Pothamkandam School

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

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Redlands
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: K.M Sreekumar
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Stewarding Chapter: Redlands
Dec 2003RedlandsUSD 500
Dec 2002RedlandsUSD 1400
Dec 2001RedlandsUSD 550

Total = $2450

The school was stated in 1955 and upgraded as upper primary school in 1984.
The school is run by the State government and Payyanur Block Panchayath is the authority (Local self government) responsible for running the school. PTA is giving only lunch (porridge and green gram) to the students. PTA funds are collected from its members as well as donations from people within the community in addition to grants from government.Most of the families are coolies depending on daily wages and also small and marginal farmers. Parents are mostly educated up to primary school level only.
The present pedagogy followed is known as district primary education program (DPEP) up to 7th standard. There are no examinations, but grading. It can be considered as an improved montesory model.
PTA believes that "If good education is made available to the children , they will have better opportunities in life, better health standards for them and their family and better social awareness". Asha for Education, Redlands has received proposal to fund drinking water supply system, buy furniture, modern teaching aids, computers and improve the infrastructure.
Support one time infrastructural requirement:
library, drinking water, furniture and teaching aid
PTA (Parents and Teachers Association) was formed in 1970 as per the direction of the Department of Education, Govt. of Kerala for facilitating better contact between the parents and teachers for solving the problems of the school as well as students.