Parijat Academy

Project Brief: To assist Parijat Academy with their infrastructure and education materials
Project Type: Alternative Education (description)
Primary Focus: other (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Seattle
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Satyajit Nath
Project Partner(s): Uttam Teron
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , Parijat Academy, Pamohi, P.O. Garchuk,,Guwahati,
ASSAM  781035
Tel: +91-9864041711
Stewarding Chapter: Seattle
Oct 2008SeattleUSD 6570
May 2008SeattleUSD 1960
Apr 2008SeattleUSD 6000
Dec 2007SeattleINR 630000

Total = $28264

Through the "Parijat Academy" project, Asha-Seattle is funding the construction of new classrooms. The motivation is to educate the poor children so that they will be able to pursue alternative means of generating a livelihood and cause social upliftment of the nearby villages.
1. Educating the poor to create income generation opportunities
2. Providing free primary education to the children in the Pamohi area from Nursery to Class 10
3. Helping children develop the qualities of loving kindness, compassion, and universal responsibilities.
Parijat Academy is a school for children of families with low income, living in Pamohi and three adjoining tribal hamlets on the outskirts of Assam's capital Guwahati. The poor literacy rate of children of the village and the nearby villages is the long-term driver for this project. In villages near Parijat Academy, poor tribal women supplement their meagre family income by selling home-made fermented rice beer which leads to a host of problems for these already poor families. By educating the children, the children will be able to pursue alternative means of generating a livelihood and cause social upliftment of the nearby villages.