The conditions at Kuched Primary School were horrible. The classrooms had no boards, the swingset had no swings, and the slide had a hole. The school had a 50 percent attendance rate; students who came looked malnourished and weak. After talking with passionnate teachers, Arun Patel decided to help make changes. New chalkboards, dishes, cupboards, school supplies, and breakfast were provided. A new playground, garden, and clean bathrooms were contracted for development.
There has been great improvement in Kuched Primary School. The playground and garden were completed. The attendance rate increased 80 percent and the children were much healthier with the inclusion of breakfast. Teachers, parents, and students were happy with the progress being made. Further plans of a building that includes a library, computer room, and prayer hall were developed.
There has been continued success at the Kuched Primary School. The new building was underway, while new additions like pavements, a new gate, and gazeba were installed. The passionnate effort from teachers and the dramatic improvement in the attitude of students were seen by village residents and neighboring village schools.
The success of the Kuched Primary School inspired other invdividuals to contribute to the cause. To better centralized the effort, Tiny Smiling Faces registered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Tiny Smiling Faces raises awareness of the problems government primary schools face and the improvements that can be made. Many supporters and village schools show interest and want to be part of the change.
The village school has completed all major renovations and has become a model school. The progress and steps taken to achieve this has been translated into other schools.
Kuched Primary School has moved in school ranking from an "F" to a "D" in the past year. In 2015, the school was upgraded to a "B" ranking. The parents of the children have given praise to the teachers and supporters. Many have said that Kuched Primary School is now the best school in the region.
Aarak Primary School is located near Kuched Village School. Looking at the progress of Kuched Primary School, the principal of the school approached Tiny Smiling Faces in 2014. We now help provide school supplies, uniforms, breakfast, and field trips to the school. Tiny Smiling Faces is also working with Kate Makan, the director of Kumon in North Little Rock, Arkansas. She is from the village Aarak and is helping to raise funds for the school. The village school now has a local bank account where donations can be made in the village.
This school neighbors Kuched Primary School. Ambheti Primary School is a fairly large school that teaches about 165 students everyday. This school has always done well with the support of individuals from the village. However, support started to dwindle a couple of years ago. Uniforms, school supplies, breakfast, and plans for field trips are now being provided, along with a bank account with discretionary funds.
Sandalpore Primary School has roughly 150 children. The majority of parents of the students are known to work in the dairy industry. As a result, these children drink plenty of milk. The growth of these children was one of the inspirations behind providing breakfast to all primary school students. Tiny Smiling Faces is proud to provide school supplies, uniforms, and breakfast to a school with passionnate teachers and students who are inspired to follow their dreams.
Timberva Primary School has been greatly improved through the help of dedicated individuals. For example, Cayla Hari, a college student at University of Mississippi, requested help from Tiny Smiling Faces after raising funds for school supplies three years ago. Through the coordination among Tiny Smiling Faces, Cayla, teachers, and the people of the village, the chidlren of Timberva Primary School have field trips, breakfast, garden, uniforms, and plentiful school supplies.
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