Maharogi Sewa Samiti- Lok Biradari Prakalp

Project Brief: Lok Biradari Prakalp(LBP) is a manifestation of utopian dreams of Baba Amte dedicated to the cause of tribal development, upliftment and care. LBP residential ashram school is a paradigm for "Drive towards emancipation".
Project Type: Residential School (description)
Primary Focus: children of dalits/tribals (description)

Secondary Focus: creating resources

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Zurich
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Sonia Paget
Project Partner(s): Aniket Amte
Other Contacts: Rajdeep Deb
Project Address: , Lok Biradari Prakalp Hemalkasa,Bhamragad,Hemalkasa,
Tel: 91 7134 220001
Stewarding Chapter: Zurich
Aug 2023ZurichCHF 10343
May 2022ZurichCHF 11913
Aug 2021ZurichUSD 8987
Apr 2020ZurichCHF 15400
Oct 2019ZurichCHF 12912
May 2019ZurichUSD 12878
Nov 2018ZurichUSD 12424
May 2018ZurichUSD 13300
Oct 2017ZurichUSD 13134
May 2017ZurichUSD 13241
Sep 2016ZurichUSD 12530
Mar 2016ZurichCHF 12593
Nov 2015ZurichUSD 7082
Jul 2015ZurichUSD 6562
May 2015ZurichCHF 8181
Mar 2014ZurichUSD 3041
Aug 2013ZurichUSD 6116
Oct 2012ZurichINR 322004
Feb 2012ZurichINR 316069
Jul 2011ZurichCHF 12000

Total = $183150.641766

Lok Biradari Prakalp(LBP) is a manifestation of utopian dreams of Muridhar Devidas Amte popularly known as Baba Amte. Hemalkasa is located in Bhamragad, in the Gadchiroli district in the state of Maharashtra and it is part of the Dandakarayna forest reserve. In 1975, Dr. Prakash Amte and Dr. Mandakini Amte started LBP residential ashram school with the motivation to stop exploitation and empowerment of poor tribal people. Foundation of school was laid with merely 15 students. In 1986, it was given the status of granted ashram school school.
Presently, the school provides residential facility for 650 children from Balwadi to 12th standard. In addition to formal education, they provide non-formal training in bare foot doctors, bamboo craft, farming, fabrication, etc. LBP have been proven fertile ground for grooming 6 doctors, 2 lawyers, and 250 teachers from Madia tribal community.

The accepted budget is around 25000 CHF per year.

Asha Zurich is funding for residential activities of 100 children at LBP. The project is running since June 2011.

This year Asha Zurich conducted five weltmarkets with LBP as theme for all funds raised through them.
To serve as a harbinger for silent movement dedicated to the cause of tribal development, upliftment and care.
Lok Biradari Prakalp (LBP), a project of the Maharogi Sewa Samiti(MSS), Warora, was started by the legendary social worker Baba Amte in 1973 for integrated development of Madia-Gond, the primitive tribals of Bhamragad in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra, India.

Aims and objectives of LBP at large
-Preservation of the culture of tribals of India.
-Providing primary health care to the people alienated from world.
-Empower the local tribal people with a metaphorical tool called education.
-Providing rescue-cum-orphanage, houses for orphaned babies of wild animals, which is one of its own kind and probably one of the largest one-man collection of wild animals in the country and the world at large.
- Helping in wild life conservation and creating awareness among people for environmental protection

Residential Ashram School: Lok Biradari Prakalp
LBP residential school was started in 1986, with the objective to stop exploitation of tribals and as an allegory for drive towards emancipation. The school provides residential facility for 673 children from Balwadi to 12th standard

Broad Aims of residential school
- To empower the local tribals with a metaphorical tool called education.
- To teach not only to read and write but also raise their voice for their rights.
- In addition to formal education, equipping these children with non-formal education or training also to be responsible citizen
- To make them self sustained and part of main-stream.