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Education and Health for Carpet Knotting Families

I / 12 – Barakat School

Samhai, Laxmanpati / Bhadohi

Let’s take a look back to the year 1997: The village of Samhai in northern India is home to a small school, which at this time is still called the Grameen School. It has just three classrooms. Five teachers teach an impressive 450 students at this school, which is run by a committee of volunteers from the village. The students have the commitment and desire to learn, but there is still a lot to be done. The school’s leaky roof can no longer withstand the often heavy rainfall. There aren’t enough instruction materials or school uniforms, not to mention the fact that many parents cannot afford the required tuition fees. Lessons are taught here very irregularly.

In 1997, CARE & FAIR takes over the school in this condition. The dilapidated building is fixed up with a new coat of paint, a secure roof and furnishings. Students and teachers are given the instructional materials they so desperately need. This is fine as a temporary solution, but things can’t continue like this forever. The village needs a new school building, one that will be an appropriate place to teach all 450 children. In the year 2000, the village community gives CARE & FAIR a piece of land to build a new school – right next to the old school building. The cornerstone is laid the same year.

The plans for the new school building include 10 classrooms. The budget for the construction project is around € 75,000. When the project faces financial difficulties, CARE & FAIR brings the American non-profit organisation Barakat, Inc. on board. Barakat, Inc. supports, continues and completes school, healthcare and environmental projects in emerging countries. Over the next six years, Barakat, Inc. pays for all of the operating expenses as well as the teacher’s salaries at the school. The Grameen School is renamed the Barakat School.

When Barakat, Inc. redirects its attention back to its own projects, CARE & FAIR temporarily steps in to support the project. In June of 2010 a new sponsor is found to cover the operating expenses: the Canadian company ELTE.

The old school building has been repurposed: in September of 2002, CARE & FAIR launched its second Women Empowerment Program (WEP II) here.

Students ± 354
Teachers ± 10
Staff ± 5
Adult Education ± 32
Teachers ± 2
Staff ± 1

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I / 07 – Haji Saheb Ali School

Khanapur, Jangiganj / Bhadohi
In 1998, Mr. Abdullah Ansari CARE & FAIR India signed a plot of land for a new school building in Khanapur, southwest of Bhadohi. Construction began in 1999. On August 21, 2000, the ...

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I / 08 – Linie Design School

Chaksikhari, Gyanpur / Bhadohi
The small village of Chaksikhari provided CARE & FAIR with a plot of land in 1997 - for the construction of a new elementary school. The first construction phase was completed in ...

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I / 10 – Volker Heinrich Med. Dispensary

Bhadohi
The property on which the day clinic is located was made available to us in 1997 by CARE & FAIR board member and co-founder of the foundation, Mr. A. C. Baranwal. As a direct consequence, the new building ...

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I / 15 – Semuhi School

Semuhi-Jaunpur / Bhadohi
In the area around the village of Semuhi there was a village school around the turn of the millennium, but it was dilapidated and much too small. So a new building was needed. An Indian ...

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I / 17 – Amita School

Sultanapur/Bhadohi.
From »open-air classrooms« to a modern school building. C & F has sponsored this project since 1998. A year later,C & F received a plot of land and began ...

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I / 23 – carpetXL School

Garauli, Aurai/Dist. Sant Ravidas Nagar/Bhadohi
CARE & FAIR often takes over existing facilities, rebuilds and rebuilds them. But sometimes something comes up from scratch. The foundation stone for this school was ...

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I / 24 – CARE & FAIR Girls High School

Chaksikhari, Gyanpur / Bhadohi
A real pioneering project, started in 2012 in Chaksikhari: A secondary school for girls was built right next to the Design School line - the first of its kind among the CARE & FAIR ...

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I / 25 – Haji Saheb Ali Girls High School

Khanapur, Jangiganj / Bhadohi In the knotting areas, in rural areas, there are hundreds of school-age children, but far and wide there is hardly a school. One such area is around the place of Khanapur, southwest of Bhadohi. The approximately 24,000 ...

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P / 01 – Vern School

Vern, Sheikhupura
The village of Vern (Sheikhupura) is located in the middle of a carpet-knotting area, about 50 km northeast of the metropolis of Lahore. Here, in 1997, CARE & FAIR financed the construction of a ...

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01 / I – Women Empowerment Program

Many of the women who live in the villages of Uttar Pradesh, a state in northern India’s “Carpet Belt”, have never learned how to read or write. This makes it all the more difficult for them to contribute their share of the household income or ...

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01 / IP – CARE & FAIR goes green

With solar energy in the projects and for the students at home.

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02 / IP – Students Health Care Program

Knowledge is important, health is fundamental. That is why this program was created.

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