The School works 10 hours each day, 6 days a week and is open for at least 50 more days each academic year in comparison to other schools. This provides time for a lot of co and extra-curricular activities (such as dance, music and theatre) skill development, for field trips besides adventure.
At PYDS we endeavor to provide wholesome nutrition to all children under our care. We were fortunate enough to have generous donors under the Fund a Meal scheme and have therefore been able to support all children with comprehensive nutrition for at least six days every week.
PYDS guarantees health care to all children. All expenses, be it elementary care or anything involving investigation, surgery or hospitalization is provided. We have on our employ a full time nurse and children are referred to her by members of the staff on a daily basis. Children are also able to self-refer. The nurse attends to their need or guides them to an appropriate doctor.
Each year students visit local places of interest like museum, Institutes, factories, monuments and parks. In addition to twice monthly excursions to expose our students to wider world, we have had several major trips.
The School aims at all round and holistic development of the child. Good sports facilities have been provided. At present we have on our campus, courts for Basketball, Volleyballs and badminton along with a Table Tennis Hall, with 2 TT Tables.
When I recollect what I saw of PYDS a few years ago, and compare it to what I see today, I feel that my faith in miracles is vindicated. For what has happened in this relatively short span of time, and indeed what is happening here today, is nothing short of a miracle - a miracle of many dimensions. It is evident in the rapid growth of physical infrastructure. From a mere tin shade to huge buildings, who would ever have thought it possible. But the real miracle is evident in the smile on the faces of everyone at PYDS- the teacher, the thought and indeed all those who support them. And this smile comes from knowing that we are all engaged in the joyous process of learning, of pushing our own frontiers, of scaling heights that we never thought possible. I consider it an honor and privilege to be part of it.
This free facility sets a benchmark in excellence of facilities. Two, three and four year groups can now receive care, love, education, lunch and snacks; their mothers are now able to work and train knowing their children are safe and sound. Comprehensive immunisation, nutrition and health care are included. The other important outcome of this programme is that early intervention by providing nutrition and mental stimulation is a great leveller. This is an important way of making great leaps forward in changing local lives. Children acquire language and social skills naturally and easily, establishing a solid base for later learning.