Nearly 200 students attend the school, the only public school in the village of Sawardari and the neighbouring area. Poverty is rife in these rural communities, and this school provides the only access to education. However, the poor condition of the facilities, its obsolete equipment, rudimentary furnishings, and frequent interruptions from animals and hostile individuals makes teaching conditions difficult.
Faced with these challenges, Work for Equality's project is based on three aspects:
The wall was inaugurated on the 25th November 2016, in the presence of the local authorities, all the students, and the inhabitants of Sawardari. The ceremony featured official speeches, the traditional cutting of the ribbon, as well as singing and dancing by the children!
The Air Liquide Foundation's grant financed the construction of the primary school's enclosure wall and entrance gate. Moreover, Air Liquide Pune, the subsidiary located near the village of Sawardari, donated furniture and several computers.