A Road Safety Awareness program was conducted at Hindu Balika Patasala ( HBP Indian School) Shivajinagar. This is one of the oldest schools in our city. Founded in 1854, even before the first War for Independence (1857) and even before the birth of Mahatma Gandhi in 1869! The children studying in this coeducational school come from the weaker sections of the society and from all religions. We found the children extremely receptive and eager to learn. They are pretty smart too! We conducted a pre and post test session to see how much the children benefitted from our session and measured over 82 percent improvement in performance.
Volunteers , Arun, Prakash, Nithish, Nganscho helped conduct the session.
The foundation will also sponsor tenth standard textbooks to the student who stands second in the final exam of ninth grade. The person who stands first gets a scholarship and hence we decided to encourage the student who stands second. The books will be distributed through the Aditi program. It gives us immense satisfaction to touch the lives of children and hopefully contribute a little to try and mould them into responsible young citizens.