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(from ONE magazine November 2006)

Boarding School Expanded
Posted: 28 Nov 2006

With no dining hall, students at Santhosh Bhavan eat in a courtyard. 

CNEWA is helping the Syro-Malabar Catholic Eparchy of Ujjain in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh to expand a boarding school for boys.

Founded in 1988, Santhosh Bhavan serves 48 students but lacks the necessary space – classrooms, dining facilities and toilets – to accommodate them, let alone the many applicants it is forced to turn away.

The need for a dining hall is most dire. Currently, students eat in the courtyard or, during the rainy season, in the study hall. CNEWA is helping the school to construct a new dining hall and storeroom that will go a long way in meeting the school’s needs and allow it to accept additional students.

The school serves both Christian and non-Christian students, who otherwise would not have access to formal education in the remote region.

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