Asha Darshan Trust - Tribal Empowerment

Project Brief: The Tribal Empowerment Public School is an Asha India sponsored school in the remote tribal area of Manipur bordering Myanmar. It serves 13 tribal villages and has over 519 students in classes K-7. It offers a spark of hope for the children who have
Project Type: Formal Schools (description)
Primary Focus: other (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Stamford
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Anita Shah
Project Partner(s): T. H. Joy
Other Contacts: Bhargavi Ramamurthy
Project Address: , ,,Leingangching Village, Litan,
MANIPUR 
Tel:
Stewarding Chapter: Stamford
Dec 2016StamfordUSD 10400
May 2016StamfordUSD 18251
Dec 2015StamfordUSD 3184
May 2015StamfordUSD 17248
Aug 2014HartfordUSD 6866
Jun 2014StamfordUSD 20285
May 2013StamfordUSD 16057
Apr 2012StamfordUSD 25393
Aug 2011StamfordUSD 17950
Nov 2010Work an HourUSD 3916
Apr 2010StamfordUSD 10900
Apr 2010Work an HourUSD 5000
Dec 2008StamfordUSD 15500
Nov 2007StamfordUSD 13678
Oct 2007Work an HourUSD 3222
Nov 2006Work an HourUSD 3222
Nov 2006StamfordUSD 1778
Oct 2006StamfordUSD 3000
Feb 2006StamfordUSD 2000
Jul 2005BerkeleyUSD 1000
Jun 2005StamfordUSD 2000
Mar 2005SeattleUSD 2000
Oct 2004SyracuseUSD 2000
Aug 2004StamfordUSD 2000
Oct 2003SeattleUSD 4000

Total = $210850

The concept of the school with a small number of voluntary teachers was started in late 2003 with about 30 students. It is situated in the proximity of 13 villages serving tribes of all ethnicities. Asha volunteers raised a small donation to start a school building which was functional with constructed classrooms in March 2004. Asha Stamford, CT got involved and offered to cover the cost of teachers’ salaries for 3 years starting in 2004. These efforts of incubation by Asha Stamford and the continued private donations by Asha individuals has resulted in the school growing from a concept to a fully functioning, enviable and much admired institution in that area. It today supports 519 students across grades K-7 and 11 teachers. In addition to educational instruction, the children are provided with uniforms and also have an opportunity to participate in organized sports like football, volleyball, carrom in a playground setting.


To provide education to the underprivileged children in the remote area of Manipur and free them from the bonds of poverty. The area is ridden with communal violence making the means of livelihood through cultivation very unproductive. Education provides a very constructive alternative - taking the children out from the communal troubles; creating values for learning in a secular and tolerant environment; and also providing the platform for higher studies that lead to more lucrative careers.
The school is a quintessential Asha project. It was conceived as an idea at the Asha Timbukto conference in 2003. It owes its origins to the efforts of a few dedicated Asha individuals (Raj, Jags, Sahadev, Mani, Menon, Ajay and Batra) who with a dedicated and committed champion of tribal education – Mr. T.H.Joy, took up the challenge of starting a school in the remote tribal village of Leingangching Village in Manipur. Joy was very familiar with the ills of this remote region that borders Myanmar. This area is primarily a hilly terrain with poor agricultural prospects, compounded by tribal rivalries and social issues leading to dismal outlook for future of the children. Joy hails from this area and is a success story of a tribal native who has made his career in the city and wants more tribal children to have the same opportunity.
joyth100@yahoo.co.in
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