Teacher Sailaja with children
Greetings from BASS, India
A brief story about our Teacher Sailaja, BASS- Primary school at Swarnabharathinagar, Guntur
I am Sailaja, A Teacher from one of the project school operated by BASS with limited support by GlobalGiving at Swarnabharathi Nagar, Guntur. I am resident of this major slum in Guntur city and appointed as Teacher to BASS primary education program started from 7th July 2009. I am working since the inception of this school from 2009; most of the children are out of schools and identifying as child labor, at that situation our organization BASS has started a special school cum skills training Centre for the unfortunate identified children. Every year we are promoting and mainstreaming 10 children to farther high schools and admit new 10 to 15 children to the school so that every year we continuously facilitate care and education and skills training to 50 children in the slum.
I am the head teacher and one assistant teacher, a Vocational skills teacher and one helper cum clerk and a cook are working in this school. All our staff members are selected from the same slum because to get good linkages and rapport with the families and communities to control child labor in the slums. So far more than 120 children were succeeded to complete the primary education in our school and promoted to high schools and further education. We just not leave out the children once they completed primary education in our school but also continuously look after the children to continue their further education by regular family checkups. We are very happy and proud to be teacher to educate children in the slums.
This is also my pleasure to inform you that the academic year 2017-18 is successfully completed and already the new academic year 2018-19 is started from 4th June 2018. At present 50 children admitted in our school and 12 children were promoted to high school. We are continuously providing quality nutritive food, education material and school uniforms to the children. And also apart from primary education we are also providing skills trainings in dress making, tailoring and candle and other handy crafts making.
I am also very happy to inform you that Mr. Pratip, Representative from GlobalGiving has been visited our school on 23rd May 2018 and appreciated and gave his valuable suggestions for improvements.
Like this our organization BASS is also operating three schools in 3 slums in Guntur include this slum Swarnabharathinagar, Ramaraju Nagar and CPI colony slums in Guntur. All these three areas are also same situations and we are successfully implementing the program. Total more than 150 children are benefitting through this project form three locations.
We get only $320 grant in this quarter, and we utilized for the feeding expenses in the months of March and April .
Thank you very much for all the supporters. We are sending our gratitude to all our donors and special Thanks to Mr. Erwin Franzen, Mr. Alf and Mr. Tillman Brandl for their continuous support and love to our children.
We humbly requesting you all, please kindly make a new donation to the children in this new academic year 2018-19 and needs are very huge and the sources are limited. We needed to buy new educational material, uniforms, nutritive lunch- we are entirely depending upon your generous support. Please consider making new donation and kindly refer this project to all your friends and social media groups to get help.
Once again thank you so much for your help
With kind gratitude
Mr Pratip Representative Global Giving visit
Children, staff and Project Leader
Children, parents and Mr. Pratip, CPI colony
Mr. Pratip, children in a class room at CPI Colony
Ramarajunagar slum school class room