Project Brief: Project Khushi is currently a blawadi whose goal is to take care of uncared-for children left by parents going to work. The blawadi will provide basic education and take care of the nutrition needs of the children to develop their brains.
Project Type: Non-Formal Educational Centers (description)
Primary Focus: children from slums (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: CentralNJ
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Kaveena Mathi
Project Partner(s): Madhuri Shastri
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , Door No 1-14, Teachers colony Road,Pappireddy palle,Madanapalle Mandal,
Stewarding Chapter: CentralNJ
Sep 2005CentralNJUSD 3000
Dec 2003CentralNJUSD 1970
Oct 2003CentralNJUSD 650

Total = $5620

The proposal is to start a Balwadi in one of the five villages in Madannapalle
The main purpose of the balwadis is to take care of uncared-for children left by parents going to work. These children are usually under-nourished and their brains do not develop. Raghu and Rama want to put these children through pre-primary education at the balwadi and take care of their nutrition needs.
Khushi Rural Development Society aims to have balwadis in a growing number of villages in order to provide rudimentory education to children and provide nourishment in order to develop their minds.

The organization was started in September 2004 by Raghu and Rama. P.V. Raghu and Rama are a husband-wife team who have been working at Deccan Development Society (DDS) school in Zaheerabad for the last 14 years. DDS has been working towards rural development of poor dalit women in Zaheerabad for over 15 years. DDS is engaged in various activities in the areas of food security, ecological agriculture, and alternate education. Their programs include watershed development, providing health care, running balwadis (day care centers/playschools for children of working women) and schools. Raghu and Rama felt that it was time for them to move on and make a bigger impact towards providing education to the poor children by having more balwadis and day care programs.