The Satsang Foundation - Satsang Vidyalayas

Project Brief: Project for infrastructure improvements and expansions to conduct higher classes
Project Type: Alternative Education (description)
Primary Focus: children of dalits/tribals (description)

Secondary Focus: to go to formal school

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Silicon Valley
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Bhavani
Project Partner(s): Bhushan C. N
Other Contacts: Sangam Singh
Project Address: , Satsang Vidyalaya - Nakkaladinne,Ponnutipalayam Post,Madanapalle,
Tel: +91 9347565647 / +91 944021282
Stewarding Chapter: Silicon Valley
Aug 2012Silicon ValleyUSD 7640
Oct 2010Silicon ValleyUSD 9587
Oct 2007Silicon ValleyUSD 12294

Total = $29521

The Satsang Foundation currently runs two schools for over 90 children living in rural areas of Chittoor district Andhra Pradesh.The schools have following goals
A. Relevant and meaningful education for rural underprivileged children.
B. Free Mid –day meal and medical treatment for the children.
C. Provide schools at remote locations where children of subsistence farmers, tribals and other low income families can get meaningful education.
D. Serve as a centre for promoting and preserving their traditional Arts, Music and Dance. (most children come from the Sugali/Lambadi Tribal Community).
E Preference for Girls, as when resources are scarce, they are often the one’s whose needs are sacrificed in favour of the boy child.

The schools have a need to upgrade their infrastructure to be able to provide better services to the children.
This project has following goals:
1) Add a Science Teacher.
2) Provide supplies for Science education.
3) Infrastructure improvements including fence, playground equipment, water, electricity,kitchen upgrades, storage facilities etc.
4) Transportation facility to teacher.
5) Library setup.
6) Books and other supplies.
Satsang Foundation has been founded by Sri Mumtaz Ali, or M, as he is popularly known. Sri M is a crusader for inter religious harmony with a deep knowledge of world religions.
Satsang Vidyalayas are operated by Satsang Foundation in remote areas of Andhra Pradesh to provide education and support to children of local tribes.
Contact Address:
The Peepal Grove School
Gongivaripalli P.O.
Sadum Mandal
Chittoor District
PIN: 517123
Andhra Pradesh, India