BENEFITING: MUSLIM WOMENS COALITION
The Azam Public School at the Turabi Memorial Building, was established by the local community in 2001. Along with social workers, educators, and international patrons, the building was converted from a residential property to a public school and childcare center for the low-income, minority community in Mysore, India. It is the most affordable school in the city of Mysore, with an annual tuition of just $60 per student.
Azam Public School now supports 285 children, ranging from 2 to 14 years old. With a staff of 15, the school provides childcare and Urdu-based education, with free coaching classes in English. Currently, there is a waiting list of students which the school cannot yet accommodate with their current physical infrastructure.
The school is reaching out for help to replace old desk benches, fix crumbling walls, and install internet and computers for enhancing the childrens' education.
In the near future, they plan to raise funds to construct 3 new classrooms, a $40,000 project.