I went to meet the Headmaster of the Sheikpet GPS today – one of the 25 schools in the Sheikpet Mandal. We are planning to support the school through the Kriti Educational Program – the immediate need is of four teachers who can communicate in English.
Some interesting things we learnt/heard/discussed:
There are 350 schools in the Sheikpet Mandal, of which 25 are government schools. Look at the need and look at how much the government is meeting the need currently!
Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program has reached out to this school. Our Sports Program teachers are selecting kids for the trials this weekend.
Anganwadi/ pre-schooling is much needed to a) reduce the burden on the Class 1 teachers b) start early motor skills for the children c) provide some temporary day care for working parents.