About the School
The school houses 50 children who have either been rescued from child labor or abandoned by agricultural laborers and migrant workers who have left the area in search of jobs. The school also serves another 50 poor children from villages within a 3-5 KM radius. The school is surviving on meagre aid from the State, barely enough to cover the cost of food, clothing and basic necessities of the children it houses.
The Domino Effect
Rotary club of Bijapur, and People’s Organisation for Wasteland and Environment Regeneration (POWER), Bijapur, another local Non-Profit organization, joined hands with OSAAT to execute this project. They signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with OSAAT, and diligently oversaw the construction. The project was completed on time and within budget. Both organizations have continued to support the school to date, in many ways.
Status: Dressed up and ready for kids since 2012
Location: Basavana Bagewadi, Bijapur, Karnataka, India
No. of Students: 50
School Established in: 1957
Grades: 1 to 7
Total Cost of Project: USD 15,000
OSAAT Contribution: Repair of the flood hit school building, new flooring and rebuilding of the kitchen
Before OSAAT Intervention
After OSAAT Intervention