SUPPORT Public School

Project Brief: -To provide children from the remote villages with access to quality education within accessible distance facilities

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

Secondary Focus: vocational training

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Austin
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Raghunath Rao
Project Partner(s): Bhawani Shankar Gupta
Other Contacts: Rangakrishnan Srinivasan
Project Address: , SUPPORT Public School, Ashok Nagar, Canery Hill Road,Hazaribagh,
Tel: 011 91 9431185632
Stewarding Chapter: Austin
May 2022AustinUSD 19986

Total = $19986

The NGO Society for Upliftment of People with People's Organization and Rural Technology (SUPPORT) started this school in 2018 to provide quality education to the children of poor and marginalized families in remote areas in Ramgarh and Hazaribagh districts, where there is a distinct lack of such education. The area is currently served by government schools where the quality of instruction is poor, and absenteeism is rampant. The school charges a nominal tuition fee to cover expenses, but even that is hard for many families in the region to pay.

The school's main target is the children of Self-Help Groups (SHGs) that SUPPORT has been working with for many years. The students currently come from a distance ranging from 1 Km to 20 Km covering the three blocks, namely, Mandu block of Ramgarh district, Churchu, and Dadi block of Hazaribagh district. The school has hired qualified and experienced teachers with good experience in well-known schools from Hazaribagh city, located 30 Km away, to ensure quality instruction. The school arranges transportation for these teachers.
Establish an educated, egalitarian and socially just society based on the values of equality, fraternity and mutual assistance.

The mission of SUPPORT is to organize and empower the marginalized sections of the society through self-reliant initiatives and to enable them to conduct their own economic, social, educational and political affairs in an ethical and sustainable manner.

SUPPORT firmly believes in the potential and capabilities of the marginalized section and endeavors to work with them to realize and utilize their potential for holistic and integrated development.
Society for Upliftment of People with People's Organization and Rural Technology (SUPPORT) is one of the leading NGOs working at the grassroots level in Jharkhand. NGO based in Hazaribagh, Jharkhand. It was founded in 1998 to improve the "condition of the poor people trapped in the vicious circle of poverty." They operate in 10 districts in Jharkhand, covering 54 blocks, and have extensive experience in projects ranging from execution of MNREGA scheme, watershed development, farming, and poultry development, among others. Over the years, their programs have reached and impacted thousands of households

The overall vision of SUPPORT is the establishment of an educated, egalitarian, and socially just society based on the values of equality, fraternity, and mutual help. The mission of SUPPORT is to organize and empower the marginalized section of the society through self-help initiatives and enable them to manage their economic, social, and educational affairs ethically and sustainably. Furthermore, they seek to empower the people by creating awareness among them and developing a spirit of confidence & self-help through people's organizations. Their ultimate objective is to enable people to become self-reliant socially and economically by fully integrating their knowledge, skill, and optimum utilization of available resources.

Support has been involved in projects of varying sizes and impacts over the years. The current project budgets range from 0.62 Cr to 6.2 Cr. Their funders include government agencies and well-known corporate philanthropies, including Tata Trust, NABARD, and HDFC. They have worked in hundreds of villages in remote areas, reaching thousands of households since 1998. SUPPORT has a staff of 228 employees that are categorized into professionals (20), Technical experts (11), Finance and accounts (6), subject matter specialists (67), and field mobilizers (124). In addition, 64 staff members are female. They have a 9-member board (trustees) who have extensive experience in developmental work.

Objectives of the Organization:
• To empower the people through awareness creation and establish the spirit of confidence & self- reliant attitude through people’s organization.
• To enable people to become self-reliant, socially and economically, by integration of their knowledge, skills and optimum utilization of available resources.
• To promote sustainable development in the community and CBOs in an integrated manner.