Students helping with construction project at school
OLS continues initiative to Assist “After School” in Phyang Village
What is After School? 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 the exam 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 the 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.
How funds have been used and continued need The following is an updated list of some of the projects and equipment After School needs. In addition to funds raised by OLS, After School has received direct donations for some of the items on this list. Please feel free to contact us 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 at After School.
Donations are already helping, the following materials, projects and equipment needs have been fulfilled
Cement purchased for Construction of Multi use/classroom: provided by OLS donations New mattresses: provided by OLS donations Study tables: provided by OLS donations 3 computers for students and teachers provided by Scull's Angels, NY 2 New Bathrooms with showers: provided by Indian Military
Funds continue to be needed for (Approximate costs provided by After School, Phyang Village, Ladakh)
Construction of Multi use/classroom 20 floor cushions $ 150 10 sets of metal shelving units $1,900. For personal storage in the dormitory.
Total Educational resource needs $ 3,500: Library Resources $500. This will include bookshelves and books. Salary for Teacher Assistant for 1 year $3,000.
Transportation needs $13,000: A minivan is needed for transporting food, supplies, and for student outings.
Supplemental Funds for all students for food for 1 year $5,000: Girls at After School are only charged a small fraction of total food costs. These supplemental funds will allow the food fee for the students to remain affordable.
Final Thoughts An investment in these improvements will add basic comfort and resources to the lives of young Ladakhi women attending After School striving to educate themselves for a better tomorrow. Kindly consider making a tax-deductible donation. OLS is a registered 501 (c)(3) nonprofit corporation.
How to Donate For maximum impact please make checks payable to Our Ladakhi Sisters, this allows OLS to avoid fees associated with online donations. Mail checks to: Our Ladakhi Sisters 38 Severy Lane, Durham, ME 04222 For online donations you may use the Donate button below.
If anyone in India would like to donate directly to After School, it is possible and easy; please contact us and we will provide you with the information to contact After School. For more information about After School please visit their website at (http://www.efterskolen-ladakh.dk)