Our Sagar Shala at Junaa Bandar, children in their school uniforms
Our Sagar Shala at Junaa Bandar, children in their school uniforms

YMC's Kutch unit has sent out  
an appeal
 for financial support for its Sagar Shalas. The Sagar Shalas are schools on the sea shore run for eight non-monsoon months by teachers trained by the YMC.


These were started post the earthquake in January 26, 2001. Shri Devendrakumar, a retired teacher, was the inspiration and the pillar. And Shri Atal Bihari Sharma of terres de homes helped the project generously and treated it as if it was his own.

Shri Devendrakumar wrote a booklet in Marathi on Sagar Shalas and it became popular, so popular that a second edition had to be the brought out.

A child in the school costs Rs. 2,000/- annually and the unit has received pledges of Rs. 50,000/- so far. They need more. Do respond.

G. G. Parikh
August 02, 2013