Education has not received the kind of importance that is needed specifically amongst the rural poor. The government from time to time has tried to instill some programmes but the reach of these programmes has been inadequate. Therefore, in many parts of India, individuals have taken it upon themselves to teach the rural poor who have the acumen but do not have the wherewithal to study.

The growth of education has been lopsided in India between the urban and the rural. There was some hope, post independence, that things will look up gradually; but that did not happen and those in the rural areas who are economically backward still remain without real education. The economic disparity has further added to the woes and the educational gap has only increased over the years. This gap, especially for the rural poor, has meant loss of opportunities and the resultant factor is the pitiable state the poor are in today.

Given this background "Jan Chetna Manch Patamda" resolved to set up Dalma Vidyasthali, a residential school in rural surroundings. The foundation of the school has already been laid on 4th March 2009 at village: Kandrujona, Block: Boram, District: East Singbhum in the State of Jharkhand (India) - 832105 on a 2.25 acre piece of land regsitered in the name of the society. The school is dedicated to offer equal opportunities to the educationally deprived rural children who have little or no access to quality education.

Currently, there are classes from Nursery to Std VIII and the strength of registered students is 197. Our long term plan is to initiate a new class every year. The school has plans to go for affiliation to the CISCE in due course of time.

The school hostel has 77 students which includes 35 children - 29 girls and 6 boys - adopted by us. The adopted children come from the marginalised section of the society. Some are orphans. Out of the 35 adopted children 33 belong to the Scheduled Tribes. 8 girls belong to the ‘Sauria Paharia’ Tribal Community and 4 girls belong to the ‘Sabar’ Tribal Community. All the adopted children have been given free accommodation (which includes food, clothes, books / stationery and health care) in the school hostel. Some of these students are being sponsored by generous friends and well-wishers under our sponsor a girl child programme.