Sarvodaya Parivar Trust

Project Brief: Sarvodaya Parivar Trust started an elementary school in 1994. It is a residential school for tribal children on a remote mountain plateau where they teach geography, science, and music in addition to reading, writing, and arithmetic.
Project Type: Residential School (description)
Primary Focus: children of dalits/tribals (description)

Secondary Focus: girls

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: NYC/NJ
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Tushar Shah
Project Partner(s): Kantibhai Shah
Other Contacts: Shailen Mistry
Project Address: , At PO Pindval,Tal Dharampur,Pindval,
GUJARAT  396050
Tel: +91. 2633.29.2540
Stewarding Chapter: NYC/NJ

Asha Stars, if any:

Shailen Mistry

Nov 2016NYC/NJUSD 25260
Jan 2016NYC/NJUSD 14951
Oct 2015NYC/NJUSD 24081
Nov 2014NYC/NJUSD 22809
Nov 2013NYC/NJUSD 19496
Jan 2013NYC/NJUSD 21000
Dec 2011NYC/NJUSD 19712
Dec 2010NYC/NJUSD 32444
Jan 2010NYC/NJUSD 29865
Sep 2008NYC/NJUSD 18000
Jan 2008NYC/NJUSD 10500
Nov 2007Silicon ValleyUSD 25000
Jun 2007NYC/NJUSD 2075
Dec 2006NYC/NJUSD 8502
Dec 2005NYC/NJUSD 8020
Nov 2004NYC/NJUSD 4400
Jun 2003NYC/NJUSD 4400
Dec 2003Boston/MITUSD 500
Dec 2001BerkeleyUSD 4000
Dec 2000BerkeleyUSD 2000
Dec 2000Silicon ValleyUSD 2000
Dec 1999BerkeleyUSD 4000
Dec 1999CornellUSD 925
Dec 1999Boston/MITUSD 2400
Dec 1999Silicon ValleyUSD 2000
Dec 1997BerkeleyUSD 1000
Dec 1996BerkeleyUSD 3000

Total = $312340

Pindval lies on a high mountain plateau covering a large 30-km. X 30-km. region populated by tribal Adivasi farmers. In 1994, Dolatsingh Parmar started the Sarvodaya Vidyalaya residential school teaching a small group of 40 boys in standard I.

There are more students who want to attend the school but there was not enough funding or enough room to house the children. The school built one building on the school grounds to house the sixty-odd children.

Through Asha support and guidance, they started to enroll girls and converted a seperate building for girls. They now have a almost an even ratio of boys and girls. Every year the enrollment has grown and there are now over 200 students attending grades KG to 7th standard.
In addition to teaching reading, writing, and arithmetic, they also teach geography, science, and some music. The education also involves training skills in weaving, cloth-making, and gardening/farming. Basic living code such as cleanliness, cooking, grooming, and manners are also instilled in the children.
The Sarvodaya Parivar Trust in Pindval was established in 1968 by Kantabhen Shah. She began by walking 13 km. everyday for 14 years to provide medical services to the Adivasi people. Through her efforts, a doctor became a resident and continues medical service there.

Pinval is located 2400 feet above sea level and has over 120 villages in the surrounding area. The Adivasi people (tribals who live on the mountain plateau near Pindval) speak a local language which is about 60% Marati and 40% Gujarati (colloquial forms of Gujarati and Marati, not the proper forms).

Since there were bad water tanks, she helped build a well in a location central to the 125 villages and 7000 families in Pindval. Planting of mango trees and other crops were assisted by Kanbaben Shah. The trust set up a roofing program to create permanent roofs rather than the straw used previously. A spinning a weaving program was also established, an idea advocated by Mohandas Gandhi.

Pindval is located in a remote mountain plataeu in Gujarat, about 1-2 hours by car from the nearest large city, Valsad.
Kantibhai cell: :+91 9427176711
Oct 2016 20160924_Final_School_Budget_2016-17_Summary
Sep 2016 Funding_Proposal_for_SPT_2016-17.doc
Jan 2016 Supplemental funding budget SPT
Jan 2016 Tushar_SiteVisit_RTE_Report_Jan2016
Oct 2015 Budget Proposal 2015-16
Oct 2014 Budget, funding proposal and school report of SPT
Jan 2014 Site Visit Report for SPT Pindval & Khadaki Schools Jan 2014
Jan 2014 Site visit Pics of Khadaki school of SPT 2014
Jan 2014 Site Visit Pics of Pindval School of SPT 2014
Sep 2013 Budget for schools at SPT 2013_2014
Sep 2013 Funding Proposals and Reports by SPT schools 2013-14
May 2013 Report Of Activities by SPT for 2012-13
Mar 2013 Photos during site visit to SPT in March 2013
Sep 2012 Funding Proposal For Sarvodaya Parivar Trust 2012 13
Sep 2012 Budget for Sarvodaya Parivar Trust 2012 13
Dec 2011 Site Visit report 2012 SPT
Oct 2011 Progress Report & Funding Proposal
Feb 2011 Site Visit by Shailen
Dec 2010 Budget for 2010-2011 Sarvodaya Parivar Trust
Oct 2010 Funding Proposal for SPT for year 2010-2011
Jan 2010 Visit Report Jan 2010
Nov 2009 2008-09 Report & Budget Proposal 2009-10
Nov 2009 Budget Details 2009-10
Nov 2009 Budget Proposed 2009-10
Feb 2009 SPT_SiteVisit_Feb2009_Report2008-09
Aug 2008 Sarvodaya Budget 2008 09
Dec 2007 Site_visit_Dec_2007
Jun 2007 Zero Class Q & A
May 2007 Zero Class Proposal
Dec 2006 Site Visit by Apurva
Nov 2006 6month-progress-report khadki
Nov 2006 6month-progress-report pindval 2006-07
Nov 2006 yearly-feedback-form khadaki center 2005-06
Nov 2006 yearly-feedback-form pindval 2005-06
Apr 2006 Annual Report in Gujarati 2005-2006
Nov 2005 Site Visit by Tushar
Dec 2004 Annual Report 2003-2005
Dec 2004 Expenses 2004-2005
Jul 2003 Q and A from Project
Dec 2002 Site Visit by Shachi