Agape School Kiphire Nagaland

Project Brief: Agape School Kiphire Nagaland hall classroom construction funding project
Project Type: One Time / Infrastructure (description)
Primary Focus: children of dalits/tribals (description)

Secondary Focus: creating resources

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Frankfurt
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Sanket Sharan
Project Partner(s): Liphichem
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , 123 main st,123 main st,Kiphire,
NAGALAND  12345
Tel: 011 91 99999 99999
Stewarding Chapter: Frankfurt

Total = $0

Agape School Kiphire Nagaland is currently conducting classes until 9th Standard to extend the school for 10th standard there is a need of new hall classrooms.
Thus Agape School require funds for construction of new classroom hall for the School
Kiphire being situated on the easternmost border of the country sharing her boundary with Myanmar for the people of the district to travel to the state capital Kohima for better education needs one full day to travel making her undergoes untold sufferings.
Moreover having acknowledged the need for quality educational institute at Kiphire the home of tribe who coExist peacefully with diverse culture and rich heritage a vision to open a co-educational English medium school is felt.

Guiding principles of Agape School.
1. To impart higher quality of education.
2. To impart sound knowledge to make the people fit to stand on ones own feet.
3. To harness innate talent in children for sustainable human development.
4. To impart education for development of the whole man.
5. To develop civility & discipline to become a responsible citizen.
6. To impart integrity moral and spiritual value through education
The vision of the school is to produce boys and girls having human feelings who are aware of the extent of human variations able to relate to other pupil and sensitive to their needs. The schools where child welfare is put in the foremost importance the school where the principles of child centered and actively based approach are to be followed the school where rich tribal culture in modern world today is imparted.
In brief the school is to mould boys and girls for development of whole human to make them stand on ones own feet. Who never loose their ethnic identity and called themselves worthy sons and daughters of the soil. Not only this the school aims to equipped the children the bright mind of the society to be rooted in firm ethical foundation so that they bring change in the society wherever they are placed as business person government employee or in any profession they are placed.
The main livelihood activities of the parents of children is agriculture and since Kiphire being far from state capital people are deprived from many opportunities which the government provides moreover developmental activities are also slow and the people have to depend on natural resource for survival.
Around 50% of the children parents are living in villages doing agriculture and around 15% of children parents are wage earners and the rest government employee or self employed. Also around 50% of the children as young as 5 years are also rented a house and are staying near cousins or family friends since their parents have to be in the field to feed them.
The social condition of some of the children in the school is pathetic and it is very difficult to impose strict rules also since this very young children and taking care of self as they stay far from parents.
None of the students are employed except few go for wage earning when they are free.

Kiphire being situated on the easternmost border of the country sharing her boundary with Myanmar for the people of the district to travel to the state capital Kohima for better education needs one full day to travel making her undergoes untold sufferings.
Moreover having acknowledged the need for quality educational institute at Kiphire the home of tribe who coExist peacefully with diverse culture and rich heritage a vision to open a co-educational English medium school is felt.

As students do not prefer to go to government schools because teachers do not come on time and the system is also affected by politics. Which means some teachers are on transfer in the middle of the academic year some assigned to other official works some engaged to election process of the
government and also many government leave for teachers making the students not to prefer
government run schools.
In addition most teachers who are in duty fail to perform duties like they should and the students are
not taught properly. Students go to school but they are send back early or sometimes let them play
whole day or sit ideal and the teachers do the personal work in office without taking classes this are
some of the factors. And the list goes on..
In most cases in government schools mid day meal are not provided to students though there are and it is being misused by the teachers in charge.

The school started in 2008 with LKG to 3 rd class. Over the years additonal classes are added and
currently the school has till 9 th Class. Next year plan is to add 10 th Class.

1. The school (Agape) collects Rs 350 per month as monthly fee in the last financial year and next
year it may increase as per the need because if there is hike in government employee salary
teachers salary has to be increased as well. Apart from this no other collection from students
and the school manages it.

2. Kiphire is small town which also has a degree college for Arts. To study science students need to
travel to Kohima which is about 300 kms but takes about 10 hrs journey.
School founder Mr. Lipichem completed masters in biology in Kohima and returned to his home town
to start the school. Initially the school was in rented premises and after couple of years it moved it its
own facilities.

3. Only few of the teachers are qualified teachers and rest of the people did not have teachers training but motivated so they receive training internally in the school. Teachers salary in government school is about 30000 and in private sector it is almost half.