Jalukbari, Guwahati, Assam

The motivation behind this project is educational upliftment of the underprivileged children in the fringe villages of Jalukbari. The project is being run by a registered organization known as Debendra Nath Acharya Charitable Trust. It is a nonprofit, charitable institution involved in the advancement of education, training, literature and culture, women issues, vocational guidance and community services in various fields.

The project aims for providing better education facilities for children in Jalukbari,  Assam(near Guwahati) and helps the backward classes avail better education for their young ones.

Project Plan :

The Jalukbari area is mainly inhabited by the tribes namely Tiwa, Rabha, Khasi, Garo, Boro and Mikir. These people are economically backward and most of them are daily wage earners. The tribals are not literate but are enthusiastic to send their children to local school. The local school provides free primary education to children coming from the area in and around Jalukbari. More information about this project can be found here.

Due to paucity of funds this school is not able to provide quality education to the students. The school lacks adequate number of classrooms, doesn’t have basic amenities like toilets or an activity room with teaching apparatus. Needless to say the school does not have a library.

Debendra Nath Acharya Charitable Trust is not directly running the school, but has taken up the responsibility in improving school facilities. The successful implementation of this project  would have wider implications as many more schools could benefit from the experience. The Trust has already identified couple of more schools in surrounding areas which are also in the same condition.

Reasons for Requested Funds :

 

The students of the school comprises mainly of children from the fringe villages of G.U. Campus viz. Sundarbari, Sadilapur, Garigoan, Dharapur etc. that consists  of economically backward families of potters, fisherman, farmers, tea-tribes, daily wage labourers, rickshaw -pullers, sweepers etc. The school mainly caters to the underprivileged strata of the society.  Funds are requested to cater the following requirements.

Basic Requirements:
•     Extension of classrooms
•     Educational aids (teaching apparatus)
•     Single pairs of tables and chairs for two classrooms

Additional Requirements:
•     Desks, benches, blackboard, audio-visual aids
•     Drinking water facility
•     Play goods/items
•     Library facility
•     Recreation hall for students

 

Quantitative Details:

Funds transfered till 2007 € 8000
Funds transfered in 2008 € 2500
Location Guwahati, Assam