Members of our family have started a project to erect a school building in the village of Pennathur (known as Kilpennathur) in South India. Presently the classes are being held under trees in mostly blazing hot weather.
Many children bicycle 10 to 20 miles to get to school! The government provides the students with uniforms and a midday meal. We were told that roughly a third of graduates go to college and a third get jobs.
My cousin Ramesh Sekar has been spearheading this effort with help from my sister Usha Krish. I am glad we were able to raise money to make this important work possible!
The building started early this year
I was heartened to note that the roof went up this week! Hooray…
We hope to open this facility by the end of 2016.