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School Vouchers for Girls - Launch & Award Ceremony

(Wednesday 22 July 2009)

School Vouchers for Girls: Enabling 400 Girls to go to a school of their choice
The School Choice Campaign launched its second voucher project on Wednesday, 22 July 2009 at the Sri Ram Mandir Hall, Welcome, North East Delhi amidst parents, local ward councilors, principals and NGO representatives. The event also saw the awards ceremony of the 400 voucher beneficiaries (girls) of the project who will receive vouchers worth up to Rs 4000 per annum for the next 4 years, ensuring the completion of their primary education in a school of their choice. These girls are from poor families and studying in standard II of state run schools.

The occasion also saw a detailed counseling session for the parents who would be choosing a school for their children for the first time. For the first time in India, perhaps, School choice Campaign also gave a Hand Book to the parents which contained a comparison chart of the services and facilities provided by the schools in their neighborhood. The event, was truly unique in that it not only enabled poor parents to send their children to English medium private schools but also empowered them to exercise their choice in an informed manner by providing them with necessary knowledge.

The event was graced by the presence of local community leaders including Mr Divya Jaiswal (former Deputy Mayor Delhi), ward councilors Ms Uma Gangwar (Welcome Colony), Mr Vipin Kumar Sharma (Janta Colony) and Ms Bimla Sharma (Babarpur).

Photographs of Launch and Award Ceremony

Voucher Certificates being awarded to the beneficiaries of the project during the launch and award ceremony

SCC officials, local ward councillors and principles on the panel during the launch

SCC officials, local ward councillors and principles with the beneficiaries of the project during the award ceremony

Zarina with her mother after receiving her voucher certificate Salma with her father after receiving her voucher certificate
Parents and the beneficiaries of the project
Dr. Parh J Shah with the principals of participating private schools of the project Mr. D. Sheth of ACCOR receiving a memento from one of the beneficiaries
  Mr. N. Ghosh of SAYA addressing the parents
Mr. Baladevan R and Mr. Kush Verma counselling the parents on the school choice philosophy and the details of the project
Ms. Renu Pokharna welcoming the parents and the panelists Mr. Manu Sundaram and Ms. Vani on the parents registration desk
Ms. Baishali Bomjan interacting with the parents Mr. Shabi Hussain with the School Choice flip chart for parents counselling session
School Choice team celebrating the success of the event

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