West Bengal:Two Teacher Deployed to Support AmraSabai Education Activity

on 27th of June 2009 I had made a visit on sunderban WB Based on the request that Indiasudar has received from AmraSabai Community President Bibhuti Mishra for the school Shibshankar sishu niketan, sunderban WB. I like to share my some of my experience of visiting the school Shibshankar sishu niketan, sunderban. The detailed project reports were given as attachmemts

Brief Details:

AmraSabai was Started on 1970 under the leadership & guidance of Bibhuti Ranjan Mishra a National Youth Award recipient for his excellent & dedicated service for community services. The club is located in the southern fringe of SUNDARBANS of South 24-Parganas district of West Bengal and criss-crossed by saline rivulets and rivers which is having headcount/ population of 25000 as per the census made on 2001 mostly uneducated farmers who residing in this area fighting with floods, droughts and cyclones which devastate everything of them on almost every year.

But there is a hope, a light put on the darkness almost 4 decades back which takes initiative on the following programme to help & integrate social and economic development for the local communities, especially the families living in poverty

1) Children belonging to poor and unprivileged sections of community are taught on the primary school upto Class 4. { non govt primary school }

2) Total Number of students: 150

3) Number of faculties: 6 {one more added recently}

4) Infrastructure of the school:

i) The schools has 4 room & one big barandah & another hut for studying with a concrete structure of Two-storied building with 800 Sq ft floor space each.

ii) There is tubewell on the school Compound + Sanitary system

5) There is also School van <man pulled rikshaw van> facilty for students who come from remote area on a very nominal charge of Rs 3/4 which is generally borne by the parents.

6) There is a tution fee associated for childrens which is Rs 15 per month which is solely for the purpose of providing tution fees/salary to teacher as its not govt funded.

7) Nearby secondary school is in 2/5 km distance & There is a govt primary school which is 2 Km far.

8) Cost expensed for running the school: 1 lakh per year <Inclusive of everything related for running a school>

9) Salaries of the faculties: Rs 600- Rs 1100 per month per teacher.

10) Clothes are given on the behalf of school . noteboooks & books are borrne by student itself.

Contact Address

Amara Sabai

At: Kailashpur,

Post: Nandakumarpur,

Mathurapur Block-II,

District: South 24 Parganas

Pin- 743349 West Bengal.India

Email: amarasabai@hotmail.comamarasabai@gmail.com,mishrabr@hotmail.com.

Now based on the visit report Indiasudar has decided to pay salary for two teacher initially.The two teacher details {qualifications} are also given below

MR.TARAPADA SASMAL

Madhyamik passed

Vill+PO-Nandakumarpur

Mrs Rani Maity

Madhyamik passed

Vill+PO-Nandakumarpur

Classes the above teachers are taking Care: pre primary to Std IV

Thanks

Anjan Goswami

anjan goswami <its_anjan4u@yahoo.com>

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Visit to Vivekananda School for Underpriveledged – Hyderabad – AP

Hello Team

 

I am sharing the visit report of Vivekananda public school in Banjara hills.

Date of Visit: 9th August 2009

 

Members Visited: Rashmi, Jayasree

Purpose of visit:

  1. To visit and identify an organisation that can partner with IS in hyd.
  2. To provide support in terms of note books and fill other functional gaps

 

Key points observed during the visit:

  1. A 26 yr old organisation started by Mr.Murthy (whom we met) and is been run very successfully.
  2. It is a school for slum children, orphans and for people who cannot afford education by any means.
  3. It is an English medium school and has classes from LKG to 10th with 340 students.
  4. They are 16 paid teachers and on an average they are paid from rs.2000-6000 a month.

 

Support:

  1. This organisation is supported on need basis now and then by some philanthropist and some organisations.
  2. Delloite has contributed one computer lab with 8 computers however there is no ongoing financial support.
  3. The corporate support was not possible so far because they did not have 80G, however they have obtained it this month and we have a copy for proof.
  4. There is no fixed or a complete corporate support by any organisation on a consistent basis.

