The story began when I took a trip to visit my grandparents. As a child, I had known that there was a school in the village run by one of my uncles. The land for the school had been donated by my grandfather. Little did I know of the hardships faced by the school.
On my most recent trip to the village, I went by to visit the school children. On reaching there I was saddened to see the condition of the school and the classes. The school receives no aid from any organization, governmental or otherwise. It has no facilities and no money to pay the salary of the teachers. As most of the children in the school belong to Below Poverty Line families, a nominal fee of Rs. 150 is charged, all of which are utilized in maintaining the stationery for the classes.
26 years have passed by and the school still stands, a testament to the grit of its founders and teachers. But the fight hasn’t been easy. There are four volunteer teachers taking care of the 39 enrolled students. There are no funds for the maintenance of the school, or for the mid-day meals, let alone the salary of the teachers. Only the nursery children get their midday meals at the ICDS.
Such financial conditions may soon be the cause for the school shutting down. This will be a big setback to the people of the village as there still is no other school in the immediate vicinity.
As such, getting help to this school is of paramount importance. It could be in the form of funds, or materials, or time. Any help is appreciated.
Help in the form of
- Funds for a proper school building (first priority)
- School bags
- Games and sports items, etc.
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