Friday, December 11, 2009

[ZESTCaste] Brave Gujarati girl - facts from another source


Dear Donors and friends,
Please read the floowing mail from Mr Raghu Rangarajan. Without my knowledge, he did his research and sent me this info.
Thanks, Mr Raghu, for the information. It is always good to be verified.
Thanks again for the info and for your contribution.
I hope, more people come forward to help this brave and brillient girl.
Yes, as you have suggested, FFEI will consider giving her brother a scholarship this year, though it is a partly amount.
I would like to have his information as well.
Can you both (Kirit and you) get me his info, please?
With regards
An educated man without character and humility was more dangerous than a beast. If his education was detrimental to the welfare of poor, he was a curse to society.
-Babasaheb Dr B R Ambedkar

Sent: Thu, December 10, 2009 9:32:24 PM
Subject: Re: your mail

Dear Benjamin,

Pl. include Rs. 5000 as a contribution from my family for the case below.

Raghu Rangarajan.

On Fri, 11 Dec 2009, RAGHAVAN RANGARAJAN wrote:

> Dear Benjamin,
> I have spoken to two friends who have recently met the girl from Patan PTC who was molested by her teachers.  They corroborate the report by Mr. Kirit Parmar that you had sent earlier.
> She did get 83% in her PTC (primary teachers course) but has no job.  She is working as a labourer and has enrolled for a BA (may be part time/correspondence)  She is keen on a job but close to her home ie in Visnagar, Mehsana, Unjha, etc.  She would be open to any job not necessarily that of a primary teacher.  She does not know English and is not computer literate.  She is intelligent and firm in her resolve and has the support of her family.  She is being encouraged by a doctor and a police inspector - I believe the latter may be her inspiration for joining the police force as an officer.
> If you wish to support her with some finances you can decide whether to give it as a lump sum or as an Ambedkar scholarship for her BA.  She could be encouraged to move from the Ambedkar Open Univ course (as mentioned in Mr. Kirit Parmar's report) to a regular college (unless she prefers studying via correspondence).  We could also support the brother's education as a way of supporting the family.  In any case if you need more information let me know.
> We should also use our contacts to help her get a job in the areas I mentioned above.  Mr. Parmar mentioned in his report that she is in a computer course which will help her in getting a job.  One of my friends had offered her a position in Ahmedabad but she would not like to be so far away from home.  I presume she is young - the PTC course is a two year course that one does after Std. 12 and qualifies you to teach in a primary school.
> Regards,
> Raghu Rangarajan.
> Raghavan Rangarajan
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