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Thane, Thane District
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Project Steward
Sreenath Samudrala
sreenath DOT samudrala AT gmail DOT com
Project Partner(s)
Sujit Nilegaonkar
sujit8246 AT rediffmail DOT com
Additional Contact
Amruta Nawarange
anawarange AT yahoo DOT co DOT in
Project Address
Second Floor, Sudama Smruti, Near Pragati College
Snehakit Mitra Mandal Chowk, Nandivali Road
Dombivali(east), Thane, MAHARASHTRA  421201
Tel: 91-22-25380111
Funds Disbursed
May2010Work an Hour$12,000.00

Total = $50,713

TOTAL: $50,713.00
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Project Description

There are over 65 villages of tribal areas in Thane, Nashik and Nandurbar districts of Maharashtra where people are illiterate and are living below poverty line. They are suffering from easily treatable diseases and lack of food. Additionally, they are chronic alcoholics and mainly depend upon daily wages to make their both ends meet. They are unaware of government schemes and other facilities. Farming is the main source of their income but because of only a specific type of crop grown in that area they are left with no food in major part of the year. This leads to malnutrition. Majority of padas (hamlets) are situated in inaccessible areas and are devoid of electricity and fresh water. Inspite of presence of schools in some of these padas, lack of infrastructure, unhealthy school environment has demotivated the teachers and parents resulting in no education for children. Recurring illness among children is another major factor that is demotivating children. So they end up working on farms helping their parents.

Asha along with the help of Pragati Pratishthan, Dr.Sujit and our dedicated volunteers from Mumbai undertook project Arogyaseva to tackle malnutrition and illiteracy among young children in Thane, Maharashtra. The project site consists of 65 villages in the tribal areas of Maharashtra. Of the four phases, three phases have been successfully completed and we are now into the fourth phase.

The successful first phase of the project provided books, infrastructure such as tables, chairs, water filters, mats and black boards. For the first time, two solar lamps were fixed in schools of Kumbhi and Karoli padas who had no electric supply before.The focus of the second phase project was health and literacy. Two doctors from Mumbai conducted a medical camp for 700 people. Essential medicines were provided to the villagers. Moreover, a computer was donated to Asey School to start basic computer education for middle-school students. Private teaching sessions were also arranged for high-school students to enhance their education and help prepare for their board examinations. In third phase we provided solar lamps for 21 families, to encourage parents to send their kids to school. We installed two libraries, supported 5 schools with basic infrastructure, Conducted agricultural visits for the benefit of farmers, Jaipur foot was donated for physically handicapped students.Toledo Rotary supported with $10,000 for phase-3.

In Phase-4
1. Renovation of Pragati Tribal hostel at Mokhada was completed ( This project helped 30 tribal students to continue their high school education staying in this hostel).
2. Nutrition project for tribal kids is completed: This program support 130 kids with lunch, dinner daily and imparted basic education interest in them.

Purpose / Goals

Aims of this project are:
1. Provide basic education and health awareness for
students in rural and tribal areas
2.Conduct Medical camps for children and their parents
3.Develop infrastructure for the schools
4.Recruit more teachers to cater the student needs
5.Train local youths on first aid medical treatment
6.Conduct leadership and personality development programs

Toledo Rotary supported Arogyaseva phase-3 project with USD 10,000.

WAH supported with $12,000 in 2009/2010

Present Phase: Computer literacy program will Train local youth with computer skills. This program is carved out for poor people in tribal areas. Government of India's program NREGA is an act meant for such people, but govt officials and contractors take advantage of the illiteracy of tribal people and 90% of the money is siphoned out . This program aim is to bring computer literacy among tribal youth, educate them about govt schemes which in-turn will help them to claim allocated funds for their betterment.
Asha Toledo is supporting with $8,000 for Computer Literacy Program

Project Type: Other (description)

Primary Focus: children of dalits/tribals (description)

Secondary Focus: health and cleanliness

Other Focus: other

Area: Rural

Number of Children: 1000

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Jun 2013WAH 2013 Proposal
Jun 2013Site Visit Report, June 2013
Dec 2012Site Visit Report Computer literacy program
Apr 2012Computer Literacy Project Proposal
Dec 2010Phase-4 Pictures
Nov 2010Phase-4 WAH Project_Expenses and bills
Oct 2010Phase-4 Palnaghar Project Site Visit
??? 2010Phase-4 WAH Project_Expenses and bills
Jun 2009Wah Budget Proposal
Jun 2009Mokhada Pragati Hostel Site Visit Report
Jun 2009Phase-4 Site Visit Report for WAH
May 2009Students Information @ Mokhada Hostel
May 2009Students Details for Bicycle Program
Apr 2009Budget Details for Phase-4
Apr 2009Site Visit Pictures
Apr 2009Site Visit Report Phase 3 & 4
Apr 2009Phase4 WAH
Apr 2009Bills & Expenses
Jan 2009 Phase-3 Objectives and Budget
Sep 2008Phase-3 Proposal Presentation to Rotary Toledo
Apr 2008Phase-2 Site Visit Report
Feb 2008Phase-2 Photos
Oct 2007Phase-2
Oct 2007Phase-2 Proposal Support Documents Marathi Version
May 2007Phase-1 Solar Lamp Photos
Jan 2007Project Photos (Phase-1)
??? 2007Project Report
Dec 2006Project Report
Nov 2006Project Report
Jul 2006Site Visit
Jul 2006Project Photos
Jan 2006Proposal
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