Rachana Society for Social Reconstruction

Project Brief:
Project Type: Other (description)
Primary Focus: to go to formal school (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: St. Louis
Status: completed - things went wrong
Project Steward: Jayant Mazumdar
Project Partner(s): Pradeep Gore
Other Contacts:
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Stewarding Chapter: St. Louis
Apr 2009ArizonaUSD 10500
Apr 2003St. LouisUSD 2750
Jan 2003St. LouisUSD 2750
Dec 2002St. LouisUSD 2500
Dec 2000St. LouisUSD 4500

Total = $23000

After school supplementary education for children. Includes a variety of education such as
- Hygeine
- Field trips / excursions
- After school tuitions
- Tuitions to help pass entrance exams for schools
General literacy, education & upliftment of children around the area.
Project Steward untill 2003: Pradeep Gore
Project Steward in 2004: Jayant Mazumdar
Project Steward now: No one

The last discussion we had on this project ocurred in Aug 04. Jayant had discussed with them their needs for funding for 2004-2005. Based on the project discussions, we had decided that we were not comfortable funding this project further.

The chapter felt that the outlined plans and programs were too non-academic in nature, and we did not think it supported the organizations goals adequately. The Project Steward at the time, Jayant M. communicated with the Project about whether the field trips, excursions etc. and bus fares it was asking for money for was thought out in terms of their goals, if there were other activities that could help their original intent of getting children to formal education, and keeping them there. Folks at the project did not appear to communicate back with us.

Subsequently, we have lost a project steward for the project, and the chapter is looking for someone who can take this up again, to work alongside the project to

a) Understand why the Projected has crafted needs that appears to not be critical to their goals
b) Mentor them in the event that their needs have been crafted without due thought.