The founding team felt that employability was only a band-aid solution to the problems that afflicted the region. What was needed was a solution that would fundamentally transform the life trajectory of the children and youth and therefore they started Mrida to work on wholistic education.
Where we work
Mohgaon is roughly 140 km from the nearest railway station and airport at Jabalpur.
The literacy rate of Mohgaon block, stands at ~61.1% as per the 2011 Census. Mandla is one of the most backward districts in India, ranking 250 in a study conducted in 2006. It is a tribal district, inhabited by Gond and Baiga tribes and is located on the border of MP and Chattisgarh. Since we have worked here in the past, the community is supportive of our work and approached us to start the school in Mohgaon.
The total number of children in Mohgaon block in the age group of 0-6 years is 12,034. There are a total of 248 Government and private unaided schools in Mohgaon with 94% of them being Government schools. Education outcomes are poor as we have learnt from our work with tribal youth.