A.K. Montessori School

Project Brief: A.K. Lodi Memorial Society provides education to young children hailing from a very poor minority neighborhood in Varanasi, U.P. Asha plans on providing the school with funding to train teachers buy education material and provide nutrition.
Project Type: Alternative Education (description)
Primary Focus: children from slums (description)

Secondary Focus: to go to formal school

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Ann-Arbor
Status: completed - things went wrong
Project Steward: Vipul Bansal
Project Partner(s):
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , B 8/77-A Bara Gambhir Singh,Bhelupura,Varanasi,
Tel: 91-542-23411339/2276413
Stewarding Chapter: Ann-Arbor
Dec 2004Ann-ArborUSD 2300

Total = $2300

A.K. Montessori School run by the A.K. Lodi Memorial Society is situated in a poor densely populated minority neighborhood in Varanasi. The school imparts education to young children between the ages of four to twelve years from the local community. The inhabitants are poor, illiterate and superstitious comprising mostly of butchers and weavers. The school aims to spread education, health and awareness among the community, the core goal being to prepare the students for formal education. As part of this project Asha provided support for teacher training, buying education supplies and nutrition to the children for a year.

The project is no longer supported by Asha for Education. The relationship was terminated after a negative feedback from our Asha volunteer in India who visited the project.