Need support for Mehak our informal literacy centre


Need support for  Mehak,our informal literacy centre of village girl children

Mehak (Fragrance) is a small initiative of Ahambhumika, statred in June 2012 with just 12 girl children, has now 52 girl children. At Mehak we impart the basic education of Hindi,English and Mathematics to the girl children of village Mahabadia located at the outskirts of Bhopal. These girl children attend our informal literacy classes daily for 2 hours,except on  Monday.The parents of these girl children  work as daily wage labourer and they are least concerned with the education of their children.The parents are not willing to send their girl children to the school in neighboring village as these girls take care of their entire household chores and if they will go to attend school than who will take care of the siblings and other household work !!!. Though after  a lot of persuation we have been able to admit 12 girl children in a school for regular schooling.We are making effort to get more and more children admitted in the school in near future.  
This year we aim to focus on our this initiative and want to strengthen it. As you are aware Ahambhumika is not funded by any corporate and all its efforts are due to the support of you people,we need your favour once again. Earlier we had made requests to the people to contribute as minimum amount as  possible per month for this initiative but it has yielded very low response. 
 To run Mehak we need this much of amount per month .

Sl.
No.
Head of expenditure
Amount of expenditure
Per month
1.
Honorarium to teachers
 (We have 2 teachers at Mehak ).
Rs.3000=00
2.
Stationery materials
(We need for the copy, pencils, slates,chalk )
Rs.1500=00
3.
Cursive writing copy Rs. 800=00 per month.
Rs.  800=00
4.
Materials for Art & Craft activity
Rs.  500=00
5.
Sports materials
Rs.  500=00
Total Rs.6,300=00

The above are  are regular expenses,besides this we have other expenses like provision of shoes,clothes,winter clothing etc.  Due to constraint of fund we are unable to add on many more things to our literacy centre. For example  we don't have proper space  of sitting for the girl children and during rainy season it becomes difficult for us to keep continue our classes without interrpution. Though we have got support of a generous family of the village who is willing to spare some portion of their  land to make some arrangement but again we are not able to utilize the land due to lack of fund.To make any construction we need at least Rs.4 to 5 lacs which we  don't have.

We also don't have table chairs and our children sit on mats at the moment.However these issues will take time to be resolved   but at the moment we wish to keep continue our classes at Mehak in a full fledged manner and this could happen only when we have the availabilty  above mentioned fund regularly.
But besides all have nots we have a good news to share We don't have proper toilet for the girl children and due to the support of  you people we are now going to take up the construction of a toilet block for the girl children of Mehak.We also intend to set up a small library for the girl children and in future an activity centre.
All these will take time unless we have sufficient fund for all these.But to run the Mehak without any interruption we need your support.Do join us and spread words about our this  small initiative so that none of the girl children of this village don't remain illiterate.

Below are few pictures of Mehak.












Below is our banking profile for the people willing to contribute for the cause.
HOW TO DONATE 
If you reside out of India,than please do not donate.As per norms we can not accept donations from the people living out of India.
*Online Bank Transfer:
AHAM BHUMIKA SWAYAM SEVI SANSTHA
SAVINGS ACCOUNT NO. 2073101015874,
IFSC Code- CNRB0002073,
CANARA BANK,
Branch - MAHARANA PRATAP NAGAR, BHOPAL

Important: If you're doing a online transfer to our account, please send us an email with your name, address and donation amount, so that we can send you the receipt.Our e-mail id is :- ahambhumika@gmail.com
*Account payable Cheques/ DDs in favor of –
AHAM BHUMIKA SWAYAM SEVI SANSTHA, Payable at BHOPAL (M.P.)
**Postal address to which the cheque/drafts for the winter camp    may be sent:
Subrat Goswami
Ahambhumika
C/o Archaeology
1st Floor,Above Tribes India,
Inner Court Building,G.T.B.Complex,
T.T.Nagar,Bhopal-462003 (M.P.)

Fund for vocational training



Friends,after making a lot of efforts we have been now in a position to select few women and girls of the village Mahabadia,distt.Bhopal  for vocational training.We intend to train them in 2 type of vocational training intensively for 30 days to 20 girls.
1.Knitting
2.Embroidery work.
The following is the detail.


Sl.
No.
Head of expenditure
1.
Payment to the trainer of embroidery
Rs. 6,000=00.
2.
Payment to the trainer of knitting woollens
Rs. 4,500=00
3.
Materials for embroidery work
(Hoops,threads,clothes,niddles )
Rs. 4,000=00
4.
Materials ( Knitting sticks,wools, niddles ) Rs. 3,500=00
5.
Transportation of trainers Rs. 2,500=00
6.
Miscellenous Rs. 1,000 =00
Total Rs.21,500=00


Note :The payment of embroidery trainer and knitting trainer may seem high but since we are in the outskirts of the city,  in a village,we will not be able to have trainer with less than that amount mentioned above.Our earlier efforts have went in vain to have trainer/s in lesser amount.
Total number of selected beneficiaries will be 20 to 25 in numbers.We will start this project once the requisite fund is raised.
After the completion of the training we will help the rural women and girls to sale their product and to help them in earning. 
For donors:If you are interested to support you may contribute any amount you wish for this project.To donate you may please visit the account details of the organisation   mentioned in our previous posts.
For any query mail us : ahambhumika@gmail.com 
  

Below is our banking profile for the people willing to contribute for the cause.
HOW TO DONATE 
If you reside out of India,than please do not donate.As per norms we can not accept donations from the people living out of India.
*Online Bank Transfer:
AHAM BHUMIKA SWAYAM SEVI SANSTHA
SAVINGS ACCOUNT NO. 2073101015874,
IFSC Code- CNRB0002073,
CANARA BANK,
Branch - MAHARANA PRATAP NAGAR, BHOPAL

Important: If you're doing a online transfer to our account, please send us an email with your name, address and donation amount, so that we can send you the receipt.Our e-mail id is :- ahambhumika@gmail.com
*Account payable Cheques/ DDs in favor of –
AHAM BHUMIKA SWAYAM SEVI SANSTHA, Payable at BHOPAL (M.P.)
**Postal address to which the cheque/drafts for the winter camp    may be sent:
Subrat Goswami
Ahambhumika
C/o Archaeology
1st Floor,Above Tribes India,
Inner Court Building,G.T.B.Complex,
T.T.Nagar,Bhopal-462003 (M.P.)

Winter Camp ends


 
After summer camp which ended during the month of April 2012 Ahambhumika had its 1st winter camp from 25.12.12 to 30.12.12 in a village namely Mahabadia,distt.Bhopal. During 6 day long winter camp the volunteers from Mumbai,Indore and Bhopal joined us. The camp was conducted for the underprivledged children and adolecent girls of village Mahabadia.The parents of these girl children work as daily wage labourer in brick kilns,construction sites and stone quarries.
 
During camp the children were imparted the edcuation of Phonetics, basic English,clay making,embroidery and painting.The day long camp had the provision of lunch for children as well as for the volunteers.
 
On 31.12.12. there was an exposure visit of the children and girls  along with the volunteers to Sanchi and a  lunch was also arranged there .This  visit and lunch was sponsored by a generous person from Mumbai.Below are few pcitures of Winter Camp.