01032018 The Laddha Family Home in Mirzapur, India, is Much More Than a House: It's a School for Underprivileged Kids
THE LADDHA FAMILY HOME IN MIRZAPUR, INDIA, IS MUCH MORE THAN A HOUSE: IT'S A SCHOOL FOR UNDERPRIVILEGED KIDS
Some of the 90 students enrolled at the Laddha Family School in Mirzapur, India, pose in their 'schoolyard' on the grounds of the home of the Laddha family, founders of LR Resources.
By Mike Thompson
MIRZAPUR, India -- In 2014, the Laddha family, owners of LR Resources in Dalton, Georgia, decided to start a school for underprivileged elementary school age children in their hometown of Mirzapur, India, to give them the opportunity for a better future.
Because this community is under served by the public school system and only wealthier families can afford to send their children to private schools, the Laddhas decided to open their home to give these children a better foundation in education and to help them grow out of the poverty in which they were born.
What started with one teacher and four students in 2014 has now grown to five teachers and over 90 students, ages six through 12.
After completing the elementary education at the Laddha School, these students are qualified to attend private secondary school, for which the Laddhas will help with tuition. With the growth of India's economy, the opportunity for these children to receive a great education is invaluable. They will now be in a position to go into business, medicine, or whatever field of study they choose.
This is what "paying it forward" is all about and the seeds planted today will help this community thrive and improve conditions for everyone, the family stated.