Mail News Service
Jamshedpur, Dec. 14: The East Bengal Colony Middle school, located in the Refugee Colony, Sakchi was established in the year 1952 to provide education to the children of people who were displaced from East Bengal during partition and were provided homes in the East Bengal Refugee Colony. This is a Govt recognised School but managed by a Trust comprising of people living in the colony.
Currently the school caters to the poorest of the poor children of parents who live in the nearby tribal settlement comprising Ho, Oraon & Munda tribes. There are about 182 students from Kg till Class 8.
Although they have been getting some support from the Govt. In the form of 5 teachers they hardly get any funds from the Govt which is not enough and over the years this school has not been able to keep up with times. For one, it is in urgent need for repairs of its class rooms, toilets and wash station.
Rotary Club of Jamshedpur West has selected this school as one of the 6 schools under the “Happy School” Project to revamp the class-rooms and the toilets and provide basic equipment for the students and teachers of the school. The estimated budget for the renovation & repairs is estimated at Rs 5.5 lacs. Inauguration for start of renovation works was done on 12th December’2020. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Club President Anjani Nidhi, Club Secretary Alpana Shukla, District Governor Elect Pratim Banerjee among other members of the club. It is estimated that the first phase of renovation will be completed by 9th January’2021.