Jeevan Daan Samiti (JDS)

Project Brief: Jeevan Daan Samiti is a project started due to the efforts of one individual who wanted to bring about a change in the lives of the children of the migrant kiln labourers in the Matuchauri village in Saidpur Tehsil of Mirzapur district of UP
Project Type: Non-Formal Educational Centers (description)
Primary Focus: children of migrant workers (description)

Secondary Focus: to go to formal school

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Colorado
Status: Support ended.
Project Steward: Satya Mishra
Project Partner(s): Vallabh Pandey
Other Contacts: Chakravarthy Meduri
Project Address: , Village–Matuchauri, Post-Uchauri,,Tehsil-Saidpur, Zilla-Gazipur,,
Stewarding Chapter: Colorado

Asha Stars, if any:

Ajay Jethi

Amit Gupta

Martin Huckerby

Rohini Muthuswami

Feb 2010ColoradoUSD 3400
Jun 2009ColoradoUSD 3000
Sep 2008ColoradoUSD 3000
Mar 2008ColoradoUSD 2500
Jan 2006ColoradoUSD 1400
Jan 2005ColoradoUSD 4406
Mar 2004ColoradoUSD 2033
Dec 2003ColoradoUSD 1877
Dec 2002ColoradoUSD 690

Total = $22306

The Jeevan Daan Samiti project is run in the Matuchauri village of UP. It deals with teaching basic education and continuing it through amidst the migrant life of the brick kiln workers. The project runs seven teaching centers where 250-320 children between the age of 3-12 years attend classes. There is a need to improve the a variety of conditions such as the plight of women workers, children and the environmental conditions. The project is getting funded since November 2002 and has 3 Asha Stars.
The organization addresses the following problems:
Basic Literacy
Economic issues
Plight of the childres
Environmental and social problems
The samiti addresses basic literacy at these brick kiln centers by running three educational centers. The three current centers cater to a group of 250-320 children in the age group of 3-12 years. They run from the beginning of the monsoon season to the end of November for 3 days a week 2 hours each day because of lack of teachers. The organization requires a number of things such as: teachers, supervisor, teaching aids, sewing machine, office supplies, etc.
The projects is supported by Asha Colorado and 3 Asha Stars