Voluntary Association For Rural Upliftment and Networking - VARUN

Project Brief: Voluntary Association For Rural Upliftment and Networking (VARUN) has been involved in the all round development of Chandauli district for the last two years
Project Type: Non-Formal Educational Centers (description)
Primary Focus: remedial education (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Silicon Valley
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Suhas Satheesh
Project Partner(s): Dr SP Singh
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , H. No. 100 , Village and Post,Sushuwahi ,Karmnavir,
Tel: 0542 318574
Stewarding Chapter: Silicon Valley
Jun 2024Silicon ValleyUSD 14814
Mar 2024Silicon ValleyUSD 14648
Sep 2023Silicon ValleyUSD 24293
Aug 2023Silicon ValleyUSD 13856
Jun 2023Silicon ValleyUSD 14012
Jan 2023Silicon ValleyUSD 20202
Nov 2022Silicon ValleyUSD 12508
Sep 2022Silicon ValleyUSD 2365
Apr 2022Silicon ValleyUSD 27812
Sep 2021Silicon ValleyUSD 12679
Jun 2021Silicon ValleyUSD 12501
Jun 2021Silicon ValleyUSD 2408
Dec 2020Silicon ValleyUSD 4754
Nov 2020Silicon ValleyUSD 678
Nov 2020Silicon ValleyUSD 11273
Aug 2020Silicon ValleyUSD 4294
Apr 2020Silicon ValleyUSD 11828
Oct 2019Silicon ValleyUSD 11953
Oct 2019Silicon ValleyUSD 9188
May 2019Silicon ValleyUSD 9277
Nov 2018Silicon ValleyUSD 2986
Nov 2018Silicon ValleyUSD 6267
Jul 2018Silicon ValleyUSD 6383
Dec 2017Silicon ValleyUSD 6749
Aug 2017Silicon ValleyUSD 6838
Jan 2017Silicon ValleyUSD 5822
Sep 2016Silicon ValleyUSD 5917
Mar 2016Silicon ValleyUSD 5086
Oct 2015Silicon ValleyUSD 5227
Mar 2015Silicon ValleyUSD 4833
Sep 2014Silicon ValleyUSD 4980
Mar 2014Silicon ValleyUSD 4252
Nov 2013Silicon ValleyUSD 4045
Aug 2013Silicon ValleyUSD 3545
Jul 2013Silicon ValleyUSD 17
Jan 2013Silicon ValleyUSD 4494
Mar 2012Silicon ValleyUSD 3144
Oct 2011Silicon ValleyUSD 4717
Feb 2011Silicon ValleyUSD 5310
Nov 2010Silicon ValleyUSD 5310
Jul 2010Silicon ValleyUSD 3206
Mar 2010Silicon ValleyUSD 2749
Nov 2009Silicon ValleyUSD 3890
May 2009Silicon ValleyUSD 5205
Oct 2008Silicon ValleyUSD 5668
Sep 2007Silicon ValleyUSD 7840
May 2007Silicon ValleyUSD 2400
Oct 2006Silicon ValleyUSD 2865
Aug 2006Silicon ValleyUSD 980
Jun 2005Silicon ValleyUSD 1802
May 2005Silicon ValleyUSD 1365
Jul 2003Silicon ValleyUSD 980

Total = $370215

Ever since Independence the district of Chandoli has seen very little progress. Historically it has been a part of UP sometimes, Bihar sometimes. It has been a part of Varanasi district, Mirzapur district as well as Sonbhadra district. Perhaps because of this confusion this part of the country has really been neglected. The villages in this dristrict lack basic aminities such as roads, electricity, hospitals, transportation etc.
ValueTree Association for Rural Upliftment and Networking was formed to improve the living starndards of people living in these villages.
VARUN's aim
1. To increase the level of literacy and intellectual development of the children in the targeted area.
2. To give technical instruction to increase skill level
3. To provide technical tools so that the local population can join the main stream society
Voluntary Association For Rural Upliftment and Networking (VARUN) has been involved in the all round development of Chandauli district for the last two years. In the process VARUN has promoted organic farming by setting up compost tanks, distributed organic fertilizer, set up by seed banks and distributed new and better varities of seed.
Simlarly in the area of health VARUN, for the first time in this area,ran programs for polio vaccination. It has also facilitated govt. health programs to reach the interiors villages. A team of doctors from Varanasi also ran health camps twice last 2 years. In March 2002, with the help of UPVHA ran a health awareness and training program for 5 days.

VARUN runs two schools, one in village Lehra and the other in village Shahpur. Both villages are in Naugarg block of Chandoli district.
The people of this area are mostly dependent on farming for their livelihood. They also raise and keep animals such as cows and sheep. They farm for about 8-9 months of the year, rest of the year they are depend on the neighbouring jungle to provide them with food, wild fruits and hunting.

