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, Chamrajnagar District
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Project Steward
Vijay Dwarakanath
vjdwar AT hotmail DOT com
Project Partner(s)
G. S Jayadeva
gsjaydev AT rediffmail DOT com
Additional Contact
Melli Annamalai
annam38 AT yahoo DOT com
Project Address
PWD Colony (Behind Forest Nursery
Karnataka, Chamrajnagar District
Tel: 08226 22556
Funds Disbursed
Feb2008Silicon Valley$3,589.00
Jun2007Silicon Valley$3,457.00

Total = $76,231

TOTAL: $76,231.00
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Project Description

The Deena Bandhu School is a totally free school that does not collect any fees. It caters to children from very poor families.
The students grow 50% of their own vegetables, and maintain a cow from which they sell any surplus milk. Several boys from this program have gone on to college.

DEENA BANDHU has undertaken a new project to build a SCHOOL for educating the orphans whom it already supports and other needy children in the nearby area. The new school is aimed at educating children from first thru seventh standard levels. The construction plans for the proposed project have been provided to Asha AZ for information.

The school has been planned to be constructed in three phases.
Phase I of the school construction is already underway. This effort was initiated using funds raised by Ms. Helen De Leeuw, a primary school teacher from Netherlands. Based on the information received, Phase I comprises Hall/Auditorium and internal play area. The goal is to complete the Phase I by June 2001. At present DEENA BANDHU is facing a deficit of five lakh rupees (US$11,000)to complete the Phase I. The project monitors would recommend funding at least 25%($,2,750)of this deficit amount by Asha AZ.

2004-2005 UPDATE
Deena Bandhu started as an orphanage at Chamarajanar, Karnataka for children in 1992. Its vision is developing orphan, destitute and estranged children towards achievement of their best potential by providing them a loving home and good education. In 2001, Deena Bandhu took up a project to build a School (partly funded by Asha-AZ) to educate the children whom it already supports and other needy children in the neighboring villages. It aims at providing good value based education up to high school. It encourages children to go to college if they are academically good or channel them to vocational training courses in their area of interest. Now its vision has grown to achieve overall development of the community by involving mothers of children in the learning process through self help groups.

Currently it has around forty children at the children’s home and close to a hundred children attending the school. This year Asha-AZ funded $3,000 for providing vocational training for the 6th and 7th standard on Saturdays after regular classes. These additional life-oriented educational packages are- Nutrition, Simple food storage technology, Pollutants and insecticides in food – Awareness, Sericulture dairy farming and Basic hygiene and sanitation. We have seen an overall record of steady progress for past 4 years.

Phase II - Health Program (Proposal of 2005)

Food Preservation: In rural India use of refrigerators is rare and often spoilt food and food poisoning are common. Several fictitious attributes are made to explain why the food is spoilt. Children are constantly exposed to this kind of unscientific messages in the home environment. Therefore it is necessary to develop a conviction in them about the role of Bacteria, Fungi and insects in food getting spoilt. Children need to know that toxins are produced in the stale food which can be dangerous or fatal.

Dairy and Sericulture are a subsidiary source of income for the people of Chamarajanagara. Therefore it is necessary for children to know some scientific details of managing the Dairy for Milk production and Sericulture for production of silk cocoons.
In dairy children will be trained about the relation ship between Milk yield and food fodder fed to the cow. The importance of Minerals in production of milk and health of the cow are also taught. Routine vaccinations and other health care are discussed.
Similarly in Sericulture the diseases of silk worms, its cause and remedy are discussed. This is more important because the blind beliefs in strong vogue are detrimental to the production and yield of dairy and sericulture.

Purpose / Goals

The requested amount from ASHA AZ Chapter is partly towards the completion of the 4th building like finishing floor, and a common dining area facilities as needed to complete per proposal plans.
Part of the funds requested for recurring costs such as maintaining staff who are on salary, food, fees, clothes etc.

Organization Description

Deenabandhu is basically a home for children with a vision of developing orphan, destitute and estranged children towards achievement of their best potential by providing them a loving home and good education. Instilling concern for fellow beings, environmental awareness, nourishing creativity and developing a holistic personality-all of these form the basis of education at Deena Bandu.

Project Type: Formal Schools (description)

Primary Focus: to go to formal school (description)

Secondary Focus: dropouts

Area: Rural

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Jun 2012Site Visit
Apr 2012Example monthly report (part 1)
Apr 2012Example monthly report (part 2)
Apr 2012Example monthly report (part 3)
Apr 2011Report 2011
Jun 2010Site visit June 2010
Apr 2010Cost per child per sponsorship 2010
Apr 2010List of Books to be purchased
Feb 2010Photos from Deenabandhu Girls' Home Inauguration
Feb 2010Press Release
Jul 2009Site Visit Report 09
Feb 2009Site Visit Report
Feb 2009Site Visit Pictures
Dec 2008Deenabandhu midday meals presentation
Oct 2008School Report 08-09
Oct 2008Category-wise Student list 2008
Dec 2007Mid Day Meal Site Visit Report
Nov 2007Midday Meal Report
Jul 2007Deenbandhu Melli Site Visit July 07
Jul 2007SV Murthy and meal picture
Jun 2007Fees for post 10th students
May 2007Progress Report
May 2007Updated budget for midday meals (07-08)
??? 2007Pictures
Aug 2006MiddayMealsProposalfordeenabandhu-2006_Revised.ppt
Aug 2006DeenaBandhu_MiddayMeals_Proposal_06.doc
Aug 2006Site visit by Melli
Sep 2005DeenaBandhu_ConCall091605.doc
Sep 2005Deena_ApprovalLetter05.doc
Sep 2005DeenaBandhu_OneLiner.xls
Aug 2005DeenaBandhu_Proposal_05.doc
Aug 2005DeenaBandhu_ProjectPres_081305.ppt
Aug 2005DBIncome-Expenditure2004-2005.rtf
Aug 2005DBReceipts_Payments_2004-2005.rtf
Aug 2005DeenaBandhu_FAQ0826.doc
May 2005DeenaBandhu_Children_Profile.xls
May 2005DeenaBandhu_GeneralReport04_05.doc
May 2005DeenaBandhu_HealthReport.doc
Oct 2004Deenabandhu_Writeup.doc
Apr 2004AshaProposal_2004_2005
Apr 2004Proposal_2002_2003
Apr 2004SiteVisit_2002_2003
Apr 2004DeenaBandhu_Pictures
Feb 2002Meeting Minutes
??? 2002Progress Report
??? 2001Proposal
Aug 2000Deena_ProjectProposal
Aug 1999Deena_ProjectProposal
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