November 2nd, 2018 : Bangalore : During the month of October, Avasar Program Management team visited about 6 potential schools and shortlietd 2 for our 2nd preschool project.
The Board of Trustees will take up final selection of the school during rhe November meeting and it is targetted that school rooms offered will be refurbished by January 2019. Enrollments are due starting 2nd February and the new preschool will begin functioning in June 2019.
We also reviewed the progress made by preschool 1 and learning demonstrated by the children meets the expectations of the Board.
Highlight of the month was vist of Ms Lenora Tuenr, Director : Opportunity Knocks, Expeditors International, Washington, USA.
Avasar Foundation was featured in a local school special report on 1 Nov 2018.
Avasar Preschool, a first of its kind was inaugurated in the month of June 2018 and was covered by a local news channel. This report is to share a link to the report.
For the first time, a group of 24 children from low income families got an opportunity to attend this state of art preschool. The project bridges an important gap in current early childhood education in the public school system in Karnataka. Present on the occassion were Block Education Office, K R Puram Range Mr. Saleem Pasha.
Please take a moment to review this 3.2 minutes video.
Earlier this year 2018, we opened a pilot preschool in a neighbourhood school in Bangalore. We were given a completely dilapidated set of rooms to set up our school. The rooms had never been used for years together and were dark, leaking at some places, broken floor and so on.
Our goal from the begining was to provide a 'State of Art' infrastructure at this pilot preschool. Please take a moment to review a report in a local daily in the files appended below.
Admissions began in early June 2018 and we were happy to accomodate 24 children families facing extreme finaincial hardshsip. Typically they are children of daily wage labourers, maids, drivers and so on. A very heterogenous group from various cultural backgrorunds.
The school is now (September 2018) running successfully.