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  project name ~ Parijat_Academy_classroom_construction

category ~ Literacy and Education




  Project Name





Parijat Academy



Literacy and Education







  Budget Approved


$ 3000


  Year Approved







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  Chapter Coordinators


Arindam Paul







Students of Parijat Academy





Parijat Academy is a school located near Guwahati for the underpriveledged children of an area called Pamohi. The area where the school is located comprises of a number of tribal villages and most of the people living in the villages are poor farmers and daily wage workers working in nearby stone quarries. Before this school was opened, the children of these stone quarry workers were seen spending most of their time during the day in and around the quarries.
The school does not receive any government funds and is run completely on funds contributed by people in the local area as well as from outside.
The goal of Parijat Academy, is not only to provide education for the children, but also to work closely with the local community in their development. As part of that effort, along with a the Institute of Child and Women Health Care, the Academy organises Health clinics every second and fourth Sunday of the month for the children of the school and the local people. Into the future, the school would like to start vocational training like handloom classes, repairing TV and radios etc





Since it''s inception in 2003, Parijat Academy has now grown to 192 students. By the end of the year 2008, they expect the school to grow to around 300 students.





Currently the school has students from Nursery through Class VII. This year the school has received permission from the Assam State Secondary Education Board to start Class VIII. Also the student of Kindergarten, Class VI and Class VII are currently housed in temporary rooms. The goal of this project is to provide for the funds to construct classrooms for Class VIII, KG , Class VI and Class VII. The class rooms will have concrete floors, wooden doors and windows, tin roof and bamboo walls.



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