Last year, a school fire in Tamil
Nadu took the lives of 94 children. As a result of the catastrophe,
demanded that all schools with thatched terrace shed roofs in Tamil
Nadu be removed. Our school had a thatched shed on the second floor
in which the 4th through 9th standard classes were held. When we
removed it, we shifted the six classes to a rented building next
door. Our classroom space is now very cramped and we do not have
a playground for the students. We also rent another building which
is used for the boarding students and for the midday meal for all
of the students.
When the Inspector
of Matriculation Schools had inspected our school, he
issued the following
list in which we must comply this year:
- The rented building needs
a building stability certificate. (It is not possible to
get this certificate because the building is used
as a house.)
- A playground is required for the school.
- The school
requires at least five acres of land.
- Kindergarten and the primary
classrooms need to be on the ground floor.
- The classroom sizes
need to meet government standards.
If we don’t
meet the above compliance demands when we apply for our renewal
of recognition, it will be
very difficult for the
school to continue functioning. The children will loose their school
and their education.
This is an urgent request
for your help.
The school needs your help
more than ever. If you are able to contribute to our cause, please
send your check/demand
draft/money order donation
designated to the Arunachalam Trust or send your contribution
through a non-profit organization. You may have a copy of our
The children of Sri Ramana
Matriculation School are forever grateful to you for your generosity.