The pandemic caused disruptions everywhere. Our project partners stepped up, took risks, engaged in relief and rehabilitation efforts, and provided food and medicines within their communities. They also came up with alternate solutions in teaching to minimize disruptions in learning among children.
Join us on Oct 16 at 4:30 pm at Housatonic River Brewing in New Milford, CT for an evening of Indian feast with drinks and bring Hope once again.
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A Tribute to Asha Danbury’s project partners:
Our project partners in India grappled with the 2nd wave of Covid-19 infections as they were directly impacted by it. It is with a heavy heart that we share with you the loss of our partner, Sridhar at REWARD Trust.
Sridhar considered the support from Asha Danbury as his lifeline and an inspiration for doing more. He believed that the solution for social inequities lies within local government schools as they are within reach of rural communities in India. He leveraged the infrastructure of government schools and supplemented them with motivated teachers in the belief that they could provide the right level of inspiration to children. Our itemized budget for REWARD Trust has been only a single line item toward teachers’ salaries and training. It took 10 years for Sridhar to change the landscape of education in once-failing 30+ government schools across districts in Tamil Nadu. Today, the schools have a pass rate of >90% with many success stories at REWARD Trust, and of those who grew up at Sridhar’s house-children of the neighborhood’s cobbler, mason, janitor, and others.
Sridhar was a scientist at the Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic Research and dedicated his life to giving back to the community. He stayed true to his beliefs and has left behind a legacy. We were fortunate to have had the opportunity to support Sridhar’s efforts and miss Sridhar’s chat and updates.