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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)

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.