Orissa School - Juanga

Project Brief: The trust works on development of villages in rural Orissa.Started with hospital construction project in 1996. After the cyclone of 1999, expanded to cover education for village children.
Project Type: Formal Schools (description)
Primary Focus: other (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Yale
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Venice Walters
Project Partner(s): Govinda Lenka
Other Contacts: Chirag Shah
Project Address: , VIA: Devidol, Phuanga and Niyali,,Juanga,
ORISSA  PIN: 754109
Tel: 9861012151
Stewarding Chapter: Yale
Sep 2004Work an HourUSD 42460
Dec 2004YaleUSD 0
Dec 2003Silicon ValleyUSD 3900
Dec 2002YaleUSD 500
Dec 2001Silicon ValleyUSD 4500
Dec 2000YaleUSD 1500

Total = $52860

Orissa is one of the poorest states in India. This coastal region, by the delta of the Devi and Mahanandi Rivers, is particularly stresed and suffers frequent cyclones, droughts and floods.

Although Juanga is only 50 kms from the city of Cuttack, it is nearly inaccessible due to poor road conditions and monsoon rains. The State Government also does not provide the villages in this region with adequate access to medical or educational facilities.

Founded in 2001, the Orissa School, Juanga was built in response to cries for help from an impoverished population after the supercyclone of 1999 which destroyed mostly all of the existing decrepit government schools. The Juanga school is central to a network of villages on the south bank of the Mahanadi. The school began with 184 students and has progressed to 226 students, many from scheduled castes and some having lost their relatives in the supercyclone.

The Orissa School in Juanga, known locally as the Vivekananda Public School, has made great progress with the help of Asha for Education. In 2000,Asha-Yale contributed to infrastructure of the school building with a donation of $1,500. Then in 2002, Asha-Yale gave $500 for flood relief. In 2001, Asha-Silicon Valley donated $4,500 towards recurring school expenses and in 2003 donated $3,900 for the same.

These funds have been respectfully and prudently used to improve the condition of numerous children and consequently their families, giving hope to the community and inspiring, concrete examples of how that hope can be turned into reality. It is the goal and plan of the Michael A. Daube Charitable Trust to establish fertile ground for the duplication of this shining example.
To provide quality education for the poorest children in this underserved and underdeveloped region.
The Michael A. Daube Charitable Trust was created in 1996 to help provide rural development in Orissa. Primarily the Trust founded a hospital in the village of Juanga to serve an area of approximately 25 km and a population of approximately 70,000 in surrounding villages. After the cyclone of 1999 a school was built to help meet the urgent need for educational facilities in the area.
Funds sent via Michael A. Daube Charitable Trust