Monday, February 4, 2008

Visit to Mullai Wholesome Academy

This is regarding the visit by us as planned earlier to Mullai wholesome academy, Dharmapuri. Below details are not in a particular order, but we want you to know what we know.

We (2 of us - me and Deepan, one of our members) visited the place on Feb 2, 2007. We had a small meeting with Mr. Prem Kumar and Ms. William Prem, Principal of that school. The school was started in the year 1994 and has grown gradually and provides education for about 600 students taken care by 23 teaching staffs. The school is completely autonomous and helped by organisations and foundations like us. They were quite delighted that we are going to help them.

The school is situated some 7 kms from Dharmapuri, Tamilnadu in a small village and they have concentrated on the poor families in the locality and we are happy that they do provide value education. The atmosphere and the facilities in the school are quite good.

They do have a fees structure minimum of Rs.20 for primary and maximum of Rs.60 for the higher grade students.

Computer Lab
They have a small setup of 2-3 computers (very old - 8086 processors) for the school students and they follow a syllabus. They also provide computer hardware training by experts on weekends to the local youngsters for employment opportunities.

We spent around 2 hours with them and we have promised that we will help them. We also said that we will get back to them in one or two weeks and move ahead in setting up the computer lab. We have also said them that we will visit them occasionally and give them training on various aspects.

It would not have been possible without all your support. Thanks. We will keep you updated.

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