31. May 2016
Ten years of school: first levels, continuing education
A pupil of the 10th and final year greets the youngest
Two of our students at the graduation ceremony of the 10th class on 29th March
Dear friends of Hand in Hand!
After ten years we have now reached that moment: 39 pupils of the final Year 10-class are about to complete their statutory education at the Balashram Residential School in India. The pupils find themselves at an important junction in their lives in regards to their choices of work and/or studies. All these youngsters were rescued from lives of extreme poverty and given a promising place to stay at Balashram.
With the assistance of HAND IN HAND, these young people were given the opportunity to receive and complete their education in a supporting and encouraging environment.
For each young person, definite plans for the future have been made via a multi-stage process. Foremost the psychological tests: Interests and aptitudes were equally evaluated together with the academic skills.
While making plans for their future,
Without your support, carrying out these plans, would just remain theory.
Your kindness and your compassion are the driving force and the moving spirit behind these successful ventures. Please continue your support to the Balashram children and youngsters and to the many people in need in India.
A warm heartfelt "Thank You" !
Peter van Breukelen (President, Hand in Hand)