Adharshila
by Dr. Surjan Singh Memorial Foundation
more info on www.adharshila.net
Contents of the presentation:
1. The Background
2. The Foundation and it’s objectives.
3. The roll-out plan.
4. The progre...
The Background
The location: Village Kohra, (Kanpur Distt) Uttar Pradesh
Resident population: 3000.
Prime Occupation: Agri...
Tour of Kohra
An old lady
outside her
mud house.
Tour of Kohra
A typical
farmers’
house.
Tour of Kohra
A typical
farmer’s
house.
Tour of Kohra
There are
limited
drainage
system in the
village.
Tour of Kohra
Another poor
farmer’s
house.
A slightly better
made “pucca”
house
Tour of Kohra
A slightly better
made “pucca”
house
Tour of Kohra
We identified education as the fundamental & basic need which
would have a long term impact on the well being of the area....
Government schools
State of existing education facilities
While the school
building exists,
there is a lack of
regular cla...
Government schools
State of existing education facilities
Most of the times
there is no
education and even
when there is i...
Government schools
State of existing education facilities
Most of the times
there is no
education and even
when there is i...
Private schools - 1
State of existing education facilities
Of the two private
schools – this one
runs out of a
temporary c...
Private schools - 1
State of existing education facilities
Of the two private
schools – this one
runs out of a
temporary c...
Private schools - 1
State of existing education facilities
Of the two private
schools – this one
runs out of a
temporary c...
Private schools - 2
State of existing education facilities
The 2nd school as a
dedicated
premises – which
however is open ...
Private schools - 2
State of existing education facilities
The kids sit on the
mud floor in this
open class be it
summers,...
Private schools - 2
State of existing education facilities
The overall
structure.
Private schools - 2
State of existing education facilities
Inspite of the
quality of facilities
the school imparts
educati...
The Foundation and it’s objectives.
Dr. Surjan Singh Memorial Foundation was established in 2004
in fond memory of Dr. Sur...
The roll-out plan.
To establish a high quality, affordable school, in the very close vicinity
of Kohra, to impart all roun...
The progress so far.
1. The story of the name, the logo, the local level advocacy and the
support.
Direction
signage
Our window to the world !!
The progress so far.
2. The land
Barren land when acquired.
road
road
The acquired land is within walking
distance from th...
3. The design and layout
The progress so far.
The planned cluster layout
road
road
The entry gate
Block I
Block II
Block I...
4. The building and 1st phase of construction
The progress so far.
The planned cluster layout
5. The teachers and the student recruitment
The progress so far.
6. The soft opening (11th April, 2005) – KG
The progress so far.
6. The soft opening (11th April, 2005) – 1st
The progress so far.
6. The soft opening (11th April, 2005) – 2nd
The progress so far.
The main launch event
Our own building …. Block I
The students not only have
access to proper facilities in
terms of classrooms, furniture,
computers, toilets but also to
g...
The students not only have
access to proper facilities in
terms of classrooms, furniture,
computers, toilets but also to
g...
The students also have access to
proper sports facilities ensuring
overall development of the
students.
Over the years the number of
students has grown to 225 and
they come from 12 adjoining
villages.
Girl child education which was a low
priority for the parents has seen a
remarkable turn around over the
years with the pe...
The highlights so far:
The achievements
225 students in six classes with a good mix of boys and girls.
9 teachers.
Educati...
The plan for the next 2 years at the school.
Commencing focused program to enroll more female students, by
providing incen...
Our hopes for support on any of the following;
Material donation for expenses like classroom furniture,
teaching aids, tra...
Thank you.
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A rural school in India set-up by the SSMF to help educate poor kids and have a long term positive impact on their lives. You can also visit the updates of the school www.adharshila.net and join in the efforts.

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  • Agree with you Rajesh, we have a very detailed plan in place and will be uploading the same shortly on the site, here and on the facebook group for all to review.
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  • indeed very informative, inclusive and presice. However, I feel that future friends would like to know more details on programs, plans and impediments.
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  1. 1. Adharshila by Dr. Surjan Singh Memorial Foundation more info on www.adharshila.net
  2. 2. Contents of the presentation: 1. The Background 2. The Foundation and it’s objectives. 3. The roll-out plan. 4. The progress so far. 5. The plan for the next 2 years. 6. Our requirements.
  3. 3. The Background The location: Village Kohra, (Kanpur Distt) Uttar Pradesh Resident population: 3000. Prime Occupation: Agriculture Quality of life : Very poor Electricity : NA Running Water : NA Roads : Very Limited Sanitation : NA Quality Education : NA Employment options : NA
  4. 4. Tour of Kohra An old lady outside her mud house.
  5. 5. Tour of Kohra A typical farmers’ house.
  6. 6. Tour of Kohra A typical farmer’s house.
  7. 7. Tour of Kohra There are limited drainage system in the village.
  8. 8. Tour of Kohra Another poor farmer’s house.
  9. 9. A slightly better made “pucca” house Tour of Kohra
  10. 10. A slightly better made “pucca” house Tour of Kohra
  11. 11. We identified education as the fundamental & basic need which would have a long term impact on the well being of the area. There were existing education facilities in the village, managed both by: 1.Government initiative. 2.Private initiative.
