Timbaktu Collective - Prakruti Badi Project

Project Brief: The objective of the Timbaktu Collective is to make a lasting improvement in the lives of the people of the area.
Project Type: Alternative Education (description)
Primary Focus: dropouts (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: London
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Neha Inwate
Project Partner(s): Bablu Ganguly
Other Contacts: Kumaran Perinpanathan
Project Address: , Timbaktu Collective,CK Palli ,Chennakothapalli Village,
Tel: 918559240335
Stewarding Chapter: London
May 2021LondonUSD 4110
Dec 2017BangaloreUSD 27973
Nov 2016LondonUSD 9602
Dec 2015BangaloreUSD 7639
Nov 2015BangaloreUSD 12570
Mar 2015LondonUSD 9665
Jan 2015BangaloreUSD 6538
Nov 2013BangaloreUSD 5918
Oct 2013BangaloreUSD 662
Sep 2013BangaloreUSD 1617
Feb 2013BangaloreUSD 13525
Dec 2012BangaloreINR 271800
Dec 2012BangaloreINR 88000
Oct 2012BangaloreINR 95800
Aug 2012BangaloreUSD 6554
Jan 2012LondonGBP 10361
Dec 2011BangaloreINR 344400
Sep 2011BangaloreUSD 1604
Jul 2011LondonGBP 740
Jul 2011BangaloreUSD 6667
Mar 2011LondonGBP 9191
Dec 2010ChicagoUSD 10000
Sep 2009LondonGBP 4000
Jan 2009Work an HourGBP 3349
Oct 2008Work an HourUSD 13149
Aug 2008NYC/NJUSD 10507
Mar 2008LondonGBP 4000
Feb 2008Work an HourUSD 13490
Jan 2008LondonGBP 4000
Feb 2007NYC/NJUSD 15000
Dec 2006LondonGBP 4000
Oct 2005LondonGBP 2000
Mar 2005NYC/NJUSD 13500
Feb 2004NYC/NJUSD 3500
Oct 2003LondonGBP 4000
Mar 2003NYC/NJUSD 3716
Oct 2002Work an HourUSD 16447
Jul 2002LondonGBP 4000
Jan 2002NYC/NJUSD 7000
Jan 2001NYC/NJUSD 6100
Jan 2000NYC/NJUSD 4750
Jan 1999NYC/NJUSD 5250
Jan 1998NYC/NJUSD 2500
Jan 1997NYC/NJUSD 2500
Jul 1996NYC/NJUSD 2500
Jan 1996StanfordUSD 1500
Jul 1995StanfordUSD 1500
Jan 1995NYC/NJUSD 1500

Total = $345131.29374

Timbaktu Collective is a rural development organization working in the three mandals - Chennekotha Palli (C.K.Palli), Ramgiri and Roddam of India's second most drought prone district, Ananthapur in Andhra Pradesh. For over 20 years they have been working on issues of rural development through Eco-restoration, Child rights, Youth development, Disability rights, Alternative banking with women, Organic farming and producer owned business enterprise development.

During the course of their work they came across children from difficult family circumstances, orphans and neglected children from poor households. This led to the establishment in 1994 of Prakruti Badi, a residential alternative school, for these children. The school enables them to enjoy childhood and blossom in a free, joyful and open environment of learning amidst nature.

Prakruti Badi provides free food and all round education while catering to the health needs of these 65 children. The children explore the world through the use of all their faculties. Arts and crafts, dance and drama are not considered extra-curricular but are an imperative part of the learning process.

Asha-Bangalore runs a Support A Child program to support the living expense, education, health care, etc of the residential children.

Asha also supports other initiatives of Timbaktu Collective
The objective of the timbaktu collective is to make a lasting improvement in the lives of the farmers. They want to achieve it by improving the awareness among farmers, teaching efficient techniques and improving the quality of education among the next generation.
The economy of the Ananthapur region in Andhra Pradesh, revolves around agriculture. Many of the villages in this region are poor because of the traditionally unreliable rainy season, exacerbated by the degradation of the land as a result of abusive agricultural techniques.
The objective of the timbaktu collective is to make a lasting improvement in the lives of the farmers. They encourage the practice of permaculture- a sustainable and eco-friendly form of agriculture which eschews the use of artificial fertilizers and chemical pesticides. They also help market the products to get fair price for the farmers.

They organize women's sangams under MACTS (Mutually Aided Cooperative Thrift Societies) to deal with problems faced by women and to encourage them to save money.

They run an alternative education program and run a Children's Resource Center in C.K.Palli and a residential school Prakruti Badi.

They work with various deprived sections of the societies like individuals with disabilities through the Militha program.

They also work on Panchayati Raj, formation of youth and children's groups.
Asha London Project Stewards : Asif Shahinsha / Ramakrishna Goud.

