We at Deepam have been teaching at community centers/ schools for morethan 2 years now and along with our efforts to improve our teaching methods we have been looking out for opportunities to improve the infrastructure at our various centers. For a start we got an opportunity to sponsor uniforms for the children at our West Mambalam center.
Deepam classes at WM happen at Sri Venkata Nivasam Primary School. The school,which has classes till 5th std, is one of the oldest schools in WM and has around 120 children . The children come from an under privileged background with the average family income of less than 50k a year. The school is a government aided school and the infrastructure is very modest. In fact two of the three classrooms in the school don't have electricity. More than electricity the kids were in need of uniforms and we volunteered to sponsor uniforms for all the kids in the school.
Fortunately we got acquainted with "Round Table"(http://www.roundtableindia.org/) who were more than willing to fund the project. The total cost of the uniforms was 20k . The teachers, parents and kids expressed their happiness and vocally thanked us for sponsoring the uniforms. The teachers also mentioned that this was the first time that all the children were wearing new
uniforms on the opening day.
Deepam would like to thank Round Table for its generous contribution and we look forward to Round Table's continued support to help improve infrastructure at other Deepam centers.
"Round Table India" is an organization of non-political and non-sectarian young men between the age group of 18 and 40. Round Table India as an organization works locally, regionally, and
internationally to help and educate underprivileged children."