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We are a student-run 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization aiming to improve the overall quality of life of the residents of Ananthaiahgaripalli, a rural village in the Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is our conviction that education will provide villagers with the tools to better their sub-par standard of living. For this reason, the project will construct and open a primary and secondary school in the village’s vicinity, welcoming children from the area to attend. The facilities will be free of charge in order to accommodate poor village children. We will also implement a clean water system to supplement the children's education. We recognize the ambitious nature of our project. We are confident, however, that with your support, we can improve the lives of the poor -- one child at a time!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Our beginnings

The Sanjeevani Project is an initiative started by an ambitious, internationally-minded and socially-conscious group of students from Northwestern University. We have grown to include chapters and members from Washington University, Tulane University, and Sciences-Po University in France. Our main objective is to construct and open a tenth-standard school in the rural village of Ananthaiahgaripalli in Andhra Pradesh, India, by May of 2011. Lack of educational facilities are unfortunately not the only obstacle the villagers have encountered. The available groundwater is contaminated, and, thus, long-term consumption is harmful to the body's development. For this reason, alongside the opening of the school, we will implement a clean water system to provide uncontaminated, healthy, and drinkable water to the villagers. By improving both mind and body, the Sanjeevani Project is committed to improving the standard of living of the next generation.

Now, some of us from the Sanjeevani Project have traveled to India to continue breaking ground on our ambitious endeavors. Of course, we had deemed it important to travel to the location of the school to continue pursuing our ambitious goals. These goals are as follows:
-Hold press conference
-Meet with the architect
-Consult with Water Filtration companies
-Visit schools in the area
-Visit Ananthaiahgaripalli. Assess needs through fieldwork.
-Create project media (videos and documentaries)
-Meet Cuddapah District Collector
-Get government approval to begin construction.

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Peace, Love, and Schools,

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