Focus: Community and Education.
Parijat Academy is located in Pamohi, in the district of Kamrup, which is in Assam's capital Guwahati. The school was started by Uttam Teron with an investment of Rs.800 that was hard earned by him as a private tutor. It became functional with the construction of a simple room with a roof and bamboo walls. It is a beautiful and appreciable dream, of creating a sustainable school free of cost for poor students who cannot afford to get an education otherwise.
Since its inception in 2003 with 8 students, the struggling school is now the only source of education to 508 students. It is struggling for funding but with volunteers, the dream is inching closer to its final full realization.
The aim is to advance Parijat Academy from being a school that provides basic education to students to one with proper facilities for student, along of course with possible funding for full time teachers.
Costs & Benefits
Volunteers teach children, may take them on nature walks, and involve them in other fun filled activities. Anything that can help children get a good education is appreciated. Teaching English, music, exercise, play etc may be some ideas.
Simple vegetarian food and accommodation provided fee of cost to volunteers, donations are appreciated and help fund our work.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and keen to help children.
Pamohi, P.O. Garchuk,
Location: Assam, India
Average cost per day: Free
Focus: Education and Community
Skills needed: Volunteers must be at least 18 years old