Project Brief: This project will run thirteen tuition centers for primary children in and around the village of Nayakanahatti in Chitardurga district of Karnataka. The centers are located in different villages within a distance of 5 km from the main village, Nayaka
Project Type: Tuition Centers (description)
Primary Focus: other (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Bangalore
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Siddharth Subramani
Project Partner(s):
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , Chaithanya Rural Women & Children Welfare Society,Paineedi Nilaya, Near STSR College,Nayakanahatti,
Tel: 91-8190-207544
Stewarding Chapter: Bangalore
May 2009BangaloreINR 78000
Jan 2009BangaloreINR 28000
Dec 2008BangaloreINR 78000
Jul 2008BangaloreINR 54750
May 2008BangaloreINR 51400
Oct 2007BangaloreINR 51000
Jul 2007BangaloreINR 38190
Feb 2007BangaloreUSD 1
Nov 2006BangaloreINR 38190
Aug 2006BangaloreINR 40690
Mar 2006BangaloreINR 7500
Jan 2006BangaloreINR 7500

Total = $10317.196

This project started in January 2006 with Asha Bangalore supporting the running of three centers in the villages of Malapanahatti, Madiahanahatti and Gunthakolammanahalli. Subsequently the number of centers was expanded from three to thirteen. The ten additional centers were introduced in the following villages: Nayakanahatti, Jogihatti, Gowdgere, Bhimagondanahalli, Mallurahatti, Jaganarahatti,Channabasayanahatti, Hosa Channabasaiahnahatti, Kaval Basaveshwara Nagara and Hosa Jogihatti. The details of each center is present at: Photos of the centers is present at:

In the months of November and December 2006, Asha Bangalore carried out an independent evaluation of the thirteen centers to assess the learning abilities of the children. The evaluation adopted was as per the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) ‘District Quality Education Project’. The results of this evaluation are given in the evaluation report.

The goals in the first year of the project were to set up the centers, get them running and built trust among the villagers. In the second year of operations, the scope of the project has been expanded. The direction the project intends to move is to get the part time teachers/volunteers to take greater ownership and responsibility of the entire program. In line with this, the most important requirements of the teachers have been taken into account and the necessary resources, such as charts, blackboards, teaching aids, library books, newspapers and lighting infrastructure is being provided to them. From the second year, the center teachers will be closely involved with their local schools. The center teachers will go to the schools daily, identify children not coming to school regularly, investigate the reasons for this and work to get such children to regularly attend school. Through this approach, they have set themselves a goal to ensure that every child from their respective village will attend school regularly from the second year of the project. In addition to doing this, the teachers will assist the school with teaching support after taking the necessary permission from the school authorities.

Based on their centers performance in the NIAS study, all the teachers have set personal targets to reach at the end of the second year. The targets are also given in the evaluation report. Asha Bangalore will again conduct an independent evaluation of all the centers in the second year to evaluate the performance of the centers.

Chaithanya Rural Women and Children Welfare Organization (CRWCWO or Chaithanya in short) is a non profit organization located at Nayakanahatti village. The organization was started by a group of people from Nayakanahatti village and the day to day operations of the NGO is being managed by Ms. Hemalatha. Chaithanya was registered as a society in May 2004. Chaithanya is engaged in providing after school hour tuition for poor children, remedial teaching for school drop out children, tailoring classes for women to help them to be self employed and computer training for children, women and students of the village.