EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Over the years we have continued two education centers, one at Chakai Chalang and the other at Dhundikhap with nearly 300 children. Most of the children come from the tribal of poor marginal farm families.
The activities were started with the donations collected from local people and well wishers who extended help both with cash and kinds. Initially when the school was started the school building consisted of a small mud house made of mud walls and mud floor with thatched roof. The classroom was nothing but the back and front verandahs where space for different classes was allotted and students were grouped according to their class.
THE NEW SCHOOL BUILDING OF VIVEKANANDA VIKASH KENDRA
A fund was received as a grant from the JAPANESE GOVERNMENT under its GRANT ASSISTANCE FOR GRASSROOTS PROJECT (GGP) scheme for developing countries for the Construction of a two storied school building and Installation of a Tube well for water supply system for the Rural Poor Children of Purulia District. The school building is now complete and regular classes are going on in the rooms of this building.
Agriculture Training: Programme on Medicinal Plants Nursery development has been conducted at Chakaichalan, in collaboration with IIT Kharagpur. The students are now well aware about cultivation of useful medicinal plants.
Awareness programme: VVK and Borderline a local News Paper jointly invited the Judges to conduct an awareness camp on the Human Rights of the citizen.
◆ VVK organized an Awareness programme on Utility of Renewable energy for the women of the locality in collaboration with Haldane Society for Eco-research and Enterprise Development, sponsored by West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency.
◆ VVK organised a Workshop On Sustainable Integrated Organic Agriculture for Drought - Prone Zones Of West Bengal Sponsored By Planning Commission, Government Of India, New Delhi.
◆ The National Innovation Foundation, Govt. of India, arranged a programme with VVK on “Shodhyatra”to study the bio-diversity of the region and document the associated traditional knowledge of the people of the region for their creativity and innovation.
◆ Funds from MPLAD has been allocated for electricity and development of water source as well as irrigation facilities for cultivation purpose at Chakaichalan. Infrastructure for Vocational Training will also be developed. A EDP on Food Processing has been conducted successfully with 39 prospecting entrepreneurs. It is envisaged that continuous vocational training will be arranged at this center.