Fellowship: Mahesh Pandey

Project Brief: Education, teacher training, regional development, right to information, issues of the underprivilidged children
Project Type: Fellowships (description)
Primary Focus: children of migrant workers (description)

Secondary Focus: creating resources

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: DC
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Rashi Jain
Project Partner(s): MAHESH PANDEY
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , ASHA TRUST ,685/A Village+Post: Tatiyaganj, Mandhana, Kanpur Nagar,,
UTTAR PRADESH  209217
Tel: 011 + 91-98385 46900, 011 + 91
Stewarding Chapter: DC
Nov 2016DCUSD 4009
Oct 2016DCUSD 1519
Nov 2015StanfordUSD 6144
Nov 2014StanfordUSD 6649
Oct 2013DCUSD 6702
Apr 2013DCUSD 6170
Jan 2012DCUSD 5600
Oct 2010DCUSD 5082
Dec 2009DCUSD 4620
Aug 2008DCUSD 4200
Oct 2007DCUSD 3600
Sep 2006DCUSD 3000
Jul 2005DCUSD 3000
Dec 2002BerkeleyUSD 1200
Dec 2001BerkeleyUSD 1200

Total = $62695

This fellowship support is to allow the fellow to focus on region's development through education, income generation, right to information, and projects development and coordination. By close participation with the fellow, Asha stands to gain the perspective on the issues of the underprivileged and the marginalized communities that the fellow works with.

RTI campaign is gaining momentum at Kanpur in the last two years. There are many accomplishments since November 2006 with Mahesh in the leadership role. Many groups are working together on this campaign under the "RTI Campaign Kanpur" banner for transparency and accountability of government departments. They have ensured that the different government offices have appointed Public Information Officers (PIOs) and that they receive the requests for information from the public in the proper manner. The current status is that if any citizen is willing to patiently pursue the Right to Information route for resolution of their pending issue, they achieve major successes, without paying a bribe or being hassled on multiple trips to the department. There is a high percentage of public interest applications in Kanpur campaign.

Mahesh's effort on understanding the issues of children of migrant labor by living and working with them at Apna Ghar (residential home) as part of the Ek Kadam effort has born some initial successes. The twelve children from brick kiln migrant labor bastis currently at the Apna Ghar facility are becoming aware and involved citizens with regular participation in community issues in addition to accumulating a good to excellent academic record.



