Reward Trust

Project Brief: Add teachers to under-staffed government schools via PTA
Project Type: Working with the Government (description)
Primary Focus: children of dalits/tribals (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Stanford
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Subhashree Rajagopal
Project Partner(s): Sridhar Kalavati
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , 3, BHAIRAVIANUPURAM -- 603 109MULLIKULATHUR Post,THIRUKAZHUKUNDRAM ViaKANCHIPURAM DistrictTAMIL NADU,,
TAMIL NADU 
Tel: +91 – 4114 – 282 090
Stewarding Chapter: Stanford
Nov 2017DanburyUSD 9300
Sep 2017BerkeleyUSD 11928
Aug 2017DallasUSD 8709
Aug 2017UFloridaUSD 5948
Feb 2017UFloridaUSD 5504
Nov 2016Boston/MITUSD 9838
Oct 2016StanfordUSD 21323
Oct 2016PrincetonUSD 15458
Sep 2016UFloridaUSD 5530
Jun 2016BerkeleyUSD 10604
Jun 2016DallasUSD 3059
Jun 2016DanburyUSD 7580
Apr 2016Silicon ValleyUSD 9577
Mar 2016StanfordUSD 15055
Jan 2016PrincetonUSD 10069
Jan 2016UFloridaUSD 5292
Nov 2015Silicon ValleyUSD 9468
Nov 2015UFloridaUSD 5515
Oct 2015StanfordUSD 21640
Sep 2015UFloridaUSD 5556
Apr 2015StanfordUSD 11115
Feb 2015Silicon ValleyUSD 18010
Feb 2015UFloridaUSD 5159
Oct 2014StanfordUSD 11517
Sep 2014UFloridaUSD 5364
Jul 2014PrincetonUSD 20204
Jul 2014Silicon ValleyUSD 18396
Apr 2014StanfordUSD 11978
Mar 2014Silicon ValleyUSD 20842
Oct 2013Silicon ValleyUSD 20744
Oct 2013StanfordUSD 10398
Jul 2013PrincetonUSD 19824
May 2013StanfordUSD 3806
Feb 2013Silicon ValleyUSD 22746
Nov 2012StanfordUSD 6123
Jul 2012Silicon ValleyUSD 18960
Apr 2012PrincetonUSD 16000
Dec 2011PrincetonUSD 1200
Aug 2010Silicon ValleyUSD 82000
Feb 2009Silicon ValleyUSD 73727
Jan 2008Silicon ValleyUSD 15933
Dec 2007Silicon ValleyUSD 47797
Jun 2007Silicon ValleyUSD 6960
Jun 2007Silicon ValleyUSD 11400
Jan 2007Silicon ValleyUSD 4520
Jun 2006Silicon ValleyUSD 10672
May 2006Silicon ValleyUSD 5150
Mar 2006Silicon ValleyUSD 2260
Jun 2005Silicon ValleyUSD 7747

Total = $707505

Reward trust is working on upgrade of government schools in the Kancheepuram ditrict. The schools have remained in the current level for over three decades. The trust upgrades the selected govt school to the next level by paying the 40 – 50% of the mandatory Public Deposit Fund (Rs 2 lakhs for upgrade of Higher Secondary schools and Rs 1 lakh for upgrade of High Schools). The trust then generates the remaining money from the village public, philanthropists of the village etc by the Parent Teachers Association (PTA) of the respective school.

Starting 2012-13, Asha Stanford will be supporting schools for this project. Please contact Rahul Batra (rahul DOT batra DOT in AT gmail DOT com) or Nagender Bandi (nagender DOT bandi AT gmail DOT com) for information regarding this, if necessary

Once the school is upgraded, the govt based on its constraints and priorities appoints teachers for the school. Initially a principal and a few teachers are appointed. Then over the years other teachers are appointed. Till such time the local PTA has to appoint and pay ad hoc teachers so that the students do not suffer.

Reward trust places new teachers via the PTA in this interim period till the govt makes the appointments.

