Gram Mangal

Project Brief: GRAM MANGAL is a registered non-government organization working in the field of education. This project is to support their efforts in educating children in rural areas of Maharastra.
Project Type: Alternative Education (description)
Primary Focus: children of dalits/tribals (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Atlanta
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Jaideep Sahasrabudhe
Project Partner(s): Prerna Valimbe
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , "Rashmi " , 3/9 , Yashashree Colony,,Behind navsahyadri Vithal Mandir, Karve Nagar,Pune,
Tel: 020-32918617
Stewarding Chapter: Atlanta
Mar 2010AtlantaUSD 3090
May 2009AtlantaUSD 2160
Apr 2008AtlantaUSD 14115
Mar 2008AtlantaUSD 2258
Oct 2007AtlantaUSD 14000

Total = $35623

This project is to support GRAM MANGAL to provide alternative education to children in rural areas.
- Conduct Research, Development & Extension Activities in
Early Childhood Education, Primary, Secondary & Higher Education
- Conduct Research, Development & Extension Activities in Technical, Vocational & Tertiary Education
- Undertake Educational & Rural Development Projects in Tribal Belt
- In collaboration with like minded NGOs & other institutions undertake educational research projects
and support them
GRAMMANGAL is a registered non-government organization working in the field of education. It was established by Anutai Wagh, the well-known educationist in Maharashtra, in 1982. For the past more than twenty years, GM is working in pre-primary and primary education. It has been conducting extended training programme of one year, for the past several years.
The head office of GM is in village Aine, a small tribal village in Thane District of Maharashtra state. One of the features of GRAMMANGAL’s work is its tailor-made education programme for tribal children. GRAMMANGAL has developed a form of school called Vikaswadi, which takes into account the problems of Tribal Children who are first generation learners. The tribal habitats are scattered and there are about thirty-five to forty children on each hamlet (wadi). These children are in the age group of 3 to 8. GM has devised a multilevel non graded school ( a school where a single teacher handles groups from pre-school to third grade of primary school) for these children. This is a very common situation in India where a single teacher has to manage more than one grades at a time. However, elsewhere, they are not trained for that and look at this situation as a problem. The innovative approach of GM has received appreciation from both the Government and the NGOs working in the field of education.