Jagriti Bal Vikas Samiti

Project Brief: JBVS, Lodhar is a school for economically disadvantaged children in the Lodhar village. These children are deprived of traditional education avenues, and Asha is helping the school achieve its goals for educating these kids.
Project Type: Formal Schools (description)
Primary Focus: children of migrant workers (description)

Secondary Focus: children who are working

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: DC
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Shaibal Dutta
Project Partner(s): Mahendra Verma
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , Lodhar Village,PO Mandhana, Kanpur,,
Tel: 91-7275002345
Stewarding Chapter: DC
Sep 2016Silicon ValleyUSD 14543
Nov 2015Silicon ValleyUSD 14507
Aug 2015Silicon ValleyUSD 6077
Nov 2014Silicon ValleyUSD 15275
Sep 2014Silicon ValleyUSD 15573
Jun 2013Silicon ValleyUSD 26651
Jun 2012Silicon ValleyUSD 10561
Jun 2011Silicon ValleyUSD 12591
Jan 2010SeattleUSD 16600
Dec 2009Silicon ValleyUSD 28559
Apr 2009SeattleUSD 3700
Apr 2009Silicon ValleyUSD 9621
Feb 2008Silicon ValleyUSD 10300
Jan 2008SeattleUSD 20000
Jan 2008Silicon ValleyUSD 10580
Jul 2007Silicon ValleyUSD 10290
Dec 2006Silicon ValleyUSD 8511
May 2006Silicon ValleyUSD 8340
Nov 2005Silicon ValleyUSD 7845
Apr 2005Silicon ValleyUSD 8965
Apr 2005SeattleUSD 10200
Sep 2004Silicon ValleyUSD 7428
Mar 2004SeattleUSD 9000
Dec 2003SeattleUSD 5000
Jul 2003NYC/NJUSD 2500
Dec 2002SeattleUSD 6500
Jun 2002Silicon ValleyUSD 10960
Jun 2001SeattleUSD 16100
Jun 2000SeattleUSD 3100
Jan 2000NYC/NJUSD 4000
Jan 1999ArizonaUSD 1500

Total = $335377

The social support structures like educational and health facilities are very poor in the northern states like Uttar Pradesh. The situation is perhaps the worst in Kanpur due to heavy concentration of population. Even the meagre facilities are not accessible to village children. They are deprived of even the traditional health and education avenues and hence Asha supports JBVS to fulfill its goal for educating these children.

In Kanpur, the migrant workers largely come from Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar and Orissa. They are employed by the contractors in construction, road laying and brick kiln activities. They live in temporary hutments (jhuggis, in local language) nearby their work places. In this adverse economical and social conditions they can not take proper care of educating their children. They are not even aware of the needs of their education.

The JBVS runs the Swami Vivekananda Vidyalaya at Lodhar. They also want to generate educational materials in form of books and posters. They plan to print these materials and then distribute them to the government schools and social organizations connected to education. Recently they have also started a nodal science laboratory. A full-time Jagriti person involved in this activity is showing experiments in six schools in the neighborhood. This helps the teachers and the students to generate interest for science that provides them a better understanding of the subject. They also have a class in agriculture from class V in order to inculcate a respect for labor in the students. Asha-NYC/NJ has pledged $4000 ($2000 in May and $2000 in December 2000).

The central idea of the project is to evolve a "Children Education Package", concentrating on economically disadvantaged sections of the society. Hopefully, this work will offer a model, which may be replicated in larger contexts in future.

JBVS Lodhar aims to provide these children a holistic education where they acquire literacy, learn formal subjects, as well as inculcate the cherished values of dignity, equality, cooperation, self expression, sense of freedom, self learning, and scientific approach. These children are aware of health-care, hygiene, nutrition,
and computers.

The school provides a strong foundation to children so that they can handle their future confidently. They have a team of dedicated teachers, who are constantly exposed to training and lectures by students and faculty from IIT Kanpur, Eklavya, and other groups. The idea is to equip the teachers with new pedagogical methods and conceptual foundations in various subjects. The teachers provide a free and friendly environment to the children to learn without fear.

JBVS believes that education will transform the attitude of the children. They have already seen them become more self-confident and aware. This effort will eventually make them more responsible individuals and lead them to transform the society around them. Many of our alumni have done very well in their future studies.
Jagriti Bal Vikas Samiti is an organization working for children's education and welfare. It is running schools for the underprivileged children and working towards their social and economic development. It is also attempting to develop an effective and meaningful academic and vocational curriculum, educational materials and teaching kits for primary schools, training the teachers, and establishing alternative employment resources with no undue stress on academic excellence. Jagriti family consists of volunteers and workers from IIT students and faculty, school teachers, villagers, children, and full-time social workers.

