STREET SURVIVORS INDIA
Shiksha Shakti Centres (Power through learning). (Inaugurated in 2008 to till date) A project for Government school going children known as “SHIKSHA SHAKTI CENTRES,” providing more than 1500 children from class V to XII access to remedial classes, games, library facilities and computer education. The centres are in 2 Blocks (Khargram & Burwan) in the Kandi Sub-division of Murshidabad District, West Bengal.
Jagriti Public School (inaugurated in 2005 to till date) is an initiative of Street Survivors India, a non-government organization that is attempting to break new grounds for rural children. Jagriti Public School is a thoroughly modern institution for rural children situated amid the rice Paddies of Katna in the Kandi Subdivision of West Bengal’s Murshidabad district. Students are housed in attractive buildings equipped with well stocked libraries, laboratories, computers, audio-visual equipment, and facilities for creative arts and sports. The school offers equal learning opportunities to all children, irrespective of caste, creed or economic status, vigorously eschewing any religious or political agenda. SSI’s educational philosophy is inspired by the maxim “Fortitudine Vincimus”: “By endurance we conquer.” JPS provides comprehensive education, keeping in view the District’s rich heritage and cultural background. Besides academic excellence and intellectual development, the school endeavors to help each child discover and develop his/her innate abilities and values, such as honesty, self-respect, team spirit, compassion, and freedom of mind..
In Memory of Jugnu Ramaswamy
This school must never become the preserve of the already privileged. It must value each child in equal measure. Learning must humanise, excite curiosity and a sense of wonder, spark thought. Children must want to run in to discover, to understand themselves and the world outside. Only then would this school be true to the memory of Jugnu Ramaswamy who dreamt and dared it into existence. Jugnu died suddenly on 3rd may, 2005. The launch of the school, a hair's breadth away, was snatched tragically from his grasp.
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