Vasista Mithila Vidyalayam

Project Brief: Vasista Mithila Vidyalayam
Project Type: Formal Schools (description)
Primary Focus: children from slums (description)

Secondary Focus: children of migrant workers

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Cincinnati
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Vijay Yerramilli
Project Partner(s): Raju BRK
Other Contacts: Madhav Lakkapragada
Project Address: , Circle of Goodwill, D.No. 14-1-1, Nowroji Road,,,Mangamaripeta,
ANDHRA PRADESH  530 002
Tel: +1-91-891- 2701531/ 2553154
Stewarding Chapter: Cincinnati
Feb 2010Work an HourUSD 2500
Aug 2009CincinnatiUSD 2100
Jan 2009CincinnatiUSD 2070
Jun 2008CincinnatiUSD 3230

Total = $9900

The Vasista Mithila Vidyalayam is a school located in Mangamaripeta, a rural hamlet situated outside Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. The school currently operates classes till Std. IV, and has plans to expand till Std. VII. It currently has 137 students enrolled in it, most of whom come from local fishermen families.

Apart from free education, the school provides a full lunch meal to the students. Students are also provided with uniforms and education materials. The school currently employs 2 teachers, a cook (for the mid-day meal), a servant and a supervisor -- all of these draw very nominal salaries. The Circle of Goodwill also runs a homeopathy dispensary in this facility to help the local community.

The land on which the school is located was donated by the Endowments Dept of AP Govt. to the Circle of Goodwill. There is also an early-stage proposal from the local government to establish a government school in the area for high school needs.
The Circle of Goodwill is a social service organisation that has been active for more than 20 years. It was registered under the Indian Societies Act XXI 1860 on 21-4-1986, and functions under the benign guidance of Master K.Parvathi Kumar, the Founder Chairman of the Circle.

The main objective of the Circle is to pool economic and human resources from the service-oriented people and channelize such resources into charitable purposes and programs such as relief to the poor and needy in the fields of Education, Health, Rehabilitation and Environmental protection.

The Circle works on group action with Love as the underlying current for the benefit of the less fortunate portion of the human society.