This was started as a centenary project and has completed 6years of service to the economically poor and socially backward and marginalised community which just lives in the tenements across the road by the side of the bridge. Most of the parents of these children are roadside vegetable vendors or repairers, construction workers or Auto Rickshaw drivers.
We have 37 children at present from classes four to ten Most of them used to study in the Corporation Schools(Madras Schools now)and looking at their progress we got some of them admission in Christian schools Most of the children came within the first ten ranks in their classes. last year Seven students wrote their 10 the Standard exams and five of them got marks ranging from 417 to 472 out of 500(83% to 94%) Five students are continuing their studies in the 11th Standard and one has joined the Diploma in Civil Engineering and one the “Turner” course in the Industrial Training institute.
The gap in the standard between the tenth and 11th is very wide and these children find it extremely difficult to cope up with their studies especially in the science and English, We have started a class for the 11th standard students once in a week for science subject alone .If we could mote volunteers to teach them ewe could cover more subjects and increase the frequency. It is our VISION that we should produce doctors, Engineers, and other professionals out of this neighborhood in the next five years. We shall accomplish it God being our helper.
There are eighteen volunteers (three are paid teachers) who give their labour of love with commitment and dedication; some one day in a week and some two days and some three days sacrificing their children’s education, missing social and family functions. Please uphold them in your prayers .Please pray that the ‘Lord of harvest’ would give more volunteers in fulfillment of His command “that whatsoever you have done for the least of these you have done unto me”