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Shanubhoganahalli Karantaka
Sri Chinmaradi Rural High school

About School

The school serves 110 high school students from 9 surrounding hamlets within a 4-6 km radius. Most of them walk to school and the attendance is affected as a result, particularly in the rainy season. Some construction work has been started for 2 new rooms and a few donors have contributed some building materials (bricks, etc.). Due to shortage of funds, the rooms have been fitted with asbestos sheets for roofing. Some useable portions of the old building are being used to conduct the 8th grade class, for cooking and serving mid-day meals.

The Domino Effect

As a pre-condition to getting a new room, Government of Karnataka had agreed to provide computers. The school is now able to procure them. A few generous donors – Manjunath, an ex-student and some Cisco employees among them (Cisco Kannada Sangha lead by Yogesh Devaraj, an OSAAT supporter) – have donated books, shelves and other library equipment.

The school took a loan and purchased a 17-seater school bus. No money is being charged for student pickup/drop-off. Some of the loan amount has been paid off using contributions from ex-students. It is inspiring & moving to learn that Mr. Onkarappa, school’s head master who is about to retire, has donated Rs. 50,000/- to the school-fund. The staff is currently contributing some amount from their monthly salary to repay the loan amount.

Status: Dressed up and ready for kids since 2013

Location: Shanubhoganahalli, Tarikere, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, India

School Established In: 1981

No. of Students: 110

Grades: 8 -10

Total Cost of Project: USD 10,000

OSAAT Contribution: Construction of 2 new rooms (for library and computers)

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We are proud to start this journey. We are grateful and optimistic that people will want to continue this domino effect, so we can do more.

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Progress Timeline

  • Inspection : June 2015
  • Master Plan : Nov 2015
  • Contractor Awarded : Dec 2015
  • Construction Started : Jan 2016
  • Construction Ended : March 2017
  • Classrooms Handover : May 2017

Before OSAAT Intervention

  • Basic facilities such as restrooms, library and lab were lacking and the students were barely able to keep up with the high school graduation requirements.

    After OSAAT Intervention

    • OSAAT constructed 2 new rooms. One room is in use as a library and the school has placed all the donated books and library equipment. Another room is being used as a computer lab, to house computers and related equipment.


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