Arya Samaj Swaroop Nagar Seva Samiti - Prerana Shishu Vidyalaya

Project Brief: Some school teachers and their students mooted the idea (in 1985) of starting an adult education centre in a locality Choti Gutiya in Swaroop Nagar, Kanpur inhabited predominantly by the economically weaker and socially backward segment of the societ
Project Type: Non-Formal Educational Centers (description)
Primary Focus: children from slums (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: Dallas
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Salil Dave
Project Partner(s): Saroj Budhwar
Other Contacts: Vibha Chhatwal Sarin
Project Address: , 112/269, Swaroop Nagar,,,
UTTAR PRADESH  208002
Tel: +91 (512) 2543375
Stewarding Chapter: Dallas

Asha Stars, if any:

Sachin Bansal

Salil Dave

Mar 2016DallasUSD 4913
Nov 2014DallasUSD 3918
Nov 2013DallasUSD 3883
Apr 2013DallasUSD 1031
Dec 2012DallasUSD 4000
Dec 2011DallasUSD 3500
May 2010DallasUSD 3500
Apr 2008DallasUSD 2700
Jul 2007DallasUSD 2000
Jul 2007DallasUSD 1500
Nov 2006DallasUSD 1368
Jul 2002DallasUSD 2000

Total = $34313

PRERANA SHISHU VIDYALAYA
Some school teachers and their students mooted the idea (in 1985) of starting an adult education centre in a locality Choti Gutiya in Swaroop Nagar, Kanpur inhabited predominantly by the economically weaker and socially backward segment of the society.

Currently, the school has 400 students (from play group to class viii), 12 teachers and 4 other members of the staff. The school, which, started with an open park setting of classes conducted under the shades of a tree was moved to a large rented building in 2006. The new exciting development in 2007 is the school's alliance with Digital Study Hall (DSH), a global Microsoft Research project, centered in India, that records and distributes DVDs of classes led by the best grassroots teachers. The plan is to develop Prerana Shishu Vidyalaya (PSV) School into a recognized high school with its own premises and building. The bigger goal is to institutionalize the DSH methodology in PSV and then spread the benefit of it to other schools in the nearby region. We also plan to open more such schools in needy areas of the city. At the present rate about Rs.700/- per annum per student will be the approx. expenditure for running a centre.

DETAILS

The running expenses of the school are Rs.153000/-. Donations from like minded individuals and an organisation named Arya Samaj Swaroop Nagar Seva Samiti have helped sustain the organization in the past. Individuals have agreed to give donation for construction of building, acquirement of land etc.

Funding from Asha goes towards Teachers' training, installation of DSH sets at 2 centers and teaching aids.

Digital Study Hall(DSH) Alliance
Prerana Shishu Vidyalaya School has recently embarked an exciting relationship with Digital Study Hall program. This is affiliated to University of Washington, USA and Microsoft Research, India. They digitally pre-record live classes conducted by best of teachers and then send the DVDs of the requisite subjects by post to PSV. The program, in turn, trains the teacher to deliver quality education to the underprivileged children.
More details about DSH projects and their operating model can be found at their website: http://dsh.cs.washington.edu/
Prerana Shishu Vidyalaya (PSV)