The shri tulsi sishu mandir School
urgenT help required: school expansion appeal
please help us!
With the construction of a bridge that allows easier travel to and from the more remote Bengali and Adivasi villages, we have seen an increase of children attending our school. In 2014 the student number has raised from 300 to 400, which we are very excited about, but is unfortunately unmanageable for us.
We need to expand the school by building three new classrooms and we need to employ three more teachers, however our current financial situation does not allow us to do so. In the meantime, our only options are to cram children into overcrowded classrooms along with the strain this causes on teachers and school resources, or to send them home.
After years or driving over rough roads and dirt tracks our school bus is unlikely to last for longer than a few months and we need to purchase a new one to ensure children can keep attending the school. The minimum cost for a new bus is £9000; unfortunately we do not have the funds for this and are hoping to raise enough funds to purchase a new bus before the current one falls apart.
The Tulsi Trust is in desperate need of additional funding to do building work, employ new teachers and purchase a new school bus, and we really need your help. Please help us keep children in education in this forgotten part of India!
If you can help please get in touch! Whether it's £10, £100 or £1000 your money will go very far in India. You can make a donation using your debit or credit card via PayPal or send a cheque for your chosen amount.
- The school opened its doors in 2001, employs seventeen members of staff including a Bus Driver and Caretaker, and provides education to four hundred Bengali and Adivasi children.
- Children are taught the national Indian curriculum in English and Hindi from kindergarten level to fourteen years old.
- The school has two computers, its own levelled playing field, and a garden where fruit trees and other plants are grown and looked after by the gardener and children, who are also taught practical agricultural and survival skills there.
- Children are encouraged to remember their own cultural heritage and the school holds an annual program of music and dance.
- Our school bus goes around the surrounding villages picking up children and taking them home after school.
- We are very proud to report an increasing number of children are now progressing to higher education and we are working hard to ensure this figure increases every year.