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Teach for India, Gumpha road, MCGM school, Class 5C

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Arjun Puri

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As a part of my two year Teach For India fellowship, I teach at Gumpha Road English Medium Municipal School in Jogeshwari East, Mumbai. I have taken it upon myself to transform the lives of my 38 students. We as a class take pride in calling ourselves ‘The Change Makers’.

When the Teach for India fellow before me entered the class two years back the kids could barely read the alphabets and tell me their names, they have come a long way. They now speak only in English and are usually found teaching each other in during recess. :)

Last year the children managed to achieve an average 1.8 years of growth in maths and 1.5 years of growth in reading comprehension. We also learnt the values of honesty, perseverance, ambition but most importantly we learnt how to dream. We now know that knowledge is power.

Now, we need your help in living those dreams and gaining this power.

Apart from working with my class, my aim this year is to transform the lives of not only the children in my class, but every single child in the school. We as a school-team are working relentlessly with the whole community to significantly improve student achievement, with a strong focus on learning the English language, introducing a culture of reading and writing, awareness of themselves, the world around them and appreciation of art, history and their heritage.

I plan to achieve this change with my kids and other students in school through increasing the exposure, field trips, workshops, guest lectures, providing access to books, reference materials, worksheets, computers, films, puzzles, board-games, science experiments, community projects and the like.

In order to do achieve this, I require both financial and hands-on support, and would be so grateful for any help! Your donation will go a long away in bringing us closer to our vision for class, school and community.

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