Tuesday, 25 March 2014

On our school in Sakarwadi

These are pictures of our Somaiya Vidya Mandir school in rural Maharashtra (one of four that we run in rural Maharashtra).  Where school children come from predominantly Dalit backgrounds.  When I was there earlier this month, I met Ashok Rohamare, who mentioned that his college always wanted students from our school, since the students were good in academics, sports and music.  That they were well rounded, and talented.  Our students have excelled in sports, and have participated at the state level in Badminton and Table Tennis.

All we have done, is create good facilities, and we have very good staff.  Recently, the local Government sports officer, who had herself made it to the Indian national hockey team from difficult circumstances, said that she would herself help coach our students after she saw our facilities, and the students' drive and motivation.  It is so wonderful that we are getting this support and encouragement.