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Nandurbar, Nandurbar District
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Project Steward
Kavita Sharma
ka_sharma AT hotmail DOT com
Project Partner(s)
Margaret D’Britto
jeevanvidyatrust AT gmail DOT com
Additional Contact
Jay Dave
talk2jay AT gmail DOT com
Project Address
Korit Road, Near Mahada Colony
Taluka and District Nandurbar, Nandurbar, MAHARASHTRA  425412
Tel: 02564 230085/9422372434
Funds Disbursed

Total = $36,788

TOTAL: $36,788.00
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Project Description

Jeevan Vidya operates lodging and boarding facilities for 60 tribal girls in Nandurbar. Nandurbar is 10 hours by road from Mumbai. The offices are located a few kilometers from the center of the town. Jeevan Vidya provides lodging and boarding facilities for 60 girls from neighboring tribal areas. These girls attend schools close by to the boarding facility. Jeevan Vidya started a year back and is a sister project of Jan Seva which has been operating for 15 years. Currently, Jan Seva houses 60 adivasi boys. These two organizations are independent of each other but they share the same ideology and operational practices. The children who avail the benefits of these facilities come from villages located around 50-60 kms away. Most of the children study in the 6th or 7th grade and belong to very poor families. Most of the parents in this area are farm workers. The children attend a local missionary school for which they are not charged any fee.

Children are encouraged to be independent and disciplined. On any given day two children are given the task of deciding the menu and serving the food to their friends. The children wash their own utensils as well as their clothes. Both the facilities have a fixed time-table that the children are supposed to follow. It is ensured that they get enough time for both studies and play. Janseva and Jeevan Vidya only provide boarding and lodging facilities, so there are no classes or teachers. Local volunteers teach children organic farming and in the process, impart some vocational training. Most of the children return to farming and contribute to their communities.

Organization Description

15 years ago Janseva Mandal approached the management of Nirmala Niketan, an institute for social and especially women's development based in Churchgate, Mumbai, for women activists to assist Janseva's developmental services in the adivasi area of Nandurbar District.

Thus Jeevanvidya began as an adivasi women's development cell - promoting herbal health, education, credit groups and panchayati raj participation - under Janseva Mandal.

However in due time the activists concerned thought it appropriate that the women's initiatives be autonomously set up and managed. In accordance with this line of thinking Jeevanvidya moved out of Janseva Mandal two years ago into its own premises affording a compact resource centre, training facilities for women and an adivasi girls' boarding.

Project Type: Other (description)

Primary Focus: children of dalits/tribals (description)

Area: Rural

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Apr 2013Jeevan Vidya Budget 2013-2014
??? 2013Budget 2012 - 2013
Dec 2012Budget 2011-2012
Dec 2012Site Visit Report 2012
Aug 2010Budget 2010
Aug 2010Jeevan Vidhya Budget 2010
Aug 2010Jeevan Vidhya site visit report 2010
Jun 2008First Site Visit Report
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