NewZNew (Chandigarh – Kulbir Singh Kalsi) : The School With A Difference in Janta colony Naya gaon today celebrated their holidays with a party for the students and community. SWAD is run by an NGO called Developing Indigenous Resources started by Dr. Frederick Shaw in 2004. The aim of the school is bring the slum children to a colorful happy environment a contrast to their usual lives. The students performed rhymes with actions for the visitors and parents. A local riders club called the Night Riders donated stationary items to the children and a cake was also generously donated by Monica’s bakery in sector 8.
DIR school’s graduates that have been placed in St. Stephen’s and SD Public and the like also regaled the crowd with Christmas carols they learnt in school. The parents and students left happily after enjoying cake and cookies and a bit of song and dance. The NGO is run entirely on donations so any help is very much appreciated. Please contact us through www.dir-help.org.
Developing Indigenous Resources is an NGO running in Janta Colony behind PGI. There main aim to to bring awareness in health and improve upon the conditions in the slum. As part of their efforts to uplift the residents out of the cycle of poverty they run income generation classes and a school which is aimed at on boarding students to main stream elite schools. DIR’s School With A Difference has three classes pre-nursery, nursery and kindergarten. The NGO is run entirely on donations so any help is very much appreciated. Please contact us through www.dir-help.org.