The domestic help at my mother’s home, and somewhat of a younger brother to me, Puran Chand Swain, went home to his village near Puri in Orrisa in December 2006. The state of the government run school was as pathetic as ever.
Puran explored the idea of running a school with one of his friends, a 12th grade pass, one of the few in the village, who incidentally was looking for a job.
Srijan Foundation has started with a small fund of Rs.1000/- per month, of which Rs.750/- will go to the teacher, and the rest in buying materials for the 30-40 children who are becoming regulars in the school.
A picture from the school with the teacher coming up soon.
A list of all the children studying there.