The School is located in the remote village of Ravalgundvadi in Jath Taluk, Sangli district in Maharashtra. It is situated on the border between Karnataka and Maharashtra. The School serves more than 200 children from poor families of agricultural labourers. 6 classes are taught in both Kannada (3) and Marathi (3).
The Domino Effect
OSAAT’s main motivation to take this project on was that the village is considered a model in the area, having installed sanitation facilities in every house. There has never been an election since 1962 for civic bodies. People have always chosen their leaders unanimously. When OSAAT offered a helping hand, the villagers and the Panchayat showed an amazing strength of unity and commitment towards the school. POWER (People’s Organization for Wasteland and Environment Regeneration), a Bijapur based non-profit organization joined hands with OSAAT and oversaw the fund transfer and construction.
Status: Dressed up and ready for kids since 2012
Location: Jath taluk, Sangli district, Maharashtra, India
No. of Students: 200+
School Established in: 1957
Grades: 8 to 10
Total Cost of Project: USD 30,000
OSAAT Contribution: completion of 8 classrooms (which had been left incomplete), newly constructed toilets (separate for girls and boys), and a Staff room.
Before OSAAT Intervention
After OSAAT Intervention