The trust also gets local support to build classrooms and other infrastructure for the school.
Ensure that schools up to higher secondary levels are available within walkable distance of every student in the village. These schools should be on par with those in the urban area if not better. It should have a good Library and Laboratory with full complement of teachers.
Ensure that good welfare measures are made available and accessible.
Ensure that all kinds of talents are nurtured and self reliance enhanced. Entrepreneurial skills should be honed coupled with good marketing strategy.
REWARD trust was formed by a group of Scientists (working in IGCAR, Kalpakkam) who were concerned about the deplorable educational, health and economic avenues available in the neighbourhood of Kalpakkam (and were also sensitive to the finanacial constraints of the Govt).

The founders of Reward trust engage in a variety of educational and developmental initiatives:

1. AARCO-VIP programme (Association of the Atomic Research Centre Officers – Village Interaction Programme ) - Through this programme, govt. schools in the neighbourhood are upgraded from the current level (it has been in that level for over three decades) to the next level by paying the 40 – 50% of the mandatory Public Deposit Fund (Rs 2 lakhs for Higher Secondary upgradation and Rs 1 lakh for High School upgradation).
2. Once the school is upgraded, the trust appoints teachers via the PTA till such time as the govt can appoint teachers.
3. The trust adds school buildings and labs and any neccessary infrastructure that the school needs.
4. The founders are also involved in running a school to impart education in Tamil by a group under the name Thamizh Vazhi Kalvi Pani Arakattalai.
5. The trust has built a small clinic under the banner of Makkal Nala Vazhvu Pani by buying a piece of land. The clinic ensures availability of affordable health care in the village. It also trains people in Primary Health Care.
Aug 2017 Budget Proposal Berkeley 2017
Jul 2017 Danbury_Proposal 2017-18
Jul 2017 UF approved budget 2017-18
Jun 2017 2017-18 Stanford budget
May 2017 Budget Proposal 2017 from Project for all Chapters
Mar 2017 RewardTrust_Budget_2017_18
Jan 2017 UFlorida_approval_min_jan_2017
Jan 2017 Approval minutes-UF-reward-July 2017
Jan 2017 Site visit report-2017
Nov 2016 Asha Arizona 2016-17 approved budget
Oct 2016 Budget 2016-17(Stanford)
Oct 2016 Budget 2016-17(Princeton)
Sep 2016 Fall2016_UFlorida_Approval_Minutes
Sep 2016 Fall2016_UFlorida_Approved_Budget
Aug 2016 2016-2017 Total Budget
Jul 2016 Fall2016_Uflorida_Budget
Jun 2016 2016-17 budget
Jun 2016 Berkeley 16-17approval
Jun 2016 Danbury 16-17 approval
Jun 2016 Berkeley Reward 16-17 approval
Feb 2016 DeficitProposal for Stanford
Jan 2016 Budget 2016-17(Princeton)
Dec 2015 Princeton approval 2015
Dec 2015 Princeton 2015 2016 Budget and Grant
Oct 2015 Sitevisit_AshaUF_Oct2015
Oct 2015 AshaUF_2nd_Rewarddisbursement_2015
Oct 2015 2015-2016 RewardSV Approval Minutes
Oct 2015 SVReward Proposal 2015-2016
Oct 2015 Site Visit Oct 2015
Sep 2015 Site Visit Sep 2015
Aug 2015 RewardUfloridaApproval_minutes
Aug 2015 Stanford Budget Proposal 2015-2016
Aug 2015 StanfordBudget2015To2016
Aug 2015 Stanford Budget Proposal 2015-2016
Jul 2015 RewardUflorida_budget_2015-16
Dec 2014 2015-2016 SV Proposal
Dec 2014 2015-2016 SV Approval Minutes
Nov 2014 Half yearly update Nov 2014
Sep 2014 AshaUF modified Approval minutes Reward Sep2014
Sep 2014 Stanford_Proposal_2014_2015