  12. 12. Government schools State of existing education facilities While the school building exists, there is a lack of regular classes, which the teacher (sole) missing for months.
  13. 13. Government schools State of existing education facilities Most of the times there is no education and even when there is it is of fairly low quality.
  14. 14. Government schools State of existing education facilities Most of the times there is no education and even when there is it is of fairly low quality.
  15. 15. Private schools - 1 State of existing education facilities Of the two private schools – this one runs out of a temporary cow shed.
  16. 16. Private schools - 1 State of existing education facilities Of the two private schools – this one runs out of a temporary cow shed.
  17. 17. Private schools - 1 State of existing education facilities Of the two private schools – this one runs out of a temporary cow shed.
  18. 18. Private schools - 2 State of existing education facilities The 2nd school as a dedicated premises – which however is open to the elements and is very basic.
  19. 19. Private schools - 2 State of existing education facilities The kids sit on the mud floor in this open class be it summers, winters or rains.
  20. 20. Private schools - 2 State of existing education facilities The overall structure.
  21. 21. Private schools - 2 State of existing education facilities Inspite of the quality of facilities the school imparts education to over 200 kids.
  22. 22. The Foundation and it’s objectives. Dr. Surjan Singh Memorial Foundation was established in 2004 in fond memory of Dr. Surjan Singh, who was born in the village of Kohra. Dr. Singh struggled through his early years to give him self quality education. Over his life time he excelled and held various important positions in India and overseas. Dr. Singh was close to his roots and wanted to contribute towards providing quality education to kids of Kohra so that they could build a future for themselves and could complete with the best in the world. The foundation would try and fulfill his dream. The foundation is “not for profit”, non-religious and non- political in nature. The foundation’s nature also extends to all its trustees without exception.
  23. 23. The roll-out plan. To establish a high quality, affordable school, in the very close vicinity of Kohra, to impart all round development for the children of the villages around the area. And to make the kids self dependent with an ability to complete and excel in their lives. Phase 1 (Year 2005): Block I - Class KG, 1st and 2nd along with support facilities Phase 2 (Year 2006): Block II, Class 3rd and 2 additional classes. Phase 3 (Year 2008 and onwards): Block III
  24. 24. The progress so far. 1. The story of the name, the logo, the local level advocacy and the support. Direction signage
  25. 25. Our window to the world !!
  26. 26. The progress so far. 2. The land Barren land when acquired. road road The acquired land is within walking distance from the village of Kohra
  27. 27. 3. The design and layout The progress so far. The planned cluster layout road road The entry gate Block I Block II Block III (Already Up) Swings etc The objective was to make a modern school, which should provide a safe and quality environment.
  28. 28. 4. The building and 1st phase of construction The progress so far. The planned cluster layout
  29. 29. 5. The teachers and the student recruitment The progress so far.
  30. 30. 6. The soft opening (11th April, 2005) – KG The progress so far.
  31. 31. 6. The soft opening (11th April, 2005) – 1st The progress so far.
  32. 32. 6. The soft opening (11th April, 2005) – 2nd The progress so far.
  33. 33. The main launch event
  34. 34. Our own building …. Block I
  35. 35. The students not only have access to proper facilities in terms of classrooms, furniture, computers, toilets but also to good quality teachers.
  36. 36. The students not only have access to proper facilities in terms of classrooms, furniture, computers, toilets but also to good quality teachers.
  37. 37. The students also have access to proper sports facilities ensuring overall development of the students.
  38. 38. Over the years the number of students has grown to 225 and they come from 12 adjoining villages.
  39. 39. Girl child education which was a low priority for the parents has seen a remarkable turn around over the years with the percentage of female students going up with every session.
  40. 40. The highlights so far: The achievements 225 students in six classes with a good mix of boys and girls. 9 teachers. Education plus personality development. Computer education (only one in the area) 6 major events (annual day with 4000 plus visitors) VIP visits to the village and the school to create awareness and induce action. Representations for electricity, roads and facilities. The road has now being laid. Consistent education with increased Parent – Teacher interaction. Managing a transport facility which has started to recover it’s own costs. Funds generation and constructions without cost overruns Information dissemination on www.adharshila.net
  41. 41. The plan for the next 2 years at the school. Commencing focused program to enroll more female students, by providing incentives on education. Establishment of Block III and lab facilities. Establishment of more transport facilities to cover a larger area to cover more villages. Undertaking educational trips for students without it becoming a burden for the parents. Training of teachers on modern teaching systems and providing teachers with better compensation. Kicking of “sponsor a teacher” program. Establishment of Mentor School Program. Starting open house for computer education and on language skills. Commencing of adult education program with esp. focus on female education.
  42. 42. Our hopes for support on any of the following; Material donation for expenses like classroom furniture, teaching aids, transport, fuel, computers, etc. Financial support for building funds, staff salary, student scholarship, etc. Support by way of direct involvement and time by way site visits, interaction with students, teachers, villagers and advocacy with relevant government and non-government departments. A B C
  43. 43. Thank you.

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