Project Brief: Charitable and socio-economic development trust MUKTI was established in 2003. Their book bank project provides text books to students from Grade 5 and above who currently attend local government schools in Purbasridharpur region in West Bengal.
Project Type: Resource Centers (description)
Primary Focus: to go to formal school (description)

Secondary Focus: remedial education

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: NYC/NJ
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Dileep Bhat
Project Partner(s): Sankar Halder
Other Contacts: Venus Chintala
Project Address: , Purbasridharpur, Raidighi,24 Pargs(s),South 24 Parganas,
Stewarding Chapter: NYC/NJ
Nov 2018BangaloreUSD 9276
Jun 2018NYC/NJUSD 28433
Jun 2018BangaloreUSD 5592
Nov 2017BangaloreUSD 10154
Jun 2017NYC/NJUSD 27205
Jun 2016NYC/NJUSD 24165
Aug 2015SheffieldUSD 5682
Jul 2015NYC/NJUSD 22837
Jun 2014NYC/NJUSD 22357
Feb 2014SheffieldUSD 1477
May 2013NYC/NJUSD 19867
May 2012NYC/NJUSD 18831
Jan 2012SheffieldGBP 500
Apr 2011NYC/NJUSD 18355
May 2010NYC/NJUSD 19453
Nov 2009NYC/NJUSD 2770
Nov 2009Work an HourUSD 9075
Nov 2009Work an HourGBP 586
Nov 2009YaleUSD 2000
Mar 2009NYC/NJUSD 6093
Mar 2008NYC/NJUSD 10000
Nov 2007NYC/NJUSD 10725
Nov 2007NYC/NJUSD 1500
Aug 2007NYC/NJUSD 2000
Mar 2007NYC/NJUSD 7438
Apr 2006YaleUSD 4400
Apr 2006NYC/NJUSD 4350

Total = $295755.37604

The local government does not provide textbooks for boys after Grade 5,so the expenses of continuing education is cost-prohibitive for many parents. In response, Asha NYC-NJ in collaboration with Asha Yale has provided textbooks to over 2,500 students in Purbasridharpur region.

What is particularly innovative about the book bank project is its self-sustainability. At the end of each academic year, the children return the textbooks they have been provided to Mukti. Those textbooks are then passed down to the next class.
This year's funding goal is two-fold. First, to keep Mukti's inventory of books current and ensure the organization has the money to properly distribute the textbooks and monitor the program. Second, to finalize a book bank library to house the textbooks between academic years. The library will provide a much-needed study space for the children. Also, it will contain resources for adults (e.g. books on health and agriculture).
Charitable and socio-economic development trust MUKTI was established in 2003 from the vision of a Sunderban native Sankar Halder. Sankar grew up in an underprivileged family
in the Sunderban and went through the trials and tribulations that people living in Sunderbans suffer through. Sankar decided to involve educated and energetic local youth to develop themselves and their communities through various developmental projects. This vision led to
the foundation of MUKTI.

MUKTI is registered under the Government of India Trust Act Section 64. It has an executive board who frame the policies and action items and pass down the action items to the ground level working committee. There are several different wings of the ground level working committee and every wing has several general members to implement the policies and work items of the board on the ground. A general body meeting is to be held every year. The executive board is elected for a two-year term, and will be dissolved and newly elected by and from the members by an electoral process.

MUKTI's mission is to implement programs for upliftment of the underprivileged, illiterate, poor and backward people of mainly the Sunderban region by way of motivation and human resources development thus building a self-reliant society by efficient and effective utilization of local resources and implementation of environmentally sound policies.

MUKTI's members are spread all over India and even outside India including the USA but MUKTI has an especially strong presence in the Sunderban area. They have more than 200
locals in the organization who are working for the sole development of the Sunderban region. Our working members are divided in to four wings: health, education, economic and cultural. All interested people with a vision of help and with a broad vision to work for the underprivileged are welcome to the group.
Oct 2018 MITvocationalTrainingReport17_18
Oct 2018 MITvocationalTrainingBudget18_19
Apr 2018 Mukti_Book_Bank_Budget_2018
Mar 2018 Teacher Support Proposal
Jan 2018 Mukti Visit Padmanava Sen Jan18
Aug 2017 Mukti_Vocational_proposal
Apr 2017 Mukti Budget Proposal 2017
Jan 2017 Mukti_Vocational_Introduction
Jul 2016 Mukti Site Visit Report
May 2016 Mukti Budget Proposal 2016
Jun 2015 Mukti budget proposal 2015
Mar 2015 TeacherSupportProposal_2015-16
Mar 2015 FundingApprovalMoM_MuktiTeachersSupport_2015
Jan 2015 Site Visit (January - Padmanava)
May 2014 Mukti_Book_Bank_Budget_2014
Feb 2014 Approval_Minutes
Jan 2014 ParaTeacher Proposal
Dec 2013 Proposal_2013-14
Apr 2013 Site Visit 2013 (Ajoy, Padmanava)
Feb 2013 Mukti_Book_Bank_Budget2013
Mar 2012 Mukti_Book_Bank_Budget2012-13
Sep 2011 Site Visit (Coaching Center)
Feb 2011 Mukti_Book_Bank_Budget2011-12
Apr 2010 Mukti_Book_Bank_Budget2010-11
Feb 2010 Somnath_Feb_2010_Asha_Report
Jul 2009 Post-Aila Budget Request
Jul 2009 Mukti Relief Education Proposal
Jul 2009 Book Bank Progress Report
Feb 2009 Mukti Budget 2008-09
Feb 2009 Mukti Budget Proposal 2009
Dec 2008 Site Visit Dec08
May 2008 Funding Summary - Last 3 Years
May 2008 Mukti WAH Budget
Apr 2008 Vocational School Full Proposal (Mukti Format)
Apr 2008 Vocational School Presentation (Mukti Format)
Apr 2008 Vocational School Full Proposal (Asha Format)
Mar 2008 Mukti Budget 2008
Mar 2008 Mukti Jan-08 Site Visit Presentation
Nov 2007 Mukti Library Construction
Jun 2007 Financial report 2006-07
Feb 2007 MuktiBudget2007
Sep 2006 Mukti Site Visit Report Sep 06
Aug 2006 Photos of Mukti Site Visit
Jun 2006 newsletter06
May 2006 SiteVisitMay06
Dec 2005 SAC_proposal
Dec 2005 Asha-proposal
Dec 2005 Newsletter Dec'05
Dec 2004 library project
Dec 2004 school project
Dec 2004 support a child
Dec 2004 2005 newsletter