Nerur Samruddhi Pratishthan

Project Brief: Nerur's primary focus is on the education of young children in English medium and to establish vocational training.
Project Type: Other (description)
Primary Focus: to go to formal school (description)

Secondary Focus: vocational training

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: CentralNJ
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Swathi Komandur
Project Partner(s): Sangeeta Patankar
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , A/3 Untra Co-op Housing Society,Lt. Gupte Road ,Mahim Mumbai,
MAHARASHTRA  400006
Tel: +912224467308
Stewarding Chapter: CentralNJ
Mar 2012CentralNJUSD 9000

Total = $9000

Over the last four years, Nerur Samruddhi Pratishthan has achieved the following:
(a) started a free ambulance service for all so that they can reach the nearest hospital in case of an emergency
(b) established drinking water for primary vernacular schools and pipelines of drinking water from the main supply to the housing clusters
(c) "adopted" three children every year in the education scheme whereby we pay for all their education until college (d) provided loans to empower people to start their small cottage businesses.

Nerur Samruddhi Pratishthan's primary focus is on the education of young children in English medium and to establish vocational training.

They are seeking funds from Asha for:
1. Setting up a primary (Kindergarten to 4th grade) English medium school

2. Vocational training center.
Nerur Samruddhi Pratishthan has the following specific goals toward the education of the underprivilaged in Nerur and its environs:
1. English Medium Primary School (Kindergarten to 4th grade): Currently students have vernacular medium primary schools and this limits their sphere of achievement. It is critical that young children learn English and other subjects in English so that the medium of teaching doesn't become a barrier to seeking college education and they can truly realize their potential. It is our objective to set up, in 2010, a Kindergarten class with English medium instruction, and add the next higher class every following year.

2. Vocational Training Center: To empower local young people to earn their living by training them at a vocational training center to be set up by us in 2012. This will cover plumbing, electrical, catering, refrigeration, and heathcare support. This will elevate the economy of the area and also allow these people to become independent.
Nerur is a village of about 6000 residents and neighbouring villages of additional 15,000 residents in rural Konkan area (district Sindhudurg) in India. Approximately 80% of the inhabitants live below the poverty line and hence cannot afford good education, healthcare, or shelter. Some of those born in that area were fortunate enough to move to urban Mumbai and get good education and make a decent living.

In 2005, some such senior citizens decided that they must do their part in improving the plight of those in Nerur and its environs, especially in education and healthcare. Thus, they started the Nerur Samruddhi Pratishthan, Mumbai, India.