Tukaram Education Centre

Project Brief: The project is to support the school in Raiwada with teachers salaries funding for 1 year
Project Type: Formal Schools (description)
Primary Focus: children of (ex)convicts (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Frankfurt
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Sandeep Morthala
Project Partner(s):
Other Contacts: Seema Kulkarni
Project Address: , The Tukaram Shikshan va Lokprabodhan Kendra,Ajara, Dist. Kolhapur,Raiwada,
Tel: 0091-9922264310
Stewarding Chapter: Frankfurt
May 2008FrankfurtEUR 1000
Oct 2007FrankfurtEUR 950

Total = $2193.1455

The school is situated in Raiwada, around the hilly region about 7 kms away from Ajra (Dist. Kolhapur). Raiwada is a rehabilitated settlement of tribals and people who were affected through the construction of the Chitri dam.

The school is started by Tukaram Educational Centre with inital fixed funding from few stundents who were from that region. As the funds are utilised and they are not able to continue school properly. Asha-Frankfurt to start with funding regular expenditure for 1 year and work closely with the group in India to make it sustainable in long run.
- Regular running of the school by providing teachers salaries.
- At the end convince the government to fund the school or find other possibilities to make school sustainable.
The organisation is an offshoot of a social movement called the Shramik Mukti Dal working on progressive transformation addressing issues of caste class and gender and questioning the dominant model of development. The group started with the idea of developing alternatives in areas of health, education and natural resources. Raiwada village was chosen because of the spirit of the people to fight against dam eviction.
The school was started because an immediate need was seen newly rehabilitated villages where there was no opportunity for education.