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Project Brief: This project aims at supporting a government school in a rural area that caters to the educational needs of children from seven neighbouring villages in coastal Maharashtra
Project Type: Formal Schools (description)
Primary Focus: other (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Los Angeles
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Indraneel Kanaglekar
Project Partner(s):
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , ,,Padel,
Stewarding Chapter: Los Angeles
Oct 2003Los AngelesUSD 1500

Total = $1500

The project aims to improve quality of education offered in Sriram Madhyamic Vidya Mandir, Padel (District: Sindhudurg, Maharashtra). Emphasis is on providing better educational facilities for the village children, in turn emphasizing quality education. The urgent need is to build new classrooms to accommodate more students.
Sriram Madhyamic Vidya Mandir is located in Padel, a village on coastal Maharashtra. (~population 3000, District: Sindhudurg). This is the only higher secondary school (5th-12th std) which is located in Padel, but it supports other 6-7 nearby villages (~population: 20,000). Lately the school management is experiencing difficulties in accommodating students due to increased enrollment. Their immediate need is to build more classrooms to accommodate students, without cramming them into classrooms, drawing halls etc. Apart from that, the school has very poor laboratory equipment, poor library infrastructure, and unusable/non-functional restrooms.

It is a state funded school but the school has not received any non-salaried grant in the last 3-4 years. So, they have to rely on contributions from villagers to improve the facilities in school. The funding would go towards improving the infrastructural facilities which includes construction of new classrooms.