Sudham Mali & Balaji Patole


Teachers with an unquenchable love for education Sudham Mali & Balaji Patole have strived to remain educators despite pitiful salaries, a strong mindset among village communities of not sending the girl-child to school and extremely high dropout rates. Despite these downturns, these educationists have managed to hold their schools together, reached out personally to par­ents to ensure attendance and spent time post-school hours with their students to make sure they fare well during exams.

The Swades Foundation, as a mark of respect to their determination, provided their schools with English and Computer Training and today their school children are well on their way to excel­lence – on the path that would lead them to enhanced livelihood options.