Kuno Education Project

Project Brief: This project aims at providing education for the children in 5-12 age group numbering ~500 villages that were relocated in order to prepare a wildlife sanctuary for a pride of Gir lions
Project Type: Formal Schools (description)
Primary Focus: children of dalits/tribals (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Silicon Valley
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Shanthi Kalpat
Project Partner(s):
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , Samrakshan-Kuno Project,,Village Agraa, Tehsil Vijaypur,
Stewarding Chapter: Silicon Valley
Feb 2007Silicon ValleyUSD 5685
Apr 2006Silicon ValleyUSD 5915
Aug 2005Silicon ValleyUSD 5599
Feb 2005Silicon ValleyUSD 5599
Aug 2004Silicon ValleyUSD 3373
Apr 2004Silicon ValleyUSD 3764
Feb 2003Silicon ValleyUSD 2570
Dec 2003Silicon ValleyUSD 2570
Dec 2001Silicon ValleyUSD 7900

Total = $42975

To counter the extinction threat facing the Asiatic lion the Madhya Pradesh state government aims to relocate a pride of 6-8 Lions from Gir to to Kuno wildlife sanctuary in north-west MP. To prepare this sanctuary, resettlement and rehabilitation of the people that were living in 13 villages inside the sanctuary has been done. This project aims at providing education for the children in 5-12 age group numbering ~300 in the relocated villages

Full Description
Samrakshan is an organization that works nationally to promote sustainable livelihoods of forest-dwelling communities. The organization has been working, since December 1997, in various capacities like research and documentation, lobbying and networking, and direct field intervention with the local community in the Kuno region. The direct field intervention, supported by WWF-India, began with a two-member team in September 1999 in the backdrop of the ambitious lion reintroduction project of the Madhya Pradesh forest department.

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