Uday Resource Schools

The need for a locally relevant school emerged in 1987-88 when the Centre for Environment Education (CEE) set up the Ranthambore Eco-development Project which was working with communities around the Ranthambore National Park, home of the famed tiger. The project was a people centred initiative to develop a conservation platform which would ensure people’s livelihoods were sustained and that the wildlife and forest in the area remained conserved.

In working with communities, we realised that quality education was the crucial missing link that could make our initiatives more sustainable. The community supported this initiative and Gramin Shiksha Kendra was formed. The first Uday School was initiated in 2004. The Uday School is a place where children want to, and love to come and where teachers feel motivated and happy to teach. The Uday Community Schools initiative has over the years presented a new idea of education. The schools today are learning centres which are producing students who are able to take decisions based on cogent reasoning and are confident citizens. As a fish bowl within the community, each school has allowed the communities to observe, learn and build their understanding on education. These are self-run free schools placed within the community. The teaching and learning in Uday schools is through the MGML methodology and we follow the Rajasthan State Education Board Curriculum; here children learn everything at their own pace. In 2015 and in 2017 our Uday schools were recognised as change maker schools by Ashoka Foundation.

1. Jaganpura

Established - 2004
Students - 195
Teachers - 8

2. Faria

Established - 2009
Students - 111
Teachers - 8

3. Girirajpura

Established - 2014
Students - 48
Teachers - 3