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Saturday, 24-February-2018

GARIMA SINGH - AN EXTRA MILE FOR MEMORABLE FIRST LEARNING EXPERIENCE TO CHILDREN

IAS Garima Singh spent her own savings to renovate Anganwadi School

It all started when Garima Singh, an IPS-turned-IAS officer, took over her post in Hazaribagh district, Jharkhand, and noticed the dilapidated state of a local anganwadi. She recognised the importance of good-quality education, and thus decided to adopt the anganwadi in Matwari Masjid Road and transform it into the first model centre in the district.
Spending Rs 50,000 out of her own savings, Garima got the entire building freshly painted with alphabets adorning the walls and had a bright hoarding fixed at the entrance.
Additionally, she equipped the preschool with educational materials like charts, learning blocks and toys, which she hopes will ignite inquisitiveness and help drive the learning process of these children. She also bought a rocking horse for them so that they can have some fun while they learn. The intention of taking up the project was nothing commercial but to ensure that the first learning experience for all the 22 children enrolled at the centre was memorable. This is how Garima went the extra mile to make a tangible impact on the society.