SSESA visits Gnanmata School, Uplat – 9-August 2015
On behalf of SSESA, Charles Dias, Ronnie Mascrenhas, Royce D’Silva and Terence de Souza once again visited the Uplat campus, run by the Jesuits, in keeping with the association’s ongoing effort to uplift the economically, socially backward and underprivileged rural/tribal children, through education. In support of this project, we donated a sum of Rs. 55000 to Fr. Malcolm Nato.
On a previous visit to the Uplat campus on 22nd February 2015 a sum of Rs. 20000 was also donated.
The small, single level school structure, which previously served their needs, was demolished in 2014 to make space for a bigger, ground plus two floors, school building to accommodate their growing requirements and house more students. We observed rapid and remarkable progress on the construction work of the new school building (pictures below), designed to accommodate 400 students. The total cost of the project (building, teaching aids, furniture, etc) is estimated at Rs. 3.25 crores.
The classrooms in this building are greater in number, more spacious with better cross ventilation and natural lighting in comparison to what they had before. Besides, each floor also has toilet of its own.
We had the opportunity, to visit the girl’s hostel, managed by the Carmelite Sisters of Charity (Vedruna). The girls were briefed by the Mother Superior, of SSESA’s valuable contributions to the Uplat project, over the years.
Students of the school, all hailing from the Warli adivasi tribe, performed an impromptu tribal dance as a token of appreciation for all the assistance SSESA has been providing them to fulfill their dreams!
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