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Patna, Patna District
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Project Steward
Vibha Chhatwal Sarin
vibha DOT chhatwal AT gmail DOT com
Project Partner(s)
Jyoti Sinha
jyotinivassinha AT gmail DOT com
Additional Contact
Vaidehi Natu
vsnatu AT gmail DOT com
Project Address
Flat No.103/A, M. K. Apartments,
New Patliputra Colony
Patna, BIHAR  800013
Tel: +91 612 2270307, +91 983503160
Funds Disbursed

Total = $171,307

TOTAL: $171,307.00
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Project Description


Among the vast poverty ridden population of Bihar, the most exploited and deprived is the Mushar community. They are landless laborers living in sub-human conditions for centuries. They are called Mushars because they are skilled in catching and killing field rats (in Bihari dialect called Mus) and eating them too due to lack of enough food.
Shoshit Seva Sangh (SSS) was established in July 2005 with the aim of improving the quality of life for the children of this unfortunate community. Deprived of both capital and education (literacy rate being only 5%), SSS believes that the only way to uplift this community is by providing high quality education coupled with vocational training.

-----The project recently won the CNN-IBN India Positive Award for Education for 2012-----

----SSS project on Kaun Banega Crorepati 1/13/2013 -----


On July 16th 2007, SSS established Shoshit Samadhan Kendra (SSK), a free residential school, for the Mushar community. It was inaugurated by Mr. R. S. Gavai, the Governor of Bihar. The school provides education, boarding, lodging, clothes, books, and medical support for the children. The school has 250 students from class i-viii. The children at Shoshit Samadhan Kendra have been selected from 8-10 remote villages in Bihar. It is an English medium school where the subjects taught are Literature, Grammar, spoken English, Hindi, Science, Mathematics, Social and Environmental Studies, and General Knowledge. Weekly lessons are imparted in drawing, painting, and music. The school provide facilities for audio-visual teaching using an LCD projector and a computer. By these efforts, SSS aims to change the profile of this community.
SSS project on Kaun Banega Crorepati 1/13/2013 8:30pm IST

Shoshit Seva Sangh, Asha for Education Dallas project was selected by Sony Entertainment and will be featured on Kaun Banega Crorepati Season 6 this Sunday 1/13/2013 8:30p IST.
It will be the first time ever that a musahar kid who is a student of our fully free English medium residential school in Patna for the musahar children has stepped on a plane and that too to be on the hot seat with Amitabh Bachhan and Manoj Bajpayee!

Big B was moved and was highly appreciative of the project. He has blogged about it ( and has also written on his facebook (FB -78).

Purpose / Goals

SSS aspires to develop Shoshit Samadhan Kendra into a recognized high school. The schools envisions to acquire a suitable piece of land and construct a school, which would eventually house approximately 1000 children.
This admittedly is a long haul project but its impact will be permanent. The belief that this project will bring about a silent revolution in the Mushar community, which has languished in sub-human conditions for centuries, has motivated the vision and the mission of Shoshit Seva Sangh.

2013: SSS project on Kaun Banega Crorepati 1/13/2013
2012: SSS was awarded CNN-IBN India Positive Award for Education
Shoshit Seva Sangh was covered on CNN World Report this week. A group of Slovakian high school kids, inspired by the movie 'Slumdog Millionaire', are working on the prestigious Denube Charity Festival, the proceeds of which will go to SSS.

The report also features an interview by Mr.Sinha spreading the mission and vision of Shoshit Seva Sangh.

This is a huge contribution by the Slovakian kids and will definitely go a long way to make the change we all hope for!

Thank you much for making SSS the beneficiary of the event!

here is the video link to report.

Organization Description -

Project Type: Community Based Interventions (description)

Primary Focus: children of dalits/tribals (description)

Secondary Focus: to go to formal school

Other Focus: remedial education

Area: Urban

Number of Children: 250

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Aug 2015Visit to SSK Patna_Aug 2015.pdf
Jun 2015SSS_funds_proposal_jun15.doc
May 2015SSS_schoolconstruction_progress.jpg
Apr 2015budget2015.pdf
Apr 2015auditreport_2013-14.pdf
Sep 2014FundingProposal_Sept2014_sports.doc
Sep 2014Newsletter_SSS.doc
Sep 2014FundsAllocation_Budget2014_15.pdf
Jul 2014FundingProposal_Jul2014
Dec 2013audit-report-12-13.pdf
Sep 2013SSS_Sitevisit_Sept302013.doc
Sep 2013SSS_SiteVisit_Sept30_2013.doc
Sep 2013FundsAllocation_Budget.pdf
Aug 2012Site_Visit_2012
Jun 2012Progress_Report2012
Mar 2012Budget_2012
Oct 2011Minutes_Meeting_Oct2011
Jul 2011Site_Visit_Report_2011
Jun 2011SSS_Budget_2010-2011
Jun 2011SSS_Budget_2010-2011
Jun 2011WAH_SSS_Budget_2011
Apr 2011WAH_ProjProposal_2011
Apr 2011WAH_SSS_ProjectProposal_2011_Final
Apr 2011Quarterly_Report_2011
Jan 2011NewsLetter_Jan2011
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Nov 2010NDTV_video_SSS.doc
Nov 2010Minutes_meeting_nov2010
Oct 2010Site_visit_report2010.doc
Mar 2010Newsletter_March2010
Mar 2010Annual_Budget_2009_2010
Mar 2010Financial_document_Income_Expenditure
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Dec 2009Annual_Report_2009
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Jan 2009registration_queue
Jan 2009SSS Vision
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Jul 2008Hisdusthan_Times_article
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Jul 2008TimesofIndia_article
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