Village Competition

Project Brief: Annual competition for the village which achieves the highest enrollment of girls
Project Type: Formal Schools (description)
Primary Focus: girls (description)

Secondary Focus: to go to formal school

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Yale
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Hitten Zaveri
Project Partner(s):
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , Mann Deshi Foundation Mhaswad,Tal-Man District-Satara,Mhaswad,
MAHARASHTRA  415509
Tel: 91-2373-270119
Stewarding Chapter: Yale
May 2010YaleUSD 2500
Dec 2006YaleUSD 2500

Total = $5000

MVSS and MDMB organize an annual competition for the villages which achieves the highest enrollment of girls. The winning villages receive a prize, at an official ceremony. The prize takes the form of an item which would be useful for the school.
To harness village pride in a relatively low cost effort to discourge school dropout.
Mann Deshi Mahila Bank is the first rural women's bank in Maharashtra. The bank with the partnership of Mann Vikas Samajik Sanstha deals with the health insurance for women and their families, education for girls, pension scheme for old women, and training of Panchayati raj members. The sanstha has trained 3500 memebrs of Panchayats in Satara District this program is financed by the Government of Mahrashtra. The sanstha also works with DRDA (district rural development administration of the government) on poverty alleviation programs. The sanstha works with OBC Corporations and BC Corporations to provide employment opporunities through subsidised programs.