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Mr Sumanta Kar - Secretary General
SOS Children’s Villages of India
Mr Sumanta Kar is the Secretary General of SOS Children’s Villages of India (SOSCVI), one of India’s biggest childcare NGOs and the largest self-implementing agency providing an end-to-end Group Foster Care for children without parental care.
Mr Kar has over 30 years of experience in the field of alternative care. He joined SOSCVI in 1989 as a youth co-worker. Mr Kar has conceptualised and implemented several development projects at SOSCVI. He led SOSCVI’s tsunami operation in the southern states of India (2004-2007) - it was the largest ever-emergency programme undertaken by the NGO so far.
Education at SOS Hermann Gmeiner Schools has always meant Holistic Development of a student – we believe that each child entrusted to us will receive education in his finest form. We also believe that Education is a preparation for life, that is enjoyable, interactive and an ongoing process to make the students confident young adults, committed citizens who are aware & sensitive with a positive attitude.
As a part of this continued adaptation into larger eco-system and nation building, all our Hermann Gmeiner Schools have been actively engaged in relating to; understanding and working with communities around our schools. We see this more as character building than mere social service.
Child safeguarding remains a top priority and children are nurtured through a theme-based curriculum and experiential learning.
Our teachers and Principals play a pivotal role in the development of each child. Our alumni are our brand ambassadors, who leave a lasting footprint in whatever profession they choose to pursue. We are also thankful to the parents of our students for their very active support and faith in us.
I congratulate all the students, teachers and Principals of SOS Hermann Gmeiner Schools for the remarkable academic results achieved in 2020 and for consistently raising the bar for ourselves year after year. It is a matter of pride for us to be a part of this exemplary and committed group of schools, which truly exist for the children and their holistic transformation.’’ May every child shine and realize her/his full potential and follow her/his dreams.”