Vishwamandal Sevashram

Project Brief: Educational opportunities for the children of the Pawra/Bhil community in Dhule, Maharashtra
Project Type: Non-Formal Educational Centers (description)
Primary Focus: other (description)

Secondary Focus: girls

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Zurich
Status: rejected
Project Steward: Sachin Mehta
Project Partner(s): Sachin Mehta
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , AT, POSTAND TALUKA SHIRPUR,,SHIRPUR, MAIN ROAD,Shirpur,
MAHARASHTRA  425405
Tel: 91 2563 255561
Stewarding Chapter: Zurich
Dec 2004ZurichINR 300000

Total = $6540

The objective of this project is the education of the children of the Pawra/Bhil tribe in Dhule district, Maharashtra. Due to the isolation of the region, there are no functional government schools for the children to attend, thus the need for the 25 schools run under this project. In addition, the Vishwamandal Sevashram undertakes various other development projects such as watershed development, organic farming, and medical training among others, and has a long history of developmental work in the area. Asha Zurich will provide partial funding for the project for a minimum of one year.
The Shirpur Vishwamandal Sevashram, Dhule (VSD) is the registered Trust, set up by the Jesuits of Mumbai for the development of tribals.
The Shirpur Vishwamandal Sevashram, Dhule (VSD) is the registered Trust, set up by the Jesuits of Mumbai for the development of tribals. Registration: P. T. R. No. F-705 (Bombay), Soc. Reg. No. Bom. 63/68 GBBSD. FCRA No. 083820020.
Project Director: Fr. Godfrey D'Lima