A growing number of QE alumni are staying in touch with the Sri Sathya Sai English Medium School in Vallanad, Kerala – a village in South West India. In 2011 several old boys took the time to pay a visit, each spending time at the School which QE has supported since 2002.
In November, Cameron Bentley (2002-2009), pictured, visited and four old boys went to visit in the summer. Nir Shah (2004-11), Akshaya Ahuja (2003-10), Nikhil Khagram (2003-08) and Sagar Thanki (2003-10) are all currently undergraduates at Cambridge. “It was an incredibly satisfying and humbling experience and I would definitely encourage other students and teachers to visit the school,” said Sagar, who was touring India with Akshaya and Nikhil. By coincidence, Nir was there at the same time.
Urmil Mehta (2002-2009) who is reading medicine at Queen’s, Cambridge, was involved in the Sai School Appeal during his time at QE and has also maintained his links with Kerala.
The Sai School Appeal comfortably exceeded its own £4,000 fund-raising target for 2011, thanks to a highly successful event for parents and teachers. The Masti evening during the Autumn Term was the climax of a year of fund-raising.