The New Life Centre school was awarded Secondary status from the Indian government in February this year. This will change the lives of the children who attend the school forever! They will be able to stay on until they are 16 and take the compulsory Board exam which all students at school in India have to sit.
The big difference will be that whereas in the local Government schools 90% of the children fail this exam, we are confident that with the high standard in this school the students will pass and then have the opportunity to go further in higher education.
For this reason the school is desperate for more classrooms, as more children will stay on, confident of a brighter future.
Alindra Naskar the principal writes: "This is a co-educational School, so the Boys and Girls can grow up with equal opportunity. They are in no way less intelligent than city children; opportunities for them however are limited.
I am narrating about a boy and a girl among many of our children as examples.
ANUPAM N - He was an abandoned boy brought up by a poor farmer and began in our school from the age of 4 years. We took full responsibility for him and now he is 15+ preparing for Secondary Board exams in 2016 February. He secured 75% and above marks in every class throughout the years.
MASUMA K - She comes from a poor family, started schooling from the age of 4 years. Now she is 14+, studying in class-IX, and will appear in Secondary Board Exams in 2017 February. She also obtained around 70% marks in every class so far.
There are many other promising children like them to sign up in life provided they have the opportunity and their parents are constantly motivated to bring change in life.
Our aim is to provide them a better educational environment with more ideal class rooms and up-dated study materials.
My personal appeal to you is - please help to grow this school up to college level and we will be able to help many children of this rural community, give them a purpose in life and ultimately they will bring change in their own society.
Thank you so much for your help."
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