Update School project august 2009

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A brief update about the School project in Pallipalem:

1.    School building for class 1 and 2 is in progress
a.    Roofing, plastering of walls and floor is pending
b.    Expect to open the building by August 15 (Déjà vu, like last year)
2.    Sport equipment purchased
3.    Furniture for class 1 is being made
4.    Most important step is to get the school recognized in the government
a.    This is a big procedure that we are outsourcing to an agent in Kakinada
5.    Since it is now 3 years since the foundation is setup
a.    We will be moving a file for tax exemption for donors
b.    We will also be moving a request into the ministry of home affairs to allow foreign funds