Events

November 2014
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- Additional desks were added to the classroom in Paushi as the number of students taking this training grew from 40 to 80. A new uninterrupted power supply(UPS) was installed to take care of the fluctuation in power delivered to Paushi. We have seen an increase in the number of students attending the classes, ranging from grade 4 through grade 12. The local computer instructor, with the aid of a new white board, has been providing additional training to these students. In addition to basic Microsoft training such as Word, Excel, Power Point, Paint etc., the students have also been able to learn Internet basics and Web programming. New computer supplies such as computer paper and toner have been provided to the library.
Summer 2014 
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- We have further expanded our operations to the village of Dakhin Baruli, located in South 24 Paraganas. Dakhin Baruli is home to about 65 families, 80% of whom live below the poverty line. They do not have any electricity and their medical situation is dismal. Many of the children drop out of school after 6th grade. We have distributed antiseptic cream, art material, and stationery to the families of Dakhin Baruli. We are planning on establishing a tutorial service for the children and also run a medical camp within the village.


The village of Dakhin Baruli.


TThe children of Dakhin Baruli.


March 2014
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- With the support of SBA members and the IEEE PCJS, t
he cyber-classroom was further expanded with the installation of a second computer in the Paushi library.

August 2013
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-Members of the IEEE Student Club of Bridgewater-Raritan High School (iSTEM Club) have deployed a Digital Literacy Project in Paushi, West Bengal. Funded by IEEE-EPICS and supported by IEEE PCJS , this project aims to teach basic digital literacy skills and introduce the children to the English language. English-to-Bengali translation software and books were provided by VAB (Volunteers Association for Bangladesh). This computer system for this Project is housed in the Paushi library, and is operated by Mr. Prabodh Kumar Manna. Computer Classes have already begun in Paushi, taught by local headmaster, Mr. Swapan Jana.

A blog which was created to detail the implementation of the Project, and contains pictures of the event can be viewed here.
The history of the Digital Literacy Project from the iSTEM Club's point of view can be viewed here.




January 2012
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-Paushi Library was inaugurated during Saraswati Pujo. The children of Paushi visit the library daily, reading an assortment of books, and completing their homework.

     


Some Past Events
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- The Book Drive by Somerset Bengali Association(SBA) Youth was a huge success
- Collaboration with Krishayam 
-Blanket Distribution
-Blood Donation Camp for Thalassemia patients
- Provided supplies for victims of Hurricane Irene