Assam Centre for Rural Development (ACRD)

Project Brief: ACRD has identified 2 schools in Kamrap district of Assam that needed immediate attention. Initial aim of this project is to provice the infrastrure for these identied schools.
Project Type: Formal Schools (description)
Primary Focus: to go to formal school (description)

Secondary Focus: children of dalits/tribals

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Stamford
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Anita Shah
Project Partner(s): Sunita Changkakati
Other Contacts: Bhargavi Ramamurthy
Project Address: , Assam Center for Rural Development, 29, PB Road,P.O.-Rihabari,Guwahati,
ASSAM  781008
Tel: 091-361-2632672 / 2602320
Stewarding Chapter: Stamford

Asha Stars, if any:

Monalisa Bora

Mar 2016StamfordUSD 6092
Nov 2015StamfordUSD 2900
Nov 2014StamfordUSD 2940
Nov 2013StamfordUSD 4060
Aug 2012StamfordUSD 7680
Oct 2011StamfordUSD 11200
Oct 2011DanburyUSD 2000
Feb 2011StamfordUSD 4100
Nov 2010StamfordUSD 6800
Nov 2010Work an HourUSD 3600
Oct 2009StamfordUSD 9000
Dec 2008Work an HourUSD 4074
Dec 2008StamfordUSD 5000
Jan 2008Work an HourUSD 3814
Nov 2007StamfordUSD 7000
Nov 2006StamfordUSD 6500
Dec 2005StamfordUSD 2338
May 2005StamfordUSD 4200
Dec 2004StamfordUSD 5600

Total = $98898

Nartap High School and Bonpura Primary Schools in the Kamrup district of Assam were started as venture schools in the 90’s. Bonpura primary school is situated about 50 km from Guwahati. Students belong to poor farm laborer families of people living below the poverty line. Besides attending school, the children help their parents at home and in fields. The community consists of about 150 families who belong to Scheduled Castes.
Nartap High School is about 40 km away from Guwahati. Students belong to poor cultivator families of people living below poverty line. Besides attending school, the children help their parents at home and in farm fields. The predominantly farming community comprises 250 families. They belong mostly (~90%) to the Karbi tribe which is recognized as a Scheduled Tribe. The remaining 10% belong to Scheduled Castes, other backward communities and "general category".
In 2003, Asha Stamford decided to provide support for these 2 schools. Until this time, these schools were supported primarily by local communities. Initial objective was to provide adequate resources to support the construction and extension of school buildings in Bonpura Lower Primary and Nartap High School. Since the 2005, Asha has also provided support in terms of salaries for the teachers. Ultimately, Asha has a vision of working with ACRD and the school management committees to set up vocational training. Presently, the education imparted is formal and the schools follow the state education board’s curriculum.
Initial goal was to meet the immediate infrastructure requirements for Bonpura and Nartap schools. Over a period of time, work with ACRD to facilitate basic education to most of the children in backward areas of Assam and also concentrate on quality of education.
The schools are monitored by members of ACRD (Assam Center for Rural Development) organization. The main ideology of ACRD is to work for social justice, rural development, upholding human dignity and render humanitarian service irrespective of caste, creed, religion or language. ACRD works towards the upliftment of the tribal dominated rural communities of Assam.
Each school is run by a management committee composed of senior members of the community and some teachers from the school.
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Oct 2002 Nartap School Proposal
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