Asha for Education Logo Mahila Samakhya (Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya)
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Project Steward
Mehar Singh
mehars_1973 AT yahoo DOT com
Project Partner(s)
Uday Gosain
uday_gosain AT yahoo DOT com
Additional Contact
Dinesh Upreti
dineshupreti AT yahoo DOT com
Project Address
B 5/21, Vishal Khand,
Tel: 0091-522-2391394
Chapter Contact
Project eGroup

Project Description

The Government of India has approved a scheme called Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) for setting up upto 1180 residential schools with boarding facilities at elementary level for girls belonging predominantly to the SC, ST, OBC and minorities in difficult areas. The scheme will be coordinated with the existing schemes of Department of Elementary Education & Literacy viz. Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), National Programme for Education of Girls at Elementary Level (NPEGEL) and Mahila Samakhya (MS). Asha for Education will work with Mahila Samakhya Uttar Pradesh to come up with innovative solutions for execution of this scheme

KGBV is one year compressed course for dropout girls after class V. Hundred girls in a residential school will complete class VI, VII, VIII in a year.

Purpose / Goals

1. Work with govt.
2. Make sure govt money is spent in right way
3. Particiapte in each school and support with asha money to make sure we get best schools
4. This gives us oppurtunity to enter remote areas in UP and work with girls education who dropped out.
5. We dont have to worry about running expenditure
6. Gives scope to work with stable system which has long term impact on ground.
7. If we spend the money in the begning we make sure money of asha and govt is spent in most efficient way

Organization Description

Mahila Samakhya Uttar Pradesh is a unique initiative. A government programme, it has the passion and commitment of a voluntary agency, energy of a movement and the synergies of asystemic organisation. Its goals are broader and longer term in nature than a ‘scheme’, as it seeks to bring about change in the situation of women, in terms of equality and empowerment. MS works towards enabling women to bring about a change in their own situation, while also helping society become equity-oriented. Thus, MS works on society in general, but also through social and political institutions, government departments and agencies, and through a larger advocacy in society

In UP, the main planks of MS action are:

Rights and governance
Economic empowerment - msup1 ( at ) rediffmail dot com

Project Type: Working with the Government (description)

Primary Focus: girls (description)

Secondary Focus: dropouts

Other Focus: to go to formal school

Area: Rural

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Jul 2007Site_Visit_Report_by_Vinod_Prasad
Jul 2007Site Visit Photos by Vinod Prasad
Mar 2007KGBV Pratapgarh Photos from Andrea
Mar 2007KGBV Pratapgarh Site Visit Report by Andrea
Feb 2007KGBV Mathura Photos
Feb 2007Evaluation Report by Subir Shukla
Dec 2006KGBV Pratapgarh Photos
Dec 2006Audit Report MS 04-05
Dec 2006Audit Report MS 03-04
Nov 2006Article on KGBV by Krishna Kumar (Hindi)
Nov 2006KGBV Overview and Proposal
Nov 2006KGBV Presentation from MS
Nov 2006Vidoe Film on KGBV (38.6MB)
Nov 2006Presentation on KGBV from MS (26.5MB)
Oct 2006Mahila Samakhya Vision Document
Oct 2006KGBV MHRD Guidlines
Oct 2006Original Design of KGBV from PWD
Oct 2006Design problems feedback on KGBV
Oct 2006RTI Application on KGBV
Oct 2006RTI Application Response from MHRD
Oct 2006KGBV Rented Building Photos
Oct 2006KGBV Campus Design Feedback
Oct 2006KGBV Construction Timeline for 06-07
Oct 2006Area statement draft-01 from Kabir Vajpayee
Oct 2006KGBV Proposal (Draft ppt)
Oct 2006Meeting Minutes 18th Sep 06 (Delhi)
Oct 2006MS KGBV Area statement all versions
Oct 2006Feedback on KGBV Campus Design
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