The People We Serve
The Maxton Strong School is a medium-sized primary and high school based in North India about 350km east of New Delhi. The school is run by a larger organization called the Good Shepherd Agricultural Mission. The people from the local area are about 90% Hindu with the rest being a mix of Muslims, Sikhs, and Christians. HADA has been partnering with MSS to build their school campus, originally helping them to build their very first school building more than 10 years ago.
While the Good Shepherd Agricultural Mission has been functioning for more than 70 years its school has only been around for 8 of them. In this short time, they have developed an incredible reputation and have quickly risen to the top of the ranks and are now considered the best school in their district (which contains more than 200 schools).
After constructing the main Primary Block, a Science Wing and a Library/Computer Lab the school is now planning to build a Kindergarten facility for the youngest students. The new kindergarten will contain the following facilities:
- 6 classrooms
- 3 playrooms
- 2 offices
- 3 bathroom (staff, boys & girls)
- 2 storerooms
- A large enclosed playground area
- An open (yet protected) playing field
- A spacious open undercover verandah that can provide protection during monsoon periods.
Construction plans are currently in development and should be completed in early 2019; they hope to begin breaking ground in mid-2019 if funding can be secured.
Where We Are Going
The new Kindergarten facility will provide education to around 200 students per year as well as employ around 15 locals as staff. The MSS aims to be a light in the darkness, to break generational poverty cycles through excellent education. The staff is made up of a mixture of locals and volunteer ex-pats, ensuring the very best teaching methods are employed. Their facilities are open, roomy, well lit and fully equipped.
The Final Goal
A major facet of the vision for this project is to see income generated from the monthly student fees so that the project can become self-supporting as quickly as possible (a dream that is fast becoming a reality). Your generous help can make this vision come to pass for the needy community of Banbasa. To donate just click on the EziDebit button below.