On August 19, 2002, construction on the Sulaxmi School for Girls in Lucknow, India was completed. The school opened its doors to 10 girls ages five through nine, and has since grown to 50 girls.
The Sulaxmi School for Girls is the only free private primary school in Gomti Nagar with a dedicated and combined teaching experience of over 30 years. The school educates girls who have absolutely no possibility of ever stepping foot into a classroom. The school’s mission is to keep every child that walks through its doors enrolled in school and learning.
The Sulaxmi School for Girls is:
- Educating girls ages 5 through 12, six days per week.
- Providing all students with a midday meal, books, school supplies, and school uniforms.
- Teaching students to read and write in Hindi and English.
- Preparing students to sit for their secondary school exams.
Shashi Mehta, the school’s headmistress, holds a postgraduate degree in English from the University of Lucknow. For over two decades, she has worked in Lucknow’s prestigious private school system, hosted educational workshops, and provided other services to the poor. Surendra Mehta, the school’s Administrator, has extensive banking and manufacturing experience. He has held various management responsibilities with the Union Bank of India and Barclays Bank in London.
Continuing the Vision
The Salus Foundation continues its support of the Sulaxmi School for Girls as it works to achieve its mission of reaching a maximum capacity of 75 girls and build its second school.