Gramya Sansthan 

Project Brief: Gramya actively participates in helping the 10 villages of Naughad taluka. Here Gramya has undertaken activities such as: Bal Kendra for children who do not go to school, self independence of women, and group activities.
Project Type: Alternative Education (description)
Primary Focus: to go to formal school (description)

Secondary Focus: girls

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Chicago
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Payal Tiwari
Project Partner(s): Bindu Singh
Other Contacts: Chandan Dasgupta
Project Address: , L-40, VDA Colony, Chandmari,Lalpur II, Lamhi, Sarnath,Varanasi,
UTTAR PRADESH  221007
Tel: 011 91 05422290120
Stewarding Chapter: Chicago
Aug 2017ChicagoUSD 18395
Nov 2016ChicagoUSD 7534
Nov 2016ChicagoUSD 14378
Jul 2016ChicagoUSD 14642
Dec 2015ChicagoUSD 12911
Jun 2015ChicagoUSD 13637
Nov 2014ChicagoUSD 12011
Jun 2014ChicagoUSD 12574
Jun 2013ChicagoUSD 21556
Jun 2012ChicagoUSD 16312
May 2012ChicagoUSD 5864
Feb 2012ChicagoUSD 4894
Nov 2011ChicagoUSD 5859
Sep 2011ChicagoUSD 6468
Jul 2011ChicagoUSD 6468
May 2011ChicagoUSD 1200
Feb 2011ChicagoUSD 12673
Jul 2010ChicagoUSD 11382
Dec 2009ChicagoUSD 4667
Aug 2009ChicagoUSD 3882
Jul 2009ChicagoUSD 9434
Jan 2009ChicagoUSD 3261
Jan 2009ChicagoUSD 4188
Sep 2008ChicagoUSD 4400
Jul 2008ChicagoUSD 4477
Mar 2008ChicagoUSD 5150
Jan 2008ChicagoUSD 4188
Oct 2007ChicagoUSD 8450
Oct 2007ChicagoUSD 8450
May 2007ChicagoUSD 8190
May 2007ChicagoUSD 8190
Mar 2007Work an HourUSD 5600
Aug 2006ChicagoUSD 5400
Mar 2006SeattleUSD 0
Mar 2006ChicagoUSD 3400
Nov 2005SeattleUSD 3000
Oct 2003ChicagoUSD 3085
Mar 2003ChicagoUSD 1785
Dec 2002ChicagoUSD 2712
Dec 2001ChicagoUSD 1703

Total = $302370

Sep 2017 FCRA and Renewal Notice 2016
Aug 2017 The Exposure Project Proposal 2017
Jun 2017 Budget Proposal 2017-2018
Jun 2017 Meeting Minutes and Voting 2017-2018 Budget
Feb 2017 Site Visit 2017
Jan 2017 Updated Meeting minutes for 2017-2018 budget approval
Sep 2016 Gramya_sitevisit_2016.pdf
Jun 2016 Gramya_Budget_2016
Jun 2016 Gramya-poll-2016
May 2015 Gramya-Budget_2015-16
May 2015 Gramya-Budget-Poll-2015
Apr 2015 Gramya_Site_Visit-April2015
May 2014 Poll-Gramya-Budget_2014-15
Apr 2014 Gramya-Audit-2013-2014
Apr 2014 Gramya-Budget_2014-15
Mar 2014 Gramya_site-visit_2014
May 2013 Budget_2013-14
May 2013 Poll-Budget_2013-14
Apr 2013 Gramya-Audit-2012-2013
Jan 2013 Gramya_Site-visit_2013
Apr 2012 Budget_2012-13-v2
Apr 2012 WAH-Gramya_Budget_2012
Apr 2012 Poll_Annual_Budget_&_WAH-2012-approval
Apr 2012 Gramya-Audit-2011-2012
Mar 2012 REMOVE-OLD-Budget_2012-13
Feb 2012 Site_visit_Gramya_2012.doc
Jul 2011 Annual_Report_2010-2011
Jul 2011 Gramya-Budget_approval_poll_2011-2012
Jul 2011 Budget_2011-12_v2.xls
Jul 2011 Report_April_to_June-2011
May 2011 QED proposal Gramya 2011
May 2011 QED-Gramya-Approval
May 2011 REMOVE-Budget 2011-12 (with meeting notes)-v1
Apr 2011 Gramya-Audit-2010-2011
Mar 2011 Balance_Sheet-2011
Mar 2011 Report-Mahila_Diwas_2011
Mar 2011 Report-Balmela_2011.pdf
Jul 2010 Quartertly Report
May 2010 Description_of_responsibilities
Apr 2010 Gramya-audit-2009-2010
Apr 2010 Site Visit 2010
Mar 2010 Proposed Budget 2010 2011
Dec 2009 Annual Report 2009 2010
Aug 2009 Annual_Report_2008
Jul 2009 Audit_report_2008
Jul 2009 Aug_April_Statement
Jun 2009 Apr_June_Report_2009
Jun 2009 April_June_2009.pdf
Apr 2009 Gramya-audit-2008-2009
Apr 2009 Gramya_Site_ Visit_2009
Apr 2009 Creative Workshop Hindi
Apr 2009 Gramya Budget 2009_2010
Sep 2008 Proposed Shed Construction Budget
Mar 2008 Proposed and Approved Budget 2008-09
Dec 2007 Site Visit December 2007
Mar 2007 Detail Information 2007 March
Dec 2006 Budget Proposal 2007-08
Dec 2006 Approved Budget 2007-08
Dec 2006 Gramya Site Visit Report - December 2006
May 2006 WAH_2006_Proposal
Apr 2006 Gramya Project and Curriculum Questions
Dec 2005 Site Visit Report by Gaurav
Mar 2005 Gramya Followup Letter
Feb 2005 Gramya Sansthan Followup Letter
Feb 2005 Follow up letter from Mukesh
Feb 2005 Bal Mela Pictures
Feb 2005 BalMela - Prize Distribution
Feb 2005 BalMela - Cultural Activities
Feb 2005 BalMela - Prize Distribution (2)
Feb 2005 BalMela - Activities
Dec 2004 Gramya Budget Proposal 2005
Dec 2004 Number of children
Dec 2004 Gramya Teachers
Dec 2003 Gramya Certified Budget Report 2003-2004
Dec 2002 Gramya Progress Report
Gramya sansthan has been active in UPÂ’s most backward taluka, Naugarh (district Chandholi) since 1996. Naugarh district was divided into 10 villages to improve its social, economic and educational situation. The main focus of the organization is related to human rights, violence against women, and child development. The Mooltaya adivasi tribe resides in this place, which is surrounded by mountains. In this economically, socially and politically backward tribe the literacy rate is 22%. Female literacy is only 8%. Due to the lack of irrigation facilities and unfertile land, there is little agriculture in this area. Because of this reason, this tribe is known for poverty and hunger. It is a Dalit and tribal community where the number of the girls is more than the boys. They are facing many social, political and economic problems. There is one Govt. school which is very far from the village

