Bildung - Sonntag, 15 Juni, 2014 17:42 - 0 Comments
… is the aim of the Samarpan School for underprivileged children in Kishangarh, Delhi. The school is built in a slum area. It was started in April 2007 with 40 children in the mornings, providing informal education. Today it has 160 children aged five to fifteen from nursery to class 5 studying from prescribed CBSE textbooks. Children leaving from class 5 are helped to get admission in senior secondary schools. A computer center was set up in February 2011 with ten computers and two teachers. Classes run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Children receive a breakfast including cereal and milk, a snack during break and rice, dal, a green vegetable, roti and salad for lunch; egg, soy nuggets, banana and a seasonal fruit once a week.
We were introduced to the school and to Sherna Waida, the school’s principal, by Ulrike Reinhard, a freelancer working with us for many years. She is currently living in India and she was telling us, that Sherna would need laptops for the school. We were able to support them with six laptops – one for each of their classrooms. When the new school year started in July the teachers had tears in their eyes when they saw the laptops. The kids were equally pleased;-) Now they enjoy multimedia presentation, learning games, movies and hopefully soon Internet access.