The months of October and November have been busy months at Avasar Foundation. We had a Global Ambassador and well wisher visit us in India and the whirlwind tour with her and following it, our search for an ideal school site for the Avasar Foundation Preschool Unit #2.
A total of 12 schools in and around Bangalore East were identified and field trip was completed by our Program Manager - Malavika alongwith community leaders who support us in the project.
Earlier last week, a chosen one was ultimately found - Varthur Higher Primary School in off Whitefield Area of Bangalore East. This quickly lead to a meeting of School Development & Managing Committee who wholeheartedly supported our proposal and signed off the consent to allow us to open our #2 Preschool.
Pictures of the meeting and project estimates are appended in this report. We love answering questions, so let them keep coming.
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.