Parijat Academy

Project Brief: Supporting salary of teachers and classroom infrastructure cost to help Parijat Academy achieve the goal of empowering the local community through education
Supporting chapters: Asha Purdue, Asha Zurich

Project Type: Formal Schools (description)
Primary Focus: to go to formal school (description)

Secondary Focus: vocational training

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: Purdue
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Rajdeep Deb
Project Partner(s): Uttam Teron
Other Contacts: Niharika Thakuria
Project Address: , Parijat Academy,Pamohi P.O., Garchuk,Guwahati,
ASSAM  781035
Tel: 919954778447
Stewarding Chapter: Purdue
Dec 2020ZurichUSD 2940
Aug 2020ZurichUSD 2921
Jul 2020PurdueUSD 3099
Apr 2020ZurichCHF 2800
Nov 2019SeattleUSD 818
Jun 2019PurdueUSD 2859
Jan 2019ZurichCHF 9039
Nov 2018PurdueUSD 3980

Total = $25132.473047

Problems being addressed by the project-
The region is deprived of access to holistic education. People here are less aware about importance of education. Parijat Academy is trying to solve this problem in this tribal dominated backward region by encouraging people to send their children into school and provide quality education. The area is populated with tribal community with not much job opportunities. Parijat Academy has also started vocational training to solve this problem.

Goals the project is trying to achieve-
Parijat Academy aims to provide holistic education to children belonging to socio-economically backward tribal dominated community. It also aims at skilling the students with vocational training to ensure sustainable livelihood after completion of education.

How Asha is helping-
1. Support teachers’ salary
2. Fix wooden wall between classrooms to improve learning experience
3. Support cost of purchasing desks for classrooms

Supported by Asha Zurich and Asha Purdue
1. Holistic education of the children from the nearby areas (tribal dominated backward regions)
2. Skilling the students with vocational training to ensure sustainable livelihood after completion of education
3. All round development of the students through focus on nutrition, extra-curricular activities and exposure through exchange programs
4. Social upliftment of the area through awareness campaigns and involvement in progressive movements like producing reusable sanitary napkins
Parijat Academy is a school for children of families with low income, living in Pamohi, Guwahati. It provides free education to not-so-privileged children of 15 surrounding villages and hamlets. From small beginnings Parijat Academy has now proudly grown to a school having 512 students and 25 teachers and it is from nursery till high school. It is a non religious and non profitable school providing free education where children are encouraged to develop the positive qualities of loving kindness, compassion and universal responsibility. It works towards all round development of children through focus on nutrition, co-curricular activities and vocational training.