Gokul - Shree Guru Gorakanath Shale

Project Brief: Gokul Residential School
Project Type: Residential School (description)
Primary Focus: children of dalits/tribals (description)

Secondary Focus: orphans

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Eindhoven
Status: completed - requirements ended
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Project Partner(s):
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Project Address: , Shree Guru Gorakanath Shale,Tarihal Road, Behind Steel Factory,Gokul,
Tel: +91-836-2210672
Stewarding Chapter: Eindhoven
Dec 2003EindhovenEUR 1800

Total = $2024.442

The small village Gokul is situated in North Karnataka near Hubli. The village holds plenty of land that is used mainly for farming and is surrounded by industries that belong to the city, Hubli. The school ‘Shree Guru Gorakanath’ was established by Mr. Durgappa Madhurkar in 1982. Primary education was granted to students of poor families in this residential school, initially. With its basic strong infrastructure it has attracted a lot more of underprivileged children and eventually the student mass has increased immensely over the years. At present, they have 469 kids who belong to the 1st to 7th grade, of which 422 of them are residents of the school. They also host 228 high school students and wish to embark on an Industrial Technical Institute (ITI) section in the near future.

Minimum support has been received from the State government and freelance donations (eg., blankets for resident students) while the major funding is provided by the industrialist himself. No charge is attributed to any of the parents or guardians.
To provide free education to the children coming from very poor financial background, economically backward communities, the orphans and destitute children.The trust takes care of complete responsibilities of the children admitted in the school and provide them with food, clothing, shelter and medical facilities along with education.