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Comprehensive education to ensure the sustainability of communities below the poverty line in India
Start date: Mar 1, 2012,

The EVS project ¨Comprehensive education to ensure the sustainability of communities below the poverty line in India¨ aims to support the free education in Shripur village, Near Bodhgaya in Bihar state, and through this the development of the region. The project involves 8 Spanish EVS volunteers who will spend from 6 to 10 months in Bihar region. The majority of the activities will take place in “Jenifer School Campus” located in Shripur village; however, Common Weal manages other type of educational programmes in the estate of Bihar, that volunteers can be as well involved in.Volunteers will be able to get involved in multiple activities such as:- teaching multiple subjects, i.e. English, maths, computer science, science, history, geography or any other academic or non-academic skills you may propose, - training the teachers to plan and teach creative lessons,- helping with after school homework,- playing with children during recreation time or in extracurricular activities,- helping to manage and run the slum clinic,- participating in literacy programs and other vocational programs for elder women in the village,- helping to maintain the campus’ garden,- helping in building activities to improve the state of the campus,- participating in other programs part of Common Weal, i.e. school of communication, school of IT, school of vocational training.Jenifer school, Shripur Village, Bihar, is "feeless for all children". It provides quality education, and preventative healthcare in a ecologically sound environs along with a professionally managed school and staff. The core area of intervention is to ensure equal access to education to girls. The initiatives are to eliminate discrimination, universalize education, eradicate illiteracy, create a gender-sensitive educational system, increase enrolment and retention rates of girls and improve the quality of education to facilitate life-long learning as well as development of occupation/technical skills.
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