Project Overview

Savera - Community managed education program

Objective: Empower the community to own and participate in their children's education.

  • Implementing NGO: Savera Foundation
  • Location: Tisri Block, Giridih District, Jharkhand
  • Target Area: 21 Villages
  • Beneficiaries: 4000+ Children in 23 schools
  • Project Start Date: Nov 2013
  • Project Budget: $12,931
  • Past Funding: $0
  • Tisri Block is one of the most backward blocks in giridih district. Literacy rate is 37% in this area
  • Most of children are involved in Mica scrap collection and high prevalence of child labour
  • Lack of awareness in community about importance of education/ RTE 
  • Older children take care of siblings and are in involved in household work and do not attend school

Objective: To strengthen and empower the community to participate in their children's education. 

  • Pre School Education
    • Meeting with mothers committee and  Anganwadi Workers
    • Provide sports material to the Aanganwari centre
    • Attendance monitoring of Anganwari centres and schools
  • School Education
    • Formation and strengthening of child Rights clubs
    • Meeting with school teachers, School Monitoring Committee(SMC) members, Self Help Group members(SHG) and Panchayat members
  • Social Mobilization
    • Orientation programme for SMC members in each village
    • Block level programme with Mica owners, teachers, SMC members PRI members
    • Street play mass mobilization programme 
    • Orientation of women group SHG
    • Consultation meet with Block Education Officer (BEO), SMC, Panchayat, teachers and leaders

ILP is partnering with Savera Foundation to implement this program. Savera Foundation was established in 2006. Savera Foundation believes in the people's participation at the village level that can bring the real change. The organization finds that the government gives services and people do not pay attention to it. If the services like Education, Health, drinking water supply is planned at the village level then people will own it. Further organization believes that if women and farmers are empowered understand the government delivery systems then the government efficiency will improve.  


Budget for the school year April 2014 to March 2015

Pre-School EducationAnganwadi  workers and helpers orientation,  mothers committee orientation$1,328
Primary/Secondary EducationIdentify drop out children,  village level visits,sports competition at schools$1,843
Social MobilizationActivating Mathru Samithis SMC’s, block level meetings, working with gram panchayats$1,043
Project Coordination CostsSalary and conveyance costs for the project coordinators, community mobilizers who are responsible for program implementation (4 people)$5,714
Project Administration CostsReports, case studies, process documentation and other write ups for publication, NGO Office support, travel and conveyance, some honorarium for NGO project administrative team.$3,003

Pre School Level

  • Government official planned to make joint monitoring of Anganwadi centers(AWC) with project representatives
  • Government provided additional material to 2 AWC (Bhurai and Luchkan)
  • Anganwari of Lachkan and Bhurai(at home) villages started keeping the centre clean and opening the centre regularly
  • Mother committee members of Naitand village discussed with Anganwadi worker(AWW) and visited the centre first time in group
  • Malukchal and Khoro mata samiti members submitted application to government for starting Anganwadi center

School Level

  • Out of 368 SMC members 231  are aware of RTE and their roles.
  • Average attendance of children  in school increased by 20%
  • In 3 villages SMC members started conducting meeting with project team facilitation
  • 52 children who had dropped out have re-enrolled in schools
  • 12 children are enrolled first time
  • School Monitoring Committes  of Palmo and Golgo villages went to Block Development Officer and complained against teacher absenteeism
  • 6 child right clubs have been formed and 78 children are aware on child rights
  • 2 schools of Khoro and Gadkura provided sports material to child clubs

To be updated soon.