Punjab Istri Sabha

Project Brief: Run by Punjab Istri Sabha (a reputed woman's organization), children (3rd-8th grades) in Amritsar, Punjab, whose fathers or both parents had been killed by violence in the area, were provided with stipends.
Project Type: Formal Schools (description)
Primary Focus: to go to formal school (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: Los Angeles
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Parminder Singh Bal
Project Partner(s):
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , Mrs. Vimla Dang,Ekta Bhawan,Chheharta,
PUNJAB  143105
Tel: 91-83-258631
Stewarding Chapter: Los Angeles

Asha Stars, if any:

Enisha Narang

Neelam Gupta

Parminder Singh Bal

Dec 2008Los AngelesUSD 1500
Dec 2007Los AngelesUSD 1500
Dec 2006Los AngelesUSD 1000
Dec 2005Los AngelesUSD 1000
Dec 2003Los AngelesUSD 1000
Dec 2002Los AngelesUSD 1000
Dec 2000Los AngelesUSD 1500
Dec 1999Los AngelesUSD 1500
Dec 1997Los AngelesUSD 1500
Dec 1996Los AngelesUSD 1200
Dec 1995Los AngelesUSD 2000
Dec 1994Los AngelesUSD 1200
May 1993Los AngelesUSD 2200

Total = $18100

Children (in grades 3 to 12) in Amritsar, Punjab, whose fathers or both parents had been killed by violence in the area, are provided with stipends so that they can continue their education. The funding started with 43 children in 1993 and currently the number of children is 26. The stipends are Rs. 100 per month until grade 5 class and Rs. 125 per month from grades 5 to 10. There is a book allowance of Rs. 100 per year until grade 5, Rs. 150 for grade 6, Rs. 200 for grade 7, Rs. 225 for grade 8 and Rs. 400 for 9th and 10th grades.

The children stay with their families or relatives. Their mothers come to pick up the stipends from the Amritsar office of PISRT every 3 months. The educational progress of these children is monitored on a quarterly basis by PISRT on a form to be filled out by the school authorities.
During the 1980s, thousands of people lost their lives in the state of Punjab, and hundreds of children were orphaned.

The innocent victims and their dependent relatives need sympathy as well as material assistance. The Punjab Istri Sabha has been disbursing aid to these victims since 1985. In 1986, it launched a scheme of giving stipends to children of political violence in order to help them continue their education.
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