In the month of December, we had the pleasure of having Janaki Mehta visit our school. She is a professional Kathak Dancer and has been a long time friend and supporter of FFLV. This year she sponsored widow’s feast, Gulab Jamuns and even donated woollen shawls to over 250 local children and street women during the evening Khichdi distribution at Food for Life. Janaki also performed a beautiful dance during the morning assembly for our girls. She furthermore, gave dance classes to Mansi, our ex-student and now a Kathak Dance Teacher here at SMS. Mansi is very grateful to Janaki and is all set to teach her new dance to the other girls. We thank Janaki for her service. She has a big heart and we are proud of her. She is truly a source of inspiration for all our girls.
We recently organised a parent-teachers meet at the FFLV Schools and invited the parents of our school girls hoping to involve them more into their daughters’ education. The meeting was held to discuss about the students progress and performance at school. There was a discussion between the parents on their daughter’s specific strengths and weaknesses in individual subjects and their behaviour during class lessons. We can see that the perception of society towards girl education is changing with every passing year. Parents are starting to take the education of their girls more seriously now. This was evident with the increase in the number of attendees(parents) to these meetings each year. Parents expressed their happiness for having this opportunity to send their girls to school and to see the care taken by FFLV or the growth of their girls.
Last month, Nayati Hospital conducted an awareness session on Cervical Cancer at Sandipani Muni School. The girls from 7th till 12th grade along with their parents were invited to attend the session. Cervical Cancer occurs when the cells of the cervix grow abnormally and invade other tissues and organs of the body. When it is invasive, this cancer affects the deeper tissues of the cervix and could spread to other parts of the body. The Hospital also informed the girls about a new vaccine that has been introduced in many countries, which has also been listed by WHO as a prevention against the cancer. This type of vaccination is rather expensive although it has proved to be effective in 90% of cases. At the moment, the Hospital is also looking for sponsors who can support them to provide these vaccines to 150 children in the first lot. We thank the […]