Education
 India
Project #4140

A Silent Revolution - Helping the helpless

by SHOSHIT SEVA SANGH

Summary

To provide quality education to the children of the musahar (rat-eaters) the most deprived and exploited community in India. The project runs a fully free English medium residential school for them. The school has a highly qualified faculty and necessary facilities to provide real quality education to the most deprived. The school gives these children a level playing field to compete with the best.
$100,000
total goal
$52,619
remaining
128
donors
1
monthly donor
6
years active

Challenge

The musahars are landless laborers caught in a vicious cycle of poverty. Quality education can empower and bring change. Government's affirmative action has failed to reach this rural community at the lowest rung of the socio economic ladder. Empowered by education musahars can make a quantum jump in life, become role models and catalyst of change in the community what has not happened in more than 2000 years can be achieved. Mission is to bring about a 'Silent Revolution'.

Solution

The school provides boarding, lodging, clothes, toiletries, books, healthcare etc. The school has recruited well paid talented faculty for major subjects like English, Maths, Science, computers etc. Empowerment through quality education is the key.

Long-Term Impact

Musahars students graduating from the school will make a quantum jump in life and be catalyst of change in their community, what has not changed in over 2000 years can change in a few decades. 50 new students joined the school in January 2010

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.sssfoundation.org/​
A volunteer's report - Joanna Stone, Philadelphia
Former Indian President, Kalam's visit to school
Asha for Education

Organization Information

SHOSHIT SEVA SANGH

Location: Patna, Bihar - India
Website: http:/​/​www.sssfoundation.org
Project Leader:
Jyotininvas Kumar
Sinha
Patna, Bihar India