BSI’s outreach has not only continued, but has also expanded. In addition to the partnership with Mata Balak Utkarsha Pratishthan (MBUP), BSI has also established partnerships with two new schools: Jnana Prabodhini Harali in Osmanabad District and Sondara
Due to urgent requests from the schools, BSI was able to establish new agreements and reallocate funds to support unprecedented “Distanced Learning” programs, which are being launched, and close to being fully functional.
Our mission is to provide increased access to education.This includes providing economic learning opportunities for children in schools, as well as offering vocational training for young adults, enabling them to improve the well-being of their families.
An increasing body of research shows that empowering women is one of the most effective ways to make sure that children attend school. BSI’s partnership with MBUP in 2020 includes funding for its Self Help Groups (SHG) development programs. SHGs are designed to empower and teach women about investing and maintaining their finances. Our funds help with the instruction, training, and organizational support needed to establish and run village-level SHGs.