Bilaspur School Project, India 2014-17


Chandratilak Vidyamandir School, Bilaspur District, Chattisgarh
The society runs primary schooling in the densely forested tribal area near Bilaspur in Chattisgarh, India. Started by a retired Medical Officer, Dr R R Tiwary, this school had been a shining example of social enterprise in tribal community. In this school, 186 village children (72 girls) are getting free education till class 4th. The society, which has been running on voluntary contributions alone with little support available from other sources, was in danger of closing down in 2013 before the interventions by SSC.

Small-Steps Funding 2014-2017

  • 50% of the annual running costs for three years including provision of: Books, School bags, Stationery, Uniforms, Shoes, Raincoat, and Warm clothing to students and their parents.

  • High protein, high calorie, vitamins and minerals diet.

  • Maintaining the school facilities and providing financial support for running costs.

  • Replaced school transport vehicle; used for ferrying teachers and staff to the school.

  • Establishing local funding support network so that the school is self-sufficient and thriving

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