The children smile as they stand and say in a unified voice, “Good morning, Madame.” Clad in their yellow, green or red shirts denoting their “houses,” each class is studying and preparing for the exams they will take on Monday. These exams are government-mandated and come at the end of the school year. But today, the children are busy, working hard to ensure they are prepared for what is to come.
Happy Valley English School serves the village of Padhar, but its students also come from surrounding villages, some taking a 45 minus bus ride to get to and from school. It is an extension of the mission of Padhar Hospital to provide the children of the village every opportunity to thrive and prosper. Happy Valley currently has 468 students enrolled, in grades Nursery-12th.
In 2017, we provided scholarships for students and provided the funding for them to purchase a drinking water fountain.