Mandra Lions Club - Purulia

Project Brief: "SCHOOL IN BAG" project
Project Type: Pre-Primary (description)
Primary Focus: children of dalits/tribals (description)

Secondary Focus: girls

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Stanford
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Aparna Khare
Project Partner(s): Somnath Singha Roy
Other Contacts: Shouvik Chatterjee
Project Address: , Mandra Lions Club,Vill + P.O. - Baghmundi,Baghmundi,
WEST BENGAL  723152
Tel: +91-03252-250381, 9434033145
Stewarding Chapter: Stanford
Aug 2017StanfordUSD 11611
Sep 2016StanfordUSD 25550
Jul 2016CornellUSD 7038
Apr 2016StanfordUSD 9872
Nov 2015StanfordUSD 18931
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Dec 2012StanfordUSD 6000
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Total = $319996

For achieving project goals,the project has initiated mobile home education system called "SCHOOL IN BAG". Details about projects steps are given below:

1) Select home educator from the selected villages. This home educator will move from village to village with a bag and with innovative teaching learning materials in friendly languages.

2) Continuous training through workshop method on preparation and use of teaching learning materials through locally available materials, e.g. policy of national government for the tribal community,

Local Predominant Issues, regional Predominant Issues and Right to

Education.

3) Meeting with villagers where for listening to their opinions and ideas in order to ensure the success of the Program. This will help us in our planning and allow us to overcome the inevitable hurdles that will be thrown in our way.

4) Co-ordination with various agencies that have similar missions. This will help all agencies in their quest to solve the problems of the community.

5) Arranging seminars with teachers and villagers.

6) Activities for children dealing with general knowledge, arts, painting, music, dancing, environmental awareness, health and hygiene etc. shall be done regularly. There would be play materials available and with the aid of indigenous items- children would be made aware of the numbers, colours, etc. The mental faculty would be developed keeping in mind the future of children. Though rural background would be given due importance, a modern outlook would be inculcated to compete in the ever progressive society.

7) Every child will be part of a team that takes responsibility for keeping the village clean; planting and maintaining trees in the village

8) Summer Camp will be organized

9) Street plays highlighting the ills of tobacco and alcohol abuse.

10) Workshops and vocational training seminars

11) There will be weekly tests and progress reports will be prepared in a timely fashion and parents’ signature will be required. Teachers meet parents weekly to get a report of the children’s progress.

12) Meeting of parents, teachers & project management will take place monthly & the outcome will be communicated to parents and the support agency.

13) Project review between the Community body, project management & the executive body shall be held on a quarterly basis and the same will be forwarded to support agency on quarter basis.


Separate funds ($4625) were sent in June-2011 for relief from drought in the area. From the Hindustan Times http://www.hindustantimes.com/Purulia-worst-affected-by-Bengal-drought/Article1-589907.aspx -- West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Saturday said Purulia is the worst affected among the drought-hit districts of the state. "With agricultural production falling down to 6.5 per cent, Purulia is most affected by the drought.
The funds from AfE were used by Mandra Lions Club to address the drought situation particularly in the Baghmundi block of Purulia district by proposing to re-excavate dried up wells which will provided clean drinking water and constructed tubewells to help agriculture .

Primary School system in Ajyodhya Hill region is not functioning well

Short Term Goal – The short-term goal of this projects is to educate all the children of the projected villages through basic education.

5-Year Vision – The long-term goal is to ensure all rights (Development, Survival, Protection and Participation) of every child by involving the total community of the 74 villages Community
Mandra Lions Club was a youth group formed this organisation in 1975 by a well established NGO called Mandra Unnayan Sansad in a place called Mandra in Hooghly district. Somnath Singha Roy (one of the founder members of the youth club) grew up at his maternal uncle's place in Purullia district. Since be knew that Purullia district one of the drought pro- ne and deprived area in overall India. The club moved to Purullia in 1992 and has been working there ever since.
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