Gram Vikas Sanstha - Pawan Public School

Project Brief: Pawan public school is a school which instills a healthy balance of IQ, EQ, and PQ in children. They aspire to create an ideal educational model for schools of rural India. For this they need a functional school building.
Project Type: Formal Schools (description)
Primary Focus: to go to formal school (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Seattle
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Shubhalaxmi Taywade
Project Partner(s): Vrundan Bawankar
Other Contacts: Jayashree Pahade
Project Address: , Pawan Public School,Pauni ,Bhandara,
Tel: 91 9766370959
Stewarding Chapter: Seattle
Feb 2018StanfordUSD 24433
Nov 2017SeattleUSD 31243

Total = $55676

Pawan public school is a school that is helping rural children in obtaining education in English medium. Every day they are striving to deliver the quality of education that is at par with any privileged city school. Their achievements are the shining example of their hard work. To enhance the quality of education further and to reach many more students with this model of education they need a good and safe school building that they can call their own. They want to build a new building and move from the current one which is in dilapidated condition. For this purpose, Asha for education has approved one time funding of $ 30,000. With the help of other donors, the school is raising an amount of 2 crore rupees to build the first phase of new school building.
The purpose of Pawan Public School is to constantly create and nurture a vibrant teaching environment, where the principles of Nayi Talim, Santiniketan and other progressive education methods are implemented in tandem with the prescribed course curriculum.

The ultimate aim is to start a movement by creating an ecosystem of such schools which will create the impact on emerging citizens of India and finally help us achieve 'Education for All'. PPS aspires to continue imparting education that will not be limited to books but will enable the all-round development of children.
PPS strives to ensure that the next generation grows with wider latitude of acceptance for different cultures, traditions, communities etc. Thereby making it free from regional, racial, ethnic, gender differences, and ingraining attitude of service to the society.
The journey of Pawan Public School began in 1987 when Eknath Bawankar, a native of Pauni noticed that this hamlet of 21,000 in Bhandara district of Maharashtra was served by a single municipal school of questionable performance.
In response, he set up the Pauni Shikshan Sanstha and started Pawan Vidyalay, a Marathi medium school to impart better quality primary education.
Pawan Public School followed 12 years later in 1999, with a goal of delivering high quality English medium education to make its students more employment-ready in a changing India. From the beginning, the method of learning was Traditional Indian Participative Learning promoted by Mahatma Gandhi and Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, unlike the vicarious learning by rote from books.
In 2009, Vrundan, a 21-year-old girl, gave up the chance of a promising career in the armed forces to dedicate her life to grass-root work. Today, she serves as the Executive Director, Mentor, and face of the school.
Additional Information
Interview with IBN Lokmat -

Loksatta article -

US consulate IVLP program selection -

Selection of 2 students of school in National Innovation Foundation's Dr A P J Abdul Kalam IGNITE Awards 2017. 45 students were selected across India from total 60000 students -

Indiaspora Fellow selection and coverage -