OSAAT’s 24th school – Government Higher Primary School, Rampura

November 17th 2018 is a date that students from Government Higher Primary School, Rampura will remember for the rest of their lives. It is that day when OSAAT (One School At A Time) in association with Rotary handed over the newly constructed school building to students of GHPS, Rampura. This is OSAAT’s 24th project aimed at replacing the aging infrastructure of government schools in India.

The newly constructed school has 5 classrooms, a fully equipped toilet and a compound wall, which now secures the school on all 4 sides. This school is special even for OSAAT volunteers because this is the first time that OSAAT has implemented a few new things such as a rain water harvesting system, constructing the school by using eco-friendly soil-cement blocks and improving the aesthetics with themed paintings on both the interior and the exterior walls of the school.

All the volunteers from OSAAT were welcomed with warmth and affection on the inauguration day. The inauguration was graced by Dr. Yathindra Siddaramaiah, MLA Varuna Constituency, Mr. Vadiraja Bhatt, Founder, OSAAT & Mr. Ravishankar Byrappagowda, President, OSAAT, USA; to celebrate this special occasion, the school children danced beautifully to the song “Hachevu Kannadada Deepa”; also present at the inauguration were teachers from GHPS, Cholenhalli (OSAAT’s 17th school) who spoke about how their education system improved after OSAAT provided them with a new school building and about the importance of maintaining the school premises.

Lastly, a shout out to the donors – Mitel, GT Nexus, Employees from AllGo Embedded Systems, to Mr. K Srinivasan, Project Champion, GHPS – Rampura and to other OSAAT volunteers for their significant contributions towards the successful handover of the school building to the Rampura area.

Below are some of the pictures of the old school building:

Below are some of the pictures of the new school building, the classrooms, the toilets & the rainwater harvesting system: