The birthday of the poet, artist, musician, and nobel laureate, Rabindranath Tagore, is celebrated every year with great pride by Bengali people.
For this year’s 157th anniversary, children at CRS schools dressed up, paraded through the streets, recited poetry and performed dances in his honour .
Children attending the CRS Education Centre at Topsia now have new uniforms, shoes and socks, wool cardigans for the winter, lunch boxes and water bottles thanks to funds raised by children at Ashgate Primary School in Derby. The school room will also be equipped with a ceiling fan and shoe rack. This follows the visit of two teachers from Ashgate to Topsia earlier this year as part of the Derby Diocese partnership.
CRS has added a new urban location to its portfolio of projects: Brace Bridge. Beside the railway tracks at Brace Bridge station is Naya Bustee, a slum community of about 700 predominantly Muslim families.
CRS is partnering with a community based organization called Right Track to support this community. So far an education and women’s programmes have been started with the plan to add a health programme in due course. Find out more
Teachers from CRS’s urban and rural projects were invited to St Paul’s Cathedral in early September to celebrate Teachers’ Day. The Assistant Presbyter of the Cathedral and members of the CRS Executive Committee led the celebrations to thank the teachers for their service – then everyone enjoyed sharing cake!