Langarberia School

Project Brief: To educate girls from 20 remote villages
Project Type: Other (description)
Primary Focus: girls (description)

Secondary Focus: dropouts

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Cornell
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Aritro Sinharoy
Project Partner(s):
Other Contacts: Trina Ghosh Dastidar
Project Address: , Radhaballavpur;,P.O.-Bamongachi;,Langalberia,
Tel: 91-33-437-1129
Stewarding Chapter: Cornell
Dec 2007CornellUSD 1500
Dec 2001CornellUSD 1000

Total = $2500

The authorities plan to build a new wing to accommodate all the students.At present, the school is conducted in 2 shifts.

Asha Cornell funded this school for 1000$ for the year 2001-2002: this money was to be used for initiating the building construction, building the foundation etc.

Langalberia Girls High School is built in the middle of Langalberia anchal,(comprised of 14 villages)in 24 Parganas(S)in West Bengal.As there was no girls� high school in this Anchal, some local villagers started a morning section(for girls) at the premises of Langalberia Surath Smriti Vidyamandir(for boys)in 1994.18 Kathas of land was donated by Mr. Jyotirmoy Ghosh.Donations from the villagers were used to construct a separate school building for the girls, as well as provide them with furniture, books and pay the salary of 12 staff members.
This is a secondary school. The principal aim of the organisation is to educate ~600 poor,low caste girls in the age group 9-16.Many of these girls are drop-outs from the government schools.They have been taking regular classes and examinations including Work Education.Since the school is not government-affliated, the girls cannot take the Secondary(Madhyamik)Examination from the school itself; instead arrangements have been made so that they attend classes here but give the exam as students of other goverment schools in Calcutta city(Jadavpur Vidyapith).In the last year,there was a pass rate of ~ 75% in this exam.The authorities are open to inclusion of suitable vocational training,workshops etc.