|Educational Help Program|
So much of the activities in Baba's early ashram years at Meherabad revolved around schools and education (both secular and Baba's spiritual work with the children). Keeping Baba's example with children in mind, and following the instructions given by Him in the Trust deed, the Trust maintains several educational programs.
A little known charitable project of the Trust consists of school scholarships and textbook and notebook donations for children attending local schools. Some scholarships and books are given to students in Meher English School and also many are donated to students from 3 Marathi schools in Arangaon and a number of students in Ahmednagar city schools as well.
Recently, just prior to the start of the new school term in mid-June, 568 children were given notebooks for their studies, in standards 2-10. The number of notebooks provided depends on the standard being studied, and the older students have quite a stack they take away with them.
- Avatar Meher Baba ki Jai!
- Avatar Meher Baba PPC Trust, June 19, 2015
|Students standing in line at lower Meherabad to receive their notebooks.|
|One by one they are handed their notebooks according to their school class.|
|Each has to sign in the register.|
|Some receive quite a stack of notebooks for the school year.|