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In favor of Shri Ramesh Prakash Samajik Sansthan, Vill-Pathorta, Via-Itarsi, Distt- Hoshangabad M.P Pin No. 461445

What We Do

Bharat Calling is an initiative of Shri Ramesh Prakash Samajik Sansthan based in Pathrota village of Hoshangabad district of M.P. It was started as a part of internship program in 2009 by TISS M.A in Social Entrepreneurship course students (2009-11). It was started with assessing the situation of tribal block (Kesla M.P) students in higher education (82% drop out till 10th 2001 census), moved to information providing than to support in form filling, coaching during summers and then to final linkages to respective universities. Started with 1 school and 0 role models, the organization has spread to 27 schools with more than 100 role models in higher education, since it started working in 2009.

It is spread into following segments for a year-

  • Official permissions from the government departments, principals to conduct awareness sessions in targeted govt. school. This year it was complete kesla block and 27 schools.Conducted during August to September months in a year.

  • Awareness sessions in schools (students personal data is collected for further communication), supported with 45 minute motivational talk, posters, games and an Higher education friend appointed by the organization. (140 visits this year) Conducted during September to November months in a year.

  • Follow up of students, revisit in schools, and calling up students over phone and posting letters (140 field visits and 3000 phone calls this time). It is aimed at motivating students to attend summer camp during April and May and prepare for various entrance examinations. (14 centre this year 2 residential). Conducted during November to January month in a year.

  • Preparation for summer camps, finalizing the list of interested students from the area, allocation of centres and taking permissions from respective schools for rooms and hostels (25 meetings with govt. official this year). Selecting teachers for coaching during summer camp, mix of local teachers and students volunteers across country. (Total of 20 volunteers this year, out of which 7 students of TISS volunteered for the program). Conducted during February to March in a year.

  • Summer Camp classes begin, simultaneously students start applying for various entrance examinations, and it is conducted during April to May. It is also accompanied with extracurricular activities motivational talks and parents and individual counselling. This year we had 14 centres for summer camp

  • Results are out and students are guided for admissions and final admissions take place. It is happened during July to August.

  • Annual report and final data is out. This year there has been 122 selections from targeted 173 students. The historic results have further motivated govt. To spread the initiative further in other blocks and thus we have got permission for this.

This year initiative will move to complete district and will touch 8 blocks of the Hoshangabad and Betul district. The organization has garnered support from various organizations this year to name a few is DBS-TISS Fellowship.