Our Keshwa Gurukul School in Robertsganj, Sonbhadra in the state of Uttar Pradesh started after Corona in May 2022 with five children. At the beginning of 2022, 50 children were already attending classes.
Enthusiasm filled the air when we recently reached the incredible milestone of over 100 children who have eagerly joined our school community now. It is a true testament to our commitment to nurturing young minds and providing a nurturing environment where they can thrive. We are honored to have them on this journey of discovery and growth.
It is not only the number of students that gives us great pleasure, but also the quality of the education for BPL (Below Poverty Line) children that is so important and unique in the region. Classes are available to children from poor families free of charge.
We offer high-quality instruction that is otherwise only available in a private school, but which very few people can afford.
Of particular note is the fact that we teach bilingually, i.e. in Hindi and English. In addition, group work, music lessons, yoga interludes, joint trips to socialize the children, games, computer training and much more are offered, which is not the case in public schools. Around 25% of the students get a free lunch.
We are organizing special events several times a year, such as International Yoga Day or Indian Independence Day, which are celebrated with a large program. And children learn the background and meaning of those events.
From now on, we will introduce two students per report, who attend our school. Today we talk about Ansh and Jyoti. All family basic problem is poverty, as the earning of family is very poor. This is one reason why children are often not allowed to go to school but help their parents. You can see that the children are not used to being in front of a camera and are very shy. But it is completely different when you have personal contact with the children.
Ansh is an orphan, 7 years old, and lives with his grandfather in the Hydil Colony in Robertsganj. His grandpa does not have a steady job and only earns some money every now and then. Despite the difficult family situation, Ansh is mature for his age and is in 1st grade. He loves maths and would like to become a teacher.
Jyoti is 13 years old and lives in the village of Ghurma, Robertsganj, with her parents and three siblings. It was not easy to convince the parents to send Jyoti to school. This is a common situation in rural areas of India. It is unusual that all children in a family go to school. After several discussions, the parents agreed. Jyoti loves going to school and especially loves art. She would also like to become a teacher and is currently in the 3rd grade.
We thank you very much for your incredible support. This makes you part of the Keshwa Gurukul school.