AGENDA & BACKGROUNDER FOR
FEBRUARY 10, 2002 IN BILIMORA, GUJARAAT
BY: SPIEA President Shree Kamlesh Dineshchandra Prajapati &
PVAF HQ Representative Shree Chandrakant Dahyabhai Lad.
REVIEW OF MISSION OF PVAF BY PVAF Representative:
PVAF has a vision to establish a Gujaraat Education Fund (GEF). This
GEF is to assist those prajaapatio in gujaraat who cannot educate themselves
due to shortage of family finances.
GEF will assist to provide education to all needy prajaapatio in gujaraat
from primary level to university level. The
education will be of the type and quality so that each prajaapati will have
skills and knowledge to get a well paying job in the current and future either
skills or knowledge based markets in gujaraat.
PVAF visions and plans to fund-raise outside gujaraat one karor
rupees a year for Gujaraat Education Fund. This GEF will have cash from
fund-raising by each taalukaa and PVAF.
GEF will be used to help any needy prajaapati to complete education
up to Grade 10 or 12 and then continue and complete an education and skills
training in ITT or college or university. “Needy” means one who has
financial or any other disability, which makes him/her unable to continue
GEF will be administered by jointly by PVAF and PVAF Gujaraat
Chapter. This joint body will:
Receive each taalukaa’s education plan and education
financial needs and assist in finalizing the plan for implementation;
Receive all applications from needy gujaraat prajaapatio;
Will review, assess the applications;
Will counsel and mentor each student and parents in choosing
student’s education plan from primary school to ITT or college or university.
The counseling and mentoring will continue till the education is finished and
the student is settled in life with a good job.
REVIEW OF EXISTING PVAF PROGRAMS IN GUJARAAT
SPIEA President and PVAF Representative)
Gujaraat Internet Connect Program
Gujaraat Education Scholarship Program from primary to university
PVAF Gujaraat Chapter – Change SPIEA’s name to PVAF Gujarat
GUJARAAT EDUCATION FUND (GEF) DEVELOPMENT
on development and implementation in gujaraat of Gujaraat Education Fund
Basic unit of PVAF service: family, gaam and taalukaa.
Each taalukaa will send 2 elders, 2 adult and 2 youth representatives to
PVAF. These 6 taalukaa representatives will manage and run PVAF programs in the
taalukaa and report to PVAF Gujaraat Chapter, which will report to PVAF
Headquarter. Males and females are expected to be represented in a fair
proportion from each taalukaa. The
appointment of the taalukaa representatives to be decided by each taalukaa but
must in a democratic way.
Each taalukaa is to collect census of each gaam. This census will tell
PVAF about each family: members in
the family with age and sex, profession of family supporters, age and status of
students and need of financial help for education of each family member.
Each taalukaa is to develop an education plan to educate all
prajaapatio in the taalukaa for skills and knowledge as stated in Item 3.
PVAF will assist each taalukaa through Gujarat Education Fund (GEF)
for developing and implementing education program of item 4(d).
The distribution of GEF funds to needy students will be
based on the need based criteria and assessment to be jointly developed and set
up by PVAF and PVAF Gujaraat Chapter.
CONFERENCE RESOLUTIONS FOR NEXT STEPS
Pass resolutions of consensus and commitments to develop and implement
Gujarat Education Fund.
Firm up as to who is going to do what and with target dates of completion
INFORMAL SAMMELAN WITH REFRESHMENTS