Celebrating ABC Edelweiss School’s 3rd Year Anniversary Today!
We’re happy today, to celebrate the 3rd Anniversary of ABC’s Edelweiss School!
Enjoy watching the Launch Video and TV 9 News Video (BELOW) from our opening day ceremonies in 2010.
We’re pleased to share that our school now has 128 students that attend daily, up from 45 students when we launched 3 years ago. Children attend school 6 days a week, with instruction only in English, and approximately 30 children graduating each year.
Each student receives 2 nutritious meals a day, free of charge as well as periodic medical check ups and gifts at Children’s Day. Edelweiss School has served at total of 80,000 nutritious meals to students since it’s opening 3 years ago.
An After School Program (ASP) was implemented last year giving the graduated 6 year olds the opportunity to come back for 2 hours of free instruction in English and 1 nutritious meal a night. ASP has about 20 students enrolled and is a well received addition from the parents and children.
We’re also pleased to share that 15 graduates from last year’s K5 class have had their tuition fees for the next 10 years sponsored by private individuals. This is huge step in these children breaking the cycle of poverty.
The GD Mara Slum in which Edelweiss families lived in is in the process of being leveled for a commercial project. In July of this year we transferred the school building to a great new facility about 15 minutes away. Most all of the children who had 1 year left are able to continue at the new building.
We’re also happy to announce that Edelweiss School will soon be receiving a library with 300 books and a rooftop playground at the new facility.
Special thanks goes to Building Blocks – teachers and staff – for running a fantastic school, to Alternatives for Children for sponsoring the monthly operational costs of the School and to AlphaBet Club donors for their continued support in this and all ABC school projects.
Get All Information about ABC Edelweiss School Project – including Monthly Newsletters sharing info on curriculum, attendance and meals at: http://thealphabetclub.org/edelweiss-school-bangalore-india/
Enjoy these videos from our Edelweiss School Launch on December 11, 2010.
AlphaBet Club’s New School Opening Ceremony with Building Blocks in Bangalore, India
TV News 9 India Report – AlphaBet Club – Building Blocks Edelweiss School Launch