It is our pleasure to announce that at the end of the academic year 2020-2021, eleven students of the Rotary Club of Madras Boys Town Project progressed to university and college, some with support from the Rotary Club of Madras for their initial admission and tuition fees.
The subjects that they are studying are as follows: BSc in Computer Science (3), BSc in Computing (1), B.Commerce (2), BE in Agricultural Engineering (1), BE in Engineering (1), BE in Mechanical Engineering (1), Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (2nd Year) (1) and BSc in Chemistry (1).
After studying from home with support from their teachers for much of 2020-2021, all the remaining boys at Boys Town were able to progress to the next level for the academic year 2021-2022.
This was scheduled to start in July 2021 but due to the pandemic was postponed until 15th September for boys in the IXth – XIIth Stds. Subsequently, the government gave permission for those in the VIth – VIIIth Stds. to return on November 1st. In total, 46 students have remained at Boys Town from the VIth – XIIth Stds and we are waiting approval from the government to admit new students (especially in the VIth and VIIth Stds. ) as soon as possible.
In the past year, the overall structure and facilities at Boys Town have been renovated and the main building has been freshly painted. In addition, two technology-enhanced learning classrooms for online studying (especially for students in the Xth – XIIth Stds) are currently being installed.
On the 19th October, a group of students planted 118 saplings in the grounds of Boys Town, in honour of the ‘virtual’ visit of the Rotary International President Nominee (RIPN) Rtn. Gordon R. McInally.