New Modern School - Nandgad

Project Brief: The New Modern English Medium School was started by some local residents with the hope of making learning more fun and imaginative.
Project Type: Formal Schools (description)
Primary Focus: dropouts (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: NYC/NJ
Status: completed - things went wrong
Project Steward: Kavita Kulkarni
Project Partner(s):
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , ,,Nandgad,
KARNATAKA  591 120
Stewarding Chapter: NYC/NJ
Dec 1999NYC/NJUSD 13500
Dec 1998NYC/NJUSD 2500

Total = $16000

The unimaginative methods of teaching in the local municipal school of Nandgad had caused a lot of drop-outs. Therefore, the New Modern English Medium School was formed, with the philosophy that education should be imaginative and fun, and that children should learn self-confidence. Extra-curricular activities are emphasized and children are sent to other schools to participate in sports, other competitions and cultural events.

In 1998, ASHA-NYC/NJ gave $2500 to this project. Half of this went into a fixed deposit account, from which the interest earned would support the children. The other half was used to purchase books and uniforms for the children, and to pay the salaries of the teachers.

In 1999, ASHA-NYC/NJ sent a check for $10,500 to fund construction of a new building to expand the school. Six months after sending the money, there had still been no progress on the construction of the school. In addition, a visit to the school in September 1999 resulted in the conclusion that the needs of the community were not being served, and funding was withdrawn.