Government Lower Primary School, Amruthapura, Karnataka, India
- Under Review
- Amruthapura village, Holalkere taluk, Chitradurga District, Karnataka, India
SCHOOL ESTABLISHED IN:
NO. OF STUDENTS:
- INR 26.5 Lakhs
TOTAL COST OF PROJECT:
This Government school was established in 1958. The school caters to kids whose families have been designated in the Census as “alemarigalu”, meaning people who do not have a steady place to call home, steady employment of any kind or a steady means or skills to support themselves.
The school receives a meager amount of money from the Government for “Repair expenses” of Rs. 7500 per year and a grant of Rs. 5000 per year – for supplies. Other funds in the form of Building grant, water grant, compound grant, etc., have never been allotted in last 12+ years. The local community and parents are too poor to provide any kind of support. The school has only one room with roof and walls constructed of concrete. 3 rooms with sheet roof were destroyed in October 2015 when a tree fell on top of them. Currently all the classes are taught outside under trees.
With OSAAT committed to providing 4 classrooms and a toilet block, the groundbreaking ceremony was held on February 11, 2017. Construction of the classrooms started immediately after the ceremony, and is progressing well. Below are pictures from the construction site as of March 26, 2017.