Happy Diwali and Happy Chhat Puja from the students of the Kaliyachak Girls' School in rural Bihar!
Known as the Festival of Lights, Diwali is being celebrated on October 27th and Chhat Puja (a very Bihar festival) will be celebrated on November 2nd this year.
The girls have also sent you a very beautiful "thank you" for supporting their school. The Girls’ School in Kaliyachak in the Nalanda distict of Bihar has a total of eighty-one students (from nine different villages), six teachers and one administrative assistant. It has students from classes I to V.
We appreciate your support. Many thanks -- and may the lights of Diwali bring you prosperity and joy this year.
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The Girls’ School in Kaliyachak in the Nalanda distict of Bihar now has a total of eighty-one students (from nine different villages), six teachers and one administrative assistant. It has students from classes I to V and will add a class each year until the school enrolls 350 girls in 12 classes.
All the students at the Kaliyachak school are from disadvantaged backgrounds, 15% being from very vulnerable communities (Scheduled Caste communities). An average day at the school begins at 7:30 am and ends at 11:30 am. The students arrive and start the day by cleaning their respective classrooms following which they say an all-inclusive prayer. The main subjects taught throughout the day are English, Mathematics, Hindi, Science, Social Studies and General Knowledge, primarily following the State prescribed curriculum.
The students play a variety of organised sports, such as cricket, football and volleyball, while also playing board games like ludo. Moreover, the extracurricular activities now also include computer studies and cycling.