Government Higher Primary School, Nagavalli Village

  • STATUS: Construction started on March 12, 2018
  • LOCATION: Nagavalli Village, Chamarajanagara Taluk & district, Karnataka, India
  • NO. OF STUDENTS: 168
  • GRADES: Grades 1 to 7

This school was established in 1858. The school caters to the needs of about 168 students from grades 1 to 7, who mostly come from very poor family background. Medium of instruction in this school is Kannada and the students are taught by 7 teachers. The school presently has 10 classrooms, 1 staff room, 1 TV/computer room, 1 sports room & 1 kitchen block. However, out of these 10 classrooms, 6 classrooms are in dilapidated condition, which effectively leaves with 4 rooms for conducting classes. Interestingly, out of these 4 classrooms, 2 classrooms are reportedly the original classrooms which were built when the school was started in 1858 and has been kept in fairly good shape.

The immediate need identified by OSAAT team are following:

  • Repair three existing classrooms with Mangalore tile roofing
  • Water-proofing of 5 RCC roofed classrooms
  • Repair existing toilet block and build additional toilet rooms for girls
  • Provide water facility consisting of water storage tank, motor and water filters

As of now, the school receives its supply of water from bore-well and the hard-water obtained is unsafe and not potable.

The ground-breaking ceremony was conducted on 12th of March, 2018 at the school premises to the delight of the students, their parents, the school staff, local officials, and the community at-large. This 100+ years old school has had problems during rainy season, with many classrooms leaking heavily. The lack of proper sanitary infrastructure was badly affecting girl students of this, which witnesses higher than average girls-to-boys ratio.

The budget for this project is around INR 15 Lakhs and it will be funded by a OSAAT’s CSR partner company in Bangalore and also by a team of Alumni of National Institute of Engineering (NIE), Mysore. OSAAT expects this project to be completed in 3 months so that the facility can be ready before the next academic year.

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