School fund raising success

News reported in the Ealing Gazette

CSSI Ealing Gazette news June 2015

Curry evening planned

Our next Charity Curry Evening and Table Sale is on Friday 30th January, 7pm for 7,30 start.

A chance to hear about recent visits to India from our trustees – and to enjoy one of the best curries in West London!

Come to the IPC church building at 53 Drayton Gree, Ealing, London W13 0JE.

Suggested minimum donation – £10 or £5 for children.

Visit Nov 2014

parachute games with Amanda Heard

parachute games with Amanda Heard

Foundation stone on purchased land --ready to start building the MANTHANO CSSI SCHOOL.( two classes and BENGALI medium tuition classes in our Pratappur school)

Foundation stone on purchased land –ready to start building the MANTHANO CSSI SCHOOL.( two classes and BENGALI medium tuition classes in our Pratappur school)

Shared meal with Bengali tuition groups and Manthano nursery groups (Prattapur)

Shared meal with Bengali tuition groups and Manthano nursery groups (Prattapur)

Bengali CSSI tuition group with new tops

Bengali CSSI tuition group with new tops

Heard visit Nov 2014 photo 1

Kolkata slum school children so happy with their new cuddly teddies

Kolkata slum school children so happy with their new cuddly teddies

Don Smith's CSSI memorial village school at Sonarbaria

Don Smith’s CSSI memorial village school at Sonarbaria

Bean bag games with Amanda and Louise Heard

Bean bag games with Amanda and Louise Heard

 

 

 

 

 

Newly appointed school manager Sambhu Singh and his wife Sneha and son Samarbpan

Newly appointed school manager Sambhu Singh and his wife Sneha and son Samarbpan

Children's day -English medium young children danced and sang for us

Children’s day -English medium young children danced and sang for us

New School plans

CSSI school 2014

Here is some up to date news about the new CSSI school building from Shaji OA.

The certificate for the land has arrived. Now we are proceeding with civil engineering drawings for the school. I was along with Sahadeb and the Civil Engineer yesterday. He has drawn a lay out plan for the school. We made some changes to the blocks in the drawings and now he will arrange the final layout and then come to the engineering drawings.  Thanks for the hard work of Sahadeb in getting paper work sorted.

Our school will have the following:

  • 24 class room
  • 3 lab rooms
  • 1 indoor games centre
  • 1 library
  • 1 computer room
  • 1 football ground
  • 1 50×25 ft swimming pool area
  • 1 auditorium
  • 1 three floor staff quarters
  • 1 office block

These are the units of the building for the future.  Please see the above model of the school.

There has been an outstanding performance of our school children in their last exams. In Class One, several children got their marks over 98%.  Thanks to the hard work of the teachers.

Now we have three teachers, with one more needed.  One of the discouraging things is recruiting. I brought several teachers and they all arrive excited but when they see our small village they are all discouraged. It is a real challenge to get good teachers to stay on with our school. I hope in the future we will overcome this crisis.

School Manager:  Sampu Singh working with OM school applied to us for the Post of School Manager.  He is qualified and his wife is also a teacher. They both would like to serve with us. Before making any commitment I have asked Sampu to make a visit to the school in the village to see if he will be able live there in the village and work.  I took him to the school along with me and shown the difficulties. Now he will discuss with his family and come back to us. If  he is willing we would like to appoint him as a School Manager.  Now we have come to such a need to have a school manager who will manage school day to day activities and documentation for the school.

We want to see our school one of the best of this kind in this state. I hope we can achieve this.

School Board: We also need to set up a separate Board for the school function.

Fund: We really need to pray for the funds to flow for construction of the building as well as running the school. The fund is getting very low over the past two months. Please pray for more donation to come.

Thank  you.

 

 

 

Trustees visit to CSSI

Trustees Michael and Joan Heard and planning a visit to Kolkata and the West Bengal areas of CSSI ministry from 3-21 November.

This will be Michael’s final visit—after 14 years of travelling to West Bengal and Kerala.

News Oct 2014Their daughter-in-law, Amanda, and grand-daughter Louise will join them for part of this visit. Both are school teachers and they are enthusiastic about their first visit to India and are already planning activities for the children.

We will look forward to their feed-back on their return. Do please pray for them and the ministry in India.

 

 

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