German foundation opens school for underprivileged children in Tamil Nadu

June 16th, 2008 - 11:41 pm ICT by ANI  

Coimbatore, June 16 (ANI): Takko, a German based NGO inaugurated the first matriculation school in Avinahsi in Tamil Nadu which will provide free education to the underprivileged children.
The organisation will provide free education from kindergarten to higher secondary. Uniforms, bags, books, meals, shoes will be provided free of cost. Education trips too will be provided.
Arnold Mattschull, the chairperson of the Takko Educational Trust said, Our main focus is to help people to get educated. There is no Government and other officials involved in this project decision”.
We have a Tokko foundation and this should be running for the next 20 years,” he added.
The school was inaugurated on June 13 by the Tamil Nadu school education minister in an area of 5.5 acres.
“We are already in the process of establishing such schools. If you go to see any elementary school, the classroom atmosphere has been changed and the government is also providing necessary facilities to provide infrastructure,” said Thangam Thennarasu, Minister of School Education, Tamil Nadu.
The school offers accommodation to around 350 students, and recently it admitted around 152 students from the district.
However, based on the performance and functioning of the Takko School, the organization is planning to start an engineering college. (ANI)

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