Any school going child when provided with the right kind of resources can go on to achieve academic excellence irrespective of the socio-economic background which he/she comes from. That is one of the foundational philosophies that we at Asha for Education and our project partners strongly believe in and hold dear to our hearts.
One of the latest examples of our student achieving excellence is Sudha, from Koovathur Higher Secondary School in Tamilnadu. This is a school where four REWARD Trust teachers work in tandem with about 20 government school teachers handling a student population of 1400. One of the students from this school – Sudha, who despite coming from an economically backward family, practically living in a hut with borrowed electricity, went on to put up an exemplary performance in the recent engineering entrance exams. She scored an overall Engineering cut off of 191/200 with a near perfect 197/200 in Math, 190/200 in Physics and 180/200 in Chemistry. While these subjects were taught by the government teachers, it was one of the REWARD teachers, Sampath Kumar who stood as a solid mentor behind her by providing her with the necessary additional study material, while personally ensuring that Sudha received the needed additional assistance.