Parijat Academy is a non profit school. Established in 2003 with just four children in a small room with a pair of of desks and benches. From small beginnings the school grown of over 500 students. Providing free eduaction and the school is on its way towards realizing the dreams and aspiration of poor parents into reality where children are encourages to develop the positive qualities. Parijat mean name of flower.

The school,Parijat Academy,is located in an area comprising of about ten tribal villages and where access to schools is very limited. Uttam Teron has been successful in starting a small scale school to imbibe the value of education among the children. Uttam sees educating the underprivileged children in the neighborhood as a first step in helping the community. He also hopes to start a weaving program for women and some vocational training activities.

To provide a stimulating and caring environment in which every individual is encouraged to develop which children can realize their full potential, and through the benefits of long term education and livelihood training.

To improve the underprivileged children education, and to reduce poverty, child labour, through education and to make the village community realize the power of education.

Loving kindness, compassion and universal responsibility

The school,Parijat Academy,is located in an area comprising of about ten tribal villages and where access to schools is very limited. Uttam Teron has been successful in starting a small scale school to imbibe the value of education among the children. Uttam sees educating the underprivileged children in the neighborhood as a first step in helping the community. He also hopes to start a weaving program for women and some vocational training activities.

Uttam Teron,who graduated ,was already an active member of the Guwahati Zilla Moina Parijat,a local group working with children,giving them training in leadership,music,physical education etc. “I was training kids anyway and decided to set up a school at home to take kids,around my village,under my wings.” In 2003,the Parijat Academy was born. The four-room school had a tin roof and bamboo walls. Uttam had saved Rs 800 from the fees he received after giving tuition to a few students outside his village. With this amount he got a pair of desks and benches made by a village carpenter. The school was ready to enroll students from nursery to Class III. Today,Parijat Academy has 41 students between three to seven years of age. Initially,the parents were reluctant to send their children. They would ask:“What would they gain by attending school?” Our persistence paid off and now,“We have no seat to enroll more than what we have,” says Uttam.. If that sounds exclusionary,consider this:only three of the 41 students at his school pay the fixed monthly fee of Rs 80. The parents of the rest just can not manage to pay. “We are too poor,” says the guardian Ratneswar Bora.

So,how does Uttam run such a school and pay his five teachers? He says:“Sometimes,if we are lucky,we get small donations from individuals. A few organizations have helped us in a small way.” Once,during a visit to Bodh Gaya,Uttam learnt of a Buddhist organization in Thailand that renders assistance to underprivileged children. He sent an e-mail and,within a month,the Supreme Master Ching,who has an office in Mumbai,sent him a draft of Rs 30,000 towards uniforms for the kids. The blue-and-white uniform that his students wear are more than a year old now and have lost their sheen. A welfare group in Guwahati donated textbooks and a small amount of money with which Uttam purchased three ceiling fans to beat the summer heat. “I pay my teachers whenever I have money. The rest of the time,they bear with me. I don’t know how to thank them,” he said.

What does Uttam need the most? “We need furniture,funds to pay salaries to the teachers,school uniforms,textbooks and bags,milk for the undernourished students,medical check- ups and treatment for kids suffering from various diseases.” Tuberculosis,skin diseases and jaundice,he says,are the common illnesses which the kids suffer from. “Teron sir is working very hard,but unless we receive support,it would be extremely difficult for us to achieve our goal of educating the poor children in this area,”says Baijayanti Teron Handique,the headmistress. Uttam feels that if he can go ahead in educating the underprivileged children in the neighborhood,the lot of the people in the hamlets can be improved in 15 to 20 years’ time.

  • Registration Certificate
  • 12A Certificate
  • FCRA Certificate

PARIJAT ACADEMY

The Academy has classess from Pre Primary to Secondary level (upto Class X)
Working days: Monday to Saturday





friends of parijat

If you would like to make a donation in the Australia, $5 has the power to educate, empower, enrich, englighten and enhance the lives of the children.

Contact in Australia Mrs Lynette Kelly Friends of Parijat Australia email: clevergirlinitiatives@gmail.com or 0438513960

All donation $2:00 and over are tax deductable "Friends of Parijat" (an Australind Childrens Fund Project).

    VOLUNTEER WITH US

    Parijat Academy welcomes volunteers from all countries and backgrounds Volunteers are an essential part of the school: We need your help to maintain and advance the quality of the education and to develop new projects as well as to keep existing ones going. Food and accomodation for volunteers at Parijat Academy. There are four rooms for the volunteers with two beds each. Two of the rooms share an attached bathroom. For the other two rooms,there is a common bathroom available. We have blankets and mosquito nets for our guests. People staying here can learn a lot about Assamese lifestyle and culture by being an active part of the everyday life of the school and living in the village.

    We need volunteers to help us with following tasks:
    ♦ Teaching (English,computer class,art class,etc.)
    ♦ After school activities with the children (photography,soccer,art,drama,dance,music,crafting,gardening,etc.)
    ♦ Organic farming Vocational training (weaving,stitching,carpentry,etc.)
    ♦ Documentation
    ♦ Fundraising Outreach/communication
    ♦ Day care centre for handicapped children (planned,trained volunteers needed)
    If you have any ideas for new projects,you are highly welcome to let us know. Your initiative is appreciated!


    Frequently asked questions:

    Q: For how long should/can I volunteer?
    A: Generally 4 weeks or longer,but we do accept short term volunteers.

    Q: How do I apply for volunteering?
    A: Just write to parijatacademy03@gmail.com and say when you would like to volunteer.

    Q: What are the working hours?
    A: If you teach,the school hours are from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM or 2:00PM to 5 :00PM. If you do other work you can choose when to do it.

    Q: What kind of food will there be?
    A: Assamese food; there are three simple meals a day.

    Q: What is there to do around Parijat Academy in the free time?
    A: See the Deepor Beel wetland, go trekking or rock climbing, explore Guwahati, visit Balaji, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary and Umananda Temples.

    Q: How do I get to Parijat Academy?
    A: From Guwahati Airport it’s 17 kms to Parijat Acedemy and from Guwahati Railway Station it’s 10 kms,from there a bus/taxi is available.

    Q: Do I need to speak Assamese?
    A: It’s not required,but it will help you. If you want we can help you learn it.

    Contact Details

    Garchuk

    Parijat Academy, Pamohi, Guwahati, Assam, India

    781035