About School

Our Mission is to provide a safe and disciplined learning environment that empowers all students to develop their full potential. We feel strongly about helping to build leaders that have the ability to succeed in whatever endeavor they undertake. Winning is not always the measure of success. Our students understand the "Win, win" philosophy and use it in their daily life. Common standards keep us focused on learning appropriate content and preparing our students to graduate. Last but just as importantly, setting examples for our students of meaningful and lasting relationships will go with them throughout their lifetime. Students come from several small communities which are more or less similar economic status. They are from diverse communities from around Chhaygaon, Bangaon, and Rampur development blocks.There are also students from other areas.

In a consistently safe and healthy environment, all students can become responsible, respectful, and resourceful. We believe students learn best when actively engaged in the learning process. Education is a collaborative partnership involving school, family, and community. At Grameen Jyoti Academy, we strive to build lasting relationships among students and staff that encourage open discussion and provide activities that develop our students' strengths

The genesis of the school is that it came into existence in the year 2014-15 when the board of Grameen Sahara decided to start one more step in formal education in its area of operation. There was a public demand to start a school under CBSE curriculum and as a response GJA was set up with very high motivation and expectation.

Grameen Sahara set up GJAto aim to harness the immense potential of the students by imparting true knowledge, right experiences and there by transforming them into dynamic forces for social change and development. This school builds a community which promotes the importance of shared values, where we seek to encourage a real enthusiasm for learning and a spirit for enquiry. The school was founded at the aegis of Grameen Sahara Ngo that has endeavoured to address multiple social and economic issues in the region. It is situated at a distance of 25 km west from Guwahati Airport. GJA firmly based in secular principles is a happy place, vibrant and forward-looking school in the region. The school’s commitment is to provide the very best all-round education here. At the core our belief is that every individual has talents to be discovered and nurtured and that our challenge is to develop this while preparing our students for their future beyond school.

Vision

Our vision is to develop well rounded, confident and responsible individuals who aspire to achieve their full potential. We will do this by providing a welcoming, encouraging, happy, safe, intellectual and supportive learning environment in which everyone is equal and all achievements are celebrated.

Mission

Our Mission is to provide high quality education and childcare in a safe, respectful and inclusive environment that builds a foundation for life-long learning. We work together to build a nurturing environment focused on maximising each child’s sense of wellbeing and acquisition of skills for life -long learning.

Motto:-

Success Inspires Success strength grows from strength. The school motto serves as a constant reminder to the school community of students and teachers that small successes will motivate the individual to strive for greater achievements.

Our Leadership

The Governing Board of Grameen Sahara

Chandra Prabha Bhuyan

Chairman

Mrs. Bhuyan is an Educationist and has many years of experience in the education sector. Dr. Bhuyan retired from Sipajhar College as its Principal. Later she worked as Director of Mahila Samata Society as its Director. She was also associated with mega education program of Government of Assam/India - Sarba Shikha Abhijan (SSA). Dr. Bhuyan is associated with various civil society organizations. She has been with Grameen Sahara for last 4 years. She is also the President of Theosophical Society Assam Federation.

Mr. Prafulla Kr. Saikia

Vice-Chairperson

Mr. Saikia is an engineering graduate and also a post graduate in Arts. He was a topper from Guwahati University. He served as an MD of AIIDC and Additional Director of Department of Industries, Govt. of Assam. He also served as GM of NEDFi on deputation. He is very dynamic and down to earth technocrat always thoughtful about development. Mr. Saikia is a dedicated professional and has association with young entrepreneurs of Assam and is an icon of young entrepreneurs. He is fully dedicated for economic development through enterprise creation. Mr. Saikia also served as Mission Director – National Mission o9n Food Processing. Participated in training in NISIET, NISBUD, College of Agricultural Banking, Harvard Business School and many more. A prolific writer too, published various books, compendiums etc through the department, popular amongst them are Padakshep (footstep), Bittar Anneswanot (In search of Finance), Swaniujon (Self employment), Resource Mapping 2012, etc. On 15th October, his new publication "Kiba Eta Koribo Pora Hole ..." (If I could do something) hit the book stand, 2nd edition took up within 12 days

Mr. S.K. Baruah

Member

Mr. Baruah is basically a Company Secretary (ACS) and he has also an MBA and LLB. His area of experience includes Civil Administration, Accounts, Company Secretarial Affairs, Human Resource Development, and overall administration, Business Development, Consultancy & Advisory and Micro Finance. Mr. Baruah is currently working as Executive Director of NEDFi. He has mentored many entrepreneurs in the region.

