The Bhalopahar School was established in the year 2004. There were few trees lined up along the main road of Bhalopahar and so, Jayati Chakraborty, one of the resident members of Bhalopahar started teaching some of the boys who were essentially cattle-rearers for their families, under the shed of these trees.
Following our miniscule success, we decided to make a more formal effort, and started distributing leaflets at a local haat- a market place that opens once in a week, in order to encourage the villagers to admit the children of school-going age at the new School which Bhalopahar was going to start shortly, free of cost.
Thus, a school started with 65 boys and girls at the main hall of Bhalopahar in the same year. Majority of them were from the local tribes and their families were below poverty level. There were only two teachers at the time: Kamal Chakraborty, founder member, and Jayati Chakraborty.
The School eventually received the Government's affiliation. Some students who used to come from remote villages started residing at the Bhalopahar complex.
Within a subsidized rate, Bhlaopahar provides books, writing pads, stationaries, bags, school uniforms, shoes and other essentials. New garments are also provided during the festival of “Durga Puja”.
The State Bank of India donated two school buses in the course of two consecutive years. Now the students are able to come from places that are far away, with no expenses.
Breakfast and mid-day meal is provided to all students free of cost. The visitors occasionally sponsor delicious treats for the students as well. The students are also taken for excursions to Kolkata, Digha, Jashedpur and other nearby towns.