Asha for Education Logo Jankalyan Gramin Vikas Mandal
, Osmanabad District
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Project Steward
Jayant Khandare
jayantk AT rci DOT rutgers DOT edu
Project Partner(s)
Kishor Magar
Additional Contact
Sarika Phadke
sarika DOT phadke AT gmail DOT com
Project Address
At/Post: Kasabe Tadawale
Osmanabad District
Tel: 02472247061
Chapter Contact

Project Description

Jankalyan Gramin Vikas Mandal- JGVM was established in 1996 at Kasabe Tadawale, Dist. Osmanabad a socio-economically backward district in Marathwada region of Maharashtra.
The school was opened after earthquake in Latur in September 30, 1993 leaving thousands homeless.
JGVM is a residential School mainly accommodating orphans and poor children with current strength around 200.

The school has been running without financial aid from Govt since last 9-10 yrs. The school started with 10 students now could accommodate more than 200 students with adequate facilities of accommodation and infrastructure for academic curriculum.

Homeless children have received a new home with schooling having full time devoting teachers. The school has shown exceptional progress in teaching syllabus prescribed by the state educational board since its commence. Since last 2 yrs the passing % in final exams has been close to 100, indicative of struggle and hard work of both stucents as well the teaching staff.

As off now, Jankalyan has 180 students on roll from std 1 st to class IX. The ratio of Boys to Girls is 110 : 70. The staff includes 12 teachers, a headmaster , with 15 non-teaching staff, and 1 administrative coordinator. The school has newly added class X in the current academic session (2007-2008).
The children’s seems to take up a change of life and get acquainted with education. Many are dropouts from school and return to school because it provides better shelter and other basic requirements.
School is planning to provide vocational training to few teachers and students in carpentry and electrical/mechanical training. The school also provides shelter to elderly neglected families in village and provide clothes and food. Their help is taken in cleaning and preparing food.

Purpose / Goals

Aims to open school are : To
1.Educate and support orphans, child labors, and socio economical backward class children with residence through the year with primary needs.

2. Support old, widowed, and homeless by providing shelter, and food
Educating village farmers to irrigate land though experience and by using natural resources.

Asha for Education, Central NJ, has been keen to support the cause of underprivileged
orphan children around the village:

Total funds sanctioned: $5600 (recurring) with 2 installments.
The funds disbursal is currently awaiting FCRA approval for the project.

Organization Description

Mr. Kishor Magar, is the founder of the Janakalyan residential school for needy students. The founder came across many children who lost their parents in massive Latur earthquake. Later, he bought few children to his house to provide shelter and food. Eventually he had to admit them to primary schools in the village. Slowly, villagers bought such needy students to him and asked him to provide food and schooling. Few villagers suggest him to start a residential school and promised to help him with a land, small finance and timely food grains. He started his 2-room school by cleaning a filthy place donated by villager. There was no way to mortgage his own land for getting a loan from bank. Additionally, he has been receivibng financial help from the donars. Since then, Jankalyan has made a good impression of maintaining school neat and by providing a quality education to students.
Last 8 yers he has been running around unsuccessfully to Govt officials for grant, however he has been running the school with help of villagers and some donors along with teachers. In spite of teachers are qualified, none of his teachers have been paid salary since last 7 years.
The school currently needs financial help and the number has been kept rising to 200.

Project Type: Residential School (description)

Primary Focus: children from slums (description)

Area: Rural

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Jul 2008Site Visit Report - Susheeb
May 2008Site Visit Report - May 08
May 2007Project Proposal 2007
May 2007Project Presentation by Jayant
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