Opening of Gardenia School in Bangalore, India
We are proud to invite you to the Gardenia School Launch ceremony – Saturday, June 20th
What? Join us for a school launch CELEBRATION, where our new 3 to 4 year old students and our friends and partners will come together to have some fun, some food, a short ceremony – and then walk through the slum and meet other family members of our students.
Who’s Invited? – You, and any friends/family of yours you think may enjoy attending. 20+ Children (aged 3 to 5), plus friends and partners. (We expect about 75 in attendance).
When? Saturday, June 20th. 10:00am until 4:00pm. Lunch will be served around 12:30pm, short ceremony prior – then around 3pm conclude with a walk through the Roshan Nagar slum
What to bring? Just yourself. (okay, maybe a camera also) We’re not asking for any donations / gifts for kids etc – we’re just wanting to CELEBRATE the launch of this school – with YOU and with the children, their families and their community.
Want to know more about our Gardenia School Project?
The Gardenia School we are opening is a free of charge, Pre-School, that will enroll 40 to 60 three to five year old students that live in the Roshan Nagar slum. It will operate 6 days a week, with most all instruction in English, and will be run by 4 full time employees. Classes will be from 9am to 1pm. Each student is provided all educational materials and given 2 nutritious meals a day, free of charge for an annual school total of 20,000+ meals a year. Hygiene and cleanliness is important to us in curriculum and in school operations and we provide students with uniforms and help them wash their hands 7 times a day, for an annual school total of 80,000+ times a year. Periodic medical check-ups are provided and we also take students on excursions so they can experience restaurants, zoo, shopping centers and parks for the first time.
How is this new school project funded?
AlphaBet Club Charity is funding the capital expenditure for this school and is adding additional funds to cover first 6 months of operating costs. Funding for school playground will also be provided by AlphaBet Club Phoenix in memorial of Max Mendoza. We are looking for funding partners for the school’s monthly operating costs after first 6 months. If you know any organization or individual interested email us.
What will Saturday’s School Launch Ceremony be like? See short video of School Launch Ceremony of first ABC funded School, Edelweiss here -http://goo.gl/P0dIb or video from TV9 News India here -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_yar6W16XM
Building is at n°40 Devarajeevanahalli
Ambedkar Nagar B. Block
In Coffee Board Colony (A few minutes North of Frazer town)
BEST TO SEE GOOGLE MAP at this link: https://goo.gl/maps/aflR4 (Type THILAK RAJ into your Google Maps)
Major landmarks: Bangalore East Railway Station and Clarence High School
1. Enter Tannery Road, after 2 kms, you hit a fork of Shampura Road and Arabic College Main Road.
2. You will find a statue of Dr Ambedkar at the fork, inside a triangular island.
3. Take the Shampura Main Rd which is the left of the fork.
4. After 2 kms, look for Quba Mosque (MAJOR LANDMARK) on your left.
5. Immediately after the mosque take a left into a narrow lane. Important–Don’t bring any big cars into this lane.
Driving around in the area lost? Call Hajira on – 9591501122. Hajira will guide you to the school.
At this point you are 1 minute walking distance away from Gardenia.