The school has been in existence since the 1940s and serves poor kids from surrounding villages. The children are from families of agricultural workers and labourers, barely able to survive on meagre wages. The school is in dire need of a few strong and safe classrooms, the old building having seen its days. The drinking water facility and toilets are totally destroyed and unhygienic.
The Domino Effect
This school is the first ever project done by OSAAT. It actually started as a modest effort by a few Silicon Valley engineers, to raise funds and donate to the school. However, the ground reality – red tape, corruption, vested interests interfering – made them think further. Their vision resulted in the birth of OSAAT as a non-profit organization in 2003. After OSAAT adopted the school, the local community in Bajegoli got excited, and brought in building materials, furniture and other equipment. Today, the school is standing tall, proud, and keeping its promise to the poor kids it is serving!
Status: Dressed up and ready for Kids!
Location: U.B.M.C Higher Primary School, Bajegoli, Karkala Taluk, Karnataka, India
No. of Students: 120
School Established in: 1940s
Grades: 1 to 7
Total Cost of Project: USD 3000
OSAAT Contribution: Construction of 3 new classrooms with all amenities
Before OSAAT Intervention
After OSAAT Intervention