ShamaKids, a program of SHAMA, Inc.
Jagdish Chander
2460 Crescent Court, Plover WI 54467  (715) 341-1538
Mhaskal School
Mhaskal School

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Mhaskal School

Mhaskal School is a National Social Service wing of P.N. Doshi College, in the village of Mhaskal, near Titwala, about 70 km from Bombay. Ashok Salve, a professor from SPRJ, works to ensure that the village undergoes complete educational and economic development.

The local school consists of 3 classrooms with another classroom in the lobby. The building serves as a primary school for grades 1 through 7, taught by an enthusiastic teacher. The 70 or so students may have bare feet and limited school supplies but an undeniable eagerness to learn. The ShamaKids program makes it possible for some of the poorest children to attend the school.

At noon the children are served a nutritious lunch. After-school enrichment for the children includes art and dancing. Adults in the village seem to see hope for their children's lives, and so for their own as well.

Bikes, given by SHAMA, Inc., allow school attendance for children who live too far away to walk. They have no other means of transportation. SHAMA, Inc. also arranged to make a level place in the ground for the children to play.

The sense of the whole community being on a positive track out of extreme poverty inspired an Indian businessman to agree to give 10 computers to the little school. The computer lab is housed in a nearby building.

Dr. Ashok Bhargava of Madison, WI, (Professor Emeritus from the School of Business, UW Whitewater and Outreach Director for SHAMA, Inc.) has drawn interest in creating a library to go along with the computer lab.

Level school ground on which to play
Leveled school ground
on which to play
Bikes being given to students
Jyoti presents bikes
to ride to school
 Jyoti visiting children at midday meal
The midday meal has increased school
children in classroom
Children in class
Children having class
Children in class

What ShamaKids Provides

Although tuition is free to this school, families have to provide other things beyond their means. As with the children who attend P.N. Doshi College, your monthly contribution of $10 will provide your sponsored child with everything he or she needs to attend school. ShamaKids have uniforms, food, and exam fees paid for them on their behalf. The children are given a large bag of school supplies containing a year's supply of the following:

Kit of supplies given each childClothing.  Shoes.  Textbooks.  School supplies.  Enrichment materials such as books and educational games. A water bottle.  An umbrella.  A lunch box.  And the bag itself.

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