Neyveli school alumni group takes care of old teachers

When the 1977 batch of the Jawahar Higher Secondary School (JHSS), managed by the Neyveli Lignite Corporation, Tamil Nadu, formed a Yahoo group called Jawahar World Wide (JWW), to meet and chat online, something different happened—they ended up forming a philanthropic group to help their old teachers.

They formed the JWW Trust to insure and help aging teachers. The Neyveli school, which has 15,000 students, employs a 500-strong staff, of whom nearly 10 retire every year.

The alumni network has donated health insurance policies worth Rs 50,000 each to 175 teachers while the United India Insurance company has provided health cards. Some retired teachers looking after their ailing family members also receive Rs 1,000 every month.
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