About the Group:
MIPS is a registered society since 1986. Their FCRA status number is 675940249. Their 1996 annual budget is about Rs. 11 Lakhs and they are involved in a number of community development activities such as Non formal education for working children, efficient chulahs for villages, biogas plants, Vocational tranining, sanitation, compost technology, women's development. They also have health centres in 65 villages and are well recognised both by the state government and the central government.
Study centre for after school study for children of SC/ST landless agricultural labourers.
Hamlets of Alathur Panchayat, Madurai District - Thirumalpuram, Alathur, Chichilluppai and Indiranagar colony.
Dr. R. Kannan (Secretary) Madurai Institute for Peace Science Gandhi Museum. Madurai 625 002 Tamil Nadu, India Ph 530 291
After hours coaching facility and study centre for children of SC/ST landless labourers. Homes of these labourers do not offer a conducive environment for children to study because of lack of lighting, space, poor ventilation etc. This is one of the reasons for high dropout rates and poor performance of these children. Moreover, these labourers are not literate themselves and cannot provide the help and support for these children to study. A total of 101 school children of all age groups will be benefitted. The project is going to buy infrastructure equipment (blackboards, writing tables etc), provide tutoring with the help of one trained tutor plus 2 volunteers per hamlet. The project also will provide basic health checkups for the children. In addition, the project will provide a library and a recreational facility for the children.
Tutoring and facilities for 101 children in 4 hamlets of Alathur Panchayat, Madurai District. Funding required for one year. Later, it is supposed to be self sufficient.
(Costs are per center. There will be 4 such centers) Writing tables (5) Rs 3000 Bench (5) Rs 2500 Rack for books (1) Rs 1600 Library books Rs 1600 Blackboard (1) Rs 600 Teaching aids Rs 2500 Game & Play items Rs 2500 Chair and Table (1) Rs 1750 Emergency light (1) Rs 2500 First Aid Kit (1) Rs 1000 Tubelights (2) Rs 500 Center rent Rs 500 Contingencies Rs 2000 Tutor cum child care worker salary(750x12) Rs 9000 Orientation training Rs 3000 expenses TOTAL/center Rs 35,450 TOTAL cost (35,450x4) Rs 1,41,800 Local contribution Rs 12,120 ----------- TOTAL requested Rs 1,29,680
They have mentioned Amanda Bickel as a reference.
Feb 15, 1997 Proposal from Mr. Kannan March 1, 1997 Giri summarized March 3 1997 Discussed at projects meeting May, 1997 Check for sum of $3880 sent with Giri. He will hand them the check
(giri, 3/3/97) Good project. The proposal is detailed and organized. The group that is doing this is well established and has done a lot of work in non-formal education, health and family welfare, women's development, environment activities, sustainable energy, vocational training etc. I think we should fund this. But, it is another one from Tamil Nadu and we have too many funded there. (meeting comments) Everyone liked the project. The group is great and the proposal is extremely well organized and detailed. Even though this is a big group, everyone agreed that the impact of money will be clearly visible and accountable. The group felt that this is yet another project from Tamil Nadu and since we have funded so many from Tamil Nadu a decision was taken to not fund it from Asha-MIT but seek funding for it actively with other chapters. If they are not funded within two months, we will then take it up again. The status was therefore voted to be kept "pending". Giri was chosen to write to the project informing them of our decision and also to write a request to all other chapters and send it their way via Abhijit and Vinay.
Approved. This is co-sponsored with Asha-Seattle and Asha-Colorado.