 

What can we do?

  1. To begin with we can ask some of volunteers of IS from hyd to visit this place.  
  2. We can provide the notebooks that we have for this academic year with our hyd voluteers. It will be good kick start in AP.

 

For long term:

  1. The premises is too small and the class rooms are congested with just a small partition between (Ref to pics) (It is a rented space)
  2. The Founder said they had to turn out 200 children because of lack of space to accommodate more children.
  3. The ceiling is asbestos roof and the children find it too hot during summer.
  4. There is no flooring (too rough) done in the first floor.
  5. To pay the teachers is the toughest part and they don’t get any support for this.
  6. There monthly budget is Rs.1,40,000 including food, rent salary and everything , they manage to get 50% funds and they struggle for rest 50%.
  7. They have only one teacher to teach computer one more teacher will help to make this reach all the students.
  8. Uniforms shoes stationeries etc are also to be provided on year-on-year basis.

 

Opinion:

  1. I think that this organisation is one of most suitable organisation for us to adapt for the following reasons.
  2. It is accessible from office as it is in Banjara hills road no. 2 and local volunteer involvement seems to be possible.(as most of them will be in hitech city)
  3. This is been running from a long time and they shown results by ensuring employment to their students.
  4. The founder is a single man is dedicated towards this noble service.
  5. Though they are receiving some sort of help in terms of food (enough for 220 out of 340) there is a scope for us to do much more.

 

Contact Details:

Mr.M.N.Murthy

Vivekandanda Public School

Plot. 38 Journalists Colony Road no.3 Banjara Hills

Hyderabad – 500034

 

Phone Number: 040-2335-5996

 For more pics http://picasaweb.google.com/indiasudar/VivekanandaPublicSchoolHyderabad#

Regards

Jayasree

Visit to Govt Remand Home for Girls – Chennai TamilNadu

Date of visit: 25th July 2009

 

Members visited: Jayasree (From Is) , Hari and some more volunteers from chennai.

 

Purpose of visit:

  1. To motivate the  students here with by a speech.
  2. To understand their educational requirement.
  3. To gauge the resource utilisation of the library provided by india sudar.
  4. Observations:
  5. The new supernatant is sending the inmates to the corporation school nearby. This is the first time this sort of a step is taken in this school.
  6. The children girls here come from villages and are mostly either social victims or were pushed into some of juvenile activities.
  7. There are students taking up their 10th exams and 9th exams. We gathered some requirements from them for writing pad (as they have to sit down and write exams), geometry box,guides , gel pens etc.
  8. The above requirement has been taken up by hari and team and has been completed successfully. Thanks to them.

 What IS can do.

  1. I gave a speech about self motivation and could sense that many of this children lack that for obvious reasons.
  2. We must conduct some events like a cultural fest and encourage these children to do skit dance etc and give some prizes.
  3. We must also think of conducting a quiz competition here along with some other suitable competition.
  4. In one of previous visit report to the same place i have mentioned about conducting a Art of living sort of course for this children.  We must figure out on “How to?” and act up on it.
  5. Our library here is slowly getting outdated and we must replenish it with some new books. We can design our quiz based on these books to encourage the reading habit.
  6. Our volunteers in chennai must visit this place more often and talk to these children about importance of education.

 For more pics http://picasaweb.google.com/indiasudar/GovtRemandHomeForGirlsChennai#

Regards

Jayasree

Manipur/Completed: we adopted 22 student’s completed education.

