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India: Gnyan Sampada Residential School

Gnyan Sampada Residential School (formerly Ankoor Children’s Home) was established in 2002 as a home for children from an extremely poor forest region of Maharashtra State.  Literacy amongst this tribal group is only 2%, so education is highly prized.  The main source of income is from farm labourers or people collecting and selling firewood in the local markets, generating an income of approximately $1 a day.  Poverty forces small children to start working to support families and often they face starvation.  The people live in very remote villages where there are few or no schools for the children.  Some of the village schools only go to Grade 4.

Sixty-five children now live in the home, and the school in its grounds educates 100 children including  35 from the local area. The school teaches Nursery to Grade VI, and hopes to add a grade each year.

COCOA is working with Hosanna Ministries through:


Construction of 4 School Classrooms Project

Gnyan Sampada Residential School (GSRS)

Currently there are only 6 rooms in the school. The project aims to build 4 more classrooms, a store room and 10 toilets. When completed these will allow the school to educate more children in more grade levels. 50% of places are reserved for female students - an important commitment in a state where girls have limited opportunities.


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India - Hosanna Ministries