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Prathibhatheeram Society For Educational Excellence

Recommended By : VIJAYLAXMI

Name : Prathibhatheeram Society For Educational Excellence

Address : Prathibhatheeram Society For Educational Excellence , Central Office , Our Library, Pathirappally. P .O, Alappuzha , Kerala 688521

State : KERALA

Place : Alappuzha

Mobile : 94478 9685

Email :

Work in field of literacy : Prathibhatheeram is an informal education program run by selected public libraries in the coastal wards of Alappuzha to address the low education standards among the school going children in the fisher folk communities. A situation analysis pointed out relatively very poor grades of the students. About half of the high school students cannot even write Malayalam properly not to say of English or Hindi. Due to inadequate mathematical training in the lower standards, the performance of almost all students in mathematics is extremely poor. Their computer experience is hardly 10 hours per year. Factors lead to the Project a. Most of the fisher folk houses have only two rooms besides the kitchen. With the television switched on, the children found it difficult to study in the house. If the father is alcoholic study became impossible. Most houses do not have chairs and tables.

No of Beneficiaries : 500

Social Impact : Through the implementation of the above program, our expectation is that when the present 7 and 8 th graders reach the 10 th standard, they would be at par with other students in the schools. The program was started in the Universal Library in Non Town Thumpoli in 2013 and has given encouraging results. Community provides even tiffin for the children who come to the study centre. End of last year, the program was extended to Coastal Welfare Centre Library, Thumpoli and Blue Star Library, Chettikad. During the current academic year we want to scale it up to all the major libraries along sea and Vembanadu backwater belt where fisher folk are concentrated. An average of 100 students will be given admission in each of these centres.

Fund Outlay : 8000000

The challenge of arranging funds is being met : The total funds came around INR 80 Lakhs. The major fund source was from Cochin Shipyard Limited from their CSR fund for the year 2015-16. The amount came around INR 71 lakhs and it used for infrastructure development of 5 of the coastal libraries within 20 kms. INR 5 lakhs was from MLA fund of Dr TM Thomas Isaac of Alappuzha LAC.

This Award is going to impact the work in future : The awards will definitely an encouragement to the volunteers and students. The recognition we will be receiving from the award will enable us to reach more libraries and students in the coastal region of Alappuzha

Blood relative a member of 'Rotary Club':

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

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