SPRAT

Project Brief: CARAVAN - Network of empowerment centers, offering informal education, formal coaching for SSC/HSC, vocational library and workshops. TALEEM 3-4 month basic literacy course, working with Gujarat Vidyapeeth. Focused on women & children
Project Type: Community Based Interventions (description)
Primary Focus: other (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: Boston/MIT
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Himanshu Shah
Project Partner(s): M Hasan Jowher
Other Contacts: Parthiv Shah
Project Address: , SF/8, Rajnagar Complex, Narayan Nagar Road,Near NID, Paldi,Ahmedabad,
GUJARAT  380 007
Tel: 91 - (79) - 26634655/66/77
Stewarding Chapter: Boston/MIT
Apr 2007Boston/MITUSD 1500
Jul 2006Boston/MITUSD 2320
Mar 2006Boston/MITUSD 1514
Dec 2006Boston/MITUSD 3000
Dec 2005Boston/MITUSD 3000

Total = $11334

Organization
In the aftermath of the communal riots in Gujarat, SPRAT was started by M Hasan Jowher in June 2002 as an organization to promote rational thinking amongst and work towards empowerment of underprivileged & marginalized communities (including Dalits). More information about SPRAT can be found at its website www.mysprat.org
Activities
To further its charter, SPRAT carries out various activities including
a. CARAVAN - Offering informal education and exposure, formal coaching for SSC/HSC and job-oriented competitive examinations, video theatre, vocational library, empowerment workshops, information kiosk and supporting and serving other SPRAT initiatives. 5 centers are open across Gujarat cities/towns & a 6th one is planned. CARAVAN currently serves about 1000 individuals every day
b. TALEEM ? Basic literacy course for 3 ? 4 months, offered in conjunction with Gujarat Vidyapeeth. About 40 batches serving 1000 women & children

In addition, SPRAT carries out activities related to micro credit lending, creating & running children's parks and running a creche/nursery.

In the aftermath of the communal riots in Gujarat, SPRAT was started by M Hasan Jowher in June 2002 as an organization to promote rational thinking amongst and work towards empowerment of underprivileged & marginalized communities (including Dalits). More information about SPRAT can be found at its website www.mysprat.org
SPRAT stands for Society for the Promotion of RAtional Thinking