Dear Friends,
This year we adopted 22 Manipur students complete education based on your support. Currently they are going to school properly(Out of 22 students, 6 students from dropouts). We need to still pay remaining Rs.23,400 before NOV/09 to complete current academic fees. Thanks for your continues support to educate poor students.
Note: 1. Academic year will be JAN to DEC as per Manipur education system. 2. Attached project reports for your reference.
WC   Student Name  SEX
4.51 Thonglenpao M
4.52 Zangkhohao M
4.53 Jonlhing F
4.54 Veichinthem F
4.55 Lamneichong F
4.56 Nemhoilam F
4.57 Lhingneineng F
4.58 Seilenzon M
4.59 Thenkim F
4.60 Tingjahoi F
4.61 Leihao F
4.62 Tinneikim F
4.63 Lamneichong F
4.64 Nengneihat F
4.65 Neinem F
4.66 Chinneilam F
4.67 Tingneimoi F
4.68 Hoineilhing F
4.69 Kimryna F
4.70 Nengjalhing F
4.71 Janggousem M
4.72 Lhuntinlen M
Udhaya Kumar.V
Mobile:+91.98867.33607
http://www.indiasudar.org – Developing a Powerful India by Providing Education
Dear Friends,
This year we adopted 22 Manipur students complete education based on your support. Currently they are going to school properly(Out of 22 students, 6 students from dropouts). We need to still pay remaining Rs.23,400 before NOV/09 to complete current academic fees. Thanks for your continues support to educate poor students.
Note: 1. Academic year will be JAN to DEC as per Manipur education system. 2. Attached project reports for your reference.
WC   Student Name  SEX
4.51 Thonglenpao M
4.52 Zangkhohao M
4.53 Jonlhing F
4.54 Veichinthem F
4.55 Lamneichong F
4.56 Nemhoilam F
4.57 Lhingneineng F
4.58 Seilenzon M
4.59 Thenkim F
4.60 Tingjahoi F
4.61 Leihao F
4.62 Tinneikim F
4.63 Lamneichong F
4.64 Nengneihat F
4.65 Neinem F
4.66 Chinneilam F
4.67 Tingneimoi F
4.68 Hoineilhing F
4.69 Kimryna F
4.70 Nengjalhing F
4.71 Janggousem M
4.72 Lhuntinlen M
Udhaya Kumar.V
Mobile:+91.98867.33607
http://www.indiasudar.org – Developing a Powerful India by Providing Education

Pondicherry: Visited to “Children of the Sun for Gypsy Community” – Valid reason for home

