Gaini, Uttar Pradesh
This is a private school established in 2006 by Mr. Ashok Bisaria, a retired Government school teacher. The school caters to 529 underprivileged kids whose parents work in the local agricultural fields or employed as workers embellishing clothing (embroidery, zari work). 50% of the kids cannot afford to pay any fees, and the remaining pay a meagre Rs. 1,000 per year. Given the high number of kids enrolled, it is evident that this school is the only affordable means of education to them. The impoverished local community is unable to help in any way, and without the dedication of Mr. Bisaria and his family, these kids are likely to not receive any education at all. Mr. Bisaria and 5 of his family members are dedicated to running the school, from teaching to administration, just to provide the kids with an opportunity to learn.
The Domino Effect
This project attracted corporate donors such as VDA InfoSolutions, along with individual donors. Their generosity helped us complete this project well within the budget allocated. OSAAT partnered with the Mrida group for this project.
Status: Construction Completed in October 2017
Location: Gaini village, Tehsil Aonla, Bareilly district, Uttar Pradesh, India
School Established In: 2010
No. of Students: 529
Grades: 1 to 8
Total Cost of Project: INR 24 lakhs
OSAAT Contribution: 100% of cost - 6 new classrooms
Before OSAAT Intervention
After OSAAT Intervention
The project proposal was reviewed by the OSAAT executive team and it was decided that 6 classrooms be built to address the needs of the school. OSAAT partnered with Mrida for project execution and monitoring. OSAAT technical team worked closely with Eternity architects, Delhi to come up with a unique architecture for the school to ensure that it is a place the children would love to attend every day. Locally available materials were used for the construction, while making sure that the quality, reliability of the materials & the construction schedule was not compromised by these design choices. After thorough review of the design, a detailed Plan with BOQ (Bill of Quantities) was presented to the Mrida group to help appoint a Contractor. Mrida was able to locate a contractor in Mr. Putan Ali, who took up the task of building the dream school for the children of Gaini.The proposal was presented to our Donors.
Following 3 donors very graciously and generously accepted to shoulder the cost of the project and gave OSAAT the green signal to start the construction: