Tamarind Tree is an alternative school located in Sogve village, Dahanu Taluka, Maharashtra. Catering to the local tribal children of Dahanu, Tamarind Tree offers an English education to first generation tribal learners of the region. The school has a Pre Primary and Primary section (Nursery to Class 5) and is increasing a class every year to provide education to till Class 10. The total strength is now at 150 students, 90 percent of whom are tribals. The school is recongnised by the Maharashtra Education Department and has received permission to run from Nursery to Class 8.
The cost of education for a child per year includes the tuition fees, a nutritious meal every day, sports classes in karate and gymnastics, and learning on a digital device. In addition, we provide, at a set of uniforms for daily wear, a separate one for athletics and other sports activities and school supplies. There are several children who are unable to cover these expenses. We grant them scholarship based on a needs assessment. A sponsorship of this nature would cover the expenses of those students who are under scholarship. The scholarship favours the tribal girl student.
Annual cost of educating a child is Rs 16,500. Sponsorships to cover the academic year 2017-18