Eureka Learning Center

Project Brief: To adopt existing schools, improve the learning quality significantly and provide a child friendly learning environment to children from poor families.
Project Type: Non-Formal Educational Centers (description)
Primary Focus: children of dalits/tribals (description)

Secondary Focus: remedial education

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: NYC/NJ
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Priyanka Vasudevan
Project Partner(s): Gomathi S
Other Contacts: Vivek Jayaraman
Project Address: , No 7/4, Besant Road,Royapettah,Chennai,
TAMIL NADU  600014
Tel: +91-44-28350403
Stewarding Chapter: NYC/NJ
Sep 2009NYC/NJUSD 9000

Total = $9000

The project supported by Asha will directly help 500 children in 5 schools of Vellore district in Tamilnadu attain Language (Reading), Math (Arithmetic) English and Science skills. We will adopt 5 government and tribal welfare schools in Vellore district and set up a high quality learning center which caters to all the school children from 1st std to 5th std. The project will also leverage the results to indirectly impact the learning quality of children in the rest of the schools in the district as well as in other districts in the state.
Adopt few tribal welfare primary schools and few government schools which specially run for marginalized children, set up a learning center with English learning lab, Math lab, Science lab, Language learning lab and a library to provide high quality learning inputs to the children in the school.
AID INDIA is a well known voluntary organization that has been working in Tamilnadu for the last ten years. AID INDIA was started by a group of IIT and BITS alumni in 1996 and has been involved in Integrated Community Development - Education, Health, Women’s Empowerment and Livelihood – programs in several blocks across the state.

AID INDIA is a well recognized education resource group in the state and has been working closely with the Government and UNICEF to develop curriculum and methodologies to improve education quality in schools. AID INDIA has also received several prestigious awards (Ashoka Fellowship, Lemelson Award for Innovators, MIT Indus Technovators Award, Pratham USA Award), for innovative work in education.
Contact Person: Ms. Gomathi
gomathi.s@aidindia.in

Eureka Child program's supported by other Asha chapters:
http://www.ashanet.org/projects/project-view.php?p=869
http://www.ashanet.org/projects/project-view.php?p=880
http://www.ashanet.org/projects/project-view.php?p=992