About the Organization
Founded by Michelle and Hemant Chawla, this School for tribal children is an initiative of the Tamarind Tree Trust, a non-profit organisation based in Dahanu, Maharashtra. Situated in the Palghar District of Dahanu, this English medium school has classes from Nursery to Class 6. The school's aim has been to provide a good quality learning environment for tribal children by combining technology based education with hands on activities such as farming, games and so on
In addition to running the school, Tamarind Tree also runs ‘My Big Campus’, a community owned wireless mesh project in Dahanu. This mesh allow children free access to their educational digital content at home on devices like a tablet, android phone, laptop or computer.
GECSRF has partnered with Tamarind Tree Foundation to help fund the running of the school. In addition to funding the running cost of the school, GECSRF has also funded the development and implementation of ‘My Big Campus’.
Our funding is ensuring that quality education is a reality for 165 children of a tribal community who are often neglected by the mainstream education system. In addition, their wireless mesh project is helping multiple families in relatively isolated villages receive educational content directly at their homes.