Khajurdaha Nabankur United Club (KNUC)

Project Brief: Khajurdaha Nabankur United Club (KNUC) is an organization started in Khajurdaha village in Dhaniakhali block of West Bengal with the aim of bringing socially-minded men and women to address the issues of poverty, illiteracy, unemployment.
Project Type: Formal Schools (description)
Primary Focus: creating resources (description)

Secondary Focus: to go to formal school

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Princeton
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Ravi Gangavarapu
Project Partner(s): Satyajit Mondal
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , P.O. & Village Khajurdaha,,,Khajurdaha,
WEST BENGAL  712 129
Tel: +91 3213 30231
Stewarding Chapter: Princeton
Dec 2017PrincetonUSD 11835
Sep 2016PrincetonUSD 9628
Nov 2015PrincetonUSD 8036
Oct 2014PrincetonUSD 8604
Dec 2013PrincetonUSD 8675
Nov 2012PrincetonUSD 9367
Aug 2011PrincetonUSD 10526
Jul 2010PrincetonUSD 9400
Jul 2009PrincetonUSD 5625
Apr 2008Work an HourUSD 3750
Feb 2008PrincetonUSD 9250
Feb 2007PrincetonUSD 8050
Jan 2006PrincetonUSD 7396
Jan 2005Work an HourUSD 4096
Dec 2005PrincetonUSD 6500
Dec 2004PrincetonUSD 5900
Jan 2003PrincetonUSD 6000
Dec 2002PrincetonUSD 15000
Dec 2001PrincetonUSD 7820
Jan 2000PrincetonUSD 8383
Dec 1995Research Triangle ParkUSD 1000

Total = $164841

The Learn Together Teach Other program being supported by Asha for Education was started as an attempt to address the needs of the children in the project area. This project covers the Khajurdaha, Basudevpur and Bhabanipur villages. There are about 625 families with total population of 3945.

LTTO program was started in 1996 for providing basic education for 50 children. Since then, the project has grown and currently provides primary education (upto Class VIII) for 238 children. Since 2003, KNUC upgraded their primary school up to Class VIII.

Besides supporting the LTTO recurring expenses, Asha Princeton has been involved in improving the status of Government Schools in this rural area. With unique partnership between local community and Asha Princeton, the local Khajurdaha high school has been upgraded to higher secondary curriuculum. This is the only Higher Secondary School accessible for children in the project area covering more than 30 villages. We have also provided limited support for construction of mid-day meals kitchen for Government primary schools for five schools through Work An Hour 2005 funds.

More information on the proposal, including annual reports and progress updates is available in the History Section of this page.
Khajurdaha Nabankur United Club (KNUC) is an organization started in Khajurdaha village in Dhaniakhali block of West Bengal with the aim of bringing socially-minded men and women to address the issues of poverty, illiteracy, unemployment. The project area predominantly consists of small and marginal farmers and landless labourers with average annual income of Rs. 6000.

KNUC identified that for sustained development in the area, one of the primary issues to address is the status of education among the children of Khajurdaha and surrounding villages. A Basic Education Programme was started in 1993 to provide education for the socially and economically deprived children. This programme evolved into the Learn Together Teach Other (LTTO) programme.

Khajurdaha Nabankur United Club functions in about 30 villages in the Dhaniakhali, Polba-Dadpur and Pandua blocks in Hoogli district of West Bengal covering approximately 45 sq. miles and 50,000 population. The occupation, income and livelihood of 75% people, belonging to big and small formers, share-croppers and agri-labourers are agrarian based. Rest of the population are traders, artisans, fishermen, vendors, day-labourers and salaried workers. The mean household income is approximately Rs. 6000/ year (1996 data).


The total project area comprising of 30 villages has only 11 primary schools for 1645 children and a secondary school for 570 children which are quite inadequate to cope with the needs of 8780 children in the 5-14 age group.

Nov 2017 Site Visit Report 2017
Nov 2017 2017 Approval Minutes
Feb 2017 2016 Progress report 2017 Proposal
Aug 2016 Approval minutes 2016
Jan 2016 Annual Report 2015/Proposal for 2016
Oct 2015 Approval minutes 2015
Aug 2015 Site Visit Report Aug 2015
Dec 2014 Annual report 2014/proposal for 2015
Sep 2014 Annual report 2013/proposal for 2014
Sep 2014 Approval minutes 2014
Dec 2013 Site Visit 2013
Nov 2013 Annual report 2012/proposal for 2013
Nov 2013 Approval minutes 2013
Nov 2012 Annual report 2011/proposal for 2012
Nov 2012 Audit report 2011
Sep 2012 Approval minutes 2012
Jul 2011 Approval minutes 2011
Jul 2011 Annual report 2010/proposal for 2011
Aug 2010 Site Visit Report 2010
Jul 2010 Renewal Approval for 2010
Jul 2010 Annual report 2010/proposal for 2011
Jun 2010 Annual Report 2009/Proposal 2010
Jun 2009 Annual Report 2008/Budget Proposal 2008-09
Jun 2009 Annual Report 2007/Budget Proposal 2007-08
May 2009 Renewal Approval for 2009
Jan 2008 Annual Report 2007/Budget Proposal 2007-08
Jan 2008 Annual Report 2007/Budget Proposal 2007-08
Jun 2007 WAH2007_Budget_LTTO_PlansABC
Apr 2007 Project Funds Utilization Summary 2004-2006 For WAH2007
Apr 2007 WAH2007 Proposal - Initial Proposal from KNUC
Apr 2007 WAH2007 Proposal - Revised with Details
Apr 2007 WAH2007 Proposal Additional Details
Feb 2007 WAH2005 Government Primary School Project
Feb 2007 WAH2005 Government Primary School Project
Jan 2007 KNUC Site Visit Report January 2007
Jan 2007 KNUC Pictures from Site Visit January 2007
Jan 2007 KNUC WAH 2005 Update Pictures January 2007
Jan 2007 KNUC LTTO Program - 2007 Budget
Dec 2006 Annual Report LTTO Program December 2006
Dec 2006 Photographs from LTTO Program December 2006
Dec 2006 Questions on LTTO Program
Mar 2006 Acknowledgement Receipt for WAH2005 Funds
Mar 2006 Acknowledgement Receipt for LTTO Funds_2006
Jun 2005 WAH 2005 Project Proposal
Jun 2005 Detailed Construction Plans for the WAH2005 proposal
Jun 2005 WAH2005 Project Proposal
Jun 2005 WAH 2005 Proposal - Final
May 2005 Pictures of schools proposed for WAH2005 support
May 2005 WAH2005 Proposal received from KNUC
Dec 2004 Annual Report 2004
Jan 2004 Site Visit Report Dec2003-Jan2004
Nov 2003 LTTO School and KNUC High School Upgradation Project