To Support Vulnerable Children's Education, Search Organizations!!!

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Search organisations which support the education of the vulnerable children.They come from very struggling background.

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Dear Sushmita,

I supposed that it's clear to you that the neighbours and I are here to assist you. Being your fellow Asian, I very much understand the situation in India, although Malaysia is a lot different.

We need to have a system to be able to assist you in the projects. As Mary and Tanja have mentioned in their last 2 postings, that you need to focus on one at a time because there's only you. Therefore, we are here in Nabuur to assist you with everything else so that it'll be less of a burden to your good self.

The list of organisations is not much of importance to me if you don't need them in the development of your school. However, that list is just to initiate progress and we would continue from there but the final say shall be yours.

Anyway, do let us know how we can be of any assistance to you. :)

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Dear Mary,Tanja,Baginda

Thank you a lots for your message.

Mary,there is sufficient of "free space" besides our house building.At the present moment,i have not arranged for any more constructions because the number of students are less.As soon as the number of students becomes more(which cannot fit in the present room) i will arrange for more of rooms.Regarding staff, it's also the same.As me and assistant teacher can "manage" the present number of students,so i have not taken any more new staffs(employees).But as soon as numbers increase,i will arrange for more stafs.

Mary, the local well wishers of my school,always suggest to maintain the " quality" of "teaching".So i "always" keep that in mind.Morever,me and assistant teacher have to teach all the subjects mentioned in the "daily routine" of the students of each class.Having 4 classes,& running with 2 staffs have been "only possible" because the downtroddens are "less".I always "want"my school downtroddens not to be oneof the "easy go round" child but a "good,quality" downtrodden student. All the subject teaching is only possible because there are less students,but when the downtroddens number increase,& goes beyond's our "time control",i will "of course" arrange for more teacher.

Tanja,thank you for sending the Crossroads International form.As soon as the donated things are located(in other parts of the world),i will apply with help of you's sent form ,to the CrossroadsInternational for free shipment.

Baginda, the neighbours can assist in any of the way they like!!!.I do not "like" to make any sort of "binding" on them.If they are "themselves" "willing" to do any type of work,let them choose!!!

As you all the 3 and other neighbours are "very concerned" about the "future" of this "school project",i too am "very concerned" of it's "far future".I am such a lady ,who is ready to" work very hard" to the "extreme" at "present",to make the "far future" "good".Thank you all once more, for reminding me the same.As i very well know,on me depends the "future" of these downtroddens,so i have to be thoughtful and planned lady too.

Thanks again for your concern and support for the school and it's downtroddens.
Take care,
Best regards,
Sushmita,
India

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Hi Sushmita

It sounds to me as though you do have some ideas for the future, but that you have not made any detailed plans on how the school can best be run and how you can achieve your aims. Is that correct?

You cannot do everything on your own - you need a team of people working with you in Kalna. That way, while you are doing some of the teaching, they can be working on some of the other issues around running the school. Can you get some of the parents involved? I understand that many of them will not have much education, but you may find that they have a lot of creative ideas!

Building new classrooms is something that would take a lot of planning and time. There will be much to consider as well as finding money to do it. And you will need to be able to pay more teachers, have more equipment, books etc. So it is not a simple process, its something you need to think about ahead of time.

Saying 'find us support for running the school' is very general. If you are seeking funding for anything, you need to be very specific. And you will need to be able to clearly explain your needs to donors, and prove to them that the school provides a good standard of education, and that it is able to keep running.

You have written that you have a letter that you use when requesting funding. It may be a good idea for you to post this here so that we can better understand exactly what you you are asking organisations to provide.

From experience with others, Nabuur projects that are only about finding money and things are not always very successful. Nabuur is much more about sharing skills and ideas, making contacts.

I am not trying to ask difficult questions, and I am not trying to tell you what you should or should not do. I am just trying to get a better idea of what you hope to achieve through Nabuur. The clearer you can be about that and about the plans for the school, the more likely you are to be successful.

As you already know, I cannot promise that I will be a regular active contributor all the time, but having things as clear as possible will help you to attract neighbours with the right skills and interests.

Tanja, please can you explain a little more about Crossroads work? From looking at their website http://www.crossroads.org.hk I thought they collected items in Hong Kong and shipped them from there to organisations in developing countries who have applied for assistance? Do they arrange free shipping from other places too?

Mary

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Hi Mary,

Based on my conversations with Crossroads you are right. To quote " [Crossroads] takes quality donated goods from Hong Kong and redistributes them to registered charities which are doing humanitarian work around the world". Sushmita, what did you mean by "locating goods"? Are you sure this is the same organization?

Best regards and happy election day :)
--Tanja

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Sushmita-

I have a resource somewhere that I need to locate still, but reading through the discussion thus far reminded me of it. It is a toolkit specifically about "sustainable education." It contains resources to involving parents and members of the community in decision-making and planning for the school as it continues to develop and grow. It contains suggested activities as well to help with the planning process. I will locate it and post it here, but you might find it a helpful resource. I believe I have it listed in the resources in the Khandbari village, but I'm not sure. I'll look.

Hope you are well-

Jennifer

EDIT: I did find it, but unfortunately the link is broken at present. I'll keep checking it and hopefully it will be viewable again soon.

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Dear Mary,Tanja,Jennifer

Thank you a lots for your message.

Tanja by "locating goods"i had meant to say "found(discovered/traced) donations".I did not mean to say any organisation name.

Thanks again for your concern and support for the school and it's downtroddens.

Have very good weekend.

Take care,
Best regards,
Sushmita,
India

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