Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Latest News: April 2009

The month of April has seen uncharacteristically stormy weather for Rajpur, but thankfully our work and the children’s studies have remained largely unaffected.

The examination season for our Year 10 (ICSE) and Year 12 (ISC) students came to an end and they now face a period of waiting for results. We wish them well. The new school year is underway, so the students that have progressed to a new class face the challenges of increasing work load and expectancy. With hard work and a dedicated attitude we know that they have the capability to do well.

The hocke
y season has begun, and we have had house competitions for both boys and girls, preparing them before they go on to compete against other schools from the district. They have done very well in years gone by and we wish them well for the tournaments ahead. The senior boys are current DCSA champions and will be looking to defend the title.

In the past months we have been very fortunate to have had a volunteer from the UK: Russell Winfield. He is a member of the Moravian Church in Britain and a great help in a wide variety of crucial areas of the Institute's functions. We will miss him sorely when he returns to the UK in early May.

In late March we were joined by
Nicki Rae Parker from Canada, who sponsors two boarding children at the institute. She has come to volunteer with some activities in the institute, and was recently joined by another Canadian friend, Lindsay Hogarth. They are helping to run the Duke of Edinburgh scheme for our older pupils, assisting with teaching and helping out in and around the school. We appreciate their efforts greatly.

This month we were also very happy to have
John Bray from the UK visit us. He is an old friend of ours. John and I were at university together in England in the 1970’s. In 1978 he came to the Moravian Institute and served as a volunteer for over a year. Later he also visited and served in our sister school in Leh, Ladakh. John was able to spend Easter with us.

We wish to record our thanks to a number of staff who have moved in recent weeks: Powjuaklung Gangmei (a former pupil and student as well as staff), and Annie Thapliyal (who is going to get married very shortly). We thank them for their service over the months and years, and
wish them God's blessings.

Finally, we are seeking to create a comprehensive Alumni network for keeping in touch with our former students. If you have studied at the Institute please click here and let us know your current details.

We thank God for the opportunity to serve at the Moravian Institute, we thank our many friends and donors, both local and overseas, for their ongoing, generous support. The work here would not be possible without their generous and often sacrificial giving.

Thsespal Z Kundan