From India

Funding report from Gnana Deepam Matriculation School

June 2016

Child link have been supporting our work here for a number of years. This has been a huge blessing to the work here and enabled us to help a large number of children.

The new infrastructure has allowed us to improve facilities for day and boarding school children, and for us to begin to provide higher secondary education here (A level equivalent).

It has allowed us to meet new government requirements for schools, so that we can maintain our status as a recognized matriculation school, thus giving our students a nationally recognized qualification when they leave which allows them to go onto English-Medium higher education. Our scholarship program currently helps a total of 161 students.

Without the money raised towards this each year we would not be able to offer this much-needed assistance to students, and many would have dropped out of school.

The following is a basic breakdown of how Child-Link money has been spent:

  • Child Link Classroom block (5 new classrooms)
  • Dining hall for school hostel
  • Purchase of land for school
  • New toilet block
  • Compound wall and old toilet refurbishment
  • Educational scholarships for over 100 children over the past 2 years
  • Three A level science laboratories

Summer Newsletter

This newsletter includes details of our sponsored walk to help fund the new Science Lab at Gnana Deepam and news of a beautiful wedding there between Thomas and Anita.