Sarvodaya Parivar Trust- Khadkee school for Tribal Children

Project Brief: Residential school in Khadkee a village in remote, tribal area on Gujarat-MH border. See p=161 for more details.
Project Type: Residential School (description)
Primary Focus: children of dalits/tribals (description)

Secondary Focus: dropouts

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Stanford
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Salil Phadnis
Project Partner(s): Shailen Mistry
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , Pindval, Taluka: Dharampur, Jilla: Valsad,Gujarat,,
GUJARAT  396050
Tel: c/o 02633-242-367
Stewarding Chapter: Stanford
Jan 2008NYC/NJUSD 10500
Oct 2007StanfordUSD 4000
Oct 2004StanfordUSD 3000

Total = $17500

We are funding the yearly expenses of staff salary and academic materials as listed in their budget for year 2003-2004, dated 20 June 2004.

Location: Khadkee, Gujarat (Gujarat/MH boarder)
Area (urban/rural): Remote tribal area in Dharampur Taluka in Gujarat where 99% population is tribal
Primary Focus: An opportunity for never enrolled/dropped out children to study and to enter the formal system
Project Type: Residential school, regular school for local children
# of Beneficiaries: Four villages including Khadkee. Khadkee has 103 families, 600 people. Plan to increase focus to villages in the interior. Current Condition of Beneficiaries: Currently children in villages near Khadkee and even youth are particularly disadvantaged in terms of exposure to formal schooling (Government schools and teachers, exist only on paper)

Successes/Impact Thus Far: Over the years they have educated some 200 children.
In 2003-2004 for example,
72 children studied in Khadkee
of which 36 were enrolled in formal schooling after pre-primary school.
8 enrolled in 3rd 4th grade formal school
7 joined the work force (farming)
21 continued at Khadkee in the informal system
In the current year, 74 children are enrolled, 30 for pre-primary training and 44 in the informal-school.

Post 2008, Asha NYC-NJ took over the funding of the Khadkee center as well and combined it with the funding of the Pindval center. See for further details.
Short-Term Objectives: Basic literacy, numeracy skills, basic Science, community living, developing art, music skills, understand and speak Gujarati � so that they can join the main stream.
5-Year Vision: Enrollment of these children into formal schools- for younger children this would mean enrollment in first grade and for the elder children (youth) they would be helped with the 7th grade school entry exam or with vocational training for future employment.
The Sarvodaya Parivar Trust in Pindval was established in 1968 by Kantabhen Shah. She began by walking 13 km. everyday for 14 years to provide medical services to the Adivasi people. Through her efforts, a doctor became a resident and continues medical service there.
The above number is c/o Amitbhai/Narendrabhai/Ashokbhai of Jalaram Rice Mill
Two trustees have cell phones, but due to poor mobile range it is difficult mostly get through
Kantibhai (who also looks after finance)- 9825873338
Sujataben (who looks after the Khadkee school)-9879357465

See for information post-2008.