Project Brief: Establish and operate 6 balwadis (pre-schools) in the slums and rural-areas of Ambarnath.
Project Type: Pre-Primary (description)
Primary Focus: children from slums (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: Stanford
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Mohan Dasannacharya
Project Partner(s): Ashish Chaddha
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , 106/9 Shiv Ganga Nagar,Shiv Mandir Road,Ambarnath(East),
Tel: 0251-606111
Stewarding Chapter: Stanford
Apr 2005DCUSD 2900
Mar 2005StanfordUSD 2000
Dec 2005Silicon ValleyUSD 3900
Dec 2004StanfordUSD 2000
Dec 2004Silicon ValleyUSD 3900
Dec 2003StanfordUSD 8408
Oct 2002StanfordUSD 6718

Total = $29826

SWEET is currently operating 6 balwadis(pre school) in slums and rural-areas in Ambernath. The teachers are chosen from the local community. The children meet from 10am-noon everyday. They are taught the basic marathi alphabet, songs, counting. Along with the education, they are also provided some nutrition.

Their long term objectives are to initiate nutrition and health program for children in slums and rural areas, to initiate remedial education programs for children who are not able to cope with the school syllabus and require special intervention and to have a strong resource and information center.
SWEET was formed in February, 2001 - this was a coming together of like minded professionals who were making efforts towards similar objectives in their individual capacities. They range from fields of social work, education, human rights, engineering, medical sciences, law and business management.