Timbaktu runs a Child & Youth Resource Center (CYRC), which is also funded by Asha. The project page for CYRC is here:
May 2021 Proposal for COVID relief 2021
Aug 2019 Site Visit Report
Apr 2018 Progress_report_2017_18
Nov 2017 Tibaktu Collective Annual Report 2016-2017
Sep 2017 Nature School revised Proposal 2017
Sep 2017 Nature School Revised Budget 2017
Sep 2017 CRC and Prakruti Badi Site Visit Report 9 Sep 2017
Aug 2017 Assessment Report
Aug 2017 Evaluation Sheet
Apr 2017 Newsletter Apr - Jul 2017
Apr 2017 Nature School_Asha_2017-18
Jan 2017 Newsletter_Oct_Dec_2016
Jan 2017 Newsletter Jan - March 2017
Nov 2016 Budget_2016_17
Oct 2016 Newsletter_July_Sept_2016
Jul 2016 Newsletter_Q2_16.pdf
Jan 2016 Fund_Utilization_15_16
Jan 2016 Project Proposal 2016-17
Jan 2016 Timbaktu Budget 2016-17
Nov 2015 Budget (One-Time Funding)
Oct 2015 Budget (2015-2016)
Jul 2015 Site Visit by Bangalore Vols
Oct 2014 Fellowship proposal
Mar 2014 Modified Budget (Approved)
Feb 2014 Initial Proposal (SAC)
Feb 2014 Modified Budget (Approved)
Feb 2014 Site Visit (Bangalore)
Oct 2013 Modified CRC Budget (2013-2014)
Sep 2013 Initial_proposal2013-14
Aug 2013 Initial Budget - SAC/ Prakuti Badi
Mar 2013 Prakruti Badi (full school) finances 2011-12
Dec 2012 Prakruti Badi visit Sanjeev Ranganathan
Nov 2012 Budget for Prakruti Badi 2012-13
Jul 2012 Prakuti Badi visit July 2012
Jul 2012 School visit July 2012
May 2011 Budget for SAC for Timbaktu Badi
May 2011 Site Visit - Sanjeev Ranganathan
Apr 2011 CRC Budget 2011-12
Apr 2011 Site visit - Vijay Krishna
Apr 2011 CRC Proposal 2011-12
Apr 2011 WAH guidelines for CRC
Mar 2011 imbaktu Collective Annual Report : 2010-11
Dec 2010 CRC proposal 10-11
Nov 2010 Prakruti Badi proposal
Mar 2010 imbaktu Collective Annual Report : 2009-10
Mar 2010 imbaktu Collective Annual Report : 2009-10
Feb 2010 Site Report
Feb 2010 Collective programmes report
Feb 2010 Financial information on Militha
Nov 2009 CRC Proposal 09-10
Nov 2009 Visit to CRC
Oct 2009 Chiguru in Oct 09
Oct 2009 Annual Report 08-09
Jul 2009 Budget for schools (PB, TB) and resource center(CRC)
Jul 2009 Short note on Timbaktu and the education program
Jun 2009 Experience of ISI students at Prakrutibadi
Jun 2009 Visit Ram (Asha-Bangalore)
May 2009 Chiguru financial statement 08-09
Mar 2009 Timbaktu Collective Annual Report : 2008-09
Mar 2009 imbaktu Collective Annual Report : 2008-09
Mar 2009 Chiguru Annual Report Jan-Dec 08
Mar 2009 Photos from Chiguru Program 08-09
Mar 2009 Chiguru program in the news Jan-Dec 08
Sep 2008 Chiguru Extension Report (07-08)
Sep 2008 Site Visit
Jul 2008 Chapter discussion and approval
May 2008 Chiguru financial statement 07-08
Apr 2008 Chiragu Proposal 08-09
Apr 2008 Chiragu Budget 08-09
Dec 2007 Proposed budget 07-08
Dec 2007 A year in pics '07
Nov 2007 Pictures from camp - 2007
Oct 2007 Proposal 07
Jul 2007 Site visit - Anita Komanduri
Jun 2007 Chiguru Extension proposal (WAH07)
Jun 2007 Chiguru Extension Budget (WAH07)
Jun 2007 PFUS - Funds Utilization '03-'07
Nov 2006 Update for Period 2004-2006
Nov 2006 ProgressJune-Nov
Nov 2006 Expenses-Breakup
Nov 2006 SiteVisitJessica
Nov 2006 Art&CraftCenterProposal
Mar 2006 Site Visit-Jessica
Oct 2004 Proposal
Sep 2004 Expenditure plan
Aug 2004 Fraternity program
Aug 2004 Infrastructure development report
Aug 2004 Site visit by Asha-Bangalore
Dec 2003 Annual report -2003
Jun 2003 Site Visit Madhav
Mar 2003 Report for April 2002 - March 2003
Feb 2003 Site visit - Anita Balasubramaniam
Nov 2002 Site Visit Report by Srikanth Voorakaranam (Asha-Bangalore)
Mar 2002 Seed of Hope proposal for WAH 2002.
Mar 2002 Financial Summary
Mar 2002 Description
Feb 2002 Project proposal
Jan 2002 Site visit - by Shankar Srinivas
Jun 2000 Site visit - by Shankar
Oct 1999 Background and project proposal
Jul 1999 Site visit - by Shankar Srinivas
Nov 1996 Site visit -by Shankar and Nidhi Srinivas
Dec 1994 Site visit - by Shankar