In Madhya Pradesh, IIMPACT works in Sheopur District and Khargone which have a record of lowest female literacy rates in 2001 and 2011 Censuses.
IIMPACT runs 95 learning centres in the Badoda Block of District Sheopur. The project area lies in between Ranthambore National Park on one side and the Palpur-Kuno wildlife sanctuary on the other side. Surrounded by thick forest from all the sides, the schooling infrastructure in Sheopur is weakest in the country. Culturally, this entire belt is predominantly inhabited by a number of the most marginalized communities, the worst off being the Saharia community. Saharias are tribal people who live in jungles on the peripheries of villages. They work in farms and also collect medicinal plants from jungles.
IIMPACT has identified hundreds of non-school going Saharia Girls and they form the majority at our 95 learning centres. IIMPACT has changed the situation of the girl child in these villages. Over 2500 girls are being empowered in Sheopur through IIMPACT’s high quality education.
IIMPACT also runs 30 Learning Centres in Khargone District in Madhya Pradesh.