Education Center

Oops! This is an old page. For the updated newer info.,

click Education Center 


While India is a superb software production center, digital literacy is concentrated mainly in the urban centers. Most of the rural places, where two-thirds of the population reside, digital literacy is almost zero and very few training resources are available to the local students. We can reduce this "digital divide" by making available the necessary hardware and software in the rural areas. We are trying to achieve this by setting up computer centers in smaller towns and rural areas.

For those high school students who go for higher education in colleges, a computer-trained background provides a confident platform to leap into the realm where search for knowledge through libraries around the world never stops.

Responding to the need, Lily Foundation has ventured to establish education centers and vocational centers.

Ghatsila JC High Computer Center [click here for photos & info]
Dhulai Education Center [click here for photos & info]
Hotar Education Center for Women [click here for photos & info]
Kulbani Computer Center [click here for photos & info]
Hijaldiha Education Center [click here for photos & info]
Narrah Vocational Center [click here for photos & info]

Jagadish Chandra High School Lily Foundation Computer Center

Ghatsila school
JC High School

Jagadish Chandra High school and Lily Foundation have joined hands in planning the center in early 2003. The town of Ghatsila in Jharkhand does not enjoy all opportunities that a city usually offers. Thus for a community where home computers or PCs are still a dream, availability of such opportunities is almost heaven-sent. The Computer Center has now started operating since 6 Feb 2004. In the inauguration ceremony addressing the students, the presiding Chairman Dr. Vivek Sadashib, Principal of Ghatsila College, said, "Aspirations abound, one can become Kalpana Chawla yet again" - quotes Dainik Jagaran.
Ghatsila school
Santi Thakur addressing

Current vital data are:

Number of Computers 7
Number of Teachers 2
Course Taught Micro-Computer Applications; Computer Science
Students getting Computer literacy/Exposure every year 600+

The numbers obviously indicate the availbility of computers is far too short of the need. But, the foundation is hopeful help and support will arrive to supplement the need. How? With your support. [If you want to help let us know]
Ghatsila students - current
 and ex
Students - Current and Ex
Dr. Sadashib opening
Dr. Sadashib opening

Dhulai Lily Foundation Education Center

Dhirendra Mohan Sarkar Institute

Dhirendra Mohan Sarkar Institute
Dhulai Education Center

Dhulai is a village in Bankura surrounded by villages which do not offer any computer education in high schools or as a privately-funded learning opportunity. The nearest town that offers any of the sort is 2 hours away by bus. So, the computer-learning facility in Dhulai serves as the epicentre of high-tech opportunity for three area high schools - Dhulai Ramkumar Mrinmoyee Vidyamandir, Dhulai Girls High School and Palasdanga Higher Secondary School. The Center is housed in a building built by the foundation on a donated piece of land - courtesy of Msrs. Prasenjit Banerjee, Sanjoy Mondal and Saroj Mondal. The class-hours have been designed to facilitate the high school students to attend the Center after-hours. The sponsor for the project is Jogeswari Prasad Sarkar who dedicates the Center in memory of his late father Dhirendra Mohan Sarkar.

November 8th, 2007 Dhulai Education Center was inaugurated by J. P. Sarkar. The Lily Foundation President Ms. Sandhyamalati Chatterjee, Secretary Kalyan Mukherjee and other Lily Foundation officers and local dignitaries were present. Prasenjit Banerjee was the organizer of the event. The Bardhaman newspaper SANBAAD reported, "Lily Foundation came forward to help the distressed and disadvantaged children."
students heading
Students heading to Center

Current vital data are:

Number of Computers 5
Number of Teachers 3
Course Taught Micro-Computer Applications
Students getting Computer literacy 60

The number of computers is short of the need. It is expected that the second phase of development will ease the situation by building a floor above that can house more computers.
sandhyamalati Chatterjee visiting
President visiting Center
Inauguration Nov07
Center inauguration

Hotar Lily Foundation Education Center for Women

Rabindranath Pal Institute

Theoretical classroom
Education Centre classroom

Barely 45 minutes away from the heart of the metropolis, yet it appears a remote place on earth where the light of high tech civilization has never reached the aspiring youth of the society. The Sarada Ramakrishna Ashram has been dedicating all their resources to the benefit of the local girls by providing opportunities of schooling, learning handicraft works and job-oriented trade training. The lily Foundation takes the organization and facility of this outfit as the ideal platform to promote women's education. With the sponsorship of Dr. Mila Pal and Mr. Gopal C. Pal the foundation renovates a floor of the ashram ( thanks to the Ashram for their permission to use the facilty cost-free) to build the Rabindranath Pal Institute of computer learning.

Mr. Gopal C. Pal inaugurated the center on February the 10th, 2007 dedicating the institute in memory of late brother Rabindranath Pal. Several local dignitaries and Lily Foundation officials and volunteers were present. The Ashram mothers addressed the participants with a brief history of the Ashram and lots of encouragement to the local youth, who were beneficiary of the project. The Ashram girls entertained the crowd with their special talents in music and acrobatics.
Gopal Pal addressing
Gopal Chandra Pal at inauguration

Current vital data are:

Number of Computers 7
Number of Teachers 3
Course Taught Computer Applications; Business Software
Students getting Computer literacy 60
Ashram girls
Sarada-Ramakrishna Ashram students performing
Inauguration Feb08
Lily Volunteers

Kulbani Lily Foundation Computer Center

Vidyasagar Centre for Computer Education

marble tablet
At inauguraton

Subarnarekha flows by the Kulbani village in the north. The backdrop of serenity inspires the girls and the boys of Kulbani High School to be peace-loving and meditating on their studies. The school-complex with its 2-storey building, playfields, dormitory and the green reserves is perfectly in tune to the landscape and the need of the community.

