A new building is in the making for the 200 girls who joined PPES in Feb 2010. These girls are eagerly waiting for their SCHOOL where they will gather the routine childhood joy that is distant in the communities they come from. This special New Year gift in the form of a living primary school has been possible with contributions from PPESÂ’Â’ friends:
Ms. Parul K Hinzen is a journalist and writer based in Atlanta, USA. She has dedicated a donation of US $ 11,000 towards building of a classroom, on her late father, Mr. Jatinder Nath Kapur'Â’Â’s name. Mr. Kapur was a Chartered Accountant who supported education of the underprivileged. He has been immortalized in the PPESÂ’Â’ memories forever.
In the UK, PPESÂ’Â’ dear friend Prof. Nirmalaya Kumar of London Business School hosted dinner events at his house along with the iPartner India. The backdrop of the paintings by Rabindra Nath Tagore and Jamini Roy at his house added to the ambience of the night dedicated to the PPES. The event raised INR 15 Lacs/ UK Pounds 21,426 from donations by the guest friends of the iPartner India.
The school has been named the EMMA SCHOOL after Ms. Emma Horne who raised funds from a dinner event that she set up. PPES THANKS all its friends, old and new, for holding the hands of 200 girls and walking them to school.
From Oct -Dec 2010, 30 PPES girls joined hundreds of other children from across India for the National Integration Camp in village Kechla in Orissa. The village is situated in a tribal area. The camp has been organized by the Aurobindo Education Society in Delhi. It aims to strengthen national integration and harmony among the youth irrespective of religion, race or caste. During their CAMPING, the PPES girls enjoyed participating in cultural programmes, group discussions & debates, health and environment campaigns, yoga, trekking, and meditation. With this trip, the PPES girls came out as more sensitive towards equality and unity among each other.