School for Abandoned Girls in India - Keertna Sapra

Sat 12th November 2016 at 15.00 - Sun 13th November 2016 - 12.00

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This inspiring project was started by the grandfather of St Andrews Rotaract President Keertna Sapra.

Abandoned girls who have been shunned by society are given education and self defence to prepare them for adult life.

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Of the 11 million abandoned children in India, 90% are girls. Girls in India disproportionately experience the abuses of abandonment, infanticide and sex-selective abortion.

What the Kanya Gurukul school in rural Indian, built by Rotaract President Keertna's grandfather, tries to do is to stand against this terrifying statistic, by educating and taking care of some 60 girls from the age of 5 to 18. The school helps them develop and grow, and accomplishes that with just two "teachers", who devote their hearts and souls to the young generation. 

What they desperately need, however, is our support and attention, to pay for a qualified teacher and new computers and teaching software so that she can set in place an academic teaching system where the "computer becomes the teacher" and older pupils can teach the younger pupils.  This will give the girls the education they need to survive once they leave the confines of the school.  Whereas the children's artistic skills and dicipline is good, more academic education is needed for them to progress to jobs or further education.

Keertna, and students from St Andrews have visited the school over the past 2 years, and reported the girls sincere intrerest in music, arts, and learning, but very scarce in resources to allow the learning to be sustainable. 

Rotaract club of St Andrews therefore asks for the attention of all our friends and simply those not indifferent to the fates of these girls, to spread the word and donate as much as you deem appropriate to this cause! We, and the girls of the school, will be indefinitely grateful for your contribution.

The nearest Rotary Club, the Rotary Club of Meerut, is some 20 miles from the school, but is willing to support and supervise the careful use of any finance sent by the Rotaract Club of St Andrews or any other organisations. 

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