OLS launches initiative to Assist “After School” in Phyang Village
What is After School (http://www.efterskolen-ladakh.dk)
After School is a small residential school in Phyang Village for around 20 girls. The School works with extremely impoverished girls that failed their grade 10 exams and want to make another attempt to pass and reintegrate into the educational system. After School provides a very critical last chance for girls that mostly come from under-resourced village schools. Due to a very gifted teacher and staff they school enjoys remarkable success with very limited resources. In India if you fail your grade 10, 11, or 12 exams then your options become very limited as it ends your public education. Please visit their website for more information.
How will funds be used? The following is a list of some of their more urgent needs. Since we don’t know how much success we will have raising funds for them we will leave it up to their discretion how to best use funds for anything on the list. Please feel free to contact me to discuss anything about this effort and we will travel to meet anyone with a keen interest in helping if you want more in-depth information. We can also provide contacts if you wish to communicate directly with the school administration.
* There is only one shower for 20 girls and funds are needed to complete 2 more which have been started * A good used vehicle is needed for transporting food, supplies, and students for outings * They would like to hire some tutors * They only have one 10x10 classroom and would like another * A teacher’s personal laptop * A couple of computers for the library * New mattresses for the girls. The old ones are 1” thick and worn out * Funds to help with food. The only thing the girls are charged for is food which amounts to around $8 per month but even that is more than some families can afford. * The classroom has no furniture and they could use a carpet, floor cushions, and a table * Wooden shelves are needed in the dormitory * Library resources