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Vina Popat – Our Unsung Hero.

Vina Popat was an integral member of Sai Schools Management team since the weekend School was launched in Stanmore in April 1995.  In the School’s formative years Vina was our Administrater and PA to Ranu, typing up weekly minutes to circulate to all staff and volunteers. Due to her commitment and enthusiasm in raising the profile of the School, Vina was requested to come on board as a Trustee.

It was during her tenure as a trustee that Sai School was preparing a bid for a full time state funded School, and it was through Vina’s intervention that Sai School got the backing of the well established educational establishment, Alpha Plus Group where she worked as an Accountant. Vina’s contributions to Sai School span over 17 years during which time she took a lead on galvanizing other parents to form the Parents Support Group, acted as a  Trustee and an ambassador for Sai School attracting sponsorship for the School.

Her 3 children, Anand, Abhita & Devina have continued to plough back into  Sai School by helping organise events, especially the 10th anniversary in 2005 when Sai School won the Queens Award. Devina, the youngest was selected to speak at Sai Babas Memorial service on 28th April last year at KP Hall. Vina’s passing away will leave a vacuum in our Founding Team, but her legacy continues to live for setting in stone many of our Schools Policies and Administration protocols which are still in use till today.

Sai School Trustees, Management, Parents and pupils will forever remain in gratitude to Vina, our Unsung Hero who gave so much to Sai School  without seeking any fame or rewards. Jai Sai Ram