Asha Trust - Asha Samajik Vidyalaya Rajatalab Library

Project Brief: Support expansion of the school library. Replenish and restock book supplies
Project Type: Formal Schools (description)
Primary Focus: to go to formal school (description)

Secondary Focus: creating resources

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Boston
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Akshay Bhole
Project Partner(s): Nandlal Master
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , Village Nagepur,,Rajatalab,
Tel: 91-9415300520
Stewarding Chapter: Boston
Sep 2023BostonUSD 3739
Jul 2022BostonUSD 2855

Total = $6594

Asha Samajik Vidyalaya (ASV) Rajatalab is a formal school operating from Class 1 to 8th. It is the only ASV currently operational and is fully RTE compliant. It serves ~350 students from villages in Rajatalab tehsil (Sewapuri Block, Aaraji line area primarily). The library at the school caters not only to the school children but also to other children who go to govt or other schools in the area. The library is open over the weekends and primarily focuses on stocking syllabus books for students up to class 8th and prep material books for students up to class 12th for various entrance examinations (UPSC, State Civil services, Police entrance, etc)
The library has 650 enrolled student members (belonging to ASV and other schools in the area). It currently operates in a small cramped up room and is in need of expansion as well as restocking of books and study materials that wore out due to overuse during remote learning phase in the Covid-19 lockdown period
Asha Trust works to catalyze socio-economic change in India through the education of underprivileged children.
Asha Trust is the India arm of Asha for Education (US) with similar vision & mission