Monday, 3 March 2014

SKM Updates

Even as March sets in, there are happy tidings for the children of Sai Krushna Mandir and the Sharavathi school.
Development of Play Area/ Vegetable garden: The front portion of Sai Krushna Mandir has been witnessing intense activity in the last few days. A vegetable garden and some fruit trees are being planned to cater to the requirement of the inmates.  The ground has been levelled, the pits dug for tree plantation and fertile soil obtained for the vegetable garden.
A small play area is also being constructed, which will include a slide, see-saw, swing and other play items for children. The play area is likely to be ready before the children come back for the new academic session in May.

English medium school development:  The Sai Krushna Charitable Trust has constituted a school committee to further its educational plans. The committee has been working on the development of a blueprint for implementation. The school committee report will be tabled in the trust meeting shortly for final acceptance. The Trust is keen on imparting values based education to the children to provide them with the right environment to develop their innate talents and skills. The education will be more focussed on skill development and inculcating an urge to serve society than mere fact based learning. Our idea is to provide each child the best possibility for a meaningful life in which the child appreciates the beauty of the society in which it lives and the importance of making one’s life useful for the growth of society as a whole. Each child has a unique potential for growth, but excellence as a human being is within the reach of all- whether one is a CEO or a plumber, an advocate or a carpenter. For no profession is inferior. And this will be the guiding motto in the development of the English medium education in the school.
Identification of New Entrants: Sai Krushna Mandir Children’s home is absorbing additional boys in the children’s home from May 2014. Applications are invited from the following categories:
  • Children without parents
  • Single parent children
  • Children from poor financial backgrounds
Boys in the age group of 5-8 will be given preference so that they may also study at the English medium school.  The final list of new entrants will be decided in April-May on a merit cum need basis.
Applications are also invited for the post of warden. The SKM team is now actively engaged in finding a suitable warden on paid basis. The major duties of the warden will involve supervising the children, helping them with their homework and co-curricular activities. Knowledge of computers, record maintenance and driving skills will be bonuses on this job.
We were very happy to have a few visitors to Sai Krushna Mandir. Swati aunty and Jitesh Uncle from the UK made delicious biscuits for the children, while Aswath Narayan from Puttaparthi enthralled the inmates with his mellifluous music. The children were also taken for a small picnic to the nearby Pyramid Valley on 2nd February, 2014.
We also wish all the children the very best for their examinations in the last week of March. Our prayers and best
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