Rishi Pragatisheel Shikshan Sanstha - Little Stars School

Project Brief: School for 750+ children from a slum area in Varanasi, nursery to Class 11.
Project Type: Other (description)
Primary Focus: children of migrant workers (description)

Secondary Focus: girls

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: Berkeley
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Vishak Venkataraman
Project Partner(s): Asha Pandey
Other Contacts: Bhaavya Sinha
Project Address: , B1/111 Assi,,Varanasi,
Tel: +91-542-369800
Stewarding Chapter: Berkeley
Feb 2016BerkeleyUSD 10144
Nov 2014BerkeleyUSD 10664
Jul 2013BerkeleyUSD 8149
Dec 2000MadisonUSD 5000
Dec 1999BerkeleyUSD 6440
Dec 1999MadisonUSD 2000
Dec 1999NYC/NJUSD 1283
Dec 1999SeattleUSD 5000
Dec 1998BerkeleyUSD 4720
Dec 1998SeattleUSD 3500

Total = $56900

This year, Asha Berkeley supported 10 teachers' salaries for one year. To retain their current set of teachers, LSS needed to increase teachers' salaries and requested additional support for salaries.
This project aims to run a school for the poorer sections starting from nursery level to the eleventh standard. Little Stars School (LSS) has expanded from 7 children to now over 750 children in 2 buildings. The school teaches basic education (math, science, reading, etc.) in addition to vocational training and hygiene/grooming. Most students are children of migrant workers or from illiterate families.

There is also a girls' shelter for some of the girls at the school. The shelter is also expanding, and currently has 23 girls.