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  project name ~ Self Help Group for Education Support

category ~ community empowerment

 
       

  

     

  Project Name

 

Self Help Group for Education Support

  NGO

 

Asha Darshan

  Category

 

community empowerment

  District

 

Nalbari District

  State

 

Assam

  Budget Approved

 

Rs 486000

 

  Year Approved

 

2008

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

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  Chapter Coordinators

 

Dwijendra Guru

 

Minnesota

 

  Caption

 

 

-School in Panbari (Singramari)

 

  Summary

 

 

- Asha Darshan is a registered non-governmental organization based in the Nalbari district of Assam headed by Biju Barboruah. It focuses on community development in this insurgency-ridden area through education and organized Self-Help groups (SHGs). The SHGs provide income-generation activities to the women in the surrounding communities. These SHGs were previously funded by loans from banks and other organizations like CAPART and NABARD. Funding from the above organizations are issued only for a period of 3 years which is already over (started in the end of 2001). Banks and other financial institutions don’t want to fund due to bad loans issued to surrendered militants. Supporting these SHG’s indirectly sustain the balwadis. There are many other issues requiring attention in these areas, than education, like health and income-generation activities. Getting AID and Asha Darshan come together would bring more tangible impact and hopefully help add impetus to education indirectly through such community efforts.



 
 

  Achievements

 

 

-The project currently runs 10 balwadis around Tamulpur and Kumarikata areas and has 170 (at present count) SHGs under its wing. The balwadis provide a crucial source of schooling to the children in this area, since there are no schools close by. Children in the age group 3-6 and even as old as 10 years attend them. The SHGs provide income-generation activities to the women in the surrounding communities, such as candle, agarbatti, soap making; mushroom cultivation; food processing; vegetable and cattle farming etc. Project organisers and assistants regularly attend training programs on public awareness, health and staff training, which they pass on to the workers in the community.

 

  Goals

 

 

- It focuses on community development in this insurgency-ridden area through education and organized Self-Help groups (SHGs).
Following are the goals for the next 3 years work.
1. 120 SHGs will becomes strong enough to work independently.
2. These 120 groups will be able to attain the status of above poverty line.
3. In addition to economic activities they will be able to take-up the activities of social & political upliftment.
4. Each group will be able to adopt one group to guide.
5. In short self-generating force will emerge.
6. This will lead to better education, better health and better earning.
7. The very important out come in following 3 years will be the improvement in capacity of workers of Asha Darshan.


 
 

  


 
 
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