Click on the link above to see the children and young people of the school enjoying January and February events – a little refreshment ahead of the exams!
Click on the link below to see photos of the AIDS Day Rally held in December at the local Bilhurana Colony, Udaipur, in conjunction with the Ashadeep Medical Centre.
Click on the link to see photos, and to read of the very productive and effective medical camps in two needy rural areas.
Click on the link to view a photo montage of the most recent health initiative in Udaipur, through Ashadeep Health Centre.
Many of you will recognise faces in the photographs!
We were delighted to host Jeremie, Gabriel, Thomas and Damien from Grenoble, who made a first visit to India in August. Amongst their skills, they were able to introduce mime to college students and school classes. Mime easily overcame our obvious language barrier of little English or no French, and also built confidence and a new method of communication to add to song, dance and drama. They helped us celebrate the completion of the first year of Pragati Marg Co-operative group in Paba by demonstrating good business skills in a mimed skit.
At the school in Kotra, the team introduced some songs in French, and explained a little about Grenoble and France. The children were excited to have these visitors. A similar programme of songs and mime was popular with pupils in Jhadol and Udaipur schools and children’s hostels.
We look forward to seeing these and new friends from Grenoble in the future. Thank you all for bringing much joy into our lives!
Click on the link above to see photos and read about the successful camp in Jhadol meeting the medical needs of over 100 local people.
Click on the link above for the newsletter and pictures
We are delighted to see boys at Panarwar Hostel proudly wearing their new outfits, and using the school bags provided through the generous donations of our supporters. The smiles on the boys’ faces say it all! Thank you.
We plan to raise money for new mattresses, and also to do essential repairs to the kitchen. With 51 boys this year, addtitional rooms are very much needed, too. We hope to afford good cement rooves rather than the current corrugated metal.
St Matthews’ schools in Udaipur and Jadhol are much in demand. Although at Jhadol buildings and facilities are under construction, 160 children are on roll this term- families eager for good education for their children are pressing for admission. Residential facilities onsite are urgently needed now in this rural area.
With your partnership, works can continue to give access to quality schooling for these children.