In 2009 thanks to the sponsorship of a generous donor our regional director Alok Srivastava constructed and launched a school in a remote area of Sultanpur District. St. John’s School is the only English-medium Christian school serving a population of 350,000. We now have 650 students, including 41 from very needy families to whom we are giving free education, and 50 others whose fees are subsidized.
Priya’s Admission to St. John’s School
“On January 27th we had just finished Republic Day celebrations at the school when the five-year-old daughter of a field laborer ran up to me and threw her arms around me. She begged to be admitted in the school. It was heart-wrenching to see this shoeless little girl in rags wanting so badly to study. I couldn’t resist. Even though our budget was maximised, I admitted her. She became our 41st full scholarship student.” ~ Alok
St. John’s School assembly on Republic Day
With only 57% of the population being able to read and write, illiteracy is one of the biggest problems in north India. An impossible dream for most villagers is for their children to also learn English. But now that dream is coming true for these children and parents.
Alok has now delegated the full directorship of St. John’s School to Shivam Srivastava, who along with local teachers and several English teachers from North-East India, operate the school at a high level of proficiency bringing a Christian-based education to hundreds.
WAYS YOU CAN HELP
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