Panjertheerthi head master receiving noteboooks from MTI managining trustee Mani Rupakanthan
As the new school year just begun, the head master of Panjartheerthi Primary School asked us to support students, mainly Irular children belonging to the nearby community, with a donation of pen, pencils and notebooks.
The head master is working in strict contact with our staff to guarrantee a regular presence of the Irular children at school while our special program of bathing and morning breakfast (see post) is running well.
The Manamathy Government Primary School
The Manamathi public school, attended by many children of the surrounding villages where we have our nurseries and after-school programs (Periyar Nagar, Kamaraj Nagar, Ecchamballam and Panjanthirthi), asked us a little help to buy some items and primary needs equipment that are not provided by the Government and that each school must therefore buy – if and when they have the money to do it!
Unfortunately our resources are not usually sufficient to fund the improvement of the basic equipment given to state run schools, but for many reasons this is a special case, and we have therefore decided to donate various everyday items that the students needed such as mats, baskets, dishes, glasses and water containers.
Some of the children of the school with the two teachers
This is a small gesture that is first of all a way to maintain good relations with the teachers of a school attended by a large number of our children, but it also allows us to ask the school’s principal a special commitment to these children. Most of them come from backgrounds defined by difficult situations and have not had the chance to attend school on a regular basis in the past years, meaning that they often need to be tutored with special care in order to be integrated in the school system and improve their academic performance.