Educo Bogapani school
Leader: Fr. Philip Purty
Location: Bogapani, Digboi, (near Dibrugarh), North East Assam
Started: June 2011
Partner: Jesuit Order
Pupils: Currently 200 [Standard 1], Potential for 1,000 [Standard 1-10]
Educo is currently working with the Jesuit mission on building a large new school on land donated by the community and one of the local tea companies, in the midst of tea gardens. The school will be laid out over 4 acres and will be built in 3 phases over 3 years, with the aim of accommodating 1,000 pupils up to Standard 10.
Currently educo has funded a temporary English-medium school on the site until such time as building work on the new school can commence, which is planned for later in 2011. At the moment, this temporary school has 200 pupils. The building work for the new school is being managed by Fr. Philip and Fr. Telesphore, the latter priest successfully managed the build of St. Xavier’s School, some 30kms away in Pengaree.
There is great demand for this new English-medium school amongst the local Community, with children in the Digboi area currently having to travel for an hour to get to other schools.
Educo Bogapani goals
1. Complete the legal transfer of the land
2. Get 3 competitive bids from builders to build the school in 3 phases over 3 years
3. To transfer funds and commence building work