Sangli: ZP teacher gives training to sugarcane workers to make bread! A ‘panacea’ solution found to prevent migration of school children

Sangli News : In order to enable the children of ordinary laborers to prepare bread, the practice of making bread was organized in Zilla Parishad School of Kulalwadi in Jat taluka through a competition. This stopped the migration of children with their parents during sugarcane breaks and also reduced school dropouts.  This school of Zilla Parishad organized unique bread making competitions with the intention that children should know cooking skills along with book knowledge. More than 80 children participated in this competition.

Children also migrate as there is no one to feed them at home

Kulalwadi village with a population of 1 thousand 594 located on the border of Sangli district. Jat is a drought prone taluka and 90 percent of the families in this taluka are Kulalwadi village are sugarcane workers. Most of the people of the village migrate for ustodi during Dussehra. Because of this, children are also at odds with the clan. Due to this, the number in the school was falling. When Bhaktaraj Garje, a teacher in the village Zilla Parishad, inquired about the reason behind this, the reason came to light that since parents are going to Ustodi and there is no one to eat at home, the children are also migrating, so they are skipping school. 

In terms of self reliance "my bread"Activities

They do not return to the village from Dussehra till the end of the factory season. As the facility of hostel is not available for these children, so that the food of the children should not be scarce, forms of beating the school came to light. They realized that if meals are provided for children, school dropouts can be stopped. Recognizing this very fact, Bhaktaraj Garje Sir, a teacher in the Zilla Parishad of Kulalawadi, addressed the problem of children’s stomachs and making them self-reliant in cooking. "my bread"Initiative started.

For this, children were encouraged to make bread. A bread making competition is held in the school itself for children from 3rd to 8th grade. This competition is organized every year before Independence Day and Republic Day and prizes are given to the winners. Many children in the school were encouraged to make bread, so that many children now make good varieties of bread themselves. Not only this, but other cooking is also starting to come to these children. 

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