Baagh Pari : A Verandah Initiative

For many years, we were often questioned about our inability to include girls from the Mogya traditional hunting tribe in the Mogya Education Program. In response, we cited socio-cultural reasons for Mogya parents’ aversion to the idea of their daughters being lodged in the then-program hostel. There was simply no getting around this impasse at the time.

However, once we shifted to a model of home-schooling with a team of 6 mobile teachers in 2020, it suddenly became possible to educate Mogya girl students along with their male peers. A completely unprecedented but welcome development. No longer limited by hostel infrastructure, the overall number of students the program could accommodate naturally increased and now includes 83 Mogya girl students from 11 villages.

It was at this critical junction that Anjali Patel Mehta, founder of the sustainable luxury resort wear line Verandah and a member of Tiger Watch’s board of directors, chose to launch and support Baagh Pari, a pioneering specialised initiative that seeks to consolidate and further encourage the recent gains being made in the education of Mogya girls.

At present, the initiative seeks to bolster the education of Mogya girls by providing specialised teacher training to our team of mobile teachers as well as by providing materials to Mogya girl students that significantly aid the learning process such as stationary, relevant reading material and appropriate clothing for a ‘classroom’ environment.

The initiative also provides vocational training to the Mogya girls, enabling them to be financially independent and thus empowered to take charge of their own lives in the future.

Activity

At present, the initiative seeks to bolster the education of Moghiya girls by providing specialized teacher training to our team of mobile teachers as well as by providing materials to Moghiya girl students that significantly aid the learning process such as stationary, relevant reading material and appropriate clothing for a ‘classroom’ environment.

List of Supporters

  • Verandah, Studio APM Private Limited – Anjali Patel Mehta
  • Phelps and Company – Soni Manjit Singh
  • Shruti Jalan Aggarwal
  • Maniben Mehta Trust – Neha and Pranay Mehta
  • Claire O’Neil Parekh
  • Abhijat Trust – Arun and Ajinkya Firodia
  • Tejal Kadakia
  • Basanti Didwania
  • Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI)

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INDIA

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