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Strengthening education in rural panchayat schools

Strengthening Education in Rural Panchayat Schools

Kalanjiyam Trust


Field office: Kalpat Village, Kancheepuram District

Kalanjiyam is a Registered Trust under Indian Trust Act with 80G, 12A and FCRA

Who we are
Who we are

Kalanjiyam was established in 2006 by a group of socially minded individuals to transform under privileged rural communities by developing a sustainable model for community development

Our vision

Our Vision

Kalanjiyam envisions a energized and empowered community that can take part in its own development, is able to mobilize and organize itself, and take actions to ensure quality education, improved health and overall well-being of all its members

Community development framework

Empowering communities & creating healthier future generations

Community Development Framework

Skill enhancement for better livelihoods

Continuous feedback, monitoring & evaluation


Kalanjiyam coverage
Kalanjiyam Coverage generations

  • Villages in Kacheepuram and Virudhunagar district of Tamil Nadu with about 15,000 population

  • Beneficiaries include

    • 35 Village communities

    • 17 Government Panchayat Union Schools with over 2000 school children from primary to 12th standard

    • An estimated 1500 young people in these villages

Underlying principles
Underlying Principles generations

  • Strengthening rural Panchayat schools ensures the development of rural villages

  • Education for all - ensuring that all children complete up to high school

  • Strengthening primary education ensures reduction in drop outs in upper primary /high school years

  • Improving education status provides the foundation for community development

Strengthen rural panchayat schools
Strengthen Rural Panchayat Schools generations

  • Ensuring 100% enrollment in school

  • Creating an enabling school environment

    • Tables / benches & mats for seating

    • Fans and lighting

    • School bell and audio equipment

    • Beautification of school

Computer education for children
Computer education for children generations

  • Kalanjiyam appointed computer teacher

Providing all rounded education
Providing all rounded education generations

  • Physical education

    • Comprehensive play materials for after school play time

  • Extra-curricular classes

    • Music for improving mental abilities

    • Yoga for improving concentration

    • Drawing for hand skills

Bringing focus on children s health
Bringing focus on children’s health generations

  • Nutrition supplementation

    • Vegetables / Fruits

    • Nutritious mixture or ‘sathu mavu’

  • Health card for free health care

    • For addressing minor ailments in a timely manner

    • Preventing local procurement of medicines

  • Changing behaviors that affect health

    • Personal and common hygiene

    • Use of slippers

Ensuring upper primary and higher education
Ensuring Upper primary and Higher education generations

  • Strategies for strengthening students

    • Provide educational aides: Dictionaries and School Atlas for 6th onwards

    • Special program for life skills

  • Motivate students to completion of high school

    • Supporting after school special classes

    • Scholarship program for scoring 80% or more

  • Supporting students with socio-economic disadvantage with education aid

Addressing drop out factors
Addressing Drop out factors generations

  • Provision of free school van service to ensure completion of middle and high school

  • Providing for clean and sustainable water supply for washing and drinking

  • Construction / renovation and maintenance of hygiene facilities in schools

Outcomes in 10 th standard
Outcomes in 10 generationsth Standard

Changes and outcomes
Changes and Outcomes generations

  • Increasing proportion of students in primary, middle and high school are going to school with increasing regularity

  • Reduction in school drop out rates

  • Improved learning outcomes in primary school

  • Community is more engaged in improving village Panchayat School