During the late eighties Vivekananda Samiti, a student wing of IIT Kanpur along with a few volunteers from outside took up the challenge of educating the children of migrant labourers on the campus. This activity led to a cooperative movement of migrant labourers in 1991. A group consisting of IIT students, faculty, and social workers continued to teach kids of the members of the cooperative. Around 1994 some members of IIT community and social workers felt the necessity of an independent forum to address the issue of education and welfare of underprivileged children. Thus a journey began.
Jan 2017 test_upload
Dec 2016 Site Visit Report 2016
Jun 2016 News Letter June-2016
Jun 2016 Activity Report
May 2016 News Letter May-2016
Apr 2016 Success Stories
Apr 2016 News Letter April-2016
Apr 2016 Budget Expenditure 2015-2016
Mar 2016 News Letter March-2016
Feb 2016 News Letter Dec 2015- Feb 2016
Nov 2015 Meeting Minutes and POLL
Nov 2015 Apna Skool Centres and teachers
Nov 2015 Renewal Proposal 2015-2016
Nov 2015 2015 Audit Report
Nov 2015 Modified Apna Skool Budget 2015-16
Nov 2015 2015 Renewal Presentation
Oct 2015 JBVS FCRA
Oct 2015 Comprehensive ApnaSkool Budget 2015-16
Jul 2015 JBVS WAH 2014 Fund Distribution Poll
Jun 2015 Apna SKool Site Visit report 2015
Jul 2014 WAH 2014 campaign flier
Jun 2014 WAH Proposal 2014
Jun 2014 Jagriti WAH Proposal presentation 2014
Jun 2014 Approval Minutes and Poll
May 2014 Site Visit Report May 2014
May 2014 Site Visit Report 2014
May 2014 Slides for Chapter Meeting May 7th
Apr 2014 Apna Skool Revised Proposal 2014-15
Jan 2014 Happy New Year
Dec 2013 Apna Skool Wishes Merry Christmas
Dec 2013 Art Competition
Nov 2013 Invitation for Science Mela 2013-1014
Oct 2013 Stall at IIT Kanpur Cultural Fest
Oct 2013 Apna Skool Educational Trip
Sep 2013 Quarterly Report May - Aug 2013
Sep 2013 Apna Skool Teachers Day
Sep 2013 ApnaSkool Students on newspaper
May 2013 Quarterly Report Jan - Apr 2013
Apr 2013 Provisional site visit report
Apr 2013 Provisional Site Visit Report April 2013
Apr 2013 Site Visit Report April 2013
Apr 2013 Chapter Meeting Minutes and Poll Results
Feb 2013 Annual Function Feb
Jan 2013 Republic Day Celebratons
Jan 2013 Quarterly Report Sept - Dec 2012
Oct 2012 Profile of an Apna Skool Student
Oct 2012 Winner of inter School competition
Sep 2012 Quarterly Report May - Aug 2012
Aug 2012 Apna Skool Budget Proposal for 2012-2013
May 2012 Quarterly Report Jan to April 2012
Feb 2012 Quarterly Report Sept to Dec 2011 Part 1 of 4
Feb 2012 Quarterly Report Sept to Dec 2011 Part 2 of 4
Feb 2012 Quarterly Report Sept Dec 2011 Part 3 of 4
Feb 2012 Quarterly Report Sept to Dec 2011 Part 4 of 4
Jan 2012 Apna School Site visit Report
Jan 2012 ApnaSkool CALENDER 2012
Jan 2012 Happy New Year Greeting Card
Jan 2012 Republic Day Celebrations 2012
Jan 2012 Apna Skool Site visit report Jan 2012
Oct 2011 Quarterly Report May to August 2011
Jun 2011 Apna Skool Quarterly Report Jan - April 2011
May 2011 Poll Results + Chapter Meeting of Renewal Discussions
Apr 2011 Minutes of Budget Discussion Feb 09 2011 with Answers
Feb 2011 Jagriti (Apna Skool) Site visit Report Feb 25 2011
Feb 2011 Revised Budget within 110% of previous year
Feb 2011 Presentation of Jagriti Proposal for 2011 on Feb 9th
Dec 2010 ApnaSkool Report Sep-Dec2010.pdf
Aug 2010 Original Budget Proposal for 2011-2012
Aug 2010 ApnaSkool Report May-Aug 2010 without photos to reduce size
Oct 2009 Site Vist Oct09 Part 1
Oct 2009 Site Vist Oct09 Part 2
Oct 2009 Site Vist Oct09 Part 3
Sep 2009 Chap Mins_Q&A 2009
Jul 2009 Marks Class8JugalDevi & MedicalHelp
Jun 2009 Progress Report Feb09_Jun09
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May 2009 Site Visit May 2009
Apr 2009 Proposal April2009_March2010
Jan 2009 Progress Report Nov08_Jan09
Dec 2008 List of Centers by NGO 2009
Dec 2008 Evaluation Doc 09_10
Jul 2008 BudgetConstruction
Jul 2008 Proposal 2008-09
May 2008 Apna Skool Report as of Sept 07
May 2008 Audit Report 2003
Dec 2007 Progress Report 2007
Aug 2007 Apna Skool Report March 07
Aug 2007 Jagriti Financial Report 310307
Jul 2007 Jagriti_cultural_function_2007
Feb 2007 Vallabh bhai site visit in hindi Feb 07
Jan 2007 Proposal 2007
Dec 2006 Teacher Training Workshop 2006
Jul 2006 Financial Report 6 mo update 2006
Jan 2006 Apna Skool proposal 2006-2007
Sep 2005 Apna Skool Report Apr to Sep 2005
Mar 2005 Bijli Bike
Mar 2005 Site Visit 2005
Dec 2004 Quarterly Report Oct to Dec
Sep 2004 Quarterly Report Apr to Sep
Aug 2004 Proposal from Jagriti to Asha SV 2004
Aug 2004 How much does Asha SV fund Jagriti
Aug 2004 Asha SV Accounts 2003 to 2004
Jun 2004 Progress report from Jagriti 2003-2004
Aug 2003 Site Visit Report -Sundar Kumar
Aug 2002 update Jun-Aug
Jun 2001 Site Visit by Sumit Chopra
Jun 2000 Jagriti_SiteVisit
May 1999 Jagriti_ProjectProposal