Tejaswi Kannada Primary School, Tejaswi Nagar, Dharwad, Karnataka, India

  • STATUS: Dressed up and ready for kids since 2012!
  • LOCATION: Tejaswi Nagar, Dharwad, Karnataka, India
  • NO. OF STUDENTS: 375
  • GRADES: Kindergarten & grades 1-7
  • OSAAT CONTRIBUTION: Two classrooms and a library

The school serves 375 underprivileged children whose parents work as masons, carpenters, dailywage workers, and vegetable vendors surviving on a meagre Rs. 15,000 – Rs. 30,000 per year. The school charges about Rs. 250 per year and at least 20% parents end up not paying. The school staff is paid by the government but the rest of expenses are borne by the school trust.

The school needed two additional classrooms and a library. The auditorium was being used to conduct one class, and the computer room was being used for another, students constantly being shuttled around to adjust to the various needs of the classes. The auditorium was being rented out occasionally to generate some income for the school. The “library” was basically two wooden cabinets with a handful of books.

The school has 2 new classrooms, providing a huge relief to the issue of space management. The newly built library is spacious and well equipped, so kids can actually sit there and study.

The Domino Effect

Rotary Club, Banashankari, Bangalore, readily offered their services for this project. They monitored the construction diligently. The inauguration of the new facilities and hand-over were conducted on time and within budget.

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.

Call For Action

We are proud to have started this journey. We are grateful and optimistic that people will want to continue this domino effect, so we can do more. Want to be a domino for this or any of our other projects


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