Asha for Education Logo Dhamma Dipa School
, South Tripura District
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completed - requirements ended
Project Steward
Shobha Murali
smurali AT optonline DOT com
Project Partner(s)
Dr. Ven Dhammapiya
dr_dhammapiya AT yahoo DOT com
Additional Contact
Anita Shah
annuzalani AT yahoo DOT com
Project Address
Bahujana Hitaya Education Trust
P.O. Bishnupur, Manu Bankul
Sabroom, South Tripura, South Tripura District
Tel: 91-3823-275295, 275329
Funds Disbursed
???2006Work an Hour$2,316.00
Dec2005Work an Hour$2,315.00

Total = $47,946

TOTAL: $47,946.00
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Project Description

The Dhamma Dipa School (DDS) is an English-medium boarding school in Sabroom, the southern most district of Tripura. The school was founded by Dr. Dhammapiya, a Buddhist monk who earned his PhD from University of Bombay and returned to Tripura. There are currently 250 students in kindergarten through sixth standard. Dr. Dhammapiya plans to expand DDS by one standard each year, and eventually become a degree college.

The primary interest of the Asha Stamford Chapter in picking this school was to service geography of India that we felt was largely underserved. The big cities and the schools in villages of the states supporting the big cities are typically able to attract resources as there are several non-residents who originate from these areas. However, we felt that the eastern part of the country, especially the tribal areas needed support, more so education support. The Asha Stamford Chapter has been supporting the school for nearly 3 years.

Project Descrition and Background

Purpose / Goals

Turn focus from cities and towns to rural villages by providing quality education to poor tribal children

Upgrade by one class every year and increase only 30 seats (intake capacity) each year. The school will be upgraded up to Higher Secondary (10 + 2) level in future.

Organization Description

Dhamma Dipa School is a Residential School and is registered under the Indian Trust Act, 1882 and Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 1976 and is run by BAHUJANA HITAYA EDUCATION TRUST (BHET) a Non-profit Public Charitable Association established on 15th June 1998.

Project Type: Residential School (description)

Primary Focus: children of dalits/tribals (description)

Area: Rural

Number of Children: 250

Boy/Girl Ratio: 2 : 1

Student/Teacher Ratio: 23 : 1

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Jan 2009Year End Report
Dec 2008Budget 2009
Sep 2007School Construction Proposal September 2007
Jan 2007Trip Report 2007
??? 2007Integrated 2007 DDS Communications
??? 2007Asha Stamford Budget for DDS 2007
Nov 2006Approved Budget
Aug 2006Project Report and Budget 06
Dec 2005Project Update
Jun 2005Proposal for WAH funding
Jun 2005DDS Budget for 2005
Jun 2005DDS Pictures
??? 2005Update from Aug-Dec 2005
Aug 2004Trip Report By Chitra Aiyar
May 2004Trip Report By Shriram Narasimhan
Oct 2003Site Visit Report
Aug 2003Q&A from e-mail communications
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