The Jyoti-Savitri International School, an initiative of Zilla Parishad, will start academically from 2023. According to officials, three classrooms with an enrollment of 40 students each for Class 6 will start.
The school is located in Khanawadi, a small village about 40 kilometers from Pune and about 10 kilometers from Saswad. This village was home to the family of social reformer Mahatma Jyotirao Phule before moving to Pune.
Speaking about the school, Ayush Prasad, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Pune Zilla Parishad, said that the school aims to provide education equivalent to the best boarding school system to girls in rural areas regardless of socio-economic status. of their family. .
“We are starting three classes of 40 students each for class 6. Once this class is promoted, a new cohort of 120 students will be enrolled. The school will operate from class 6 to class 12 and will have 840 students,” Prasad said.
He added that about 15% of the students are from Khanawadi and nearby villages, which include both girls and boys.
“At least 25% of female students belong to categories in difficulty. These were selected through advice given by trained advisers from the Department of Women and Children and on a case-by-case basis. Provision for side entry is also provided based on availability and case divisibility. The remaining girl students will be selected through a district-level examination organized by the education department of Pune Zilla Parishad schools belonging to economically backward classes. The test encompasses mental abilities, mathematics and regional language,” Prasad said.