Dighalpatra Academy

Project Brief: Asha yale is supporting Asha/Yale is supporting to buy books and to build a library to store the books.
Project Type: Resource Centers (description)
Primary Focus: other (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Yale
Status: Support ended.
Project Steward: Ashok Chakraborty
Project Partner(s): DighalPatra Academy
Other Contacts: Manidipa Mukherjee
Project Address: , Village: Kanchuri,,Contai,
Tel: 9232706050
Stewarding Chapter: Yale
May 2011YaleUSD 2200

Total = $2200

Dighalpatra Academy has been established in 1987 for socio-educational progress. The students cannot afford to buy text books or reference books. Literacy rate in local community is below 65%. About 156 volunteers arrange for distribution of text books each year for about 850 students with ~9 books per student. The books are recycled at least three times.
specifically what Asha supported at this project
The hope is that these students will be educated in local schools and being accountable for these borrowed books and with the help of the volunteers they will focus on success in education. Optional
Dighalpatra Academy volunteers raise funds for buying books and distribute them to below poverty level students in the beginning of academic year and recycle the books for approximately three times. The number of students that benefit has grown dramatically in surrounding villages from 288 in 2004 to 830 in 2009. The organization also helps with a variety of students’ needs throughout the year. In between academic years a handful of volunteers store the books in their own place.
This organization has been established in 1987 for socio-educational and cultural progress. This organization take part in different program for literacy campaign for illiterate villagers and women of the villages.