One hour by car from Kharagpur station (or from Jhargram Station) Kulbani is located in the western part of the district of Paschim Medinipur in West Bengal. Sponsors Mr. Banaj Basu and Mrs. Anjana Basu of Los angeles, California loved the place at first sight. December 8th, 2009 marked the inauguration of Vidyasagar Centre for Computer Education. The students, the young and the grown-ups as well as the teaching staff participated in the festive cultural event. Mrs. Sandhyamalati Chatterjee, President of The Lily Foundation and the sponsors unveiled the name-tablet and garlanded pictures of the Bengal legends Vidyasagar and Swami Vivekananda.
school building
Peaceful Abode - Kulbani School

Current vital data are:

Number of Computers 6
Number of Teachers 2
Course Taught Computer Applications
Students getting Computer literacy 90

The second phase of the project is to revamp the system with several more computers, library books and teaching staff.
Students discipline
Disciplined Students
Staff at Kulbani
Dedicated School Staff

Hijaldiha Lily Foundation Computer Center

Vivekananda Seva Samity Centre for Computer Education, Kuntala Bagchi Smriti Chinha

VSS School Building
School Building housing the Computer Center

Bordering tri-states (Bankura, Hoogly and Paschim Medinipur) the hamlet of Hijaldiha is positioned at the north-east corner of Bankura - a district that is famous for its cultural history of of temple architectures.

Four hours by car from Kolkata through Arambagh, Vivekananda Seva Samity facility of Hijaldiha with its vast expanse of green fields becomes accessible by road, although travel could be dicey at times. The 3-story school building with a playfield in the front and a farm of potato and vegetables in the back attracks visitors instantly. A Ramakrishna place of worship adores the landscape. The facility caters to the diverse needs of surrounding High Schools and locale that have come to love this symbol of selfless sacrifice. A primary school, a water-testing facility, medical transport, vocational centre and a student-residency are among the range of services given to the community.

With Lily Foundation's support, the Samity established a High School Coaching Center, a book-bank, a monitor center for the cluster of scholarship students living in the neighbouring villages and now a computer learning center. Basic and advanced courses in office applications are offered at the Computer Center which is located on the ground floor of the school building having its own dedicated rooms for a computing lab, a theory class room and a computer library. Project Sponsor Mr. Nilendu Bagchi of Los Angeles, California dedicated it to his late beloved wife Kuntala Bagchi. The inauguration ceremony was marked by the presence of the Samity volunteers and staff, Lily students, sponsor's extended family and the Lily Foundation officials.
Stone Tablet
Kuntala Bagchi Smriti Chinha - Computer Center

Current vital data are:

Number of Computers 5
Number of Teachers 2
Course Taught Computer Applications
Students getting Computer literacy 40

The second phase of the project is to revamp the system with several more computers, library books and teaching staff.
Computer Library
Computer Library
President Lily Foundation
Lily Foundation President Keya Mukherjee with Bikash Paladhi, Secretary, VSS

Narrah Lily Foundation Vocational Center

Narrah Vocational Center is located in a small town not too far from Bankura district town. Lily Foundation is already a familiar name in Narrah because of its AALO center. The boys and girls of of Sanchari often do not know what they would do after finishing high school. Particularly the girls who have less mobility than the boys are seen as liability at home, even after their high school grduation. For those who can afford to go to college, it is a little different scenario. But, they are in minority. Mrs. Keya Mukherjee, Advisor of The Lily Foundation, tries to find an answer to the problem of girls' future in a different light. She wants to make them an earning member of the family. Once they are able to supplement the family income, they will be seen in a better perspective - reckoned as a voice in the household. With the sponsorship of Mrs. Mukherjee, Lily Foundation now manages the already-established facility of vocational training (originally started by Mrs. Mukherjee herself), where girls and women are taking tailoring lessons.
students taking lessons
Students practicing lessons

One-year training in cutting and sewing provides the students with enough skill to make shirts, pants, trousers, undergarments and nets. With this skill, they should be able to accept home-orders from suppliers. Next phase of the training in planning is when the students are able to prepare complex stiches and designs such as, suits and ladies fashion garments.

Current vital data are:

Number of Sewing Machines 3
Number of Teachers 2
Course Taught Cutting, sewing garments, uniforms
Students getting training 12

The second phase of the project is to revamp the system with more machines and support for production.
students and teachers
students and teachers
Mrs. Mukherjee with students
Lily officials meeting students

Home |  Scholarship |   Schools |   Feed-the-Needy |   Activities |  Lily India |  About Us 

Last worked 11-June-2013

World of Lily
Education India Lily Family Worth Browsing
Scholarship Lily India Founders Coming Events
Study Home Warfront Directors Newsletters
Coaching Home IndiaTeam Members Library
Education Center Contact India Donors Message Pearls
Computer Center [Ed Center] Profiles-in-Action
Vocation Center [Ed Center]
Other Missions Want to help? Us
Feed the Needy Sponsoring Options Vision Mission
Healthcare Gift Card Offices
Disaster Relief Pledge Scholarship Contact us