Update for Boarding School for Tribal Girl Students, Dattigaon
June 16, 2011
In December 2009, RMF's Team India inaugurated a dormitory for girls at an English-medium boarding school in Dattigaon, a tribal village in Dhar District in the state of Madhya Pradesh. This dormitory was constructed through funding received by Aktionsgemeinschaft Partner Indiens (API), enabling girls from remote and far off villages to attend the school and receive high-quality education. Before constructing this dormitory, only girls from nearby villages were able to attend school. Now, more than 150 girls have access to education, with the school hosting more than 400 children altogether. The school is now independently run by the Catholic Diocese, with children from all faiths and communities able to attend. The school is Hindi medium, and there is a special focus on integrating tribal culture with studies to maintain the students' connections with their culture and community.
Since the successful completion of the construction project, RMF has continued to support the school by procuring financial assistance for the purchase of food in the dry season or funding renovation and maintenance measures on a case-by-case basis.