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AajibainchiShala Run by TheMotiramDalal Charitable Trust


Recommended By : ROTARIAN SUNNIL MEHRA


Name : AajibainchiShala Run by TheMotiramDalal Charitable Trust

Address : AajibainchiShala Phangane village of Thane district

State : MAHARASHTRA

Place : Mumbai

Mobile : 9272704744

Email : abc@abc.com

Work in field of literacy : On the 8thMarch , International Women’s Day ,an extremely remote village Phangane,95 km from Mumbai with a strength of 400 people, took its steps towards adult literacy. The village today has a unique classroom which has the country’s oldest pupils aged between 60-80+ . Although the class is designed for aajis between 60 and 90, the ones in their late 80s far outweigh the others. Many don’t have birth records, but family documents and photo albums indicate their advancing years. AajibainchiShala overcomes age-related physical handicaps by factoring in the wisdom and vocabulary that come with age. As most aajis have boisterous voices and a good command over the poetry of Maharashtra’s saints, they incorporate these in their formal learning

No of Beneficiaries : 500

Social Impact : AajibainchiShala has currently a strength of 28 students the average age from 60-80+ . Here the physical handicap is overcome by factoring in the wisdom and vocabulary that come with age. They have incorporated the culture and poetry of Maharashtra’s saints into formal learning. Focusing on poetic metre of Varkari saints which women traditionally sing while doing household chores, aajis are urged to narrate Tukaramgatha or Chokhamela poems. The school is trying to teach oral knowledge through a classroom prism, credit for which is due to Bangar, who hails from Murbad with his mission of ‘Adult and Continuing Education’

Fund Outlay : 0

The challenge of arranging funds is being met : HOWEVER WE WOULD NOT LIKE TO SHARE FUND OUTLAY.

This Award is going to impact the work in future : THIS AWARD WILL GIVE THE APPLICANT CREDIBILITY WHICH WILL HELP TO SERVE THE SOCIETY BETTER.

Blood relative a member of 'Rotary Club': No

Whether received any major State/National/International recognitions or award/s earlier : No



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