Lions Step In
With the help of a Lions Club International Foundation grant and community support, Lions adopted the Sri Ramakrishna MHS and helped add an impressive three-story addition. Lions provided 16 spacious classrooms, a modern science lab and a fully equipped computer lab. “The Lions club paved the way, providing help for all developments,” said H. Jubaitha, a parent and vice president of the PTA. “They believe good education stands the test of time.”
Lions are active at the school they adopted, which serves about 1,200 students from kindergarten through high school. Most of the school board members are Lions, as well as the school’s principal. Lions have made an investment in their community’s future by keeping school fees low for students and their families.
Students Reap Benefits
By helping to fund this new addition, Lions gave the school the capacity to accommodate 300 more students, many from poor families. “After seeing this school many parents have come forward to admit their children,” said Venkateswara Rao of the Tambaram West Lions Club.
The addition boasts 20 computers and a science lab with all the modern tools a teacher could want. “Earlier there would be a crowd, and children they used to take turns. Now at present there are altogether 20 computers where the teacher also finds it very easy to transact her lesson,” said teacher Parvatha Vardhini. The Lions Quest Program is part of the curriculum at the school, teaching the students life skills.
“I feel proud to be a teacher as well as a Lion,” said S. Jegathambal, Tambaram West Lions Club.
The school has received the Gold Standard Mark from the government for its upgrades. The new addition allowed the school to take on 300 more students, many from poor families. Of the 20 school board members, 18 are Lions.