Sheeni Educational Programme Update
In August exams were held in Galaxy School where the 20 girls attend. Many of the Sambhali girls achieved good marks; the remaining 14 girls got between 54%-60% and Santosh’s result was 45%. We are very happy that they have settled down at school and making good progress and even though they are from a rural village background they are now able to compete in an urban school in Jodhpur.
Neero achieved 90% and came 4th position in her Class
Nisha achieved 85% and came 5th position in her Class
Vimla achieved 78% and came 7th position in her Class
Priya achieved 75%
Pooja achieved 77.4% and came 5th position in her Class
On 2 September all the girls went to Jadan Hospital in Pali to have vaccinations for Hepatitis A & B and Tetanus. They also all had a dental check-up and treatment where necessary.
All the girls are gaining weight gradually and in comparison with last year, their haemoglobin tests were taken and are now quite satisfactory.
The volunteers have been helping with the girls reading English books; three girls are now able to read Hindi books; two girls in particular, Panhaj and Pushpa have made good progress over the last 2 months. In Maths the girls are practising their sums for school at the boarding home; they practise with question and answer sessions and also by revising their times-tables! They are making very good progress in Addition and Subtraction.
We have many volunteers coming to help the girls at the Boarding Home and we were fortunate in having an experienced volunteer who was a teacher of Montessori techniques. She was able to use various of her skills in teaching the girls English and the alphabet in a visual manner, including performing movements to enable them to achieve A-Z!
Friends of Sambhali Switzerland have been very busy knitting socks, which have found their way to the 20 girls in the boarding home for the cold winter mornings and evenings!
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