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Gurgaon, Gurgaon District
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Project Steward
Neena Pemmaraju
neena_pemmaraju AT yahoo DOT com
Project Partner(s)
Radhika Sethi
sankalpsankalp AT yahoo DOT com
Project Address
Plot 4119, DLF Phase IV
Gurgaon, HARYANA  122002
Tel: 9810278051/ 9811814947
Funds Disbursed
Jan2008Work an Hour$19,590.00

Total = $68,170

TOTAL: $68,170.00
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Project Description

Sankalp is a school for the children of migratory workers, rickshaw pullers, fruit/vegetable hawkers, domestic help, etc, that consitute the population living in the urban slums in Gurgaon, Haryana.

Purpose / Goals

Sushant lok, Gurgoan started being inhabited from early 1990's. It witnessed a lot of construction activity, due to which the number of unskilledlaborers in this area was very high. Since both their parents were working a large number of children were left unattended either at the Jhuggi or the work site. The children were whiling away their time. This led to some like minded public spirited individuals deciding to set up Sankalp Welfare Society with an objective of providing empowerment to this strata of the society.

Organization Description

The society, a non profit registered NGO based at Gurgaon as a first step started running a non formal school in association with Rotary Club, Delhi Cama Place for the children of unskilled migratory laborers to promote literacy under the National literacy programme. Sankalp, which literally means a pledge. A pledge to give opportunities to less fortunate.

The programme is being run free of cost since July 1996. The project is unique as it aims to provide nutrition and clothing besides education. That includes providing a mid day meal and medical facililities. Besides literacy the school also is trying to provide extra curricular activities. The school was started with 30 children in 1996 and now has over 200 children.

Initially the site of the school was the Vyapar Kendra's foyer (local shopping complex). It was started with 30 children, 3 volunteers which included Cmdr. Choudhary. From there the school kept moving places till they constructed a temporary shed on the government land in 1998. The shed was home to the school till 2004, when the local District Child Welfare council leased a primary School building to Sankalp.
Currently Sankalp has constructed its own school buildings and is operating from it in addition to satellite locations near slums in the area.
Here are some pictures of the Sankalp schools and the slums it serves, taken in July 2009:
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Here are some Youtube videos of the children:
reciting Sholkas:
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Project Type: Formal Schools (description)

Primary Focus: children from slums (description)

Secondary Focus: health and cleanliness

Other Focus: vocational training

Area: Urban

Number of Children: 705

Student/Teacher Ratio: 31 : 1

Photo of Children
Nov 2015Site Visit 2015
May 2015Funding Request 2015-16
Jan 2015Q&A 2015
??? 2015Funding Request 2015-16
Dec 2014Progress Report 2014-15
Dec 2014Utilisation report 2013-14
Sep 2013Q&A 2013
Sep 2013Funding Request 2013-14
Aug 2013Site Visit Photos
Aug 2013Site Visit in 2013
Aug 2013Sample Receipts 2011-12 Funding
Jun 2013Jun 2013 Progress Report
Feb 2011Q&A_2011
Dec 2010Financial Report Details 2010
Nov 2010Funding Request 2010-2011
Nov 2010Site Visit in 2010
Nov 2010Site Visit Photos
Nov 2010Essays_5th_Grade
Dec 2009DPO_funding_receipts
Dec 2009DPO_Funding_Pictures
Jul 2009July 2009 Site Visit Report
Jul 2009July 2009 Progress Report
Jul 2009Financial Proposal 2009-10
Jul 2009Opeartings Costs School1 2008-09
Mar 20092009 Brochure
Feb 2009School on Wheels update
Jan 2009Jan 2009 Pictures
Sep 2008Site_Visit_Report_DrSudhakar
Sep 2008DrSudhakar's Site Visit Picture Report
Sep 2008Varun Khanna's site visit report
Sep 2008Revised Financial Proposal 2008-09
Aug 2008Project Presentation for SoH
Aug 2008WAH_2007_Sankalp_on_Wheels
May 2008Report_proposed_site_for_Sankalp_bus
May 2008Report_proposed_site_for_Sankalp_bus
May 2008Financial_Report_Apr07_Mar08
May 2008Financial_Proposal_2008_09
Apr 2008WAH_Bus_Progress_Update
Nov 2007Progress Report from Sankalp
Nov 2007Playground_and_Activities_Pictures
Jun 20072005_PFUS
Jun 20072006_PFUS
Jun 20072007 WAH Bus Proposal Budget Plan C
May 2007WAH_Bus_budget_proposal
Apr 2007Financial Report Jan 2006 - Feb 2007
Mar 20072007 site visit report
Jan 2007Progress Report from Sankalp
Oct 2006Financial Report Jan 2006 - Aug 2006
Jan 2006Progress report from Sankalp
??? 2006Sankalp_Brochure
Dec 2005Financial report from Sankalp
Dec 2005Computer class room for older children
Dec 2005In the facility
Dec 2005Pre school children
Dec 2005classroom
Dec 20052005 site visit report
Nov 2005In classroom with Cmdr Choudhary
Nov 2005Sankalp's Mobile school in another slum area
Nov 2005Slum outside mobile school
Nov 2005Mobile school
Nov 2005Items made by the vocationally trained children & adults
Nov 2005Dance perormed by the girls
Nov 2005Dance peformed by the girls
Nov 2005Music by the boys
Nov 2004First site visit report
Nov 2004Project proposal by Sankalp
Nov 2004Expense sheet shown with project proposal
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