RMEHS (GOVT.RECOGNIZED) was established in the year 2000 as an English medium co-education school in the second largest slums of India situated at Malvani, Malad (w), Mumbai. The school opened with only two kachcha rooms and fifty students for the poor children of the locality for whom enrollment in English medium was a distant dream.
Within the span of ten years the school has developed into one of the most reputed school of the area with excellent infrastructure educating nearly 650 children of the slum dwellers imparting quality education at nominal fees. The institution is founded on the firm belief that education is the fundamental right of every child and no child should be deprived of this basic right simply because he/she does not have access to it or does not have the resources to realize his/her dreams. The principal focus of school is to ensure quantum and visible improvement in the enrolment and learning levels of the underprivileged children.
The institution believes in the overall development of the child inculcating a strong feeling of compassion for the fellow human being, develop secular views and respect for ones motherland.
This year, we're kicking off some really big projects for our school and with financial help, we can put them into action.
Here are the projects for which your contributions will be put to use. We promise to share copies of receipts for any of the purchases as well as pictures of the utilities being out to use.
Setting up a science laboratory: Rs 1,20,000 (Currently, we have a storeroom to store some science models, few test tubes and chemicals. We bring the models, test tubes or chemicals to the classroom and demonstrate few experiments. But due to lack of a proper science lab, we are unable to conduct regular science experiments. The children miss out on experiential learning and thus many of them do not have an aptitude for science. We aim to set up a full time science laboratory and take students there at least once every week.)
Setting up a computer laboratory: Rs 2,00,000 (We understand that in today's world, information and communication technology play a very vital role in our lives. We currently have 4 computers which is kept in the staff room. When students come for computer practical, the staff room becomes a makeshift computer lab. We would like to have a full time computer lab and make sure every child gets at least 40 minutes individually, on a computer every week.)
Co curricular activities: Rs 60,000 (We have introduced football, cricket, drama teams in our school from this year. Currently, the school had to pay for the coaches, equipment, transport, props etc. As there is shortage of funds, we struggle to expose all children to co-curricular activities, which deprives them of holistic education.)
Teacher training: Rs 60,000 (We have tied up with 321 education foundation for training of our teachers. Our teachers come from the same under privileged background and do not have the required skills and knowledge to deliver excellent lessons. To up-skill them, the school arranges for professional training for them.
Pedagogical solutions: Rs 1,60,000 (As per the ASER report, of the children entering grade 3, only 20% of them in govt schools and 33% of them in private schools can demonstrate foundation competencies of reading and basic math. We want to work to increase this number ideally to a 70-80% level by collaborating with different pedagogy solution providers like XSEED, Chrysalis and IMAX)
Students on a science field trip aboard Science Express
Fancy Dress competition for Pre-primary and primary section
Students participating in an inter-school cultural fest
Local Police speaking to parents about child safety in a Parents' meeting