Dr Ajanta Chakravarty : Koshish Update

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Partly as a result of finance from Dover Rotary Club a school in India, set up for poor street children, is booming. Members of the club heard from Dr Ajanta Chakravarty, sister of club member Arnie Sanyal, how the Delhi-based Koshish School started with two boys in the year 2000. Today, with help from various sources, there were now 182 boys and girls receiving education there.

“If we had more rooms, we have four, no doubt there would be more receiving education there,” explained Ajanta. She explained how there was resistance from fathers allowing their 15-year-old daughters remaining at the school. They could have gone off, got married and provide money for the family. But after the local government came up with a financial grant the fathers’ attitude quickly changed.

Ajanta told how, as the first intakes prepared to leave school, further education including computer training was provided for them. As a result one early entry student was now working in the USA on multi-media activities.

Watch a short video about Koshish School here