Pragati focuses on providing quality primary education to underprivileged children in the Gurgaon area.
Work and Achievements
The Pragati school started from a park in Gurgaon with 11 underprivileged children in 2002. Over the last 13 years it has expanded and continues to spread knowledge to those who deserve equal opportunity to education.
Pragati(from nursery to class 5) today has three school buildings with a combined strength of about 390 regular students,15 paid teachers and about 40 volunteers who teach and run the school with passion and sensitivity. Every year 30 to 40 student’s graduate from Pragati and most of them try to continue education against all odds. The Pragati primary students go on to study at either The Lotus Petal Foundation school or the government school at Chakkarpur. The first Pragati batch has just this year graduated from class 12 th .
Pragati focus goes beyond education. The school also takes care of nutrition, the emotional well-being and the physical well health with frequent health check-ups by doctors at school premises. The students are nurtured with care, taught life skills and imparted the right sense of values.
The students are supported and encouraged to participate in inter school cultural events, sporting activities with international school, film and pottery workshops, puppet shows with self-made puppets,
English story telling workshops, inter NGO meets and one act play presentation at the Rahagiri, just to name a few. Pragati is in the process of constructing an activity room which will be used for a number of activities including computer skills. For the first time a dance teacher has been appointed to teach Kathak to a small batch of students.
The students are always eager to attend school as they develop a special bonding with their teachers. They look forward to the vibrant school atmosphere and exposure that they get at school. The students graduate, not only as complete human being but as honest educated ambassadors of Pragati with strong sense of right and wrong.
Fund Utilisation Statement
1)Upgrading nutrition 2)Co-curricular teacher salaries 3)Towards building a corpus fund