Panchayat Sikshan Kendra

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Annu Shree Tiwari, an SBI Youth for India Fellow, is changing the face of education in Khokhra Umar village of South Gujarat by empowering the Panchayats to take ownership. She has set up learning centers in six village Panchayats and has engaged unemployed rural graduates as teachers. The Sarpanch, the village school principal, and a few parents make up the Panchayat Education Committee. They teach basic Gujarati to children and explain the lessons to them in Vasava, the local dialect, to enable better understanding among the children and a higher pass percentage in the tenth grade examinations. Over a span of ten months, Annu Shree has been able to set up these six centers employing nine teachers and engaging around 60 children in six Panchayats.