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SKSN School featured in Channel 4 documentary

Friday, 5 February 2010

SKSN School is featured in one of the latest episodes of channel 4’s Bodyshock series, “The Girl with Eight Limbs Grows Up”. Lakshmi Tatma was born with a conjoined twin, attached at the front of her hip, giving her the appearance of eight limbs. Immediately she was worshiped by her parents and village as the Hindu Goddess Lakshmi, the eight limbed goddess of wealth and prosperity. She is now happy and flourishing at SKSN School after having endured an 18 hour operation to remove her half formed twin. Since her operation last year, Lakshmi and her family have received care at SKSN School where her father works in the school kitchen with Lakshmi and her older brother attending school. This is a rare opportunity to see the great work of SKSN School, but hurry the documentary is only available on channel 4OD until the end of February


Over the past 3 years Myakka has been supporting the SKSN School in Rajasthan through financial donations, provision of equipment and development of the School’s vocational training centre.  The school is home to 550 physically challenged children and around 50 fully able students.  This programme gives everyone involved with Myakka a chance to see the exciting work that SKSN does and the benefit they have within the community and wider area.  


To read more about the fantastic work at SKSN or make a donation directly to the school, please visit




For more information on how Myakka has worked with the SKSN Schoool please see previous blogs entries  Myakka provides new desks for SKSN students  and Indian Supplier Visit: SKSN update.

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