The 25th February, 2020 was a very special day at Dempo Vishwa Gramshala’s adopted school campus at Curdi in Sanguem; the entire Curdi Learning Community was in attendance at our Valedictory Event marking the successful conclusion of DVG’s pilot programme 2017-2020.

Students, Faculty/Staff, Parents, Teachers of the Government High School, Curdi, Local Community Leaders, esteemed representatives from the state’s Directorate of Education and from Vasantrao Dempo Education & Research Foundation, and the DVG team gathered to celebrate 3 wonderful years of Dempo Vishwa Gramshala patronage, highlighting a spectrum of achievements and expressing our hopes for the bright future of Government High School at Curdi after DVG.

DVG Patron, Mrs. Pallavi Dempo, graced the Valedictory Event, keenly interacting with the Learning Community, remarking on the beauty and organization of the campus, and expressing her admiration for the many student exhibits on display: beautiful art projects, informative wallpapers, innovative science projects, and other lively expressions of the students’ learning experience at Curdi.

Mrs. Dempo addressed the assembly with words of encouragement, and dedicated a lovely granite plaque to be installed in the DVG Community Hall commemorating Curdi’s DVG years 2017-2020.

Deputy Director of Education, Mr. Shailesh Zingde expressed the Directorate’s heartfelt gratitude to Dempo Vishwa Gramshala for enhancing both the physical campus and the educational culture at Curdi, calling for Stakeholders to take personal responsibility for the continuing success of rural education in Goa.

Guests included local MLA Mr. Prasad Gaonkar, esteemed Curdi Panchayat, SMC/SMDC/PTA members, Head Mistress Mrs. Ana Graca’ D’Sa from DVG’s Dadachiwadi, Dhargal, Pernem campus, and Mr. Rajesh Bhatikar senior Administrator of Dempo Charities Trust.

DVG Programme Director, Dr. V.M. Chowgule, DVG Programme Manager, Mrs. Rupali Desai and DVG Field Representative, Mr. Samir Nadodkar were also present.

As DVG moves forward into our new field in Navelim, and as Curdi and Dadachiwadi enter into their new roles as DVG alumni institutions, we wish all of our beloved Stakeholders a continuing educational vibrance as they meet the needs of our children’s futures with aspirations for excellence.