The last newsletter of Shoshit Seva Sangh was sent in March 2010. I would like to mention in brief important developments since then.
A). The Foundation Day of the school was held on 16th July. TheGovernor of Bihar was the Chief Guest. The cultural programme put bythe students was widely acclaimed by the invitees and the media. Somephotographs of the function and newspaper coverage are attached.
B). The Field Programme Officer of GlobalGiving based in WashingtonD.C., Bill Brower, visited the school. His report is on the website of GlobalGiving. His report inter-alia mentioned “JK Sinha, founder andchairman of the organization, believes that providing high quality education to the highest desired level to promising musahar students will enable them to be catalysts for change for their community-one that has lived figuratively and literally on the tattered fringes of society for thousands of years. From my visit to their boarding school, I would say the 200+ current students are receiving just that.”
C). SSS plans to acquire one more acre of land this year for the proposed school building. Preliminary drawings of the school building have been made. The building will have all the facilities including an auditorium, playground etc. and accommodate 500 children in the
hostel. The estimated cost of the two acre plot and the building will be over Rs. 5 crore. Concerted efforts will have to be made to raise the necessary resources.
D). Max India Foundation has taken up a complete immunization programme for the children of the school. This indeed is a major contribution towards medical care for the students of the school. Two Volunteers from Pravah, an NGO based in New Delhi, Mr. Ashutosh Nandwana and Ms. Irfana Bakht stayed in the school for one month and made an yeoman contribution to the success of the cultural programme on the Foundation Day.