Monday, October 29, 2012

Village Tutoring Update - Karen's Visit

The village tutoring program continues to grow thanks to the fantastic work of our new tutors Pragash and Priya. Priya recently completed her degree at teacher's college. They offered to work for us for a year to help set up the tutoring program but I'm hoping we can talk them into staying longer. Our initial venue (which was actually on the roof of a house) turned out to be unsuitable once the monsoon rains started, so the teachers wrote letters to the Education Department to get permission for us to use the school premises.  Now we don't have to worry about the weather and we'll have somewhere secure to store a generator.  The move to the school has only just happened and we expect the number of students attending will increase again now that we have more suitable premises.  After Christmas, we plan to offer a seperate study session before school for the grade 10 students to help them prepare for their final exams.
News Flash - Priya gave birth to a little girl on the 26 Oct which is very exciting news.  While she takes some time off, one of the young ladies from the village will help supervise the students.

Priya and Pragash our new tutors
The tutoring program is now being held at the village school
More than 40 children come and study for 2 hours 5 days a week

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