Chennaiite gives Rs 10 lakh to single teacher schools

By NT Bureau Published on Nov 03, 2017 12:20 PM IST

Chennai: Ashok Nagar resident and industrialist R P Krishnamachari has donated Rs 10 lakh towards Single Teacher Schools (STS) functioning at Govindan Road, West Mambalam, in the city  at a function held on the school premises recently.

STS initiated by Swami Dayananda Saraswati in 2006 in villages in Tiruvallur and Kanchipuram districts empower poor students with extra classes after regular school hours.

Since its inception, such schools have been opened in more than 600 villages in Tamilnadu, educating more than 22,000 students from lower income groups and downtrodden families.

These schools function between 5.30 pm and 8.30 pm with a strength of about 30 students in the 5- 12 years age group.

Interested persons, who want to support STS, can contact 4350 8281 / 73388 63412 / 94440 35615.

Krishnamachari can be reached at 75, Textan House, Fourth Avenue, Ashok Nagar. Ph: 4298 8700 / 98409 93424.