Celebrating International Girl Child Day Online

Bharti Foundation, since its inception in 2000, has been proactively working to improve accessibility and quality of education across rural India, with a special focus on the girl child.

This year, on the occasion of ‘International Girl Child Day’, an online event was organized for students by their academic mentors in Jharkhand’s Deogarh district.

In total, 179 students participated through WhatsApp and Google Meet in the event and were told about the importance of ‘International Girl Child Day’. Their academic mentors also explained this year’s theme ‘My Voice, Our Equal Future’ that focuses on inclusion, gender equality and listening to what girls want, their dreams and aspirations.

During the event, the mentors spoke about renowned personalities like Kalpana Chawla – her life’s journey as an astronaut; Kiran Bedi – the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry and India’s first woman IPS officer (1972).

Students were motivated towards generating awareness and taking actions to empower their peers and the community. The change brought about from such initiatives has a long way to go which is evident in most of the villages with the growing number of girl children joining our schools and the community members take pride.

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Job Description Academic Mentor

  • To support School Heads / Principals and strengthen the curriculum planning, delivery and class room transaction process for improved effectiveness.
  • To optimize usage and improvement of school’s infrastructure and facilities especially working toilets, functional library, computer labs, Science labs and energized classrooms.
  • To activate critical processes such as sports, drawing and other student cantered activities and events.
  • To smoothen academic operations throughout the year and also non-academic operations viz sports day, annual day, republic day, community volunteering, PTM etc.
  • To support teachers through interactive sessions.
  • To conduct subject wise week in schools for Science, English and Math linked with the annual curriculum.
  • To extend technical support to teachers on subject specific skills.
  • To support on difficult concepts and conduct specific need-based refresher training.
  • To extending support in planning the entire academic year including curriculum rollout, remedial, assessments and processes for ongoing monitoring and mentoring.
  • Candidates should aware about local language.