Bharat Vidyalam

Project Brief: Bharat Vidhyalayam is a non-profit school dedicated to provide quality English Medium education to the underprivileged children. Asha funded the construction of the school building
Project Type: Formal Schools (description)
Primary Focus: creating resources (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Stanford
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Madhav Ranganathan
Project Partner(s):
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , ,,Karaikudi,
Stewarding Chapter: Stanford
Dec 2006StanfordUSD 3500
Dec 2005StanfordUSD 7111
Dec 2003StanfordUSD 15755
Dec 2001StanfordUSD 15000

Total = $41366

The school was started in June, 2000, by Selvamani Palaniappan, A.V.Ramanathan, and a few other philanthropists, who were keen on providing good quality education to children from the poorer sections of society. The school thus set up, has at present one hundred and thirty students, in the Kintegarden, Grade I and Grade II classes. The plan is to provide primary education, upto Grade V, to start with, at which point, there would be about two hundred and forty students in the school.
Students are admitted to the school based on economic criteria of the parents. Currently, parents earning an income less than Rs. 2000 (USD 50) per month will be allowed to admit their children. The parents will need to be committed to the education of their children. The school also plans to provide guidance and coaching to parents of students, who themselves are illiterate.
Asha funded $17,100 towards construction of building
Annual Matriculation matriculation education costs about Rs. 3000, annually which is beyond the reach of most middle class Kids familiesfrom below middle class. So, we decided to create Bharat Vidhyalayam, a Good quality mMatriculation school to provide free education for underprivileged families.
Bharat Vidhyalayam is a non-profit school dedicated to provide quality English Medium education tothe underprivileged children in Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu.
Selvamani Palaniappan (Sr Database Administrator, Dallas) and A.V. Ramnathan (Retired Highway Engineer, India) started this school in June 2000 with personal funds providing a quality English based education to the underprivileged children in Karaikudi (a small town located in southern part of Tamil Nadu, India). The school presently enrolls 253 students from kindergarten to Grade 5 This is Asha-Stanford's first Asha Stars project with funds being mainly raised through Mr. Palaniappan's friends and colleagues in the United States.

Contact Address in US
Bharat Vidhyalayam
5109, Teddington Park drive
Plano, TX 75023