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Project information

Patehra village Secondary School

To establish a secondary school at Patehra. This addition would allow more children to complete their education up to class 10.

January 2018 - April 2018

Charity information: Project Mala

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  • Need


    We have an established middle school in Patehra village which is served by three of our primary schools – Patehra, Amoi and Hasra. This middle school is very successful, but only a limited number of the class 8 children are able to continue to our secondary school at Guria because of the travel distance and capacity. We consequently turn away many good pupils every year who would really benefit from continuing with us into secondary school.


    The new secondary school extension will take classes 9 and 10 which would allow us to admit more intermediate pupils and give the children capable of reaching secondary level a chance to achieve their full potential.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To give more children an opportunity to reach secondary school


    » Establish a new secondary school in Patehra village, India

    What success will look like

    The overall success of this project will be measured by the number of children who qualify for Class 11 at Guria Boarding School

  • Impact


    It will enable gifted children in this remote area of India to reach their full potential and so obtain a higher paid job to help their families out of poverty.


    The biggest risk is that we will not be able to attract the quality of teachers to this remote area. We are incorporating in the building project some residential accommodation for the teaching staff which will provide comfortable facilities free of charge.


    Donors will receive a regular update on the progress of this project through newsletters.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £52,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £35,300 Construction Cost of building the extension and staff accommodation
      £4,100 Equipment Cost of furniture and equipment
      £9,800 Staff Running costs including staff salaries
      £2,800 Power Solar power
  • Background


    The project is situated in a remote part of Uttar Pradesh state in India. The area is the poorest in which we have established a Project Mala School. The main income of this community is carpet weaving and farming.


    The success of the project will raise the prospects for the children in this area, which will not only benefit the children but also their families. In the long term, all of this poor community with benefit.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Project Mala has been running schools in this remote part of India for over 30 years. Our work has been acclaimed by ILO, Unicef, CEPC, BHU and JNU universities and many other organisations who are familiar with the needs of lower caste communities in India.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Anne Bate BA PGCE DipSpLD

    Anne is a Trustee and an education adviser. She is in regular communication with the project in India and visits for over a month each year

    Karen Brook BSc(Honours) PGCE

    Karen is a Trustee and an education adviser. She is in regular communication with the project in India and visits for over a month each year

short film of the school and childen