This page revised 2011-09-25 by SP
SANGAM SCHOOL is in Indri village in the Gurgaon district of Haryana State, about 50 km from Delhi (45 km from the international airport) in the Aravali hills. It is in an educationally deprived area where travel is difficult and girls especially are traditionally not sent to school.
Design by Sunita Khatana (class 8).
Sangam School provides desperately needed schooling irrespective of religion, caste or sex.
So far as is possible, no child is rejected simply because their parents cannot afford the fees.
The school was started in August 1987 having been generously given 10 acres of land by the panchayat (village council) in 1985.
It has been been recognised by the Haryana School Education board in an annual procedure since 1994-95. Sangam Foundation continues to seek permanent recognition.
FOSF is grateful for the Gulliver bequest, which is enabling FOSF to support the school more substantially. In particular this has made it possible to replace the school's defunct bus and to support the school's planned expansion to Class 1. At the same time our regular donations are down, in part because of the recent deaths of several loyal supporters.'
The address of the school is on the Home Page of this web site.
The addresses that may be used in Britain are those of Eleanor Nesbitt and Stephen Petter (see left panel of this page).
The founder: Ms Kamla Sawhney took a First in 1950, her main field of study being Advanced Mathematics. She then took a BT in Maths and English Teaching. In 1969 she went to London to take an M.Phil in Educational Psychology specialising in Mathematical Problem Solving. She visited UK, USA, Russia, France, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, Egypt, Italy, and Sri Lanka.
She had a variety of teaching jobs, starting mainly with disadvantaged children. She was appointed head of a Gandhian school for Hill Tribes children in Simla. Later she taught for 9 years in Grammar and Comprehensive schools in London, then at the British School in New Delhi. She co-authored mathematics text books for primary classes for MacMillan India; these were published in 1983. She founded the Sangam Foundation in 1982 and has devoted herself to it since 1987. Kamlaji died in 2005