SLADS - Singhbhum Legal Aids Society

Project Brief: Sustainable Education for Poor Tribal and Backward Children
Project Type: Working with the Government (description)
Primary Focus: other (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: DC
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Joydeep Mitra
Project Partner(s):
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , Mr. Jamini Kanta Mahato (Secretary),P.O. Ghatsila,Ghatsila,
JHARKHAND  832303
Tel: 06585-25743 / 06585-25687
Stewarding Chapter: DC
Dec 2002Boston/MITUSD 1260
Dec 2001Boston/MITUSD 1220
Dec 2000Boston/MITUSD 4440
Dec 1999Boston/MITUSD 2380
Dec 1998DCUSD 1317
Dec 1998Boston/MITUSD 2380
Dec 1997DCUSD 921
Dec 1997Boston/MITUSD 1841

Total = $15759

The project area of 50 villages is populated mostly by poor tribals and economically backward communities. For the 20 primary schools in the area, SLADS is the only high school, which we fund for 3 years. The school targets 70 girls and 80 boys.


Funding request of an existing high school over 3 years which draws children from the SALBONI area (50 villages, 20,000 population). The funding requested is for teaching staff salary/training, books for a library, apparatus for a laboratory, furniture, and administrative costs. The proposal requests roughly $9000 over this three year period.
Strengthening the Secondary Education of the poor children in the tribal area.
(i) Improving the quantitative and qualitative development of the children in the school.
(ii) To promote the meaningful constructive secondary education in this area.
There are 20 primary schools in the area run by government funds, and the school currently run by S.L.A.D.S. is the only high school (secondary education) in the SALBONI area, covering a population of 20,000 in 50 villages. Due to a "serious financial crisis," the Bihar government is unable to fund secondary education and so the school is running wth the efforst of volunteer teachers, local people, and social workers.
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