Gnarly Troop adopts village

New Delhi, 23 March 2023: Gnarly Troop, a non-profit organization, has adopted the Bakhari Village (Paigambarpur Panchayat) of Muzaffarpur in Bihar to facilitate major societal transformations among around 1500 villagers in the area. Embarking on its endeavour to help communities tackle tough challenges where people across the country are striving to overcome odds, Gnarly Troop has been creating awareness for value management of time and resources so tomorrow’s leaders can build a better foundation for the future.

Bringing in major transformational changes, post-adoption of the village, Gnarly Troop has established a rural development centre, community hall for farmers, women, and children, library for students, and an open sky campus for Paigambarpur Panchayat meetings and for the higher authority members of the village. At the open sky campus, every Sunday, the Gnarly Troop organises a meeting where the members of the Panchayat and other higher authorities of the village discuss the development of the area and the prospects of future growth. During the meeting, the members of the Panchayat and representatives from Gnarly Troop also addressed issues like banking services, government forms, etc., and provided solutions to the residents of the village.

The Bakhari Village of Muzaffarpur in Bihar has around 586 voters who are over 18 years of age and over 900 children; with the male-female ratio being 1:1.2. The major occupational income of the villagers is through wages, and the number of students enrolled in an educational institutions is 134. Around 60 per cent of men and women depend on the hiring for work in and at agriculture land. With the help of the Gnarly Troop, employment in private jobs has increased by 17 per cent.

“There is an imperative need to confront the global learning crisis and help less privileged children gain the basic skills they need and deserve – no matter where they are. And following Gnarly Troop’s mission to boost education, economic mobility and health – the building blocks for a good life and a strong community, we’re ensuring every child gets a strong start in life, teenagers have the tools to learn and grow, and young adults thrive in the job market,” noted Founder of Gnarly Troop Amarjeet Kr Thakur.

Stating that, going forward, the Gnarly Troop will be adopting at least one village each year in various parts of the country, Mr Thakur said, “At the Gnarly Troop Village, you will find climate change is happening now, people are able to know the importance of studying, they participate in skill development training at Gnarly Troop Rural Area Development Centre to change the motion from poverty to health, to education, our community development programs offer the opportunity to dramatically improve the quality of life of less privileged children and people. We welcome many eminent personalities and intellectuals here in Gnarly Troop Village as role models to share their stories of struggles, success and how they stay physically and mentally fit.”

Through programmes for sustainable development with educational and technical support in and at Gnarly Troop Academy, along with the foremost priority to set up a health and wellness centre for nutrition support and health services. At the Bakhari Village, the Gnarly Troop will also be supporting the implementation of a parenting skills programme to enhance their knowledge of child development and encourage discipline in children.