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Sulekha-Banchbo Initiative

The Indranarayanpur Educational Project of Banchbo helps a few of the millions to realize their dreams of school.Indranaraynpur is about 120 kms from Kolkata, in the Sunderbans. 630 families, most of them minorities and backward classes make for a population of about 5000. This place lacks basic health awareness, sanitation and amenities as the lone Gurudaspur PHC & Patharpratima block hospital, catering to a population of 40,000 lack electricity and vaccination for snake bites, a common incidence in the area. The area suffers from malnutrition, water borne diseases, infection and common ailments.

Irrigation facilities of the state do not reach here. Further, there are no state sponsored animal husbandary or poultry schemes. Paddy is the primary agriculture. Labor deaths rates are low. However, there is no awareness on AIDS and STD and contraceptive measures.

School dropout rate is alarming and scare are the facilities for education. The nearest high school is 11 kms away from Indranarayanpur and the teacher to student ratio stands at 2 to 3 for 250 to 300 students. Illiteracy levels run high ranging from 3 in a literate family to 6 in illiterate families. Average age of marriage for boys is 18 - 20 years and 16- 17 for girls. People here are mainly daily wage earners, field workers and fishermen. 70% of the family is under the BPL, earning less than Rs. 500.00/ month!

Banchbo in Education in Indranarayanpur

Banchbo conducts Supplementary Evening Education Centre at Indranarayanpur Primary School.

  • Total number of enrolled students is 84 - 48 boys and 36 girls.
  • Three teachers (1 graduate, 1 higher secondary pass, 1 secondary pass) look after the teaching department.
  • Classes are conducted for standard I to V.
  • Electricity is provided using generator.
  • The students are provided with books, exercise books, writing materials, geometrical instruments etc.
  • Regular health checkups are conducted for both students and parents
  • Specialist Camp are organisied periodically for eye, medicine, cardiology etc., both for students & parents.
  • Medicines are distributed among students and their parents for free.
  • Nutritional supplements are distributed under Nutrition Program
  • Dresses are provided to the students.
  • Educational stipend for deserving students to support higher studies.
  • Recreational activities are organised regularly and students are encouraged to take active part in whatever capacity they can.
  • Educational tours and nature camps are also conducted to teach the importance of preservation of natural resources that Sunderban offers

 

 INDRANARAYANPUR EDUCATIONAL PROJECT-SULEKHA- BANCHBO JOINT INITIATIVE

 “Education is the movement from darkness to light.”  -Allan Bloom 

  • ESTABLISHED BY BANCHBO IN THE YEAR 2005 

Banchbo started its endeavour in Sunderban in the year 2005 at Indranarayanpur village with an aim to impart education to the underpriviledged children, to stop drop out among the students & empower them through recreational activities, health & nutritional support. Hence it is a Physical, Mental, Intellectual, Social & Spiritual mission to self development. Since May,2011 Sulekha Works Ltd (the pioneer in manufacturing of writing inks, allied writing instruments and certain homecare products in India since 1934) has joined hand with Banchbo as a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility. It is a joint initiative to support with finance & educational equipments.

  LOCATION OF PROJECT AREA:-

  •         VILLAGE:- Indranarayanpur
  •         GRAM PANCHAYET:- Digambarpur
  •         POST OFFICE:- Ramnagar Abad
  •         POLICE STATION:- Dhola Hat
  •         BLOCK:- Pathar Pratima
  •         ZONE:- Sundarban
  •         DISTRICT:- South 24 Parganas
  •         PIN CODE:- 743349
  •         STATE:-West Bengal
  •         DISTANCE FROM KOLKATA:-108 Km.
  •         DIRECTION:- Kolkata (0Km) ->DiamondHarbour(43Km) ->Kulpi (61Km) -> Poler Hat (73Km) -> Dhola Hat (83Km) ->MilanMore (100 Km) -> Tentulia/Indranarayanpur (108Km).

 BASIC DATA OF INDRANARAYANPUR:-

  •          TOTAL AREA:- 4.6525 sq.km
  •          TOTAL POPULATION:- 4196 Head
  •          TOTAL FMAILY:- 854
  •          MALE:- 55%
  •          FEMALE:- 45%
  •          TOTAL BPL FAMILY:- 452
  •          SC- 1295 Head
  •          ST- NIL
  •          OBC:- 467 Head
  •          MINORITY:- 2480 Head   
  •          OCCUPATION:-  
  •          Cultivation- 70%
  •          Fishery- 15%
  •          Daily wage earners/Field workers- 10%
  •          Service- 5%
  •          AVERAGE MONTHLY INCOME:-Rs.900/-
  •          HOUSEHOLD:-
  •          No of Permanent Building(Paka Bari)- 36
  •          No of Temporary Building(Kacha Bari)-819
  •          Without any structure (Bash ajogyoBari)- 112
  •          LITERACY RATE:- 75%
  •          SECONDARY PASSED:- 250 Head
  •          GRADUATE :- 40 Head(28 Male,12 Female)
  •          SCHOOL:- Primary:-2,SSK:-3,ICDS:-3,MSK:-1
  •          SECONDARYSCHOOL:-3 (Minimum 3.5Km Away)
  •          COLLEGE:- At Pathar Pratima~15 Km away  & at Dhola 18 Km away
  •          HOSPITAL:- Primary Health Centre~ Gurudaspur~
  •          4Km away(no bed) &BlockHospital~ Pathar Pratima 16 Km away(for 40000 Population).
  •          BASIC HEALTH PROBLEM- Water Borne Diseases, Malnutrition, Skin Diseases, Gyaenocoogical Complication, Infection, STD, Snake Bite etc. 

 PROJECT DETAILING:-

  •   NAME :-INDRANARAYANPUR   SUPPLEMENTARY EVENING SCHOOL
  •   VENUE:- At Sukanta Nazrul MSK School
  •   TIMING:- 6PM to 9PM (Except Sunday)
  •   STANDARD:-  CLASS-I to VI
  •   NO OF STUDENTS:- 60

                           STD-I:-NIL

                           STD-II:-07

                           STD-III:-12

                           STD-IV:-09

                           STD-V:-18

                           STD-VI:-14

  •   NO OF BOYS:- 22
  •   NO OF GIRLS:- 39
  •   NO OF SC STUDENT:- 14
  •   NO OF OBC STUDENT:- 12
  •   NO OF MINORITY STUDENT:-33
  •   NO OF TEACHER:-  04
  •   FAMILY INCOME PER MONTH:-

                       Less than Rs. 1000 :-  57

                       Less than Rs. 1500 :-  04

  

  Electricity is provided using SOLAR LIGHT provided by Sulekha.

  The students are provided with educational equipments like exercise books, writing materials, eraser, geometrical instruments etc on regular monthly basis.

  Teaching aids are provided to teachers for quality teaching on regular basis.

  Incentives are provided (on the basis of percentage of attendance) to each student to encourage their regular attendance.

  Nutritional supplements are distributed under Nutrition Program with active support from HEINZ Company.

  Regular health checkups are conducted for both students and parents.

  General & Specialist Camp are organisied periodically for eye, medicine, cardiology etc., both for students & parents.

  Medicines are distributed among students and their parents for free.

  Dresses are provided to the students.

  Recreational  & Cultural activities  are organised regularly and students are encouraged to take active part in whatever capacity they can.

  Cultural Competitions & Sports are organized for students with arrangement of lucrative prizes for their encouragement.

  Recreational tour like Puja Ride & Rating in Kolkata &Educational tours and nature camps are also conducted to teach the importance of preservation of natural resources that Sunderbanoffers.

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