25-Jul-2009, Pondicherry
Dear Friends,
We (Senthil Kumar.P & Udhaya Kumar.V) visited to “Children of the Sun” , Unit-1&2, Pondicherry – 605 001. on 25-Jul-2009 & had discussion with M.Sundaraj.
1. Home Address:
Unit-1: No.11, Jayaram Chettiya Thottam, II Cross, Vanarapet, Puducherry – 605 001.
Unit-2: 126, Ottampalayam Road, Papanchavady, Puducherry – 605 110.
2. About this Home: Mr.Sundaraj.M working with Gypsy community from 1979 & he created awareness in the community on education, medical, etc. Mostly gypsy community people won’t stay at one place, always they will move to different place based on season and need. So they never send there kids to school & there is no concept of education in there community. But nowadays some of the family settled in some places and started sending there kids to government schools. But mostly its not continuing & end up with dropout only.
Mr.Sundaraj working with Gypsy from very long time, So he decided to provide education for Girl students from this community. He started his first home(Unit-1) for Gypsy Girl students in 2002 which was funded by some org from Holand. Second unit he started in 2008 which was funded by some France organizatoin.
3. FUNDING: currently they are running two units in two different places & funded by some foreign NGO’s. This foreign NGO’s providing house RENT & FOOD for this home. Nothing other then this.
4. Number of Students & Home Rent:
Unit 1 : 18 Girl students from 6th to 10th standard – Rs.6000 Per month rent.
Unit 2 : 43 Girl students from 1st to 5th standard – Rs.5000 Per month rent.
5. Education: currently all this students going to government Schools only.
6. Other Facility:
Nothing other then home, But happy to see this great initiative. They don’t have any concept of care taker in this home. They have one person to cook. Nothing other then this, any way students taking care of them.
7. Requirements
7.1 Need two black board for this home – Rs.3524
7.2 Need drawing materials for all students, Most of this students interested in drawing – Rs.3,020
7.3 Sports material (they don’t have any sports material, this students talking about caramboard, but they said they never seen) – Rs.4,148
7.4 One teacher for this home to teach in evening times – Rs.1000 Per month salary
8. Some Observation’s:
8.1 I feel, its perfect reason for home. Mostly it’s moving community, because of this home this girl students getting education. At lest this generation started going to school.
8.2 Good thing which I found  while interacting with these students. They are all really good in there education, mostly there rank will be 1-4.
8.3 I think first time I seen, More sincere and respectful humanitarian home students.
Udhaya Kumar.V
Mobile:+91.98867.33607
http://www.indiasudar.org – Developing a Powerful India by Providing Education
25-Jul-2009, Pondicherry
Dear Friends,
We (Senthil Kumar.P & Udhaya Kumar.V) visited to “Children of the Sun” , Unit-1&2, Pondicherry – 605 001. on 25-Jul-2009 & had discussion with M.Sundaraj.
1. Home Address:
Unit-1: No.11, Jayaram Chettiya Thottam, II Cross, Vanarapet, Puducherry – 605 001.
Unit-2: 126, Ottampalayam Road, Papanchavady, Puducherry – 605 110.
2. About this Home: Mr.Sundaraj.M working with Gypsy community from 1979 & he created awareness in the community on education, medical, etc. Mostly gypsy community people won’t stay at one place, always they will move to different place based on season and need. So they never send there kids to school & there is no concept of education in there community. But nowadays some of the family settled in some places and started sending there kids to government schools. But mostly its not continuing & end up with dropout only.
Mr.Sundaraj working with Gypsy from very long time, So he decided to provide education for Girl students from this community. He started his first home(Unit-1) for Gypsy Girl students in 2002 which was funded by some org from Holand. Second unit he started in 2008 which was funded by some France organizatoin.
3. FUNDING: currently they are running two units in two different places & funded by some foreign NGO’s. This foreign NGO’s providing house RENT & FOOD for this home. Nothing other then this.
4. Number of Students & Home Rent:
Unit 1 : 18 Girl students from 6th to 10th standard – Rs.6000 Per month rent.
Unit 2 : 43 Girl students from 1st to 5th standard – Rs.5000 Per month rent.
5. Education: currently all this students going to government Schools only.
6. Other Facility:
Nothing other then home, But happy to see this great initiative. They don’t have any concept of care taker in this home. They have one person to cook. Nothing other then this, any way students taking care of them.
7. Requirements
7.1 Need two black board for this home – Rs.3524
7.2 Need drawing materials for all students, Most of this students interested in drawing – Rs.3,020
7.3 Sports material (they don’t have any sports material, this students talking about caramboard, but they said they never seen) – Rs.4,148
7.4 One teacher for this home to teach in evening times – Rs.1000 Per month salary
8. Some Observation’s:
8.1 I feel, its perfect reason for home. Mostly it’s moving community, because of this home this girl students getting education. At lest this generation started going to school.
8.2 Good thing which I found  while interacting with these students. They are all really good in there education, mostly there rank will be 1-4.
8.3 I think first time I seen, More sincere and respectful humanitarian home students.
9. PHOTOS: http://picasaweb.google.com/indiasudar/ChildrenOfTheSunPondicherry
Children of the Sun, Pondicherry1
Udhaya Kumar.V
Mobile:+91.98867.33607
http://www.indiasudar.org – Developing a Powerful India by Providing Education

TN SCHOOL VISIT : Govt High School, Kaduvangudi, Thiruvarur District

Dear All,
 
We (I and K Senthil Kumar) visited Govt High School, Kaduvangudi, Thiruvarur District. Please see the survey report below and same is attached with this mail.
 
