There is a new energy-efficient city in the lab of the Pamela Martinez Pathway School. Teachers and students alike worked tirelessly for a couple of weeks, preparing an exhibit of about two dozen scale-model displays, using recycled materials wherever possible. Fences were made of parts of old pens, and discarded notebooks became papier mache. The display illustrated the principles of science, such as the germination of seeds, as well as the conservation and efficient use of energy, such as rain water harvesting, a thermal power station, and a model house. The three-day exhibition was under the direction of vice-principal Annadurai and was initiated by Sudha Subramaniam, director of special projects. Many of the pieces will be used in future competitions and displays. The projects started with vigorous and intense discussion as students met to plan their displays under the direction of their classroom teachers. Creating the models involved imagination and artistic talents as well as understanding and working together.
After quite some time we have decided to resume publishing a newsletter for all our many supporters, donors, sponsors, volunteers, and friends. This newsletter will appear monthly and will have snippets and news about Pathway. We appeal to all our readers to send your input, your impressions, and your message about Pathway’s mission and endeavor. You are our most valued partner and your thoughts are highly regarded. We will strive to do everything to help all the children who have been sent to us, whether they are able or disabled, whether they are physically, mentally or socially disadvantaged. We believe that every child has been specifically sent to us with a definite purpose, and we believe this a great blessing. Please join us in this great work.