Details of Ek Kadam (Apna Ghar) Initiative


RTI Campaign Uttar Pradesh Updates


RTI Campaign Kanpur Updates


Mahesh's Personal Photo-essay Blog


Collection of Poetry, Stories and Paintings by Children of Apna Ghar
Improvement in overall education scenario and capabilities, curriculum for holistic development of children
Working in the region since 1996
Oct 2016 Mahesh Pandey Fellowship - Part 2
Sep 2016 Mahesh Pandey Fellowship Proposal 2016
Sep 2016 Mahesh Pandey Fellowship 2016 Proposal
Jul 2016 Ek Kadam Project Proposal 2016-17
Jul 2016 Proposal 2016-2017
Jan 2016 Ek Kadam Proposal Budget 2016-17
Jan 2016 Ek Kadam Student Roster
Nov 2015 Proposal 2015 - 2016
Feb 2015 Ek Kadam News Letter XIV February 2015
Dec 2014 Site Visit November 2015
Dec 2014 Ek Kadam News Letter XIII December 2014
Aug 2014 EK Kadam News Letter IX AUGUST 2015
Jul 2014 EK Kadam News Letter VIII JULY 2014
May 2014 Ek Kadam News Letter III May 2014
Apr 2014 Ek Kadam News Letter I APRIL 2014
Apr 2014 Ek Kadam News Letter I APRIL 2014
May 2013 Report (Hindi)
May 2013 Report
Dec 2012 Site Visit 2012-13
Nov 2012 RTI Camp news
Nov 2012 RTI Camp news in local paper
Oct 2012 News on Ek Kadam progress in local papers
Sep 2011 Impact story of RTI
May 2011 kanpur against Corruption
May 2011 Report of PUCl work in Kanpur
Apr 2011 Bhrstachar Virodhi Dhanre par janlewa Hamla
Feb 2011 Report of Cloth Distributeing By Apna Ghar Children
Jan 2011 Meeting in Kanpur..Aagainst corruption .pdf
Oct 2010 Report of RTI camp at kanpur
Aug 2010 Update
Aug 2010 Annual Call with Asha Fellows Group
Mar 2010 Visit report by Ben
Jan 2010 RTI_ Vahan_Railly _Report_30 Jan_2010
Dec 2009 Publish about RTI UP blog in Amar Uzala News Paper
Nov 2009 Article of Mahesh Pandey Publish in PABAM
Oct 2009 Report of Nanamau NREGA Works
Sep 2009 NREGA Investigation report of Baranada
Sep 2009 Report of NREGA Work Impact of Mandhana Bagdaudhi Bnagar
Sep 2009 Baranda Investigation Press News III
Aug 2009 Press News I NREGA Baranda
Aug 2009 Press News II NREGA Baranada
Aug 2009 NREGA Report: Impact of Baranada
Aug 2009 Report Of NREGA Chaubepur Mandhana Bagdaudhi bangar
Aug 2009 NREGA Report Impact of Baranada
Aug 2009 NREGA Report Bilhaur Block Kanpur
Aug 2009 NREGA Report Kakwan Block Kanpur
Jul 2009 Teacher Training Report of ASV Devariya & Kushinagar
Jul 2009 Teacher Training Report of ASV Devariya & Kushinagar
Jun 2009 Save RTI Campaign - Kanpur protests
May 2009 Apna Ghar Final Exam Report 2009
Apr 2009 Ek Kadam (Apna Ghar) April Report
Dec 2008 Publish about RTI UP blog in Amar Uzala News Paper
Sep 2008 Ek Kadam (Apna Ghar) featured in Newspaper
Sep 2008 Ek Kadam featured in Newspaper
Sep 2008 Minutes of Conf Call with Mahesh
Sep 2008 Minutes of Conf Call with Mahesh
Aug 2008 New Education Centers in Bihar Villages
Jul 2008 Mahesh-Fellowship-Budget-Asha-DC-2008
Mar 2008 Ek Kadam - Goals and Details of Future Plans
Mar 2008 All Reports of RTI Campaign activities
Mar 2008 Ek Kadam Progress Report
Mar 2008 RTI Campaign Kanpur 2007 Reports in Hindi-zip file
Jan 2008 2007 - 08 Exam Results of Apna Ghar Students
Dec 2007 RTI Campaign Camps
Oct 2007 RTI Campaign Camps
Sep 2007 Report Sept 2007
Sep 2007 Report Sept 2007
Jul 2007 Budget for Hostel 2007-08
Jul 2007 RTI Campaign Report
Jul 2007 RTI Kanpur
May 2007 Press Clippings about Children's Field Work
Feb 2007 Site Visit Report of Apna Ghar
Feb 2007 Exam. Result of Apna Ghar Children
Dec 2006 Kanpur RTE Campaign Demands
Dec 2006 Kanpur RTE Campaign Demands
Dec 2006 Changes in Trustee board of Asha Trust
Dec 2006 Asha Fellowship Group Conference Call with Mahesh
Dec 2006 Right to Education campaign at the Brick Kilns
Nov 2006 Right to Information Campaign Report
Nov 2006 Launch of RTI Campaign
Nov 2006 Launch RTI Campaign Kanpur
Oct 2006 "Not Victims of Child Labor Anymore" - Ek Kaddam Children
Aug 2006 First Few Months Away from Brick Kilns - Ek Kaddam Children
Aug 2006 Mahesh's Work with Children of Migrant Labor
Aug 2006 Mahesh Fellowship Update Aug 06
Jun 2006 Mahesh's Detailed note on MS3 Center/Problems/Plans
Jan 2006 Jim Minter Site Visit
Jan 2006 Progress Report July to Dec 2005
Jan 2006 Progress Report - Summary of communication by Sirish
Sep 2005 Site visit to Asha Siksha Sasthan
May 2005 Approval letter
May 2005 Letter of Recommendation
Dec 2004 Teacher Training project proposal
Jan 2004 Test
Dec 2003 Projects Coordination Work
Dec 2003 Right to Information Campaign
Dec 2003 Right to Information Campaign
Dec 2001 Fellowship Applicaiton form - Page 1
Dec 2001 Application form - Page 2