Update on the Navrang school.
A set of volunteers - Sridhar, Prashanth, Ameya, Vikram and I visited the government school in Navrang this saturday. It is the one next to Basaweshwara College. The total strength of the school was 120 last year and 105 till now with about 60% of the students in the 6th and the 7th standards. The school has a huge campus with the high school adjoining the primary and middle school. This gives it an advantage of a huge play ground. There is electricity and water supply. ISKON provides mid-day meals. A few rooms are being constructed as there is a shortage of rooms in the school. The students coming to the school are not from around the school, but are from places as far as peenya. That explains the low strength in the school. The bus passes for the students are arranged for by the headmaster of the school. He was keen to know if we would be of any help in arranging for the bus passes for the kids. The students seem much disciplined as opposed to the malleshwaram school (Malleshwaram school kids win your heart with their indiscipline :-)). The school does not have a computer.
The headmaster of the school was very receptive and encouraging. He readily agreed to give us the first hour on Saturday.
The next Saturday we are planning to hold a ice breaking session - UTSAH - from 9:30 to 11. It would be great to have as many volunteers as possible. If you are interested in being a part of UTSAH, mail to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.