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Uplift the Rural poor through education and Save Taxes too !!!

Soon it will be tax time again. Perhaps not the happiest thought but there could be a silver lining ... if you make a gift to St. Stanislaus Ex-Students Association (SSESA) now.

In Uplat, Talasari District, located about 150 Km North of Mumbai along the Western Express highway, families struggle to send their children to school due to poverty. Since they reside in faraway places and the transport facilities are inadequate the children are placed in boarding in order to ensure they receive good education and are provided with food, clothing, books, etc.

To help uplift the Rural poor through education, SSESA has been financially assisting the Gnanmata Adivasi School for girls and boys, over the years, to provide the children with the basic items, through regular funding that is used to provide text and exercise books, a uniform, towels, bed sheets, electric generator for power supply to run fans and equipment, solar equipment for cooking and lighting or whatever might stop a child from dropping out of boarding school.

For many young students like Eman (fictitious name), a proper study room can make all the difference. He studies outdoors; trying to stay within the shade of the trees as the present study facilities are just enough for the seniors appearing for the board exams. Proper facilities will make him feel better about himself and become more confident in class.

Ainsley Athaide - R.I.P. (Batch of 1972)

Jul 1955 - Jan 2010 May his soul rest in peace!

School Anthem

Dear Admin, A marvelous and interesting rendition of the School anthem! Has the anthem changed? Is this the official version and are the Hindi lyrics part of the anthem now?  

Retired teachers rightfully deserve our support

Yes, I do believe Tr. Rose D'Sa and others like her DESERVE OUR SUPPORT.

As an ex-students association, we need to concentrate our support to retired teachers/masters. This should essentially be our priority otherwise we would be functioning as SSSA rather than SSESA.

I understand that only 20% of all monies raised would be used for coverage of retired teachers. Is that not a pittance? Besides, only additional monies raised would be used for retired staff who cannot get coverage due to existing medical conditions.

The onus of raising funds for the present staff should come from other sources with which the association could definitely lend a helping and supportive hand.

Each One ... Reach One!

Hey fellow Stanislites,

This is our very own site! It is only us who can take it in any which way we want!

Comments, ideas and suggestions (read bouquets and brickbats!) would go a long way in getting it where it should!

Class of '72

Passed out from our prestigious institution in 1972 and like all others from every other batch;  went our own separate ways. Unfortunately, I have not had the opportunity to be in touch with most of the 140 boys (at approx 35 per class x 4 divisions) from this batch.

It would please me to be able to 'connect' with these guys, once more. Request anyone who knows someone (could be your dad, uncle, brother, cousin, friend, neighbour ...) from the Class of '72 and get them sign up on this portal.



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