Mahatma Gandhi Residential High School (MGRS)

Project Brief: MGRS is a boys residential school from class 8 to class 10, for boys who discontinued school after their 7th class to go and work in hotels. Asha will support one batch of students from class 8th to 10th.
Project Type: Support a Child (description)
Primary Focus: children who are working (description)

Secondary Focus: dropouts

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Colorado
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Smruti Behera
Project Partner(s): Sushma Veerappa
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , Vivekanandanagara,Post Kukkundoor(West),,
Stewarding Chapter: Colorado
Dec 2006ColoradoUSD 1600
Jul 2006ColoradoUSD 1400
Dec 2005ColoradoUSD 1600
Dec 2004ColoradoUSD 3855

Total = $8455

In 1991, the Mahatma Gandhi Residential High School was started to cater to those boys who were at the risk of discontinuing school after their 7th class to go and work in hotels. MGRS is a residential school for students from class 8 to class 10. There are a maximum of 30 students in each class.

Project proposal asked about supporting 1/3rd cost of running the school. After discussions, current plan is to support batch of students from class 8th to 10th, so that there is continuous interaction with same group and 1/3rd cost is also covered.

After supporting the 8th Standard students for one year, Asha Colorado gained enough confidence on this project to start a 'Support a Child' program for these kids. Donors were encouraged to sponsor the expenses of a kid in the 9th standard for the 2005-06 academic year. This program was a resounding success and we were able to raise about $5000, from 20 unique donors.

The goal of this project is to make sure that kids who drop out or are at risk of dropping out of high school for financial reasons are brought back into the education system and given the same educational opportunities as kids from more better off families.
The Kisan Sabha, as the name suggests, was started with the motive to empower land tenants through awareness about their rights. This was against the background of an ineffective Land Reforms Act. From organising kisan sabhas at the taluk and district levels, the group took up literacy campaigns as it realised that literacy was the prime reason for the farmers being victimised.