Aviram

Project Brief: Aviram is running 6 NFE centers in 5 villages of Lohardaga district, Jharkhand with the help of Asha-MIT.
Project Type: Non-Formal Educational Centers (description)
Primary Focus: children of dalits/tribals (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Boston/MIT
Status: terminated
Project Steward: Alka Arora
Project Partner(s):
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , Village Maradih, P.O. Kuru,,Distt. ? Lohardaga,,
JHARKHAND  835 213
Tel: 943 118 3081
Stewarding Chapter: Boston/MIT
Oct 2003Boston/MITUSD 1400
Sep 2002Boston/MITUSD 1345

Total = $2745

Asha-MIT is funding recurring expenses of running the 6 NFE's, such as salaries, rent, teaching materials, teacher training etc. In addition, some non-recurring expenses are also sought to be covered, viz. lantern, bicycle etc.
Aviram, Jharkhand
Aviram has undertaken about 25 projects since 1992 in Lohardaga district of Jharkhand state. Projects are primarily in the areas of literacy, fisheries, social forestry (bamboo), water harvesting, Pig breeding, biogas, and checking soil erosion. Majority of the projects appear to be related to fisheries. Their work in this region seems to have got good press coverage in both the vernacular and English language newspapers.

Aviram has a governing body of 7 people (volunteers) and 18 full time employees. They have an office building, own 1-acre of land and lease 5 acres. They have 3 fishery training centres in (Lohardaga, Palamau and Gumla districts)

Earlier they had started 4 NFE centres in four villages. Besides this they had 4 primary schools in Kuru block; with Aviram contributing 50% of the money and the villagers contributing 50%. The centres were closed in 1994 for lack of funds. Right now they have been running the "Aviram literacy mission school" in Maradih village for the last 6 years.