet, for many parents, the cost of school stationery can be a major concern. To ensure that the cost of stationery does not prevent children from attending and excelling in school, an annual school stationery distribution drive is conducted by offering notebooks, schoolbags, compass boxes, writing-pads, pencils and pens at highly subsidised rates.

Shrimad Rajchandra Educational Aids involves distribution of notebooks and stationery items at highly subsidised rates for rural students. This initiative helps families save money as the items are 40% below market prices. Before the start of the academic year, these items are sold through approximately 150 centres throughout the state of Gujarat and various parts of India.

Through this initiative, SRLC reaches out to over 1,50,000 children annually across India and has distributed educational aids worth more than Rs. 30 crores over the last 13 years. A majority of the volunteers involved in this distribution drive are the elderly and young children.


7Shrimad Rajchandra Vidyavikas Yojana

Shrimad Rajchandra Vidyavikas Yojana provides interest-free loans and scholarships for higher studies to the less privileged deserving students. It is designed to aid and assist those who are unable to pursue higher education due to lack of adequate family income. There are two schemes under Shrimad Rajchandra Vidyavikas Yojana.

  • Interest Free Loans: Interest free loans of upto Rs. 1 lakh a year per student, are given to encourage them to pursue graduate and post graduate degrees.
  • Scholarships: Scholarships are awarded to rural students who display excellence in academics, sports, fine arts and performing arts such as debates, elocution, dance, music etc.

8Shrimad Rajchandra Learning Education and Development (LEAD)

Shrimad Rajchandra Learning Education and Development (LEAD) programme organises special coaching and career counselling for rural students as well as conducts teachers training programmes. This programme provides academic coaching support and training to students in secondary and higher secondary standards so that they may improve their examination scores, prepare for higher education and begin a career. Career counselling is provided to help students find ways to transform their skills and interests into rewarding careers. In addition, training workshops are held for the youth, which are aimed at improving their communication skills and employment opportunities so that they can build successful and satisfying careers.


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