Over the last several months, it has become increasingly clear that in order for us to continue empowering and educating the next generation of Indian leaders—breaking the cycle of extreme poverty in so many of their lives—we need to invest a modest amount of money to build new classrooms.
The current buildings that house the Master’s School are in disrepair and need to be replaced. They’re also at capacity, which means we can’t welcome new students until we have more space.
Originally built as semi-permanent structures, these “sheds,” as they’re often called in India, have served us far longer than we had originally planned. We’re now at a point where it doesn’t make sense to continue maintaining dilapidated buildings that were never intended to be a long-term home for our students.
With 14 new classrooms, a computer lab, an administrator’s office, and indoor restrooms for boys and girls, the new 7,800 square foot building will allow us to increase our enrollment to 700 students—a significant jump from our current enrollment of just over 200—and positively impact even more young lives.
We can fund the entire project for just $50,000. That’s only $6.41 a square foot for finished classroom space. Building a new home for the Master’s School is only possible because of your generous support. As we present this need to you, we ask you to prayerfully consider making a financial gift so that we can begin construction on this much-needed new space.
Our goal, which may sound a bit audacious, is to have the new building ready for our students by June. With your help, it’s easily within reach.
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