It has been 3 months since our last project report and we have a lot of exciting things to tell you. Since our last report and thanks to all our wonderful donors the first 4 girls have received their first cheque and certificates in an award ceremony attended by the girls, their previous teachers, their mothers and Chandana our board member! It was an acknowledgement ceremony with the girls giving thank you speeches in English. The same girls are now writing their year end examinations and will be finished by the end of July. We wish them luck and we know they will do great! After they finish their exams, Chandana will take them out to the Bosch factory for a learning experience.
Greenlight for girls is pleased to report this quarter's status of our young girl scholars pursuing their higher education in science in Bangalore, India. Our scholarship recipients are now enrolled in their very first semester of university! In fact, these bright girls are currently experiencing their first major exams. The generous donations from our globalgiving community has provided their tuition fees, book fees, exam fees and the tranportation so thay may live and/or visit with their families. Greenlight for girls has provided the opportunity to meet with them outside of their studies as well. Our Board Director in India has met the girls, treated them to lunch and coached them on their studies and future. This will continue throughout their programme. In fact, after their exams, we will be arranging a special plant tour for them with one of the major employers in the area. These scholars will now comprise a special group of greenlight for girls Ambassadors in the area. They will continue to play an important role to encourage and inspire more girls and boys to pursue their studies, esecially in the STEM subjects. We look forward to bringing you the next news of the educational pursuit of these special girls.
Our greenlight for girls Board Director, Chandana Bhattacharya, met our first scholarship girls from the Nele organization on 19 October in Bangalore to give them the good news - funding for their first semester at university!
These reserved and brilliant girls are eager to study their chosen subjects: engineering, physicis, chemistry, computer science. Along with enrolling in their science studies, they are also now enrolled in their first language classes and plan to build their skills in spoken English. This will also help further their potential in their studies and their working world.
The funding for these girls will not only help with their tuition - but also for basic needs. They have no access to computers or to the internet. Their learning is only through printed materials & books at the moment. We wish to find ways that they can access information electronically and thus add to their learning & exposure to the further resources.
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