In 2002, a small school was started in PremNagar (above), which has 52 families. The Tikapur church funded the school for a while. Then the community turned to the government for financial help, and the government paid for the salary of one teacher/principal (now $70 a month). In so doing, the school lost its independence, and is now considered a “public school”.
By 2006, the school was serving 150 children, but conditions were poor. (above, right) In addition to the overcrowding, there were few school materials and books. This is when we took over the school funding.
By the end of 2007, the school was plastered and painted, and new blackboards were installed (below). Books were introduced, and the teachers were equipped with a computer and projector, and training to use them.