Project Costs include :
Construction materials, paints, wages for one foreman, costs associated with transporting the materials to the village.
To improve the learning environment at Jambha school in order to increase school attendance and improve learning. The project aims to achieve this by:
- The roof and wall of the classrooms are rough, dull in colour and in need of repair and so they will be repaired and painted.
- Repair windows and construct tables and chairs
- The blackboards are in poor condition and it is difficult to write clearly on them
The village of Jambha is located 140kms south of Bikaner in Rajhastan. The Rajikya Adrash Prathmik Vidyalaya school has a total of 175 students enrolled; 95 are boys and 79 are girls. Children come to attend the school from the nearby villages that are approximately 3kms away.
The school was built in 1963 as a primary school (up to class 5) and later was converted into a middle school (up to class 8) in 1996. The school has only 3 teachers for 174 students ranging in years from class 1- 8.
World Expeditions provide responsible-travel tours in this area of Rajasthan. Through their close ties to local communities, this school was identified as needing assistance and has become the focus of the 2008 Community Project Trip to India. Footprints is providing funds for the project's material costs.
Some of the volunteer labour on this project will come from the World Expeditions' Community Project Trip participants who will perform the work over 3 days, under the guidance of local partners and villagers.
You can join World Expeditions Community Project and help to upgrade the Jambha village school house in Rajahstan, India, departing 11th October 2008 for 15 days.
To see what these community projects are like, see the documentary video about the Saramthali school in Nepal.