“Koshish” is a Hindi word that means “to try”. It’s the attitude that ultimately makes all the difference between success and failure. The story of Jyoti Panwar demonstrates the value of having an attitude of persistence. Jyoti Panwar is a 29 year-old resident of Putholi village in Chittorgarh district of Rajasthan. Wife of Mr. Sher Singh Ranawat who is a taxi driver, Jyoti has two children, both of whom are studying in school.
Jyoti is a graduate and has even cleared B.Ed., so she understands well, the importance of education Manjari offered her a chance to make a difference in society, and she grabbed it. As part of the UN Second Chance Education programme, educators were recruited to impart training to the aspirants who enrolled under NIOS (open university). Jyoti was interviewed and selected to work as an educator imparting training, counselling and awareness sessions to aspirants in 6 villages as well as at the Hub.
She earns an amount of INR6000 for the services she renders. Apart from educating the village, she has also been involved not only in mobilising women and motivating them to participate in the programme. Her efforts have gone a long way, resulting in the enrolment of 92 candidates under NIOS.