Digraj School

Project Brief: Digraj School, located in the remote backward region of Maharashtra, was started by the locals with their own resources to provide education for students in the surrounding area who were dropping-out due to long commutes.
Project Type: Formal Schools (description)
Primary Focus: to go to formal school (description)

Secondary Focus: creating resources

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Colorado
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Pankaj Jagtap
Project Partner(s):
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , Post Dhengli Pimpalgaon Taluka Selu Dist Parbhani,Maharashtra, India,Digraj,
Tel: 91-9422-569883
Stewarding Chapter: Colorado
Sep 2006ColoradoUSD 800

Total = $800

Digraj school provides formal education from 8th to 10th grade. It is located in the remote backward drought affected region of Maharashtra. The school was started by the locals with their own resources to provide education to students in the surrounding area. The primary motivation behind starting the school was to reduce the drop-out rate after the 7th grade due to the long commute (25 to 30 km) to district-level high-school.

Asha is currently supporting construction of a science lab. Asha Colorado may take other improvement project in the future.
The school has difficulty passing the annual government inspections because of the lack of science lab. The science lab will help students with better learning as well as passing the examination.
Jankranti Samajseva Sanstha was started by Sarpanch Mr. Uddhavrao Paul with the goal of providing education to high-school students. Mr. Uddhavrao Paul is main trustee of the organization. The primary activity of this organization is to run the Digraj School. They are also involved in some educational programs like "Swachata Abhiyan"