Jinita Patel, a student from class 9 was a student in computer learning centre of Cosmo Foundation in shri K.T.Patel High school, Kandari village. She was the enthusiastic learner, bright in her mainstream education and acquired proficiency in computer operation. Her assignments and project work were outstanding. In April 2011 assessment, she scored highest grade in computer subject.
Under the Computer Award Program, she was gifted a set of computer by CF. She received the award in public function in her school in presence of village and block leaders, parents, teachers and students. It was a big pride for her. It has enhanced her social status and self esteem.
She excelled herself on internet surfing, excel program and Gujarati typing. Her performance has reached to newer heights as she does extensive reference work on internet for various subjects. She is gradually acquiring skill of translation with the help of Google translator. She helps students in her village to fill up online forms for various courses and see the results. She taught computer operation to her younger brother and children of her neighborhood. She taught basic computer to her mother. Her mother is a tailor and makes dress designs on computer.
Jinita says,” Computer will be my lifetime friend. CF is an organization which is committed to support quality education and inspires us to gain knowledge. Their motto is we students make our bright career with computer skills. My dream is to become a Doctor and serve my village”.
Ajay and Harsun Bhil young brothers of the age of 10 and 12 from tribal community migrated to Simali village from Naswadi Block last year with their family. Their parents migrated for getting employment on farm.
In their native village they were in class 4 and 5 but did not acquire any reading and writing skills. Hence after shifting to Simali village their parents did not enroll them in school and they too started working on farms with their parents. CF Balmitra Sangita approached the parents and with regular counseling for a year she convinced them to send their children to Gyanvihar Kendra.
In current academic year both the boys are enrolled in the Cosmo Gyan vihar Kendra. They have acquired skill of counting, simple multiplications, reading and writing simple words. There is improvement in their hygiene, made many friends, enjoy games and eagerly participate in all festival celebrations. Parents are satisfied and happy to see the progress of their children. While going on farms in the morning they come to drop them to our centre. In next academic year they will be enrolled in Government school in Simali village. Their sole admiration is for Sangita madam, a Balmitra in Cosmo Gyan vihar kendra who created space for joy, happiness, friendships and acquire learning, freed them from daily labor on farms”.