Project Brief: WAYSSS Asha School in the Turakapalem Village, Guntur conduct classes through 5th grade for children of local labourers. In addition a vocational training is being run to teach sewing to the women folk in the village
Project Type: Non-Formal Educational Centers (description)
Primary Focus: children who are working (description)

Secondary Focus: vocational training

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Berkeley
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Bala Pesala
Project Partner(s):
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , c/o Dr.Prasanna, President,Yadavallivaristreet,Kothapet,
Tel: +91 (0863) 2290293
Stewarding Chapter: Berkeley
Dec 2007Work an HourUSD 3500
Dec 2006BerkeleyUSD 1500
Dec 2005BerkeleyUSD 1500
Dec 2004BerkeleyUSD 3400
Dec 2003BerkeleyUSD 5056
Dec 2002BerkeleyUSD 1200

Total = $16156

The Asha School run by WAYSSS was started to get child labourers in the nearby quarry back into school. The coordinators for the project are Mr. P Sitaramaswamy, a social worker in the area, and Dr Prasanna Yashasvi, a doctor who pays regular visits to the village and takes care of the health of the residents of the village.

Most of the residents are poor Muslims who are farmers or employed as daily laborers in quarry work. The school has 5 classes (from first to fifth) and 60 children receive education. It is housed below a Masjid, and in a single room

Asha Berkeley supports the following aspects of the school
1) School Rent
2) Teachers' Salaries
3) Books for children and other supplies
4) Mid-day meal
5) Sewing Center for women : teacher salary + sewing machines