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Teach for India: Help Our Champions From Malvani Become Real Champions

Who are we?
We are Shreya Ghosh and Rukhmini Bhatia, Teach for India Fellows of 2018. We are the Didi’s to a class of eager to learn and enthusiastic 40 children. We teach at Rose Mary English School in the slums of Malvani in Malad (west), Mumbai.

Where are we now?
While some of you have been a part of this journey last year and have seen the children grow with us. They are now going into grade 4 with us. With your help and support they have grown beautifully. These children have done well in their academics in grade 3. They have also got a lot of exposure thanks to the help of the friends who donated to us last year.
Why do we need your help?
The school our children go to is right in the middle of a Mumbai slum called Malvani. All our children live in and around the school. While their parents are invested in their education and try to give them the best they can afford, it is not a guarantee for good education. The fathers are mostly auto drivers or working in small workshops. The mothers work as help in various homes or work from home making either match boxes or adding embellishments to clothes, trying to earn that little extra money.

Malvani is a city in itself and can be a difficult place to grow up in. Low hygiene levels, small houses, gangs and violence are just a few problems of this mini city. In all this chaos the parents are trying their best to give their children an excellent education. We are here to provide them with just that.
Why do we need the help again?
Last year with the help of friends who donated we achieved a lot. The children got exposure by going to the National Park and to Bau Daji Lad Museum where they learnt about maps. The got to play interschool football and got lots of worksheets to improve their academics.
They acted in an interschool play the bus journey and fees were managed because of the donations. We also got the class a projector which helps us in teaching them better.
We were also able to give them Diwali and Children’s day gits which otherwise they would have not got. They also got a Christmas party thanks to the donations.

How can you help?

Donate Books: We are in the process of creating a library for the school. So please donate any old book you feel will help children of all ages.

Donate Money for:

  1. Worksheets: Textbooks the school provides are high rigour for our children. English is a new language for them and just teaching the kids out of textbooks is not going to help. We design our own worksheets, understanding the children’s needs.
    We need money to xerox these worksheets for our kids. The current price of xerox is Rs. 2 per sheet (we at times get a discount) While we can reimburse some money from Teach for India, it’s not always enough. This year we are introducing them to history also.
    We need to raise: Rs. 8000/-
  2. Stationery items: Charts around the class really stimulate a child’s learning. So even if the child’s mind is wandering, he/she can look at the charts and learn something. Chart paper, tape, coloured paper, sketch pens and glue to create charts.
    We need to raise: Rs. 6000/- 
  3. Educational excursions: We all remember our school trips to the museum and the zoo. Field trips are recognised as important moments in learning; a shared social experience that provides the opportunity for students to encounter and explore novel things in an authentic setting. Also, it’s a lot of fun as they hardly get time in their daily life from tuition and household chores. We have planned two trips this year.
a) Trip to Nehru planetarium and Discovery of India.
Hire a bus: Rs 4000
Main gate entry: Free We need to raise: Rs. 4000/-

b)Trip to the Museum (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya):
Hire a bus: Rs 5000
Entry Fee: 5/ child
We need to raise: Rs. 5200/-

c) Dramebaaz: (Interschool play competition) Registration: 2500/- Bus fee (this is a shared bus with other schools): 1000/- We need to raise: Rs. 3500

4. Books: We would also like to buy books of our choice. (you can donate the money here or we will be putting up a list of books we want and you can buy us a copy of that book on Amazon) We need to raise: Rs.3000

Totally we need to raise: Rs. 29,700/-
 

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4th February 2020
Hello Donors,
Greetings from Rosemary English High School.

We have just finished our football season. While we did not wind the tournament Faiyaz from our classroom won the Golden glove award. For his goal keeping skills.
 
We took three of our children for a "Date with Didi" The children earned this by doing classroom jobs and earning classroom currency. They were taken to a restaurant where they choose and ordered their own food. They spoke to the servers in English and were very confident.

Hello Donors,
Greetings from Rosemary English High School.

We have just finished our football season. While we did not wind the tournament Faiyaz from our classroom won the Golden glove award. For his goal keeping skills.
 
We took three of our children for a "Date with Didi" The children earned this by doing classroom jobs and earning classroom currency. They were taken to a restaurant where they choose and ordered their own food. They spoke to the servers in English and were very confident.

12th January 2020
Hi all,
Hello from Rosemary English High School,
Wishing you all a happy new year from us.

Our children had a fun Christmas party where they all cam together to make a Christmas tree for the class room.


We also sent Christmas cards to our pen pals at Taweed School and got cards back in return.
On Saturday we took the children for another football match part of Just for Kicks. The girls won one match 2-0 and one match was a draw. The boys unfortunately lost but our goal keeper got a certificate for defending well.

Hi all,
Hello from Rosemary English High School,
Wishing you all a happy new year from us.

Our children had a fun Christmas party where they all cam together to make a Christmas tree for the class room.


We also sent Christmas cards to our pen pals at Taweed School and got cards back in return.
On Saturday we took the children for another football match part of Just for Kicks. The girls won one match 2-0 and one match was a draw. The boys unfortunately lost but our goal keeper got a certificate for defending well.

19th December 2019
Hi everyone,
Last three Saturdays have been about football!
Our team Rosemary Champs girls and boys teams are playing an inter school competition organised by Just for Kicks. The competition is on going and while we have not been winning our children have shown grit and a never give up spirit.

Last Saturday the girls team lost 0-1. The opposition team made their goal in the last 3 mins of the game. While it was heart breaking the girls took it in good spirit.

Also in one of the matches while we lost our goal keeper won person of the match, as she constantly defended her post.

We thank you for your help as we have been able to take the children every Saturday for a match without fail. The ground is in Sion east and is quite a travel. 
Hi everyone,
Last three Saturdays have been about football!
Our team Rosemary Champs girls and boys teams are playing an inter school competition organised by Just for Kicks. The competition is on going and while we have not been winning our children have shown grit and a never give up spirit.

Last Saturday the girls team lost 0-1. The opposition team made their goal in the last 3 mins of the game. While it was heart breaking the girls took it in good spirit.

Also in one of the matches while we lost our goal keeper won person of the match, as she constantly defended her post.

We thank you for your help as we have been able to take the children every Saturday for a match without fail. The ground is in Sion east and is quite a travel. 
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Rs.128,220 raised

Goal: Rs.30,000

Beneficiary: Children of Ros... info_outline

Supporters (50)

SM
Sudip donated Rs.500
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Anonymous donated $20

I am impressed by all the good work done.

R
Ruddhi donated Rs.500

You girls are doing a great job. Good luck

YR
Yogesh donated Rs.500
AW
Archana donated Rs.5,000

We are so proud of you. You are all such champs! Keep inspiring us.

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Anonymous donated Rs.250