Asha Trust - Bhainsaha School

Project Brief: It is a school run by volunteers of the first grass-rooots level chapter of Asha in India.
Project Type: Formal Schools (description)
Primary Focus: children of dalits/tribals (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Corvallis
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Niranjan Thirukkovalur
Project Partner(s): Vijay Pandey
Other Contacts: Vallabh Pandey
Project Address: , Asha Shamajik Vidyalay, Vill. Bhaisahan ( Reoti), Po. Reoti,District, Ballia ,,
Tel: 91- 9335341150
Stewarding Chapter: Corvallis
Jul 2003CorvallisUSD 3000
Apr 2003ClevelandUSD 2440
Dec 2003CorvallisUSD 1000
Dec 1997BerkeleyUSD 800

Total = $7240

It is a Asha - Ballia run school that needs emergency funds that they have asking for almost 2-3 years now. The school does not have a proper infrastructure. On the donated land one room exists with a roof. The other two rooms do not have a roof. The roofs are needed asap so that classes continue in inclement weather too. Another important thing that needs to be built is a toilet. Some play equipment for the school children also need to be provided.
The first activities of Asha were started in India in Reoti town area of Ballia district of U.P. in 1994. Presently they have two education centres run for children and one sewing training programme for women. The programme is being entirely managed by local volunteers, which incidently is also the first grassroots volunteer base for Asha in India. One of the education centers is the Bhaisan school which serves the poor children belonging to the Mallah, Vaishya caste in the community of Reoti, UP.
Asha Samajik Vidyalaya Bhainsaha, Reoti is a school run by Asha in Ballia. The school was started in 1995 when Sandeep Pandey (Magsaysay awardee and a founding member of Asha) visited Ballia with the initiative of Vijay Bhai, Vinay Bhai and two other teachers with the goal of making free education attainable and practical for the children of the local community, increasing awareness of the importance of child education, and veering young children away from hard labour.