Asha Trust - Khamgaon Project

Project Brief:
Project Type: Tuition Centers (description)
Primary Focus: creating resources (description)

Secondary Focus: girls

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Mumbai
Status: terminated
Project Steward: Harshavardhan Purandare
Project Partner(s): Sheetal Surwade
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , Pandhari Baba Behind Kolhatkar Smarak Temple ,Nr Railway Station ,Khamgaon,
Tel: 9420183250
Stewarding Chapter: Mumbai
Jun 2010MumbaiUSD 1109

Total = $1109

*** This project has been closed. ***

Khamgaon is a small town in Buldhana district of Rural Maharashtra, Project targets the underprivileged community in Khamgaon Village, the population is around 8,000.

Asha Mumbai volunteers surveyed Khamgaon in January, 2010. The villagers mainly work in cotton fields and silver business, their earnings are around Rs.60 per day. The economy is controlled by landlords, there is a big socio-economic gap between landlords and workers.

The village has about 100-130 children. Our volunteers observed that in spite of poverty, most of workers wish to educate their children. Village has schooling facility till 7th standard, but the government school lacks in developing relationships with community and it does not motivate children to learn. Also, people need one more earning hand to support their families, this results in children dropping out. Many students who continue education fail due to proper coaching.

There is strong need to give teaching assistance to the students and give moral-economical support for continuing the education. Asha is working to create this motivation and interest by providing tutions and creating learning resources to improve the quality of education.
Purpose/ Goals:

To teach students, give subject specific tutions and make them conceptually sound.
To give moral-economical support to students through community development, help them to persue schooling till higher standards.
To create children’s interest in education and fascinate them towards the world of knowledge.
Khamgaon Project is run by Asha Mumbai Team, one of our teachers in Mumbai Center ,Sheetal Surwade, has relocated to Khamgaon for the activity of the center and Mumbai Team keeps close eye on activities in Khamgaon.

On Ground, Sheetal will lead the activity with help of two volunteers from Khamgaon community.