The SSLC results were out on 16th May and the School is very proud of our bright students who performed gloriously well and our committed team of teachers who made it happen. The School achieved 100% pass results, once again, this year, and this is one of the most important achievements of the School, in this quarter. It is the fourth consecutive year, that the School has achieved 100% pass results. Out of a total of 22 students in tenth grade, 4 students passed with a distinction (obtaining above 85%), 15 students passed in first class (obtaining above 60%), 2 students passed in second class and 1 just passed.
Two students obtained 98% in Social studies subject and turned out as Kolar District toppers in the subject, out of which one child Archana is sponsored by CIAI. As outstanding performers, they are both rewarded with a sponsorship amount of INR 15000 per annum for two years, by the State Government of Karnataka, to pursue higher studies.
Ashraya also works to help and support the bright children to pursue higher education. We liaise with other NGOs and facilitate the sponsorship of the higher education of our deserving and bright students. Two NGOs, Upasana and Prerana are currently supporting and sponsoring nine of our bright students, who have got admission in different colleges for Science and Commerce.
Ashraya-Neelbagh School was shut for the summer break from April 19th to May 19th 2012. On June 1st, the new admissions list was finalized. The Ashraya Neelbagh School’s management team screens the applications carefully to ensure that deserving children, from below poverty line families, are given admission on a priority basis. These are children of poor farmers, construction laborers and workers, who earn a meager income and live hand to mouth. They can hardly think of providing their child with quality education without support.
Thirty two students were shortlisted for LKG and other classes. The School received a total of 136 and 49 applications for LKG and other class admissions, respectively, where the number of seats available was only 32 and 16, respectively. This is a significant indicator of the performance and the reputation of the School in the District.
Currently, with the new admissions, the School has 351 students studying in Neelbagh School. During LKG admissions, as always, priority was given to children from below poverty line families and the School continues to give impetus to ‘girl child’ education in the rural area. Forty percent of the applicants, who were granted admissions in LKG, are girls and fifty percent of the students, who were given admission to other classes, are girls, thereby ensuring equal opportunities to girl children to access good quality education.
Overall, it has been a great start to the new academic year. Thank you all for your support and generous contributions towards the School that nurtures generations of rural, deserving children.