Gramya, in consolation, actively participates in helping the 10 villages of Naughad taluka. Gramya has undertaken activities such as: Bal Kendra for children who do not go to school, self independence of women, and group activities involving both men and women of the tribe.
To teach the tribal children who are deprived of education and promote awareness and importance of education and overall development.
(a) Short Term:
(i) Ensuring quality education (the development rights of the children) to the Marginalised Children of Dalit Community i.e. Musahars & Chamar alongwith Children of Minorities.
­(ii) Ensure participation of community in the Management of Education Centre and sensitize the community towards children education along with enrollment of girls.

(b) Long Term:
(i) Making the community empowered so that they may analysis and seek possible sustainable solutions to their problems.
(ii) Strengthening of People’s Union so that they may be able to demand schools from the Government and be sensitive towards ensuring education to all children along with securing other child rights as contained in the UN Charter.
GRAMYA is a ten year old organisation. Earlier CRY funding agency was giving financial support to it but it is no longer supporting it now. Gramya is basically a grassroot organisation which is working a rural areas particularly in Navgarh region which is 90 km. far from the Varanasi city. The main focus of the work is related to the human rights but Gramya is also working for the women and child development. Navgarh is dense forest area and village is situated between the dense forest. so, there is no communication, transport electricity facilities.

Since 1996 GRAMYA is working for child education of NAVGARH area. Earlier they had started a Junior High School only for girls, but now Gramya wants to run a co-ed school because there is no alternative education center in nearby area. There is only one Govt. school which is very far from the main village. In this area the number of the girls is more than the boys. It is a Dalit and tribal community. So they are facing many social, political and economic problems. The main source of economy is agriculture so the primary income is coming from farming. In this region the condition of women is bad. They work in other people's land on lease but they don't get equal wages campared to men. For some reason sucidal tendency among women is on the increase. Because of this the family atmosphere and health of children is getting affected. Gram Sabha had donated a land to Gramya where a building of one room has been constructed. This is where the junior high school is running. There are 50 students. So the classes are held in shifts. Now the organisation's main intervention is in the area of child education and awareness. Financial support is sought from Asha for strengthening the education programme in this backward area.
Other Activities:

1. Children activities:
Education (non-traditional and pre-primary)
Health protection / Examination / Health education
Leadership and cultural activities

2. Awareness activities:
Awareness programs for health, unity, panchayat, independence of women, non-traditional education centers etc.

3. Livelihood related programs:
Problem of section 20 law
Onwership of forest and land goods
Self-help activities

Additional Phone Numbers:
Bindu Singh (Overall Coordinator): 91-941-522-2597 (cell)
91-542-229-0720 (home)
Surendra (Coordinator): +91-9415201587
Neetu (Coordinator): +91-9452822208.