Aug 2014 Updated Budget Breakdown 2014-15
May 2014 Approval Minutes UFlorida May 2014
Apr 2014 Asha SV 2014-15 renewal meeting minutes and poll results
Apr 2014 Asha SV 2014 2015 Budget
Apr 2014 Asha SV 2014 2015 Approved Budget
Apr 2014 Princeton 2014 Approval minutes
Apr 2014 Site visit
Mar 2014 Conference Call Minutes (UFlorida) March 2014
Dec 2013 2014-2015 Reward Trust Audited Report
Nov 2013 UFlorida Budget Proposal 2014 -15
Oct 2013 Current Balance
Oct 2013 Stanford_new_proposal_2013_14
Jul 2013 Asha Consolidated proposal 2013-14
Jul 2013 2013-14 SV Budget Proposal
Jun 2013 SV 2013-14 poll
Jun 2013 Site Visit
Jun 2013 Site Visit
Jun 2013 June2013SiteVisit
Jun 2013 StanfordBudgetProp2013To2014
Jun 2013 Princeton 2013 Approval Minutes
Jun 2013 2013-2014 Budget proposal for Princeton
Jun 2013 SV Renewal meetingminutes 2013-14
Jun 2013 2013-14 Annual Budget
May 2013 Koovathur Funds Utilization Report
Mar 2013 Audit Report
Mar 2013 Audit Report
Mar 2013 Audit Report
Aug 2012 Audit Report 2012
May 2012 2012 2013 Renewal Proposal
Dec 2011 Update and Request to SV for second installment
Nov 2011 QED Nov 11 Test 1
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Nov 2011 QED Nov 11 Test 3
Nov 2011 QED Nov 11 Test 4
Nov 2011 QED Nov 2011 Results
Nov 2011 QED Nov 2011 Results
Nov 2011 QED Nov 2011 Results
Nov 2011 QED proposal
Nov 2011 Site Visit 2011
Oct 2011 All Teachers
Oct 2011 Teacher salaries
Oct 2011 Current Teachers
Jun 2011 WAH Budget
Apr 2011 WAH 2012-13 ABL Proposal
Mar 2011 Audit Report
Mar 2011 Teacher Salaries Apr 2010 - March 2011
Feb 2011 Budget for Feb-12 through Mar-13
Feb 2011 Historical Financial Summary from 2005 through expected 2013
Dec 2010 Analysis of FCRA funds from Asha SV
Oct 2010 Teachers List
Sep 2010 Sept 2010 Site Visit Report
Sep 2010 Teacher Salaries
Jul 2010 2009 2010 funds approval
Jul 2010 2009 2010 funds approval
Jul 2010 2009 2010 funds approval poll
May 2010 Annual report
May 2009 2008 2009 Annual Report
Mar 2009 Site Visit
Oct 2008 2009 2010 Approved Budget
Oct 2008 2009 2010 Reward Budget Proposal
Oct 2008 Site Visit by Bhaskar (Oct'08)
Aug 2008 Teachers Aug 2008
Aug 2008 Teacher Salaries Dec 2007 to July 2008
Aug 2008 Teacher Training Sessions
Jul 2008 Teacher Salaries Dec 2007 to July 2008
Jun 2008 2008 2009 Annual Budget
Jun 2008 Annual Progress Report 2007 2008
Dec 2007 Half Yearly Progress Report
Nov 2007 Teacher Details
Nov 2007 Teacher Salaries April to Nov 2007
Nov 2007 April to Oct 2007 Teacher Salaries
Sep 2007 Site Visit
Jun 2007 Teacher Training
Jun 2007 2006 2007 Annual Progress Report
Jun 2007 April to June 2007 Payments
Jun 2007 2007 2008 Reward Budget
Mar 2007 Payment Details April 2006 to March 2007
Dec 2006 Salaries April 2006 to Oct 2006
Dec 2006 Dec 2006 Half Yearly Progress Update
Jul 2006 April 2006 to July 2006 Teacher Salaries
Jun 2006 2005 2006 Annual report
Jun 2006 Budget 2006 2007
Apr 2006 April 2006 Teacher Training
Mar 2006 2005 2006 Expenses
Mar 2006 Feb 2006 and March 2006 Teacher Training
Feb 2006 Feb 2006 Site Visit Report
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Dec 2005 Dec2005 Half Yearly Progress Report
Dec 2005 2005 Teacher Appointments
Dec 2005 Dec 2005 Site visit
Dec 2005 June 2005 to Dec 2005 Current Expenses
Oct 2005 Oct 2005 Teacher Training workshop
Jun 2005 Errata to site visit report
Dec 2004 Reward Trust Photos (2005)
Dec 2004 2005-2006 Proposal
Dec 2004 Proposal
Dec 2003 Site Visit
Dec 2003 Reward Site Visit