Youth Unity for Voluntary Action (Yuva) - Savar

Project Brief:
Project Type: Alternative Education (description)
Primary Focus: children of dalits/tribals (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: San Francisco
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Namita Gujral
Project Partner(s): Barnali Chakraborty
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , Munshi mohallah,,Jamshedpur,
Stewarding Chapter: San Francisco
May 2011San FranciscoUSD 3130

Total = $3130

YUVA is planning to provide educational support for the socially excluded Savar tribal community of Jharkhand. YUVA's interventions will start with children’s education and nutritional support, which will ultimately, by creating awareness and knowledge in the local community, lead to a comprehensive rural development programme. Asha SF has approved YUVA's request for funding of the educational center for children of the Savar tribe for one year.
To work sincerely for empowerment of local population to ensure that the local community can become self-dependent and achieves physical, mental and social well-being. To work for eradication of economic, social and sexual indiscrimination in the society and to ensure all round development of society.
YUVA was formed by social activists of Makdampur area of Jamshedpur in the mid nineties of the last century which was registered in 1996 as a Social development Trust under the Indian Trust Act . The organisation is engaged in the solemn task of social development for the poor and marginalized tribal communities especially for women, children and youth in the field of education, health care, environment and so on by touching all the vital aspects of human life in the community. YUVA is run by a governing body consisting of the 7 members who are reputed persons of this locality with a rich experience of working in social development sector.
We haven't been able to find a volunteer in this region to conduct a traditional site visit. In lieu of that, we have performed video recording (an hour long video) of the project/site. See the video here:

In addition, we have received references from another organization and have received excellent feedback of this organization.