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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Animation is coming to school

One of the exciting projects that has run in our school in the past is a collaboration with Twin Vision, a charitable group that teaches multimedia skills between cultures. We have enjoyed watching the students learn photography, video, mime acting and mosaic art from experts who come from England to share their knowledge.

One of the highlights was the students learning how to make cameras (that really work!) out of an empty soft drink can (see the top left photo).

The next project will run in January/February 2009 with a team coming to teach animation to the students. Some photos from past projects are here for you to enjoy.

If you want to know more about Twin Vision see the site at

Building progress

As you can see in the photo the foundations of the new school rooms are coming out of the ground.This is one side of the building work that is going on at a terrific speed.

Thanks to everyone in Sydney and Perth who supported the building works with donations whilst i was there visiting.

Hoping that everyone enjoys seeing this project come "out of the ground".

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Exciting News

Great news from Jadan is that construction started on the next phase of the school building. The building will have an extra 32 classrooms which means that the school will eventually be able to cater for over 1700 students!! As the school building will be completed the construction of a college building will start just next to it. That building will cater to 700 students who will study up until the Bachelors and Masters Degree level. It means that the students of our area will have the chance to complete a full, quality education in a secure environment. It is a chance which many, especially the girls, would never otherwise dream of having.
Shree Paramhans Swami Madhavanand College is already running, with 35 students presently in first year of their Bachelor of Arts course. Their lectures are in some of the rooms of the school building at present and will continue to be there until the college building will be ready. It is cramped and sometimes confusing to fit them all in but nobody is complaining because their dreams are coming true.