Collector Ki Class
This topic provides information about Collector Ki Class.
Innovation: To provide quality education and awareness by ensuringspecial classes called ‘Collector ki Class’ in Government colleges and schools
Duration: December 2017 onwards
Location: Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan
Key Stakeholders: District Collector, Government Officers from various Departments, Non Governmental Organizations, School Students, School Teachers.
In order to improve the overall quality of education provided to girls, ‘Collector Ki Class’ is a regular activity that is held in Government colleges and schools, with a view to motivate girls to pursue their dreams and aspirations. Under this initiative, girls who prepare for competitive examinations are given free coaching by experienced faculty from Jaipur, New Delhi, etc. Girls also receive personalized guidance, career counselling and motivation from the District Collector and Government Officers. Till date, INR 25 Lakh has been collected through donations from the public for this purpose. Awareness generation for this activity has been accomplished through advertisements in newspapers.
Factors Contributing to Success
Government officials are keen to provide their time, energy and assistance to those girls who are interested in seeking their advice. Through direct communication and discussions between Officers and students, girls are guided in their pursuit of career options.
Outcome, Benefits and Impact
Over 1650 students (2 Batches of Rajasthan Administrative Services, 1 Batch of Staff Selection Commission, 2 Batches of Pre Medical Test/Pre Engineering Test and 1 Batch of Women Supervisors) have received personalised career counselling and motivation sessions from Government officers. This has proved to be a source of confidence for the aspiring students.
Challenges and Future Prospects
On realizing the impact such interfaces have on girls in the District, ‘Collector ki Class’ is clearly a step towards improving self decision-making, independence and confidence for girls in their respective fields of engagement. It has been conceptualized to encourage girls to pursue a wholesome education in the District, which can be replicated in other districts.