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- The Abhilasha Project

Either through a donation, through time spent on helping with a fundraising event or simply by educating other people within the community about development issues, particularly education, you too can do your share to effect positive change within the global community.

All the money that is raised will go directly towards building the new school for the children as well as purchasing new educational equipment as per their needs.

Thanking you in advance for your consideration, interest and participation.

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Grade 1

TEACHER: ARADHANA MAHOKDA

Aradhana has recently joined the school. She first heard about the school from a former teacher, Seema Mahobiya, who taught at Abhilasha for four years. Aradhana used to run a workshop from her home, mainly embroidery work on saris and other delicate materials. She is now a full time teacher and teaches grade 1.

Goals?
I’ve thought myself to do everything and now it’s my turn to teach these children and show them that anything is possible if you put enough hard work and dedication into it.

Grade 3

TEACHER: JOTI PATEL

Joti recently joined the Abhilasha school in early July. She taught in a local community school for one year before receiving a position at Abhilasha. She is also a trained kathak and classical Indian music teacher and hopes to pass on her knowledge and skills to the students at Abhilasha.

Jyoti heard about the Abhilasha in the local newspaper and was greatly impressed with what the school was able to achieve with its students and decided that she was interested in being part of such a worthy project.

Goals?
I want to prove to our community and society in general that these children are capable of great things and all they need to get there is guidance and support.


Grade 4

TEACHER: REEMA VISHNAW

Reema joined Abhilasha in July. She holds a teaching degree and also found about the school through a newspaper article published about the school. She has taught students up to grade 10. She felt welcomed by her fellow colleagues and the children and at present is enjoying overcoming the everyday challenges together with the children.

Goals?
I want to change the world - one student at a time.


Grade 6, 7 & 8

TEACHER: MAHINDRA SINGH YADAV

Mahindra Singh has a bachelor’s degree in Commerce and used to be a supervisor in an iron company. Mahindra used to drop his sister to work at the Abhilasha school, where she was a teacher and decided to quit his job at the company after seeing the impact he could potentially have on the lives of these children. He now confesses that he can’t believe why he didn’t join earlier when he could have been at Abhilasha making a lasting impression on the young minds he has the honor of teaching.

Goals?
Inspire the children to do something good with their lives - reach their full potential and not rest until they do.


Grade 3, 4 & 7

TEACHER: NARANDEV DEVDAS

Narandev used to be a drycleaner. He found out about the Abhilasha school through his friend Ram Kumar who has been teaching at the school for a number of years. It’s been 6 months since he has joined and says that it was the best decision he could have ever made. He recalls his first day of work as if it was yesterday and smiles while saying: “It felt like I had been here for months already - everyone was so friendly and welcoming. I felt I already knew the children.

Goals?
I want to show the whole of India that these children are no different from any other and can contribute to our society as active and well-rounded members.