Project JAGO

Works towards educating children across 40 villages in Jharkhand, whose families have been displaced due to mining activities.

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About The Project

Giridih district in Jharkhand has a shortage of pre-primary schools, and existing schools do not have adequate teachers. The schools are far from the village which makes it non-accessible for children and results in poor attendance rate. The schools also lack basic facilities such as functional toilets, teaching-learning materials, proper ventilation, electricity etc.



Project JAGO team is working towards ensuring all children between ages 3 to 6 years are attending preschool and that there is 100% enrollment of children between ages 6 to 14 years. Ensuring the continuation of school education through online and offline support in collaboration with school authorities and enhancing digital awareness & skills among children & parents.

Our Work During COVID

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  • Supporting teachers and children with online education systems.
  • Enabled provision of dry rations in lieu of cooked mid-day meals to children.
  • Ensuring regular supply of nutritional supplementary food at the ICDS centres.
  • 950 students of 3 high schools with their parents signed an oath- saying no to marriages before the legal age.
  • 101 vulnerable children provided with psycho-social support.
  • Enabling regular immunisation drives.
  • Strengthening and developing kitchen gardens for nutrition support to children.
  • Linking vulnerable labourers with social security schemes for income generation.
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Project Impact 2022-23

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    children impacted
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    children in school (6-18 years)
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    children accessing preschool education (3 to 6 years)
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    children and adolescent collectives with 2602 members


Arti’s Story

17 year old Arti Kumari lived with her 2 younger brothers and parents in Gandhinagar, a small village in Jharkhand, where the only source of livelihood is coal mining. There are times when, due to various regulatory suspensions on these mines, the people struggle to earn a living.

As the pandemic struck, the situation got worse for the families. Schools shut down during the lockdown and Arti’s parents thought of this as the best time to get her married as they would save a lot of money on the celebrations due to government restrictions on social gatherings.

As soon as the project team got to know of Arti’s situation, they immediately intervened. Arti explained that she was being forced into marriage and expressed her great desire to complete her studies. The team counselled her parents about the harm they would be doing to Arti’s future by marrying her off so early. They realised what they were doing and decided to support Arti’s education and her dream to become an independent woman.

Today, Arti’s story has inspired many young girls to raise their voice against child marriage!

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