Jiaganj Raja Bijoy Singh Vidyamandir

Project Brief: Jiaganj is a town of mostly of small-business owners or salaried classes. This is the only high school there. Asha was involved with the reconstruction of school building and infrastructure development at Jiaganj school.
Project Type: One Time / Infrastructure (description)
Primary Focus: creating resources (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: St. Louis
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Bharath Madhusudhan
Project Partner(s):
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , Jiaganj Raja Bijoy Singh Vidyamandir,P. O. Jiaganj,,
WEST BENGAL  742123
Tel:
Stewarding Chapter: St. Louis
Dec 2000St. LouisUSD 4000

Total = $4000

Reconstruction of school building and infrastructure development at Jiaganj school. Jiaganj is a town of 45000 mostly of small-business owners or salaried classes. Jiaganj Raja Bijoy Singh Vidyamandir, founded in 1902, is the only high school in the area. The school caters to the economically backward sections of town. The total strength of the school is around 1050.
Prior to independence, the school was largely funded by the landed rich (zamindars) in the area. After independence, the downfall of the zamindari system, and the lack of commensurate funding agencies to take up the role of the earlier system, has harmed the maintenance and upkeep of the school property. Salaries of the teachers are paid by the state government, but funds are still needed for infrastructure development and repair of the old school buildings.