The Mosamat Budhiya Shiksha Nirman Sangathan (MBSNS), was registered under the Trust Act on 11th October, 2017. Though the registration is new, this educational initiative itself is born out of a ten year old struggle that started in Araria district of North Bihar. The struggle was a humble attempt to ensure that people’s entitlements under laws like the NREGA were met. In the process we committed ourselves to building a better world, “nyay samanta ho aadhaar aisa rachenge ham sansar!”
However, even in the early phase of our struggle we understood that the struggle was as much within as outside. The hierarchies that we saw outside had made their homes in our hearts and minds. And we have in our own limited ways tried to keep our caste, class, gender, religion and minorities lenses on to ensure that we worked with justice in our heart and in our actions. This education initiative is to strengthen what we have instinctively known, as Dr. Ambedkar said “Shikshit Ho! Sangathit ho! Sangharsh Karo! Sangharsh Karo!”
The Trust was named after our local hero Mosamat Budhiya, read her story here.
- Resources for the Libraryhttps://www.amarchitrakatha.com/shop/ https://www.eklavya.in/ https://www.tulikabooks.com/ https://prathambooks.org/ http://www.childrensbooktrust.com/ https://www.scholastic.co.in/ https://www.katha.org/ https://zubaanbooks.com/ Authors for children’s books: Ruskin Bond Dr Suess Asha Nehemiah Shel silverstein Sudha Murthy The four dozen odd books we already have with us, are listed below :
- April at the MBSNS JeevanshalaThanks to everyone’s support, despite covid, we have been able to make some progress. Keeping the covid protocol in place, eleven students are at the centre. There is no school to go to, but there is an able team of facilitators and care givers, from Abhimanyu, Mithun, Sangeeta and Shankar ji, who have been availableContinue reading “April at the MBSNS Jeevanshala”
- ART CLASSES AT THE JEEVANSHALAThe children also have had a few art classes where they worked on expressing their creativity through colours and lines. At the beginning of each class, students are given drawing prompts such a scenery or animals. Once, they were introduced to shapes (circle, rectangle, square and triangle) and asked to draw as many different everydayContinue reading “ART CLASSES AT THE JEEVANSHALA”
- FamilyThis is the script of a play the children came up with, when making use of English words, learnt for family relations like mother, father, uncle, aunt, sister, brother and others. Mithun jotted down the script exactly as how the the children did it.
- AN APPEAL FOR SUPPORTING THE NEW GENERATION LIVE ITS DREAMHe is 10, he likes observing squirrels, he shouts excitedly “watch them dance”. The child of a landless Dalit labourer, this one has a spark in his eye and you know he will go far. She is almost always quiet. She’s 10 but doesnot recognize English or hindi alphabets, though she has memorized the alphabetsContinue reading “AN APPEAL FOR SUPPORTING THE NEW GENERATION LIVE ITS DREAM”