The literacy levels of both the villages are very poor. Lehra village has two adults who have studied upto class 8 and class 10 respectively. Shahpur has one adult who studied upto class 10. about 40 families in Lehra and about 67 families in Shahpur.

Jun 2024 VARUN 2024 Project Metrics.pdf
May 2024 VARUN Annual Report 2024-25 and Budget 2025-26
Apr 2024 VARUN Annual Report 2023-24 and Budget 2024-25
Feb 2024 VARUN Hostel Construction Budget 2024
May 2023 VARUN Virtual Site Visit May 2023
May 2023 VARUN Annual Report and Budget for 2023-24
May 2023 VARUN Project Quantification 2023.pdf
Jan 2023 VARUN mid year and hostel construction with budget
Nov 2022 VARUN mid year 2022 and hostel proposal
Aug 2022 VARUN Drinking Water Additional Budget
Apr 2022 VARUN Budget 2022-23
Aug 2021 VARUN Virtual Site Visit Aug 2021
May 2021 COVID Wave 2 Proposal
May 2021 VARUN Budget 2020-21
Nov 2020 VARUN COVID Food Security Proposal
Jul 2020 VARUN COVID budget 2020
Apr 2020 Audit Report 2019-20
Apr 2020 Annual Report 2019-20
Apr 2020 Budget 2020-21
Oct 2019 Midyear Expense Report
Aug 2019 VARUN Site Visit
Apr 2019 VARUN Proposal - 2019-20
Apr 2019 VARUN proposal - 2019-20 PDF
Nov 2018 Receipt of funds
Oct 2018 VARUN - Mid year update 2018-2019
Oct 2018 Budget for 4 new schools in Sonebhadra district
Sep 2018 VARUN AUDIT report - 2017-2018
May 2018 VARUn Project Proposal 2018-2019
May 2018 VARUN Project Proposal 2018 - 2019
Nov 2017 Mid-year update
Nov 2017 VARUN Visit Report Padmanava Nov17
May 2017 Renewal 2017-18
Jan 2017 Mid-year update
Sep 2016 Meeting minutes
Aug 2016 Project Proposal
May 2016 site_visit_2016
Feb 2016 Mid-year update
Feb 2016 Meeting minutes
Sep 2015 Renewal Proposal
Sep 2015 Poll and minutes
Jul 2015 Site visit -Hindi
Feb 2015 Half-yearly update
Feb 2015 Meeting minutes
Feb 2015 Half-yearly original report
Jul 2014 Renewal
Jul 2014 Meeting minutes and Poll
Apr 2014 Quarterly update (Hindi)
Feb 2014 Half yearly update
Oct 2013 Renewal presentation 2013-2014
Sep 2013 Meeting minutes
Mar 2013 Site visit report 2013
Aug 2012 Meeting Mins & Poll
Aug 2012 Project Renewal Proposal
Aug 2012 Annual report/ quarterly update
Jan 2012 Half-yearly Progress Report
Aug 2011 Project Proposal
Aug 2011 Eval Doc
Aug 2011 Meeting minutes
Jun 2011 Site Visit Report
Jun 2011 Annual Report
Feb 2011 Mid year update, 2010-2011
Dec 2010 Press Release 2010
Dec 2010 Press Release 2010
Sep 2010 Project Proposal
Sep 2010 Meeting minutes
Sep 2010 Eval Doc 10-11
Aug 2010 Budget and qtr. Report
Jul 2010 Mid-year Update
Mar 2010 Eval Doc 2010
Nov 2009 Approved Emergency Budget Breakdown
Nov 2009 Meeting Minutes
Sep 2009 Site Visit Report
Jul 2009 Proposal presentation 09-10
Mar 2009 Eval Doc March 09
Dec 2008 General Report
Jul 2008 Project Renewal Presentation
Jun 2008 Budget Report 2008-09
Mar 2008 Site Visit Report Mar'08
Feb 2008 Varun - General Report
Aug 2007 VARUN Report
Aug 2007 Site Visit Report
Aug 2007 Budget 2007 - 2008
Aug 2007 Budget 2007 - 2008
Feb 2007 Site Visit Report
Jul 2006 Site Visit Report By Andi Fischer
Jan 2006 Budget_for_2006
Oct 2005 Site visit report from Rakesh/Vallabh
Oct 2005 From_18th_October
May 2005 Site Visit By Andi F
Apr 2005 New proposal
Mar 2005 Update from Varun
Mar 2005 Email from Ski
Apr 2004 progress report
Jan 2004 Yearly Report 2004
Dec 2002 Funding Details 2002-03
Dec 2001 Site Visit May 2002
Dec 2001 Proposal 2002-03
Dec 2001 Funding Details 2002
Dec 2001 Site Visit May 2002