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Varun voluntary association for rural upliftment and networking

VARUNVoluntary Association For Rural Upliftment and Networking

Type: Non-Formal Educational Centers

Primary Focus: Remedial Education

Region : Rural Areas

August 2011

Purpose and goals

Purpose And Goals

  • To increase the level of literacy and intellectual development of the children in the targeted area.

  • To give technical instruction to increase skill level

  • To provide technical tools so that the local population can join the main stream society

About varun


  • Voluntary Association for Rural Upliftment & Networking (VARUN) is a self-motivated, social and non-profit organization. Varun started it activities in 1999.

  • Outline:

    • Schools in (6 villages) Shahpur, Dobahi, Pathrour, Sukhdeopur,Hathini and Danavgarh.

    • Self help group (women micro finance). - Introduce Organic Farming (Nursery, Seed Bank)

    • Library (in 5 villages)

    • Permanent structures in Shahpur, Dobahi and Lerha.

    • Govt schools established in Amritpur, Horila, Lerha, Shahpur and Jharia

  • FCRA (Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 1976) applied in February 2005, until then, donations go through Asha-Varanasi.

  • People: Dr.S.P.Singh (PhD, Agriculture), Mr. A.K.Singh (Journalist) and few teachers like Punnu Singh, Ramkrit, etc.

Current status of teachers

Current Status of teachers

Timing of School : July to March : 09.30 to 3.30 P.M.

April to June : 7.00 to 12.00 P. M.

Number of students previous year need to be updated updated in next slide

Number of students (previous year, need to be updated) .. Updated in next slide

Total students = 384

Total students expected this year = 240

Number of students updated on 09 23 2011

Number of students (updated on 09/23/2011)

Enrolment update contd

Enrolment update contd…

  • In last session 86 children were enrolled in Junior high school.

  • 14 children in class V and 25 were in class 8.

  • They were registered to appear for examinations and all of them cleared std. VIII. Almost all of them are trying to enroll for further studies.

Evaluation criteria

Evaluation Criteria

  • Self-sustenance of schools.

  • Train women in stitching and thereby expand into other villages.

  • Identify and recruit teachers who can effectively teach the students.

  • Identify potential students for enrollment in each of the schools.

  • Pass percentage of 5th grade students.

  • Receive results of standard 4 examinations and identify number of students appearing in standard 5 examinations.

  • Educate people about RTI.

  • Recruit a new Educational Coordinator.

Extension activities

Extension Activities

  • Participating in solving issues in 3 villages of Naugarh block (Parsia, Majhgawan and Nonwat).

  • NREGA, RTI and Health issues to be addressed.

  • Work will involve collecting data, meeting with panchayat officers, awareness campaigns, training sessions, etc.

  • Data collected is described in the report.

Rti activity

RTI Activity

3226 pamphlets distributed in RTI awareness campaigns.

Women federation

Women Federation

  • Around 2000 women members of Women federation divided into clusters and groups.

  • This year, few contested and won in Panchayat elections

  • Every month there is a meeting to discuss about local issues as well as any personal issues.

  • VARUN helps get employment to women from federation if at all there is any job vacancy in area.

  • VARUN spread the awareness amongst people about elections.

  • 68 qualified women got 95,200 through Govt. programs. Another 41,000 was procured.

Seed and grain bank

Seed and Grain bank

  • Collective effort of women helped establish this effectively.

  • 37 farming clubs.

  • VARUN provided some seeds to the bank initially.

Varun voluntary association for rural upliftment and networking

Activities of MNREGA

  • Meetings in 15 villages with an average of 40 people attending in each village.

  • Awareness workshops in 7 villages.

  • 2432 applications for jobs.

  • 244 bank account holders.

  • 265 new job card holders.

  • VARUN helps in getting people a lot of these things.

Budget 2011 2012 numbers in red are suggested by asha and ones struck out are proposed by varun

Budget 2011-2012(numbers in red are suggested by Asha and ones struck out are proposed by VARUN)

Varun voluntary association for rural upliftment and networking

Amount proposed for funding

Rs. 3,87,500.00

Budget for 2010 2011

Budget for 2010-2011

Budget for 2010 2011 2

Budget for 2010-2011 (2)

Net requested amount from AFE: Rs.4,77,820/-

Budget comparison

Budget comparison


  • Rs.4,77,820.00 (2010) Vs. Rs. 3,87,500.00. 19% reduced

  • Number of schools unchanged: 6. 1 new school

    Addl. Comments:

  • VARUN has agreed to raise funds for the components we are not able to support them.

  • They clearly understand the need to reduce or cut-off dependency on AFE.

  • Need to get the new list of number of students enrolled in the school. Currently approving for 240 students

  • FCRA has been obtained.

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