Govt Model Higher Primary Girls School, Malur

  • STATUS: Funds secured. Construction started in July-2019
  • LOCATION: Malur town, Kolar district, Karnataka
  • NO. OF STUDENTS: 320
  • GRADES: 1 to 8

Malur is small town located in Kolar District. It is about an hour drive (or by Train) from Bangalore. Majority of the community comes from agriculture, sericulture and animal husbandry background.

This is a Girls only school and was established in 1948. The school caters to the needs of about 320 students from grade 1-8, mostly coming from poor farmer families. Medium of instruction is Kannada and English. There are 6 teachers and a cook. There are 6 more vacancies for staff who need to be appointed by the Government. Govt mid-day meal is served to all the students every day.

School has an old building built out of stone. The building block is completely dilapidated and in unusable condition for conducting classes. There is leakage and some of the walls are completely collapsed. Some old rooms are abandoned and some staff rooms are used for regular classes as well.

Old building is unsafe as the roof is caving in, floors are leaking, walls are cracking and requires construction of 8 classrooms, staffrooms and toilets
OSAAT is building 8 classrooms, staffrooms and toilets. This project is being made possible by the generous contributions from Mr. Keerti and Mrs. Sneha Melkote, Western Digital, and Mitel Networks

OSAAT has procured all necessary documentation related the land and ownership, has obtained the necessary ‘No Objection Certificate’ from education department to start the construction. The contractor has been identified for the project and is in the process of completing the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the contractor and the school’s SDMC. The construction started in July-2019.

OSAAT also believes in community and local governance partnership in all its projects. Demolition of existing structure was a challenge. OSAAT leveraged the support of local community leaders in facilitating the demolition of dilapidated structure. Public works department simultaneously came with its own budget to construct 4 class-rooms. OSAAT helped in creating a master plan inclusive of both PWD as well as OSAAT blocks of building.

We are proud to have started this journey. We are grateful and optimistic that people will want to join hands with us. Want to lend a helping hand in terms of furniture, stationery, books, sport equipment and other donations? Click here to donate.

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