Dr. Deepika Das

Member

Dr. Das is a faculty member at Chhaygaon College, Kamrup Assam. She has grassroot understanding and experience in livelihood, Community Development , participatory decision making, development administration, civil society, land food and development

Mr Bipul Borah

Member

Mr. Borah is currently working as Ethical Sourcing Manager, India & Sri Lanka at Twinings. He is also a Ford fellow and has grassroot understanding and experience in livelihood, Community Development, participatory decision making, development administration, civil society, land food and development.

Mr. Mendon Pariat

Member

Mr. Pariat was the Ex-COO of Meghalaya State Skill Development Society. He also served as the Managing Director of Meghalaya Handicraft Development Commission. He has been engaged with various government initiatives on human capital projects, skill development projects and enterprise development projects.

Dr. Karuna KalitaMember

Member

Dr. Kalita is a professor at IIT Guwahati with the Mechanical Engineering Department. To his credit he has got over 50 Publications. He has grassroot understanding and experience in livelihood, Community Development, participatory decision making, development administration, civil society, land food and development.

Mr. Sarat Ch. Das

Founder & Secretary

Mr. Das is Graduate from Assam Agricultural University, PG Diploma in Rural Development, and a Certified Expert in Microfinance from Frankfurt School of Finance and Management; He attended the middle management program of IIMA and also attended a program on Organized Farmers as partners in Agri Business in CDI, Wageningen University. Mr. Das also has got Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law and Policy (PGDELP) from National Law University & WWF, a Post Graduate Diploma in Agriculture Extension Management (PGDAEM) from National Institute of Agriculture Extension Management and also got a Master Degree in International Cooperation and Humanitarian Action. He has also an Executive MBA from IIBM. He worked with RGVN and then with Sa-Dhan, New Delhi with its Standards sub-group. Then he worked with HDFC Bank in its Agri & Microfinance vertical under the Corporate Banking Group till his joining Grameen Sahara as the CEO. He is a Social Entrepreneur who has dedicated his life to solve some of the problems facing the communities. His interest is on community development, rural economy, Natural resource management, banking, micro-finance, and business management. Social Entrepreneurship and institutions building are the area of interest to address pressing social, environmental and economic problems. He has got extensive experience in institution building, social mobilization, system innovation, Facilitation, Process Mapping, systems improvement and Support. Has travelled different parts of the country and abroad. He also served/serves in Board of different organizations – Organization for Rural Improvement, CML Society, Centre of Excellence for Agri-and allied enterprise promotion, NEMFA, Diya Foundation, NE-RCRC, SeSTA, Sa-Dhan-New Delhi, KABIL-New Delhi and Arohan Trust, GSPCL, GDFPL etc. He also served as a member in the Steering Committee formed by Assam Government for the Assam Microfinance Incentive and Relief Scheme.

Vikramaditya Das

Executive Director (Ex-officio Member)

Mr. Das is a Post graduate and holds a degree in Business Administration with 12+ years of experience in community development. Mr. Das is a He started his A Self-directed, detail-oriented development professional with 13+ years of experience in community development. Mr. Das is a Post graduate and holds a degree in Business Administration. He started his career in Market Research and Sales of a prominent IT company of India and later he shifted to the development sector. He has been associated with Grameen Sahara for last 12 years and has served in various capacities with experience in program management, strategy development, partnership building and coordination in the field of microfinance, livelihood, Community Development, participatory decision making, development administration, civil society, land food and development. He was instrumental in promoting several community owned institutions which have been running successfully till date. He has strong grass root understanding as well as managerial experiences.