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Major Projects on Education & Literacy


Non-formal Education Centre for SC Children - HOPE for Children, UK provided a short term grant to the organization in 2007-08 to run a non-formal education centre to provide basic primary education to SC children. 100 non-school going SC children in the age-group of 6 – 14 years of Lufullichak village of Nalanda District were given free education at the Centre. After one year of education in non-formal set up parents were motivated and children were facilitated admission in regular mainstream school.



School for SC Girl children – OMAXE Foundation, New Delhi sponsored a non-formal school for SC girl children in Mehandinagar village of Nalanda District. Advocacy and motivational activities were conducted in SC dominated panchayats for parents/guardians to send their girl children to the school. 208 SC girls were given education in the school and mainstreamed in regular schools. Advocacy with local administration was done which resulted in opening of a anganwadi Kendra and a primary school in the village.




Condensed Course for Women – Bihar State Social Welfare Board under Central Social Welfare Board, New Delhi sponsored a project of bridge education for adult women in Nalanda District. Purpose of the project was to provide bridge education to those girls/women (above 15 years) who did not go to school or dropped out after initial schooling. 120 girls/women in three panchayats of Biharsharif Sadar Blocks were identified and provided education from 2002-03 to 2005-06.



Kauahakini Project - Sponsored by OMAXE Foundation, New Delhi; the project was conducted ‘to generate awareness and sensitize SC people for education and prepare an environment conducive for promotion of female literacy. The Project activity included sensitization and rapport building in villages for girl child education, survey on status of girl education in SC villages, screening of a specially made documentary film, ‘Kauahakani’ and gathering feedback on impact of the film for DC girl child education. Shantidoot implemented the project in eight districts of central and north Bihar, namely, Patna, Bhojpur, Kaimur, Nalanda, Nawada, Vaishali, Begusarai and Sheikhpura.




Continuing Education (CE) centres - Two CE Centres were run in minority populated slum areas of Biharsharif Block for women in 2007. Centres were organized as it was found that a large no. of married illiterate/semi-literate women was not interested in vocational training. Two special literacy centres were run for 60 married women from minority class to give them basic education in a little over three months period, in two hours’ daily sessions.



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