We are delighted that our first project was a partnership with ‘Hamara School’, an educational institution for underprivileged children in Goa.
The school is an informal teaching institution and takes care of 80+ children of construction workers, migrants and other low-income families by overseeing their educational and other needs. Most children live in nearby shanties but come to the ‘school’ before their own formal school begins for the day. There are also about 40 children who live in a hostel in the premises. At Hamara school (meaning “Our School” in Hindi) lessons are revised, homework is looked at, problems are sorted. The children are also given meals and help with hygiene. Violin classes began in January 2010.
We were delighted to introduce flute/recorder lessons in 2011 as well. Some of the recorder girls have now moved on to transverse flute. A Cello project with 9 children began in September 2014 at Hamara School. Two children are now learning clarinet (September 2015)