Partha Polke is an activists of Satara has been working for
nomads. In fact he himself is one of those deprived
communities' POTRAJ'. Some 25 years back when he started his work at small or rather
with no capital when an incident of killing of one of deaf and dumb
twin's father took place these children though saw the
incidence could not speak about it except expression thru
their eyes. Partha decided to devote his life for such kids
and started a small boarding school in Satara. Today he
houses hundreds of them and teaches them how to actually
speak instead of sign language and these
children can speak better and also work for their living.
People of Satara support his activity by donating small sums
in cash or kind.. but now the response is over whelming as
numbers of nomad poor have increased with no shelter and work
for them. They leave their children with Partha for
education and he looks after them. If you find time please visit
this man. He is full of energy and
urge to do miracles for these poor community. He doesn't know
how to browse the net.
Strength of school:138 boys and girls
+60 accomodation for girls and boys .. total 198.
Age Group 2 years to 14 years
They require to run the school:
1. 8 / 9 COMPUTERS for basic education
2. MILK REQUIREMENTS: 10 LITERS PER DAY (Rs 100 / DAY)
MONTHLY Rs. 3000 if some one share for a year expenses
3. daily food grains requirement: 25000 per month
4. construction of toilets for boarding school Rs. 70,000 to
School Registration No. MAH / 724 / Satara under Trust Act
Establishment 1984. Maharashtra Govt. gives monthly Rs. 500 per student
( only for 25 students).
No funding for school, grant of salary of only 11 teachers
given by govt ..total 19 teachers ...he collects fund for
remaining 8 teachers @ Rs 1500/ to
Rs 2000 / per month.
nomads school - 16
for deaf and dumb - 19
for boarding school - 4 with warden
Some young volunteers give their time some local reporters
and activists like Vijay Mandke who works for ETV also gives
his spare time for teaching monthly expenses for deaf and
dumb school Rs 10,000 and hostel 25,000 food only and
clothes are donated by local people on individual basis . no
aid from any organization.
Partha has no skills to make the project report and ask for
funding to big organizations as he is very raw and most of
his time is devoted to search all around Maharashtra in
draught prone area and collect children with malnutrition and
no support and bring them to school give them shelter and
food and education..
Samata Mook Badhir Vidyalaya
21, Malhar Peth,