Children are the future of Humanity. Every Child should have access to wholesome food, good education and appropriate health careSaisevak Motilal Gupta
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With the objective of providing free education, Shirdi Sai Baba School has been running successfully under the able guidance of Sh. Motilala Gupta.
Touched by the plight of poor rural children from neighboring clusters, loitering aimlessly around our campus, it occurred to us that these children needed an opportunity to be educated along with some incentives to motivate them to do so. We, therefore, in April 2004, established Shirdi Sai Baba School for providing free education with breakfast, mid-day meal, uniform, study material and health care to these children. The efforts to motivate bore fruit and the number of children has since risen to more than 1050, out of which over 40% are girls. It is desired that large number of girls are brought forward to the field of education to achieve women empowerment.
Initially when the school was started, absenteeism was very high and even the parents were reluctant to send their wards to the school, instead expecting their wards to work and add to the family income. This hurdle was overcome by employing a novel method of motivating the parents by extending material help to the family by providing clothing, LIC cover, facilitating marriage of their daughters, medical care, adult education and taking them on excursion tours along with the children.
To make education of these children compatible with the modern technology, we liaised with Dr. Nilima Sabharwal, founder & CEO of the Home of Hope Inc., a USA based non-profit organization which provided new technology based computer lab consisting of 24 computers and coaching through the famous NIIT Foundation, New Delhi for the overall development of these children. Lately one computer lab has been added courtesy the Rotary Clubs of Faridabad.
For bringing a successful transformation to Digital Technology we have introduced Edu-Comp Smart Classes where teachers now use videos, animations, live images and captivating graphics while teaching subjects such as Math, Science, Social Studies and English right inside their classrooms turning the learning more interesting and effective for students.
During the final examination of the academic year 2011-12, 832 students of our school appeared in the Nursery, KG and Classes I to VIII examination, the chart below gives a glimpse of the academic result:
40 to 49% 60 to 74% 75 to 89% 90 and above Total
246 (30%) 186 (22%) 201 (24%) 199 (24%) 832
To motivate further a program of taking these children on educational and sightseeing tours from time to time to Ranthambhore, Sariska, Agra, Mathura, Bharatpur, Vrindaban, Mughal Gardens, Akshardham and other places in and around Delhi was introduced to provide them recreation and to enrich knowledge at institutions expense.
It has been observed that Nutritious food and regular health care have not only brought healthy glow and cheer on the faces of these children but also brought in great improvement in the interest that these children are now showing in their studies and in the regularity of attending the school.
A well furnished library, excellent chemistry and physics labs, meditation, cultural activities and indoor/ outdoor Sports facilities are also provided to the students.