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Dedicated to the liberation of people and communities from poverty and injustice

Nai Disha

In August 2002, St. Patrick’s Secondary School in Asansol, India founded Nai Disha, a new school for the poverty-stricken children of the community.

Just over 10 years on, Nai Disha has 50 children enrolled in school who would otherwise never have received an education.

The children are given a free meal and their classes are held from 10am to 12.30pm. Recent support from the Beyond 250 Appeal has allowed the school to purchase twenty new computers and a new computer room has been set up. The students are currently learning Microsoft Word and Powerpoint. This gives them a practical skill and an opportunity to improve their education.

Donations also allow the school to improve the community aspects of the project. Recently a class outing was organised to Maithon & Shatabdi Park, which gave the students a very rare opportunity to take some time out and just enjoy themselves.


Edmund Rice Development is a registered company limited by guarantee. Registered in Ireland, Registered Charity Number: 20071004, Company Number: 463400, Revenue Charitable Tax Exemption Number: CHY18492, Registered Address: 23 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, D02 AR55.

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