Manjari Corner
Tree planation drive at Chittorgarh, Lalitpur, and Dariba locations. Hundreds of Mango, jackfruit, jamun, lemon, and guava saplings were also distributed. Pulse processing unit inaugurated in Madavra Lalitpur in the presence of SDM Chandra Bhushan. Business Sakhi training conducted under the Capri project at Kishanganj, Baran. New Production house inaugurated in Nurabad, Muraina (MP), in collaboration with JK Tyres. Community Awareness Camp organized in 8 new villages in association with UN Women under 'Build Back Better' project. Goat Farmers Training conducted at Jara and Dangdiroli (Seondha) with KVK scientists. Training and animal feed distribution program organized at the Manjari office in Sarmathura, for 100 scheduled tribe goat farmers.

Different Generations, Same Aspiration: A Journey of Determination

Different Generations, Same Aspiration: A Journey of Determination

Different Generations, Same Aspiration: A Journey of Determination

The title aptly captures the story of Mamta Solanki and Meena Kanwar, residents of Kishanganj village in the Baran district of Rajasthan. Mamta, 24 years old, is the daughter of Meena Kanwar, 43 years old. Mamta got married to Tanwar Singh five years ago but has since separated from him. Due to socio-economic hardships, her education was limited to the 8th standard. Meena is a widow and had four children (two sons and two daughters) with her late husband, Mr. Gajendra Singh. One of her sons works as a helper at an unorganized restaurant (Dhaba), while the other son works as a laborer. Both sons contribute a small amount to the family's income. Out of Meena's two daughters, one is happily settled, and the other, Mamta, lives with her mother.

Meena earns INR 2,000 by cooking food for the mid-day meal program. Additionally, she holds the position of president in a Self Help Group (SHG) under the Rajivika initiative. Unfortunately, Meena's education was limited to the 7th standard. Mamta, her daughter who resides with her, is involved in stitching tasks and earns INR 500 to INR 1,000 per month. The intervention of the Manjari Foundation, implementing the Second Chance Education Program in the Baran district, sparked interest among several women in the area, including Meena and Mamta. As a result of this intervention, the mother and daughter enrolled for the 10th Standard exam under NIOS. Initially, people in the village mocked them, but the desire of the mother and daughter to pursue education was strong enough to ignore the opinions of those who laughed. Mamta and Meena, despite their age difference, share the same aspiration!