HARYANA – GURGAON – DEVILAL COLONY
Devilal is a migrant area where 2/3 of the families are BPL (Below Poverty Line). Due to the incredible conditions that we saw there we decided to rent a house right around the corner and make it a school. Click here to see video of the school.
On July 1st 2010, we opened ‘Marudyan Learning Centre’ in Devilal Colony. Although we started with 15 children, within 5 weeks we passed the 100 mark. At present we have 234 children enrolled and 190 attending. The numbers vary from day to day as the children are from migrant, day-labour and rag-picking families that move around frequently. It is heartbreaking at times as the children leave quietly sometimes with tears in their eyes when they move on. We comfort ourselves with the thought that at least they learned to read and write.
Due to financial pressure we needed to close the school. However at the last moment it was designed above that we met members of the ADP (Architect Design Partners) management who came to our rescue with a monthly donation that covers around 60% of our operational expenses. ADP is a British company with a branch office in India and they make their monthly donation through Marudyan-UK. Thank You ADP for your active participation. www.adp-architecture.com