 

INDIA SUDAR EDUCATIONAL AND CHARITABLE TRUST

Registered No: 454/2004 web: http://www.indiasudar. org  mail: admin@indiasudar. org
D-Lakshmi Sree, No.2, Old No.43, Vedha Nagar, Chinmaya Nagar Stage II Ext, Chennai-600 092.
SURVEY OF GOVT. SCHOOLS IN RURAL AREAS –V.1.0
A ABOUT SCHOOL  
1 School Address (including taluk, district, state information) Government High School, Kaduvangudi, Nannilam Taluk, Thiruvarur District, Tamil Nadu
2 Head master (or) Primary Contact person’s Address, Phone no. Mr.. T Panneerselvam
3 No. of classes run in the school 6th to 10th Standard
4 No. of Students  415 – 2 session for each class
5 Is students’ roll available for each class ?(class wise total)  
6 No. of Teachers employed 12
7 Need more teachers?
 If yes, provide the number needed
Yes – 2
B ABOUT SCHOOL DROPOUT ISSUE  
8 Is dropout rate high? If yes, Provide the reason NO
9 Is dropout rate of girls high? If yes, provide the reason NO
C ABOUT STUDENTS’ BACKGROUND  
10 List of villages from where students attend schooling here TEN Villages (Kaduvangudi, Asuramedu, Maangudi, Pilloor, Naadakudi, Sirupuliyur,  Keeza kaduvangudi)
11 Information of population of near-by villages  
12 Primary occupation of the parents of the Students Agriculture
13 Average Income of families of students Very Less
14 Economical status of parents of majority of students Poor
15 Educational status of parents of majority of students Poor
D ABOUT STATIONERY NEEDS  
16 Need stationery? If yes, Provide the needs NO
17 Need uniform for students? If yes, provide the needs NO
E ABOUT SCHOOL INFRASTRUCTURE  
18 Adequate Infrastructure available? If no, provide the needs. YES
19 Ample Furniture facility available for all classes? if no, provide the needs YES
20 Ample Drinking Water Facility available? If no, provide the needs. YES, WATER TANK IS AVAILABLE
21 Adequate Toilet facilities available? If no, provide the needs There are 218 girl students and 6 female teachers, but there is NO PROPER FACILITY FOR ALL OF THEM
22 Adequate facilities to attend online courses/classes available? (Radio etc) NO
23 Computer Education Imparted here? NO
F ABOUT SCHOOL PERFORMANCE AND HIGHER EDUCATION  
24 Pass percentage of X class for the last academic year. Provide the No. of Students appeared for the board exam 92.50%
25 Pass percentage of XII class for the last academic year. Provide the No. of Students appeared for the board exam NA
26 Preferred Higher Education courses by students. List them in descending order.  
27 Awareness of various schemes(career path) provided by the state Govt? CAREER GUIDANCE PROGRAM IS REQUIRED HERE
G ABOUT AVAILABLE TUITION/COACHING CENTERS  
28 Any Tuition Centers available? Is yes, list them. NO
39 Are Students attending classes outside? MAY BE
30 Any other NGO supporting this school ?, If yes provide details NO
31 Other Comments Deploying one teacher would add value to this school

 

Photos available at http://picasaweb. google.com/ indiasudar/ GovtHighSchoolKa duvangudiThiruva rurDistrict#

Regards
K.Ravi

TN SCHOOL VISIT : Govt Middle School, Nallucherry, Tarangambadi taluk,Nagappatinam District, Tamil Nadu

Dear All,
 
We (I and K Senthil Kumar) visited Govt Middle School, Nallucherry on 31st August 2009.
 
Based on discussion with HeadMaster, there are three major requirements for this school
 
1. One local volunteer is working as teacher in that school, but they are able to pay Rs. 200 to 300 per month. They asked us to arrange salary for the teacher.
 
2. There are 247 students from 10 villages around Nalluchery are getting benefited by this school, but the school does not have proper play ground. One small (1 or 2 feet depth) pool is available inside the campus, but they need fund to make that place as proper playground. They had given petition to local MLA and other goverment officers and waiting for some action.
 
3. All the students from Nalluchery and sorrounding villages will have to reach sembarkoil or sankaranbandal (which around 6 to 8 km) to access high school (continue 9th and above). Due to this distance, there are many students drop their schooling after 8th standard. However, Headmaster is taking enough initiative to apply for school upgradation, then will become HIGH SCHOOL (upto 10th standard).
 
