Project Brief: Maharastra Aikyawardhak Vidhya Mandir (MAVM) is a school catering to the children from the slum areas in Ghatkopar, Chembur and Tilak-nagar in Mumbai, India. Asha Purdue is financially supporting the primary classes (kinder-garden to fifth grade).
Project Type: Formal Schools (description)
Primary Focus: children from slums (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: Purdue
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Sunanda Koduvayur Parthasarathy
Project Partner(s): Shelar NA
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , 4/1, Tilak Nagar, Chembur,,,
Tel: 91-22-56268766
Stewarding Chapter: Purdue
Apr 2007PurdueINR 67840

Total = $1478.912

Asha Purdue came to know about Aikyawardhak through an NGO called Gayatri Pariwar. Since Asha has always stood up by the motto of Education for Empowerment, we decided to take up the cause of MAVM as our own. Our ultimate goal is to help Aikyawardhak become self-sufficient but that will take time. In the meanwhile, we have to ensure that the students who are in this school at this time get a fair chance at life. After consulting with the school management and members of local NGOs, we chalked out the essential and urgent needs that we can accommodate in our limited resources. So far Asha Purdue has sponsored School Bags, Lunch boxes, Stationary (pencils, erasers, rulers, pencil-cases) and nutritional food for the children at a cost of approximately Rs 68000/- ($1700). For the coming year, we plan to get each child a new set of uniform at the cost of Rs 250/- per uniform (total cost $2600.00). Also, we wish to actively participate in the student nutrition program so that we can compensate for the nutritional deficits. For this purpose we have reserved an additional amount of $1500.
Maharastra Aikyawardhak Vidhya Mandir (MAVM) was founded in 1972 with the help of grants from Greater-Mumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and private donations. Over the years, MAVM has produced numerous success stories, from students who went on to get college degrees and subsequently took up white collar jobs to others who chose to become to self-sufficient by starting small businesses. MAVM has a primary and secondary school on the same premises, working in different shifts.