Building a laboratory to develop mastery of techniques and science skills of students with few resources in Mangalam.
St. Francis High School, located in Mangalam (Tamil Nadu, India).
- The science laboratory has been constructed.
- 1.356 students in 9th and 12th grade, including 647 girls, now have access to the new laboratory, favoring the development of their knowledge in science.
- Directs: 1.356 students in 9th and 12th grade, including 647 girls
- Indirects: 5.424 people. The students that assist this school belong to poor families, most of them to the Dalits caste or untouchables.
The St. Francis High School, located in the rural village of Mangalam -450km away from Chennai – was founded by the Catholic Diocese of Sivagangai in 1947 as an elementary school. Over time it expanded training levels that were distributed in 2000, reaching the status of high school.
Despite the good reputation of this school, many students have trouble retaining the concepts of physics, chemistry and biology and therefore, the association of teachers and parents requested the construction of a science laboratory to strengthen knowledge of these young people with limited resources, by giving them the option improve their labor future.
The new laboratory funded by the Foundation in 2015 to serve older students can successfully complete their studies according to the levels established by the government of Tamil Nadu. The project will benefit 1,356 students in grades 9-12 including 647 girls.