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Educational commitment
The schools we built or helped with the contributions received from friends, are located from 5 to 25 Km from the monastery, and were chosen because they were in very poor conditions (see pictures below). The relationship with the teachers and the students (and consequently with the people of those areas) is very warm, with the boys and girls urging the teachers to invite us more often to their premises. And when we find some time and go to see them they are really very happy to spend some time wth us; yes, even to the point of making us dance with them!

 
The babies of the kindergarten in action: Butterfly dance!
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  Girls of Ramkrishnapur performing in: Dance of the Canary-birds.
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Another source of satisfaction is that, once the schools were built, the Board of Education granted them the status of ‘government institution’; it means, at least, that the teachers are now paid by the government.
  Rangpur
  • College: arts, science, commerce
  • 350 students (98% Hindus, 1.9% Muslims, 0.1% Christians)
  • 2 new buildings for a total of 7 classrooms
  • 1 Hostel (capacity: 20 students)
  Koye
  • Degree College: arts, science, commerce
  • 450 students (50% Hindus, 50% Muslims)
  • pukka roof for the main building, desks etc.
  Ramkrishnapur
  • secondary
  • 350 students (85% Hindus, 13% Muslims, 2% Christians)
  • new bulding with 6 classrooms
  Bagherbari
  • primary
  • 250 students (100% Hindus)
  • added 2 classrooms
  Thukra
  • secondary
  • 600 students (50% Hindus, 50% Muslims)
  • added 4 classrooms in a new building
  Soulgati
  • secondary
  • 250 students (70% Muslims, 30% Hindus)
  • added 4 classrooms in a new building
  Kejuria
  • secondary
  • 250 students (70% Muslims, 30% Hindus)
  • added 8 classrooms in a new building
  • ‘Best Student’ award (2008)
  Sachibunia
  • secondary
  • 430 students (50% Hindus, 50% Muslims)
  • added 4 classrooms in a new building
  Solua
  • secondary
  • 400 students (75% Hindus, 25% Muslims)
  • added 3 classrooms in a new building
  Koye
  • secondary
  • 400 students (50% Hindus, 50% Muslims)
  • added 4 classrooms in a new building
  Patibunia
  • secondary
  • 250 students (85% Hindus, 15% Muslims)
  • new bulding with 4 classrooms
  Botiaghata
  • secondary (girl school)
  • 130 students (50% Hindus, 40% Christians, 10% Muslims)
  • new bulding with 3 classrooms
  Jabra
  • secondary
  • 250 students (100% Hindus)
  • new bulding with 5 classrooms
  Molmolia
  • secondary
  • 150 students (90% Muslims, 10% Hindus)
  • new bulding with 2 classrooms
  Rangpur
  • secondary (girls only)
  • 200 students (100% Hindus)
  • new bulding with 2 classrooms
  Modhugram
  • secondary
  • 200 students (60% Muslims, 40% Hindus)
  • new bulding with 4 classrooms

Schools partly or totally restored and endowed with desks and electric fans:
  • Ambhita
  • Aronghata
  • Daulatpur
  • Ghona (primary)
  • Katakali (primary)
  • Krishnanagar
  • Mujguta
  • Rangpur
  • Solua (kindergarten)

   
The school at Ramkrishnapur, before and now

Besides the construction-effort, we help hundreds of poor students to pay their school-fees and to buy books and stationaries.

Planes for the future? Well, our list of possible new schools is a pretty long one. Were you interested in sharing our commitment for education, do not miss visiting the Donations page. Thank you.


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