On our school’s ninth year anniversary, we celebrated our joy and gratitude for being able to learn, share and help one another – thereby, growing together. The stage was lit up in the bright colours of the rainbow, sun and magnificent flowers. Our girls danced and sang alongside lyrics that reflected our joy. We sincerely thank Ms. […]
Happy Birthday Aintik!
Sincere thanks to the Ganguly Pal family that decided to celebrated the birthday of their son and grandson Aintik with us. They treated us to a delicious lunch and brought gifts for all the children. We also got to have chocolate cake while singing ‘Happy Birthday’. Many thanks!
Today we celebrated with fullness, diversity and great pride, Independence Day. Sincere thanks to the Indradhanush (translated ‘Rainbow’) organization, a group of young people from Hindmotor, India, that showered us with attention, gifts and a hearty lunch on such a special day. Thank you for the school supplies and the colourful umbrellas that will really come in handy during the […]
The 8th anniversary of our school
In the first hot days of our Indian summer, we organized what has already become a traditional celebration with a rich cultural programme. Over 50 of our students took to the stage, dancing and singing. We learned classic forms of Indian dance as well as the moves of modern Bollywood, swaying together to melodies that were once sung by […]
The New Year is also a time for a new group photograph. Tamara Bizjak, who’s now come to visit us for the sixth time, makes sure that every one of our faces is visible on the photo. Tamara celebrated the New Year with us as well as her birthday. She blew out her birthday candles in […]
We were very happy to have again received a visit from Jana, our first volunteer and one of our first sponsors. We first met Jana in 2008 at our meeting for sponsors. She soon came to visit us again in what were then our small rented spaces. She was very happy to see the progress […]
On August 15th, India celebrates Independence Day – which we also mark with a lively programme at our own school. The students paid tribute to their country through dance, national songs and recitations. This holiday certainly doesn’t compare to the bleak celebrations I remember from my own school days. In India, Independence Day is a real […]
About the school
Piali Ashar Alo school is located in the village of Piali, about 27 km south of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta). The school was opened in very modest conditions, initially being run from small, rented spaces. Thanks to the kind support of our donors and benefactors, we were able to move into our own school builiding in […]
Light of Hope
Piali Ashar Alo is an educational center that was founded in February 2008 in the village of Piali, near the city of Kolkata. Its name means “Light of Hope” because the chance for education brings hope to all of us and above all, to children who would otherwise have no opportunity for schooling. Our school […]