'School on Wheels' rides its way to success

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Rajkot, Feb 1 (UNI) The ''School on Wheels'', started twelve years back by the Sister Nivedita School here to provide education to the poor and down-trodden, has traversed 41 villages in the three districts of Rajkot, Surendranagar and Jamnagar.

Sister Nivedita School director Gulabbhai Jani, speaking to reporters, informed that the ''School on Wheels''now has 60 primary schools, eight secondary and six higher secondary schools, where nearly 18,000 students receive education. Nearly 400 teachers are engaged in this project.

''Initially, we faced difficulty in convincing parents to send their children to our schools,'' Mr Jani said.

''Today, our students have gone on to study medicine, management and other professional courses,'' he added with pride.

The school, founded by Mr Jani and his wife Ushaben, has won the Ashok Gandhi Award for 2006, instituted by the Young Men's Gandhian Association, Rajkot.

The ''School on Wheels'' is financially supported by the Share and Care Foundation, US.


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