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Government L.P. School’s Initiative gets Warm response from Public
Fundraising in Kerala has an unkind subtext due to historical reasons.
However, the door-to-door fundraising campaign being carried out by teachers of the Government Lower Primary School at Padivattom under the aegis of the school ‘samrakshana samithi’ (protection council) has received a positive response from the public as the goal is to provide ‘pick-up and drop’ facility to the school’s 40-odd students, largely from the socially and economically backward sections.
A Pale Shadow
The decades-old institution may be a shadow of its past glory, but its teachers are sparing no effort to give individual attention and quality education to the students.
They collect 100 each from individual patrons in lieu of entry passes for a folk song and art show, Navoru, to be presented by national award-winning folk and heritage art group Kanjoor Nattupolima at the school premises on 30th August, 2010.
The school, situated at a busy traffic junction close to the erstwhile Maria Park, has been operating two rented vehicles since 2006 to cater for the daily commuting of the students, some of them residing a little far away from the school.
“The school also conducts medical camps, dental camps and the like in collaboration with voluntary organisations as part of its student welfare initiatives. An eye check-up camp is currently on the cards,” says school teacher M.R. Martin.
“Besides helping the students enhance their creativity and all-round development [this correspondent was pleasantly surprised reading a beautiful short story written by a class III student], we also facilitate them to try their hands at farming on a portion of the school’s 54-cent-big campus,” says K.K. Sreedevi, head teacher.
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