As per Govt rules, village people should pay Rs. 1 lakh to get this permission. This school have enough classrooms to accomodate 9th and 10th Standard students, but they DO NOT HAVE FUND.
 
Headmaster and local people agreed to collect Rs. 20,000 and they expect us to contribute for same cause.
 
nalluchery-school6
nalluchery-school10Here is the detailed report and same is attached
 

INDIA SUDAR EDUCATIONAL AND CHARITABLE TRUST

Registered No: 454/2004 web: http://www.indiasudar. org  mail: admin@indiasudar. org
D-Lakshmi Sree, No.2, Old No.43, Vedha Nagar, Chinmaya Nagar Stage II Ext, Chennai-600 092.
SURVEY OF GOVT. SCHOOLS IN RURAL AREAS –V.1.0
A ABOUT SCHOOL  
1 School Address (including taluk, district, state information) Govt Middle School, Nalluchery, Tarangambadi Taluk, Nagappatinam District. Pin – 609 309
2 Head master (or) Primary Contact person’s Address, Phone no. Mr.. A. Nagarajan
3 No. of classes run in the school 1 to 8th Standard
4 No. of Students  247
5 Is students’ roll available for each class ?(class wise total) Could not collect this information
6 No. of Teachers employed 6 including Headmaster
7 Need more teachers?
 If yes, provide the number needed
Yes – 1 would be good
B ABOUT SCHOOL DROPOUT ISSUE  
8 Is dropout rate high? If yes, Provide the reason NO
9 Is dropout rate of girls high? If yes, provide the reason NO
C ABOUT STUDENTS’ BACKGROUND  
10 List of villages from where students attend schooling here Nalluchery, Neduvasal and other 8 villages around that area
11 Information of population of near-by villages  
12 Primary occupation of the parents of the Students Agriculture
13 Average Income of families of students Less than Rs. 2000 to 3000 per month
14 Economical status of parents of majority of students Poor
15 Educational status of parents of majority of students Very Poor
D ABOUT STATIONERY NEEDS  
16 Need stationery? If yes, Provide the needs NO
17 Need uniform for students? If yes, provide the needs NO
E ABOUT SCHOOL INFRASTRUCTURE  
18 Adequate Infrastructure available? If no, provide the needs. YES
19 Ample Furniture facility available for all classes? if no, provide the needs YES
20 Ample Drinking Water Facility available? If no, provide the needs. YES
21 Adequate Toilet facilities available? If no, provide the needs NO
22 Adequate facilities to attend online courses/classes available? (Radio etc) NO
23 Computer Education Imparted here? NO
F ABOUT SCHOOL PERFORMANCE AND HIGHER EDUCATION  
24 Pass percentage of X class for the last academic year. Provide the No. of Students appeared for the board exam NA 
25 Pass percentage of XII class for the last academic year. Provide the No. of Students appeared for the board exam NA
26 Preferred Higher Education courses by students. List them in descending order. NA
27 Awareness of various schemes(career path) provided by the state Govt? Not available
G ABOUT AVAILABLE TUITION/COACHING CENTERS  
28 Any Tuition Centers available? Is yes, list them. NO
39 Are Students attending classes outside? NO
30 Any other NGO supporting this school ?, If yes provide details NO
31 Other Comments There are 10 villages getting benefitted by this school. Once they passed 8th Standard, they will go to Sankaranpandal or Sembanarkoil Govt School to continue schooling from 9th Standard. The distance is around 6 to 8 km distance. Due to this reason, there are many students stopping their education. The School HM initiated to get High School permission for this school. I will be circulating seperate mail for this.
32 Playgroud There is NO playground available for this school. But there is a small pool available inside the school campus and they need fund to make this pool as playground.

They have approached local MLA to get it done. 

 
Photos are avaiable at
 
Regards
K.Ravi

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