School That Trains Pupils To Write With Both Hands, Stares At Shutdown

Hardly one child in a million is ambidextrous and can write with both hands. But, at Veena Vadini School of Singrauli district, every student is ambidextrous. 

It is an Indian school that boasts of 300 students who can write with both hands is staring at a possible shutdown. Since the school administration hasn’t been able to pay salary to the teachers for the past six months, they are threatening to quit en mass. 
The school that was started in 1999 to provide education to the underprivileged children, mainly from SC/ST and other backward castes, is on the verge of a shutdown. The school set up by a former soldier, VP Sharma, has been unable to pay the salary to its teachers for the past six months. 

So how does the school manage to train children to write with both hands? “When a new student comes, I let them settle in for 2 to 3 days after that I ask them to write. For 15 sometime, I observe them and then urge them to use both the hands. In some days, they usually get adept at writing with both hands. And now, our students can write different subjects simultaneously with each hand'.

"With a heavy heart, I have to say that I will have to shut down the school sooner or later as I am not able to pay the salary to my colleagues. They are willing to do the hardship with me to help shape the future of these have-nots. But I feel so sorry to say that I haven't been able to provide them the support money of Rs 5000 every month," Sharma told Newslions.

Now, he fears that the teachers, who are working without pay, would stop working if they are not paid at the earliest. 

"And I cannot even ask them to stay back as I am not able to pay them a salary," says the ex-army man, who got inspiration for the school from India's first President Dr Rajendra Prasad who was also ambidextrous.

The private school charges a monthly fee of Rs 200 from each student, but their poor parents are unable to pay that amount, too.  
"I have been fighting this battle since 1999 all alone. Now, I want the kind souls out there to help me save the school and save the future of the poor children studying here. I just need to be sure that I have enough money to pay the salary of the teachers at least," pleaded Sharma. 

For the students, this is their only shot at quality education. If the school shuts down, these bright kids would have to go back the state-run schools where they won’t learn a thing.

Your contribution can give these talented students the education they deserve. Let us give them the life they deserve. 
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18th June 2018
Dear Supporters,

We would like to thank you for pitching in to save this amazing school and saving the future of the bright children studying there. We are closing this campaign and sending the money to the school's director Birangad Prasad Sharma. He intends to use the money to pay the pending salary of the teachers and continue shaping the future of his students who belong to the lower strata of the society.

Best,

Sanjay Pandey

Founder/ Editor

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11th May 2018
Dear Donors,

Thanks for your generous contribution to the cause of saving the World's only Ambidextrous school from an imminent shutdown. We would use the raised amount to pay the teaching staff who have been serving the school without any payment for months.

Thank you for the wonderful support. Would request you to please share this campaign further with your friends and family to helps us raise funds faster to support the school.

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