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In December 2022, Papa K embarked on a challenging goodwill pilot for disadvantaged kids from the slums of Rajkot, India, offering free evening schooling from 5.00pm to 8.00pm


In just twelve months, our willing group of voluntary students has grown to more than sixty kids, and new enrolments continue every week. Around half of the children attend a local public school, uninspiringly named ‘Number 63’, from 12:00 noon to 4:30pm. The others typically work alongside parents in factories and shops, and receive no formal schooling whatsoever.


Unfortunately, No.63 is staffed by demotivated, frequently changing, teachers who earn just the legal minimum wage. Not surprisingly, therefore, the quality of education at 63 is as poor as the pupils in its charge. By 5:00pm each day, most of its kids return to mundane chores at slum homes, while others go on to work evening and night shifts at their parents’ places of work. Sixty-plus, however, have chosen to spend three hours of their evenings with us.


We engage two highly qualified and socially driven teachers, both with Masters’ degrees, aided by a very competent teaching assistant. We also employ a cook who prepares hot food every evening for our young pupils.
We know how difficult it is to concentrate an eager young mind on a meager empty stomach, so we ensure that everyone has a free and hearty meal before classes begin.



What we have achieved to date, on limited resources, is simply beautiful. The benefits borne of the coming-together of a will to learn and a will to help is a joy to see, and a source of tremendous hope and pride for the humble families committed to the project.

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Dear Agent 008,

The following urgent mission has arisen:

| TRAVEL TO RAJKOT, INDIA; THE CITY WHOSE ALFRED HIGH SCHOOL PROVIDED AN EARLY EDUCATION TO A CERTAIN MAHATMA GANDHI | SPEND ONE WEEK WITH PAPA K SCHOOLING GROUP (PROFILED IN THE ‘PROJECTS’ BRIEFING SECTION OF THIS CLASSIFIED SITE) | SET IN MOTION A SERIES OF EVENTS TO TRANSFORM A PROMISING PILOT PROJECT INTO A LASTING EDUCATIONAL ENDEAVOR | AFTER FIELD DEPLOYMENT, YOUR HOME-BASED COMMITMENT SHOULD SPAN SIX MONTHS, CULMINATING IN A RETURN VISIT TO RAJKOT FOR HANDOVER TO THE NEXT 008 AGENT |

KEY MISSION OBJECTIVES ARE:

  • (a) CONSTRUCTION OF A COVERED SCHOOLING AREA OR CLASSROOM TO SHIELD TEACHERS AND PUPILS FROM MONSOON RAINS.
  • (b) OBTAIN A HIGHER EDUCATIONAL PATH FOR FOUR EXCEPTIONAL STUDENTS.

Should you accept this assignment, we will coordinate your journey from pick-up at your residence to arrival at the target area, plane tickets, and local contacts.

We have complete confidence in your ability to effect profound and lasting change.

Yours Faithfully,
W

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