Government Higher Primary School, Rampura Village

  • STATUS: Project approved and technical planning is in progress
  • LOCATION: Rampura Village, Nanjanagudu Taluk, Mysore district, Karnataka, India
  • NO. OF STUDENTS: 158
  • GRADES: Grades 1 to 7

Rampura GHPS is in the village Rampura, close to Hulahally town, about 30 km from Mysore off the Mysore-Mananthavady road. It is in a largely agrarian rural area close to the Kabini river. Students are from poor agriculture families. Well to do families send their children to nearby convent schools in Hulahally town. The school was built 74 years ago, before independence, in 1943. Initially classes were held in sheds and temples. School buildings started coming up in late 70s and early 90s. The oldest building existing now was constructed in 1982. The school holds classes from 1st to 7th grade. It has 8 teachers, including the Headmistress and PE teacher. School is quite accomplished in sports, having won many trophies in sports such as Shot-put, throwball etc. in state level competitions. SDMC has 18 parents, 3 office bearers and 3 nominees. SDMC and school teachers have been proactive in following up on facilities extended by the government and they have got buildings constructed through various schemes in 2007, 2009 and 2012.

The immediate need identified by OSAAT team are following:

  • Currently the school operates in 6 class rooms – one each for classes 4-7 and 2 nali-kali classrooms for classes 1-3.
  • There are 4 classrooms with tiles that are leaking. They have mud walls and are not safe. In certain season, some worms sheltered in tiles cause skin infection and hence the classes are held outside in open space. One of the 4 class rooms is not being used because the roof is about half gone.
  • Staff-room is fairly OK. The classroom next to staff-room is being used but the RC roof is in bad shape.
  • Another nali-kali room was constructed by the government in 2007. School says it is in usable condition and they are indeed using it for 3rd grade nali-kali. However, during OSAAT team’s inspection, the quality and condition of this room did not seem good.
  • 5 of the classrooms are in bad shape
  • 4 of the existing classrooms are with broken roof tiles & crumbling walls.
  • The toilet blocks are not a usable structure

The school requests that 5 class rooms and the toilets be rebuilt. They are also requesting for a compound wall and play equipment.

OSAAT plans to construct 4 new classrooms,1 staff room and new toilets. As per this, the technical team is working on the execution plan. One of the existing Nali Kali class rooms needs to be repaired (OSAAT team is in discussion with the BEO & villagers to see if they can share this responsibility). The old tiled class rooms, the dilapidated OBB room and the old kitchen block will be demolished by the school itself.

The budget for this project is around INR 40 Lakhs 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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