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Ashray School, two buildings
The original Ashray School is situated in the middle of the Nagwa slums.

This school is by no means luxurious. Due to lack of chairs or tables, the children sit on the floor and use their schoolbags as writing desks. However, the school offers a good education, which is what matters. Since the teachers received extra training new educational methods are being implemented: more elements of play for the youngest children, and some nice English textbooks, among other improvements.

The children’s lunches consist of a glass of milk and a piece of fruit.
The health of the people in Nagwa is markedly improving. The school meal for the children is definitely a contributing factor in this.

Since 2018 the Ashray School has an annex outside Nagwa. The higher classes go there with the schoolbus. The small kids stay in Nagwa.

The new building is spacious and light. Here are desks for the students. The school has a computerroom, a library and a small, green and closed garden.
The big roof, with a splendid view on the Ganges, has the opportunity to organise all kinds of celebrations.

The Ashray School offers 100 children schooling up to grade 8. After that, the children must transfer to a different school to continue their education.

The evening classes in the Ashray Social Centre provide homework assistance and extra tuition. In the afternoon there are sewing classes and three times a week classes in kathak dance and tabla. On Saturday one of the women teachers teaches yoga, and there are handicrafts or sports activities. The children sport at the new Nagwa ghat and once a month the entire school  visits the park. Also chess and karate lessons have started.

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