Light of Hope School
While offering well-rounded quality education to its students, FCCU also remains mindful of the educational needs of its support staff’s young children. For this, it has set up a dedicated school named Light of Hope School on the campus.
The Light of Hope School is an on-campus facility designed to provide quality education to about 200 underprivileged children whose parents are working as support staff at Forman Christian College (A Chartered University). The school opened on September 1, 2015, in a custom-built facility, and offered classes from Kindergarten to fifth grade using the Oxford curriculum.
The initial funding for the ground floor of the school building was provided through the generous donations of many American individuals, families, churches, and other organizations. Efforts were spearheaded to raise more funds in the USA for the completion of the rest of the school. Through fundraising efforts, the school added the first and second floors to its building. This has given it a total of 16 classrooms, 2 science labs, 1 digital/computer lab, 1 reading room, 1 staff room, and 2 offices. The school will grow one grade a year, and in 2021 its first batch of 10th graders will be ready to sit for their Matric exams.
The School provides excellent learning facilities through state-of-the-art, fully equipped science labs, computer labs, and a designated art room and library.
The outside periphery of the school campus has high walls with concertina wire all along the perimeter. An observation post is stationed at the top of the store with a guard on duty 24/7.
We want our students to experience quality education at a mere fraction of the actual cost. The parents pay between Rs. 200 to Rs. 500 per child per month depending on how many children of a single family are in school.
We are constantly on the lookout for donors to help us make our program one of excellence and with current trends in mind. Technology, teaching-learning aids and materials, and air-conditioning are some of our priorities.
Providing our students with a set of uniform items, textbooks and other stationery so as to help them learn in a tension-free environment is also being considered strongly.
This school is used by the students of the BS (Hons) Education program for teaching practice. They are assigned to the Light of Hope School during their program of studies to enhance their teaching skills.
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