Tribal Elementary Schools - Ongoing Project
Visakhapatnam district comprises of 14.55% tribal population and most of the tribal habitations are remote and there are several habitations with no transportation facility and ignorance, illiteracy prevails. Majority families' occupation is wage earning, besides 'podu' cultivation, overall socio economic conditions are poor. With due motivation, they started giving importance for education. There are several habitations with no school facility or no proper functioning of elementary schools. To
Tribal Elementary schools are running since the year 2005-06 with a motto of education for all. To create interest in education, we have conducted several cultural programs in the villages and street plays depicting the importance of education. BCT initiated schools with 1st, 2nd & 3rd classes as the child age group is very tender to attend classes travelling 4 to 6 kilometres by partnering with village members.
Telugu, English, Mathematics, Science, Social studies and General knowledge is tau
Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
Funding Duration: April 2014 to March 2015
Total Budget: Rs.683,205
Funding Requested: Rs.683,205
Project initiative has supported in providing quality and timely education to children and is mainstreaming children and majority children beyond class 3 are pursuing education in tribal welfare residential schools.
In many families these children are first generation literates.
Collective actions among the elders were further strengthened with the inclusion of village education development committees, taking lead role in school activities, lying roads etc.
The learning levels of children graduated from these schools are high compared to other children.
Usage of teaching learning materials is observed in these schools and adhering to joyful learning atmosphere.
1950 children in the age group of 6 to 9 years have pursued or pursuing education in BCT-Vibha runs schools.
Among the 1950 children majority of them have completed up to primary education (class 7th), some of them completed secondary education or part way through, degrees and vocational skills etc.
Of the 536 pass outs 491 are pursuing education in Government schools, remaining 45 are migrants.
On regular basis teacher refresher courses will be taken up (at least thrice in a year) and are motivated for the cause.
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will be used exclusively for the purpose stated in this proposal unless I normally request and
receive prior authorization from funder for any changes. Further, I understand that if the
funding is granted for the project described above it will be for an initial period of ONE year
and can be extended, if necessary, by renewing the proposal. Also, regular status reports on the
project will be provided by the organization to funder for the duration of the
Aug. 31, 2013
Bhagavatula Charitable Trust (BCT)
80G Number: No. Tech.III/130/CIT-1/VSP 2005-06 dated 13.07.2006.
35AC Number: N.A.
FCRA Number: 10350014
Number of paid staff: 89
Annual Budget: Rs.26,792,000
Key Corporate Funders for last 3 years: Synergies Castings Limited, Visakhapatnam Microsoft, Hyderabad Government Indian Council for Agriculture Research, New Delhi National Institute for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise, Hyderabad Power grid Corporation, Visakhapatnam
Key Foundation Funders for last 3 years: Cognizant Foundation, Chennai.
Vision: To transform the villages of Visakhapatnam district in to models of learning in a manner that all people, physically challenged and able bodied are gainfully employed. Also to cause substantive improvements in the state of literacy, health and economic sustenance. Finally to harness not just natural resources but also human resources through leadership and motivation.
Mission: To promote continuous self-improvement in the quality of lives of the villagers by generating their own leadership in solving their problems and by creating opportunities at their door steps for utilizing their resources most efficiently.
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