Present day situation & facility
Today, BET is helping to educate over 500 underprivileged children, the majority of whom are street children in these two schools. In the beginning, children were taught in rooms in the slums. Now it has two new purpose-built schools. There is a staff of about 20 teachers who follow the ‘Gyan Shala’ teaching method. Teachers and students all love the teaching programme, and independent external experts have confirmed that great progress has been achieved in the last ten years. The children leave the school at age seven or eight after 4 years with reading, writing, speaking, social as well as many other life skills (tremendous self-confidence, to mention one) which help them to get on in the world even if they do not enter further education.
The parents are encouraged to send their children to Government schools in the local area for further education and almost all do when they leave our schools.
The informal surveys and interviews conducted over the past years show clearly that the parents/guardians are very happy with the teaching and achievements of their children.
Much credit goes to Shri Rasikbhai and Smt. Jyotiben Joshi for their commitment and leadership in managing the whole education programme in Savarkundla.