Annual Report 1981-1982



Annual Report 1981-1982

Children from weaker sections got focus in Deepalaya. Children are very happy, they have got a van to come to the school. 

The year 1982 was a year of  growth when  the activities are considered on the cumulative basis.  The main  activity  of  the society continued  to be  running  of  the Deepalaya School.

Deepalaya School

Under the able management of Mrs. Grace Thomas, Principal of

the School, it is functioning efficiently and meritoriously. For want of  spacious  accommodation,  no expansion  could  be  undertaken beyond Class II. However, during the academic year, depending  on the  availability  of  a new premises, it is  proposed  to  start classes  upto standard V. The school is not running on  loss  but has contributed marginally towards the purchase of van.

 

The strength of the school is given below:

Crèche  Teachers  5  including 
the Principal 
Nursery 48 Maid servant 1
Kindergarten 17 Rickshaw pullers 2
Class I 2 Children using
Rickshaw
31
Total 76  

 

The drop down of students from the year 1981 seems to be due to :
a)  lack of accommodation,  b) the lack of higher  classes  above class  I.  The  reputation  of the school is  good  and  is  well demonstrated  when parents approach Public Schools for admission to higher classes.
The active involvement of Mr. Y. Chackochan, the Treasurer in the  activities of the school need special mention and appreciation.

School Van

The  Mahindra  & Mahindra Van (FC 360) which was booked  in  late 1981  was delivered in December 1982. A loan of  Rs.84,000/-  was raised  from the Federal Bank Ltd for this purpose.  The  balance was  partially  mobilised from the income of the School  and  the income from an annual fete conducted during the year. The balance required  is   yet to be raised. The body of the  van  was  being  built   and  is  expected  to  be  received  end  of  March   for utilisation.

Annual Fete

The first ever attempt to conduct a fete was  mooted and with the co-operation of members, parents of the Deepalaya School and other friends as well as well wishers, it was a grand success. A sum of Rs.  13,595.72 was collected less expenses through  publishing  a souvenir, entry tickets and eatables in stalls. A special word of thanks to all the parents, friends and well wishers, who made  it a success, which encourages the society to organize itself better for the service of children.

Education Of Children Of Weaker Sections

The concern of the members to provide good education to  children from  weaker  sections  was voiced many a  time  in  the  various meetings.  The  attempt  to  provide  books,  uniforms  and   fee concessions to very few students did not really make any dent  in the problem. It was found difficult, initially, to integrate  the children  from  weaker sections with those attending  the  school now.  Hence it was felt appropriate to run a parallel school  for them.  However  the  financial disability  and  lack of motivated  social worker  are  the  two major bottlenecks,  which  the  society  is planning to over come in 1983.

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